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Growing a Gallery Wall
Mar 26, 2014 • By Places Real Estate • 0 Comments
Living in the Lowcountry you will notice the light is like no other and floods any room with windows. The traditional Charleston single’s one room wide layout further adds to the influx of light per square foot. All this light and ambiance coupled with Charleston’s patronage of international artist and its own homegrown art scene makes a gallery wall a natural addition to any Lowcountry abode.
Here are a few tips as you gather your own gallery.
Buy what you love. This is first and foremost. If you are drawn to it and love it, buy it. It will make you happy, intrigue you or remind you of a special trip or moment. Artwork doesn’t have to be over the top expensive either. There are plenty of amazing pieces of artwork on sites like etsy and at the local farmers markets. Minted.com is a great affordable resource for the prints of varying sizes.
Develop a palette. This is a good tip as you build you collection. Know the colors you gravitate towards and try to bridge one piece to the other. However, do not get hung up on being match-y match-y. Continuity can be achieved in many ways, frames, proportions, medium, but a color thread is the simplest to master.
Frame well. A decent frame (or a custom mat for a pre-made frame) will go a long way to add polish to your picks.
Mix it up. You may love dewy oils or graphic prints, but be open to other mediums and expressions. Juxtaposing them will offer interest and rhythm to your gallery wall and afford room to grow.
The tall ceilings and over-sized windows at 14 Elizabeth Street in downtown Charleston make its walls picture perfect and ideal for displaying a collection of artwork. Click here to learn more and to schedule a private showing.