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Talk of the Town: The New Gallery Wall

10/26/2018 11:03AM ● By Jarred Schuetze

Words and photo by: Jarred Schuetze 

Say farewell the the gallery wall. It’s had a good run, and while it may be charming, it’s really not worth the hassle. Curating the perfect gallery wall, both in content and special proportion, is no small feat. Stop the meticulous measuring and try giving your gallery wall an update.

Lose the hammer and nails and focus on these two words: float and layer. If you want your wall to look laid back and stylish with almost no effort, simply display your art like you can’t be bothered to hang it up. If you don’t already have a set of floating shelves, that will be the only manual work required. This technique can work for any form of shelves present in the home.

When arranging frames, instead of placing them uniformly, try layering them together using varying heights to establish visual interest. A common color story in frames and images create cohesion, but don’t hesitate to add in the standout pop of color.

Local Places We Like to Shop for Frames + Prints

Alexis Hunter Interiors
3820 S. Alameda St. STE 38, Corpus Christi, TX

Chic to Chic
526 Everhart Rd., Corpus Christi, TX

1027 US HWY 181, Portland, TX

Hanley Wood Fine Gifts
411 Doddridge St. STE 101, Corpus Christi, TX

Studio C Gallery
100 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX

2729 S. Padre Island Dr., Corpus Christi, TX