Friday, January 14, 2011

{stairway to heaven...}

If you've been following my blog you know that I have a thing for gallery walls. I have one in the works in my home office that I will definitely reveal when all is said and done! Today, I am smitten with gallery walls along staircases. What a lovely {and normally unused} space to place photos/art and create interest! My home doesn't have a staircase, we live in a one-level rancher ... but if it did I could see attempting something fabulous like these:









Happy Friday to you all!

18 comments:

Designwali said...

Ooh...I always find these walls terribly tricky and never really commit. But #4 and #9 are in my dream house folder as well! happy weekend!

Elements said...

I admire walls like these, the effort and precision to make them look "awesome" is worth a gold medal.

David Toms said...

Swoon, swoon and swoon! These are amazing and fabulous! Whenever I try to do a gallery it always looks like a dog's breakfast. Going to use some of these for inspiration!

Bethany Dirksen said...

I am also a big fan of gallery walls, but they can be difficult to do. Don't you think it is easy to over do it? I think some of the ones above are done masterfully, while others are overwhelming. It definitely takes a good eye and a lovely collection.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Love that second design - so striking and bold! Happy weekend, Nancy.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Ah thanks sweetie~ I'm honoured to be a part of such a beautiful post! I love a gallery wall and to be honest, it really wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be- just started at the bottom and worked our way up eyeballing it as we went- an hour later, gallery wall. Have a great weekend Nancy!!!

Wallpaper said...

I want a great staircase that spirals to try this on!! Oh well until then ;) Have a great weekend!!

Sherri Cassara said...

Yes I really love them too and I like your examples. I wanted to install one like those you shared for a client with a staircase and the challenge of how to physically get up that high stopped me. I have done them where the frames go up at eye level and a little higher but I am not sure how to get way up there. On a landing or on Lauren's (pure home style) I know that a ladder would work but when you are on stairs it is tricky. Do you know the secret?

Andrea Johnson said...

The second photo is one of my all time favorites! I've had it saved in my file for awhile. Great post.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I love, love, love gallery walls! I have always loved the last one! I am waiting to collect a few more frames to create one up the stairwell but I wonder how I am going to hang them up, like Sherri said, how do you reach those high places when a ladder won't work on stairs!

theLENNOXX said...

Yes! LOVE gallery walls too!! And I absolutely die for that orange front door, so bright, unconventional and beautiful!

Enjoy the weekend Nancy!

xo Linda

phoenix said...

Yup, I'm a lover of gallery walls too! There's one in my study that I can look at every time I sit at my desk and one over my couch of photos I've taken on my vacations around the world mixed in with some art. The latter is more of a work in progress then the former.

Karena said...

Nancy you have found great examples. i feel gallery walls can look great, cohesive, or a jumbled mess.

I think the matting and framing are very important!

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SHERRY HART said...

Love all of those stairwells...maybe I need a second story so I can have one :(

Design Elements said...

love gallery walls too! they are wonderful staircases, Nancy! the title of the post is perfect! hug

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Brandi said...

I would especially love a staircase with a landing halfway up. You could a lot with a beautiful staircase!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

A staircase is such a great spot to create a gallery wall - who wouldn't want something nice to look at when they're walking up or down the stairs? :-) The angle of a staircase wall really provides a great opportunity to try something different with the layout.

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