Monday, 1 June 2009

Home Work





Over the last couple of weeks I have been doing a few little finishing touches at home. Last week I collected together some paintings I have and had them hung in a cluster on a wall in our kitchen. There are a couple of drawings Harry has done for me, a painting which I picked up down in Bangalow last weekend and a few other special things I have collected over the years. The trick with cluster walls is laying the paintings down on the floor in a layout you like first and then hanging them. I always have a professional picture hanger hang them for me, after I have laid out the design, as my husband is {unfortunately} hopeless with a hammer.

41 comments:

C said...

You have a knack for picture walls! I've collected some nice art pieces but have to admit am slightly intimidated when it comes to arranging them so harmoniously.

Betsy Head, Affordable Interior Design said...

Stunning! Love the mix of magenta and royal blue in a white room!

Betsy

Alicia said...

Brava!!!!
You've taken it to new heights. I'm coveting the little acnavas with honeydew wedges (guessing)..I have a thing for fruits on canvas.
Also the smattering of pinks play greatly with the chairs & ball fringe....delovely!!!

Alicia said...

Brava!!!!
You've taken it to new heights. I'm coveting the little acnavas with honeydew wedges (guessing)..I have a thing for fruits on canvas.
Also the smattering of pinks play greatly with the chairs & ball fringe....delovely!!!

Freck said...

Hanging paintings and photos is so difficult! I'm horrible with a hammer as well. This looks great :)

Amanda said...

So beautiful Anna! I love that you've teamed both new and old with art handmade by your son. What a treasure! x

hermyleen said...

any chance you could send me the details of your professional picture hanger up?

Mrs Potter said...

Its beautiful Anna.
MrsP
xx

Polly R said...

They look lovely! I want to do this with my pictures too, but with colourful frames! :)

Gunn White said...

Wow, you really have lots of artistic talents!;-)
I am following your blog from the north..... Norway.
Keep up the good work!
Regards from Gunn

Camarli said...

Where do you find a professional hanger ? I think i need one ! My husband is terrible with a hammer and has no idea of things hanging straight !

Blue said...

I'm doing precisely the same thing with my collection of photos and drawings but in black white and grey. I love the color in yours. The advice about how to lay it out first is spot on - exactly how I did mine - but I used velcro not nails so I can reposition easily. 3M makes a velcro/glue repositionable product that is brilliant.

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

Gorgeous! A professional picture hanger is a great idea - when I next move house I would like to have that done.

ness lockyer said...

I think it is so nice that you haven't gone all matchy with the frames, but held the theme together beautifully. You are a pro at picture walls. Oh, and I am LOVING your new little Ned...he is so adorable.
Ness xx

Chrissy said...

I like the variety of frames and the placement of each.. A friend who is an artist, taught me how to hang one perfectly!.. That saved my sanity..

Haven and Home said...

Lovely. I also love the chandelier!

Kimberlee said...

gorgeous Anna. And I so understand the need for a professional picture hanger - Me and the 3M hook never worked! x

gretchen said...

anna, you've got great taste in art. i am totally inspired by your collections. you have serious talent!

la la Lovely said...

Looks so beautiful.... I just adore everything about your home!

indigo said...

so the old "make it a rectangle if the frames are all different and the subject matter is similiar" is NOT the way to go. Looks fabulous. I have a wall that needs just that treatment.

Room design studio said...

any tips of hanging this beautifully would be helpful.. we had a rough time hanging our 3 frames last weekend and it was a nightmare..ended up with lotsa holes in the wall!

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

The wall looks fabulous! I have many walls in my own home where I have clustered art, paintings, and mirrors it is beautiful and makes a lovely statement. As always, I enjoyed your post!

Christine's Arts said...

I love your picture wall. You have a nice collection and the chandelier is fantastic. I like your style.

stephanie said...

oh i just love this!

Jordan said...

I'm suprised! a man not good with a hammer?! weird! :p
I love you style! The painting thats sorta in the middle.. the big painted canvas of flowers-love it!
:)

Melissa said...

Nice work!

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Little Lovables said...

stunning! and the chandalier is gorgeous!!

Tiina of LiviaConcept said...

great job as usual! I love the chandelier. That blue painting is so nice, I remember it was your son who made it? I must ask my goddoughter to paint for me :)

purple area said...

Lovely!!

pve design said...

another reason to light a match. poof.
your place is so cheery and happy. :)

Lila Sweetheart said...

I love this one! I have been wanting to do a wall like this. And the chandelier is fun too :) Great taste.

Necole said...

I just discovered your blog and love your sense of style. I have become inspired by your Cluster Wall and hope to try it soon.....
Bravo!

Joy said...

I love that wall... beautiful color scheme and wonderful eclectic choices.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

This is such a lovely cluster. I just love the painting of the roses and the story in the post below.

xo

Marta said...

i LOVE your dinning area! í was thinking if you could show us a photo of your white chandelier that i absolutely love. I wish i could find one like that here in Portugal! Congradulations on your work!

Janet K @ Manly Gallery said...

This is exceptional Anna, was it Andrew that helped you out with the hanging? I believe we shouldnt be afraid to "cluster", it makes life so much interesting & shows total confidence. Must say I
l-o-v-e the chandelier! Janet..

Julia said...

Wow!!!...Loooove the way you have hung your art...so perfect...the colours all synchronize with your other decor so well....I am loving all the painted art work you are mixing with other decor elements, textiles and lamps, etc...yummy...is what say!....xx

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Anna, LOVE it! That first photo with the shot of the chandelier should be in a magazine. You did a lovely job grouping the art...and those pink chairs...beautiful!

Beth said...

wow this is really cool, love the picture of proper artwork and your sons pictures- not that his are not realy artwork too though :)

i will have buy some snazzy frames and try this out!

b x

Tammy Tant said...

Your home is beautiful. You have inspired me to use more pink !