Showcasing Art: Creating a Gallery Wall
Our client periodically surprises her hubby by having the house repainted and updated when he is away on a long out-of-town trip. Fun idea!!! Her favorite colors are Brights! Her kitchen cabinets were white against a bright red wall, the dining room walls, a vibrant blue-green. She is NOT afraid of color!
When Nat and I work with any new client, we begin by ascertaining their needs and desires. Besides lively colors, our client was looking for a "dreamsickle-colored" room. She'd seen one at a friend's home once and loved it enough to remember it years later. Also, her daughter's art work HAD TO STAY! When we saw her daughter's art, we understood at once that, not only did it have to stay, but that the "Tiger Triptych" really needed to be displayed better, to be show-cased in a more gallery-like setting.
We suggested the triptych be moved from a smaller dining room wall to a larger and much more open living room wall. We suggested that the paintings be re-stretched as the stretcher-bars had warped and the paintings did not lie flat against the wall. We suggested a neutral wall color, in lieu of Brights so that the wall would not fight the art for attention. The Bright colors are now being brought into the home with furniture and accessories. The lower kitchen cabinets are now ORANGE! Not quite the Dreamsickle shade, but it is very cheery!
Now, when you walk into our client's home the first thing you see is the new "art gallery" wall. It looks like a million bucks! Nat and I tweaked the living room furniture placement so it directly faces the fireplace, enhancing the comfortable feel. Additional artwork includes a faux Giraffe's head, which hangs above the fireplace, and a six-foot giraffe cut-out hugging a corner. The room is family-friendly, comfy, and yet, it sings with the young artist's passion for animals and creative fun! In the dining room, art from other family members has been reframed and rematted to create a smaller, equally fun, gallery space.
|Bright Furniture and Accessories
||Faux Giraffe Head Above Fireplace
You may contact this young artist, Rebecca Ormonde, by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, check out her blog: http://frmpenciltopaper.blogspot.com
Commission Rebecca to create art for your home. And, yes, she loves animals! Is your home missing a resident Tiger? Giraffe? Gorilla? Elephant??? Call Rebecca and have her create a masterpiece for you! You will be supporting a very talented, up and coming artist! Think "Young Gauguin" or "Young Matisse'! You can afford her now, but not for long!
Let Nat and Deb help you display your favorite artwork to its best advantage. This is about selecting the best location, wall color, and lighting for the art. Invite us and our "fresh eyes" into your home or office for: an "idea visit", a color consult, for art arranging/hanging. Enjoy your home or work environment in a whole new way!
Call Deborah and Natalie at Terra Decorating Services 314-544-2555, to set up your appointment.