Friday, October 21, 2016

~gallery walls made easy~

Gallery walls can be tricky, for anyone.
Do you use all black and white photos, all colored, or mix the two together?
What about frames?
All the same color?
And how far apart do you space everything.
Is everything to scale with the size of your wall?

There are so many factors when creating the perfect gallery wall.
So, where am I going with this?
Well, our daughter Savannah has a big blank wall in her room which has never had anything on it.
It's so big, the task of hanging anything on it has always been daunting to me.
Above the chair rail the wall alone is 11' by 14'.

So after years of not knowing what to do, 
I turned to Minted and their new Art Styling service.
I have a ton of Minted art in my home and have always been happy with their service and products.

If you aren't familiar with Minted, it is a design marketplace featuring fresh, curated art from our community of independent artists around the world. Minted offers 17 exclusively designed frames, from simple profiles made in Italy to reclaimed barn wood, vintage inspired carved, and metal. Art sizes range from 5x7 to 44x60. Choose flat mounted or matted options to take your art to the next level. Minted uses only museum quality, cotton rag archival paper. Prints are sold in limited edition runs of 350 and are available with authorized artist signatures. 
Minted's new art styling service, MintedGallery, connects consumers with stylists to help them choose art that's perfect for their space. The program consists of a team of stylists with backgrounds in furniture styling, design, photography, graphic design and illustration. Using their knowledge in composition, color theory and design stylists identify patterns i design elements to pair artworks and style to a space. The end result is a cohesive art collection hand-picked for the customer.

To start off I send the Minted team a photo of the wall in her room.
Then I took a "style quiz"

Savannah picked out her favorites from the recommendations, which I got back within a few days.
A few revisions were made because she already had one piece of art she wanted incorporated.

Once everything was finalized I got a 25% off promo code for choosing the art styling.
Everything was placed in my cart for me, all I had to do was check out!

I just placed my order, so I don't have the finished wall to show you just yet, but I do have some fun photos of the process!

Here is the art that we all agreed on!
Savannah actually made #3 in the collage below using OneHundredForty.
That was the piece she wanted incorporated into the Minted gallery wall.
I have to say that I am so happy they will work with anything you have, not limited all to Minted art!

They sent me this mock up on her wall. For the record, if you aren't happy with their mock up, you can get 2 free revisions. We did a couple.
They photo shopped her 4 poster bed out of the picture to get a clearer visual of the wall.

{bedspread from here, because I know inquiring minds will want to know!}

And then it got better. They sent me this below.
How easy will it be to hang this?! 
A no brainer right?

Here are links to the art she picked.
I can't wait to show you the finished product.
Maybe I'll even do a little video of the hanging process.

Linger by Sarah McInroe.

Saint Mary's Lake by Lorent and Leif.

Big Sky Country {my personal favorite} by Vicki Rawlins.

Undertow by Julia Contacessi.

Let's Get Lost by Sam Dubeau.

And finally, On My Way by Cass Loh.

If it were me, I would have picked out all black frames. So excited to see how the combination of the different frames will look once they arrive!
Stay tuned for the final photos.


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