Thursday, March 19

Ode My Deco Files: Art Filled Rooms.

Hanging artwork can be tricky...too much, too little, too high, too low...it's all very subjective, but you know when it looks just right. This is lucky number thirteen in my Ode to Domino's My Deco series, and a reader asked if I might dig up some inspiration to share with you in regards to hanging artwork in Domino's My Deco Files. There was plenty to inspire and it was hard to stop. I like so many looks, from the kind of random look of pasting a patchwork of Polaroids to a wall, to an organized gallery of fine art, it all appeals to me in different ways. I tend to hang my art at eye level, and I'm short, so maybe it's too low for some, but I like it that way...where I can see and appreciate it up close. Here's a look at some varied ideas from Domino's Deco Files for eclectic and eye-catching collections.



































34 comments:

Clara said...

Oh breathtaking! Merci beaucoup Victoria.

jacklyn said...

these are so lovely! i love filling a space with art!

~jacklyn
www.peppermags.com

Lucila said...

Excellent Post! Congrats from Brasil

Miss Aimee said...

all photos so inspiring!

my Trampoline said...

my favorite "ode" so far...

i am an art collector obsessive who is also quite fearful to make the commitment of framing and hanging. thus...many boxes filled with perfectly lovely, but never seen, artwork.

hopefully this will quell my fears and motivate me to decorate my walls!

Susannah said...

oh my, so much gorgeous eye candy! This might just be my favorite post of all time :)

jana said...

Very cool victoria; a couple are your humble abode, right?

thanks for the inspiration. I did an open frame vignette in my studio. I'll have to share that soon.

I love these.

warmest smiles

Design Mom said...

Thanks for putting this together. All these picture hanging ideas in one place is so inspiring. Just lovely in every way. I must go post this on kirtsy...

Anonymous said...

Love the eyes...

Alison said...

I love looking at these and seeing how many of the same inspirational pictures I have in my style file.

Thanks for giving me even more!

Jessica said...

I am trying to put together a wall of art right now ... this was such a great bunch of inspiration!

Bee said...

Nice to see this post. I have a lot of artwork and photos that I need to hang and I wasn't quite sure of how I wanted to do it.

-Bridget

barbjensen said...

Favorite post ever!
This must have taken a long time to put together; thanks!

Jennifer Conway said...

Oh, they're all wonderful! Very, very inspiring! Time to plaster my walls with art!

Katrina said...

what a fantastic group of design photos! i'm starting my own little art collection and this is great inspiration for different ways to hang the little lovelies, once they are all framed. so pretty...

The Sale Rack said...

what great timing...i'm trying to figure out what the heck to do with my bare walls!

Hudson Goods said...

the dog gets my vote!

m e l i g r o s a said...

love these! good inspiration to clean up my desk from all my cip-clutter and put them up somehow...

thecatskillkiwi said...

Amazing!!! there is nothing like well hung art on walls.... so inspiring.
thank you

SimplyGrove said...

I so enjoy this post!!! There are a million ideas!!

i write said...

BRAVO!

Domino where art thou?

Canvas Printing said...

These all look so nice. I really like the black & white or the old fashioned ones. The ones with the gold frames are pretty nice too. Thanks for sharing this!

my favorite and my best said...

i very much enjoyed this post. you really hit something here. so inspired now. seriously and i was just beginning to feel the inspiration sort of numbed away- i chalked it up to too many design blogs, too many ideas, no clear direction- but this post had a theme. i did a similar one on stacks of dishes and my love for them and it struck me as one of my all time favorites that i had posted. i think this may be the reason. a focus. thanks a bunch! i nicked a few for my blog for future inspired posts (with focus from now on!!).

rachellovespeace said...

lovely wall arts!!

LINDSAY said...

Gosh! I needed this inspiration. Even as an artist, I get so confused about hanging art. I have so many pieces I adore that I want to display, although too many pieces, are way too visually stimulating for me...I like to mix nonframed things into the mix and somehow it all becomes overwhelming and most things wind up not getting hung at all....these were all lovely arrangements...and not overdone.

Katie said...

Lots of pictures! Good call, I can't live without filling up my walls. I enjoyed seeing some of the more innovative ways to decorate (i.e. lots of smaller photos on the fire place)

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Oh! These are fantastic, thank you so much for all of the inspiration....always a great topic to revisit!
(a topic I am often confounded by) :)
xo
Melis

q said...

inspiring set of photos, love looking at each one :)

btw, you seem to move around your framed artworks a lot. how do you hang them? i live in a rental and can't use hooks or nails - any ideas? thanks.

sfgirlbybay said...

i'm so glad you all felt some inspiration!

and I just use nails...and spackle when it doesn't turn out as planned. :)

The Sale Rack said...

And today I am spackling a mess- up:)

Alkemie said...

I Absolutely Adore this post and all of the inspirations in it! Your home looks so lovely.

Cheers,
Karen Olivia

lychee bunny said...

These are beautiful and remind me of what I've been meaning to ask you. How do you put up your frames and artwork? By using nail and hammer or duct tape? I've always been curious.

-Kristen

sfgirlbybay said...

Kristen - I usually use nails - and if I move something, I just spackle and touch up the paint. But a stylist was here with some 3M velcro adhesive strips that worked great for smaller pieces.

sarah said...

WOW. You have officially inspired me to create an art wall. I love that one with the framed eyes, and basically every single one you featured.

This is going into my bookmarked pages pronto. Thank youuuu!