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Is there an art to hanging art ?

Deirdre Brennan - Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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I am not sure there is any right or wrong when hanging art.  What I do know however is that it either works or it doesn't and only your eye will tell you that.  It must be visually or aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

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And of course what is pleasing to the eye for one is not so for another.  I personally love the order and symmetry above, however aspire to the eclectic and seemingly effortless style below.

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Take time to think about the space you are working with ... sometimes it is obvious which way you should head.  The size, proportion and colour of frame and artwork all come into play. I find laying it all out on the floor to organise groupings first is a great start.  

Lastly, a professional hanger will take the angst out of the equation ... all you have to do is stand back and admire.

http://www.thehangman.com.au




displaying your collections in style

Deirdre Brennan - Sunday, February 12, 2012

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Displaying collections of what ever takes your fancy is a satisfying and pleasurable project.  It is giving a little glimpse of you and your favourite bits and pieces, old or new, precious or not to those who might admire them. 

It may be more personal.....a collection on a dressing table ..... or it may be hung on a wall in a living room for all to see!!!

Either way it is a very individual and stylish way to make a statement....bringing together beautiful colours, texture, like with like.

Create attractive groupings within your spaces.... that you have put together.....your favourite things for a myriad of different reasons !!!!!!

.  shells collected on your holiday on a white platter or in beautiful glass bowl (see Coty Farquhar's image above)

.  pretty china plates hanging on a wall or porcelain teas cups grouped on a sideboard.....take them out of the cupboard and display them !!!

.  silver tea set or silver bowls, platters or candlesticks and of course your silver picture frames......silver always lights up a room but polishing it all can be punishing !!!

.  cut glass or crystal is always so pretty... particularly if you do groupings of vases with a selection of freshly cut flowers from your garden .....just a sprig is all it takes.  These look gorgeous if spaced down the centre of a dining table. A collection of crystal wine and spirit decanters always looks warm and inviting with lamp light.

.  pewter has a special hue that seems to work with grey and white....it can be rustic or minimalist.

.  stacked wood in or beside a fireplace has a warmth and texture that can be a design element in itself.

. bookshelves are fabulous anywhere...the more the better.....whole walls of them !!!!  Books can be arranged randomly.....by subject or by colour !!!

.  folded linen sheets and pillowcases in an armoire or linen press....possibly my favourite thing !!!!  

 

trade secrets......interior designer's little black book !!!

Deirdre Brennan - Sunday, January 22, 2012

Artframing Pty Ltd

29 Salisbury Street Botany NSW 2019

PH 93166644 /0418 112 643 (Speak to Darry)

www.artframing.com.au

Corporate and Designer Artwork Specialist...extremely well priced framing !!

 

E&M Greenfield

30-36 Anne St Surry Hills NSW 2010

PH 92121944

www.emgreenfield.com

Fabric and Haberdashery for the fashion and design world....fabulous trims for soft furnishings!!

 

 

To be continued....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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