When I contacted Kristine to help with the interior design for our lounge room, it was mostly because I couldn’t picture what to put up on our gorgeous, massive, white wall. I asked her to help with the size, positioning and a colour scheme for wall art.
After a few back and forward emails and suggestions from her, we settled on a gallery wall.
But as I was looking for images to include, and searched the internet for inspiration, finding prints of gum leaves that felt “right” just wasn’t happening…I realised that I would feel more at home with an eclectic collection of pictures and prints, that way I could use some of what I already had.
So I printed off this image and after analysing quite a few online eclectic gallery wall images that I liked, I came up with a list of images that were personal to me so would be meaningful to have on our wall.This is my list:
Upper case letter/Initials
From here, I narrowed it down to what I really liked:
Antlers; icon; quote; family photo; native plants; butterflies. Since I already knew my colour scheme – whitish/gumleaf green/autumns – I just had to hunt around my house for items that would work.
Then I hit a bit of a snag – most of the frames I had and/or found in the op shops were not big enough – oh well, I plodded along and spent a few weeks setting them out on my table to see how they looked:
I had fully planned to put them up as a continuous gallery on the wall, as Kristine had depicted, but when I got the first four on the wall, it was very apparent that they were dwarfed by the wall – so some on the spot position and frame changes have led to this being the gallery wall of the moment:
I really like these items so it is lovely to look at them and acknowledge why they are important to me. I am not sure this will be the final incarnation of the gallery wall though, because this is all only on the left of the fireplace – so my problem of what to do across the wall as a whole remains – but I think I have a vision developing as we progress decorating our lounge room J.