Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Basement Gallery Wall, Check!

Summer vacations and activities have been fun and keeping us busy, but I was really itching to be back to blog about decor and styling. I am such a decor adrenaline junkie. As I was running out of major reno projects to work on, I started to procrastinate. This gallery wall over my fauxdenza in the basement hallway looks simple and straightforward enough, but it took me five months to complete! It was challenging finding the right artworks that are cohesive to a mid-century modern theme. 

These two prints from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice pushed me over the finishing line. On the left is the print of Rene Magritte's Empire of Light; and on the right Alberto Giacometti's Woman Walking. 

I played with different layouts on the floor until I found the most visually-balanced option. 

The rest was all math, a lot of measuring and hammering. 

While I was sorting out the artworks for the gallery, I also found an old acrylic painting of mine, a reproduction of Monet's Agapanthus. While the colours and style didn't work for the gallery wall, on a whim I had it framed anyways. 

Luckily I was able to find a spot in our kitchen dining room for it. I like the touch of colours it adds to the space. 

I had shared this picture on my Instagram last week, the black white and gold theme I had on my coffee table in the living room. I had an orchid plant there for the longest time, but it wasn't doing too well because there's not enough sunlight reaching the middle of my living room. Once I relocated the orchid, I was in desperate need of adding variations of heights to my tablescape. Then by chance I saw these vintage brass candlesticks right next to my TV, adorned them with plain white stick candles, and done! I really should try to shop at home more. :) 

I will be back to write about our trip to Dubrovnik in the next post. 

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