Gallery Wall Art

Going into this space originally I knew one thing, there would be a major Gallery Wall as the focus in the space.  Now the difficult part of pulling a Gallery Wall together when you have no clue who is moving in is you can't make anything personal... So I simply grouped as many lovely things as I could get my hands on & went for it.  A la Kate Spade.  

I have had this in my inspiration files for years so it has been fun to reinvent the look for this space.

Kate Spade
I knew I wanted to have fun with the Art in this space too.  Remembering that this room will house young ladies who are around 17-22 transitioning from Foster Care to Independent Living I needed this space to be Happy & Uplifting.  And since we are in the South, what more appropriate way to welcome the new young lady & her guests to the space by a very Southern "Hey Y'all" print.  Everyone that has walked into this space instantly gets a smile on their face upon being greeted by this charming Gold Foil Print by Stephanie Creekmur.  Love it!!


I was thrilled when Stephanie agreed to donate one of these prints for the room.  This was exactly the tone I was going for!

Gold Foil Southern Sayings: 11 x 14 Hey Y'all Gold Foil Print - Sweet Southern Charm Wall Art


Luckily for the space (because it would have been a sad gallery wall otherwise!) Every single piece was donated.  If not by the Artist themselves, than by my artsy friend who let me raid her collection & of course the assistance of Shutterfly who printed numerous items for the space (as well as those crazy cute plates & cups I shared yesterday.)  This truly allowed for the eclectic gathered feel I was trying to evoke.

Knowing I wanted a mix of items, I approached a few of my favorite Artists on Etsy to share a print for the room.  The Top Knot print on the far left is one of my favorite pieces... well ever...  Something that I will be adding to my own personal collection as well.  The series is done by artist Elizabeth Mayville & I am simply smitten with the elegance & thoughtfulness that come across in these Giclee Prints.  Not to mention, my hair looked like that every day I was completing this project :)

hair art - bun print - "Top Knot 19" giclee print

I adore a little modern art.  I needed a lot of color. So of course I went to the talented Heidi Carlsen-Rogers.  All of her pieces are exploding with organic shapes in the happiest of hues.  The red, pink & turquoise combination seemed like it was literally made for this room.

Plus, Heidi is currently donating 10% of any art purchase to the relief efforts in Oklahoma.

Modern Botanical-Modern Art Pint-Fine Art Print -8x10-Contemporary--Orange Red-Fuschia-Lilac-Pink-Minimalist

Allie contacted me after my first post about Room Service Atlanta & literally offered up her entire Etsy Shop.  I was completely moved.  I saw this original work on canvas & thought it would be a great "Positive" addition to the install.  Get it... Positive!


The next piece was one from my friend's collection... but I knew there would be questions about this beautiful fashion illustration.  This is a work by one of my favorites, Leigh Viner.  It added the perfect touch of feminine charm & sophistication.

About A Pearl - Fashion Illustration Art Print

While not a true addition to the Gallery Wall, the Chandelier does get reflected back into the space thanks to the strategically placed oval mirror.  


I knew I needed more light in the space, so by placing the mirror above the headboard it catches the light of both the Chandelier & the kitchen pendant as you walk throughout the small space.


And it wouldn't be a Kate Spade inspired space without the Ampersand Print... They would make a killing if they ever decided to sell those!

Kate Spade
I'll be sharing how I created my own Ampersand Canvas & more details on how to create, arrange & install a gallery wall like this over at Shutterfly very soon!

Thanks again to all the artists for helping make this space beautiful!!




20 comments:

  1. I want that top know print too! Actually, I'll take them all! You knocked it out of the park. So kind of all these artists to donate their work.

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  2. First, I LOVE this room. I love everything in it. I can't imagine any girl being so proud/happy to call it home.

    Second, you're KILLING me! Please hurry with the ampersand tutorial. I need one. bad.

    Thanks for sharing. I enjoy your work.

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  3. The room looks so great and I love that my Hey Y'all print greets you as you come in the door! Thanks so much, Kristin! :)

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  4. I love all the artwork. They work so well together!

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  5. I love the mixture of all the different types of artwork as well. What about the one up on top to the left? Is it a picture you took? It looks like rain, and I love it. Where can one get it?

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    1. It was one from my friend's stash with no info with it... If I knew, I would definitely let you know!

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  6. I love. it. all.

    I want some first aid art!! [that's what I call it anyways].... been thinking of a tattoo like that so why not some art ;]

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  7. Love, love, love this eclectic gallery wall. You have the Midas touch Kristin!!
    Xo, Tanya

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  8. Love it all! What wonderful artists to share and provide such a colorful space for these young ladies.

    xo
    Pat

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  9. Love the paint color! What did you wind up using?

    Thanks!
    Ashley

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  10. I seriously just keep coming back to see this room! I cant get over the transformation! Id love to hear all about how the recipients reacted to the space when they saw it.

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  11. Wonderful job.
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  12. I'm so inspired by this space, Kristin!! I'm working on a 'tween' room for my daughter and this is definitely going into the inspiration files. Thank you so much for sharing! Love your blog. You are so talented!
    xoxo
    edie

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  13. I cannot wait till you post how to DIY Ampersand Canvas. My daughter would enjoy it in the very same colors too!!

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  14. Can you share where you get those perfectly gold, sleek and modern frames that are holding both the 'ya'll' sign and the 'raindrop' picture? I have been looking for over a year for larger-sized, shiny gold frames like this to add to my gallery wall. Just love a little sliver of gold sometimes. Thank you, ;-D

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  15. I'm with Michelle ^ can you please share where you got the frame for the hey ya'll sign. Love! Thanks, Megan

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  16. Hey Megan! I emailed Michelle, but those are Goodwill frames! I think it was $4 for the 2 with the matting. Insane!

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  17. I love your room. It seems so great living in such wonderful place. But I especially love your chandelier. It makes the room look more elegant.
    WallTapestry.com

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  18. LOVE LOVE IT! I've been stalking the top knot print and Hey Y'all from Stephanie also. Finally ordered the gold skull from Made By Girl to get myself going.

    www.designsbykaty.com

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  19. Love this room...what fabric is used on the headboard?

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I always love feedback on what my lovely readers { like you } are thinking. Feel free to ask any questions or you can always email me at thehuntedinterior@gmail.com

K

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