Friday, December 21, 2012

Gallery Wall Reveal + Styling Tips

A gallery wall.  Who doesn't love the intrigue of it?  When done right, it's a perfect balance of imperfection.  I have a gallery wall in my bedroom opposite the bedroom door.  When you walk in, it's the first thing your eye is drawn to.  Lately, I have been adding more touches of pink to my home (I live as a bachelorette, after all!) and the hue has made it's way to my gallery wall:

Artwork (from top left to right) by artist: Ileana Hunter, Marilyn Monroe Print, Kerry Steele

Over the past few years of living on my own, I've put together a number of gallery walls both successfully and unsuccessfully.  I've learned a few things along the way that I thought I'd share with you.

Gallery Wall Tips:

1.)  Before you start hanging pieces, decide on a layout.  I like to play with ideas by laying all my pictures on the floor and moving them around until I am satisfied with the look.

2.) Don't try to make things too perfect.  That takes away from the entire gallery idea.  I like to mix frame colors and purposely misalign the heights to give it an unexpected charm.

3.) If possible, add dimension by mixing in 3D decor items with your framed pictures/artwork.  In this Kate Spade store, incorporating boxing gloves in with the paintings and prints creates unexpected visual interest:

Happy Friday!  This weekend flew by for me.  Are you excited it's almost Christmas?
I hope you have a lovely weekend & get all your shopping done!
XO, Sam


  1. Sam I love your gallery wall! It's so girly and perfect! Great for a bachelorette!

  2. love the estate lips!! your gallery wall is the chairs too!! So feminine. Happy Weekend!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous! I have been collecting pieces for a gallery wall in my office and these are great tips!!

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  4. Nothing like a well curated gallery wall!! Yours is beautiful....Happy Holidays!

  5. Love it, Sam!! Thanks for including my lips print! xoxo

  6. seriously obsessed!! are those chairs custom upholstered?? because they're amazing.

  7. This is wonderful. The Marilyn Print in the middle is my favorite! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Looks fabulous, Sam! Love them all...

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  9. great tips! I love gallery walls - I try to install them in most of my client's homes!

  10. Sending my best wishes for the happiest holiday season ever !!

  11. It looks awesome, Sam!! Love this combination and the touches of pink! And thank you for the tips - I'm in the process of creating my own gallery wall, these will come in so handy!

  12. awesome!! ; **


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  13. well done, girly! love Nancy and Jessica's work. super talented ladies, and they make your wall look awesome!

  14. Love this!!! Yours turned out so beautifully! I have a lot of artwork that I have been wanting to create a gallery wall with up the stairwell entry of our place...these are wonderful tips :)

  15. I love gallery walls. Yours looks great and I really like those chairs!

  16. Love your gallery and those chairs! Have a fantastic Christmas Sam, and thanks for your inspiration and blog friendship this year! Merry Christmas.

  17. Yes you are right - adding 3D texture does add interest, great tip! Is the gallery wall with Marilyn and the pick lips yours? It is beautiful. Very inspiring blog. Following on Bloglovin.

    Ali of:

  18. love how your wall turned out - i really want to try something similar!

  19. Very fun and girly and well balanced.


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