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