When walls have odd shapes, the trick is filling in the gaps. When faced with a space that isn’t strictly square or rectangular due to a staircase or a diagonal ceiling line, hanging pictures gets tricky. So it’s helpful to see how others handle similar display issues. A clapboard barn/work studio in the California wine [...]
Horizontal or vertical, high contrast stripes offer maximum impact for the decorating dollar. Sometimes it’s difficult to track how we develop our tastes for interior design. There’s certainly nothing in my background to explain why I’m drawn to big bold striped walls except that they look like color field paintings. For me, that may be [...]
Painted, pasted up or wallpapered, all fancifully embellished. Why not? For the past year I’ve been clipping out lush photos of plants, flowers and other objects to the end of inexpensively framing magazine pages for a picture wall. One of my original inspirations was the hallway of an English dower house [top], home to a [...]
This specialized approach combines pictures with molding Picture walls are always a challenge. Getting the arrangement and spacing just right always takes careful calculation. In the past we’ve shown general Ways to Hang Picture Walls and I also walked through my planning for the Antique Print Picture Wall in our apartment after I purchased a [...]
Four electrical features on a 64-inch wall made this a tricky arrangement. Reshuffling the cards of your life takes time. Often it’s necessary to go over things more than once to decide what stays and what goes. I began that process last Fall with My Final Yard sale. Recently, I tackled where to display the [...]
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