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Gallery Walls….

Good Morning Friends!

It is finally feeling like fall and it is a bright, crisp morning (crisp as in 52°)! Sun is shining and I love having to bundle up with a sweater and warm cup of coffee.  So I know I have been slacking in Blog land, abandoning everyone for about a month.  We have been super busy with work, and I apparently had a blog brain shut down.  No need to fret, I am back with stacks of fun, new inspiration collections!!

I have always had a passion for photography and have recently been sifting through some of my photo’s.  Which in turn got my thinking about Gallery Walls.  I generally don’t love a lot of clutter on walls, but there is something so inspiring about photo/art groupings.  No matter what the style, you are guranteed to have a visual story by looking at all the images and I love that….

(Rooms to Inspire in the Country, Annie Kelly)

(Domino Mag… miss you)

(Things that Inspire)

(tiny white daisies)

(Martha Stewart)

(my Ideal Home)

(Southern Accents)

(made by girl)

(Domino Mag… miss you)

(my Ideal Home)

(Domino Mag… miss you)

(Domino Mag… miss you)

(home life)

(American Modern, Thomas O’Brien)


(1st Option)


(elements of style)

Great collections, Right? Whether you have mismatched frames or all the same, hanging can be the challenging part.  Before I tackle the install of one of these, I like to measure the overall space I will be covering and put a painters tape square on the floor of the same size.  Then I layout all the artwork I will be using and play with the arrangement, like puzzle pieces until I find the best placement for each.  When it’s time to grab the hammer, I start with the central image an work my way out.  Hopefully in a short amount of time you have all the beauties up!

Two secret tricks to keep in your back pocket:
1. I try not to use a pencil. No need to write on or damage you walls any more than necessary.  Once I get the artwork in place, lick the end of your finger and mark the top center.  It will leave a disappearing spot you can measure down from.
2. Poster Putty will be your best friend and I always keep some in my tool box! Once the picture is up, I stick a small amount of poster putty on the bottom in order to make sure the pictures always stay level.

Enjoy your day! See you soon!

Friday Fave: Market finds….

Can you believe it’s Friday already?? I feel like this week flew by.

This week kicked off the Spring International home and gift market at Americasmart here in Atlanta.  Llana and I ventured out yesterday and this morning to scope out some new fun finds!

We discovered lots of reclaimed, distressed,  and white washed woods.  The distressed finishes were often seen on traditional shaped furniture, creating an appealing change.  Many vendors that I was drawn to had a very rustic chic feel.  Combo’s of iron and wood, glass and worn metal…   Here’s a few of my favorite finds!

LOVED this clock!! We actually saw quite a few large scale (36″-48″) clocks from several vendors, but this one was my fav!

These are beautiful large french inspired wine sphere pendants.  I love the large cluster and Edison bulbs.

Great linen patch work arm chair.

Great display of Vintage inspired accessories…

Industrial metal slanted bookshelves… I also adore all the white worn books.

Lots of Canvas! Floor (dog) cushions and bags… Even found some amazing worn canvas drapes with metal grommets that were awesome!
This was a beautiful Nickel floor lamp with the pulley and tripod base.
Great pendant – Rusted iron with woven burlap! The scale is much larger in person that it looks in this photo, probably at least 36″ Diameter, but they do have custom sizes which make this beauty even more special!
These ebonized and whitewashed oak shelves are so versatile and could work in many spaces…
This was a great little chest with chalk board drawer fronts…. I think they scooped drawer pulls add the perfect amount of character.
So what do you think…Any favorites from my favorites?? I always love to hear your thoughts!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! See ya Monday!