When it comes to the question of how to hang a gallery wall, there’s a ton of decisions to make. First you have to select the right mix of art. You have to choose the frames. Then you’ve got to design the ideal arrangement for your space. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the actual hanging! I’ve been suffering from decision-induced art-paralysis (the official medical term!) since moving into my house a year ago. Yet with the recent passing of my grandmother, I was spurred into action by my desire to create an homage to my family—inspired by one of my favorite photos of her as a young woman.
However I still felt overwhelmed by the decisions involved in hanging art. That’s where Framebridge stepped in. The custom framing site not only had tons of unique, sophisticated frames to mix and match, they also held my hand throughout the entire process of creating a unique gallery wall that has transformed my space—and done my grandma proud! Together we came up with an arrangement whose dynamic flow and eye-pleasing proportions highlight each photo, print, and painting. They recommended frame finishes that work well together, gave direction on how to work with my TV, and even made a gorgeous print of my grandma’s photo using only a negative from the ’50’s!
The end result feels personal, thoughtful, and utterly stylish. In addition to the portrait of my grandmother, there’s a Kristine Claghorn moon watercolor (framed in Irvine Slim) that nods at my dad’s love of astronomy; a custom commission from Colore’ Grace calligraphy of my grandma’s favorite saying (framed in Newport); a photo of Los Angeles palm trees by my friend Naz Films (framed in Bolton, which is constructed of oiled steel!); and a cheeky cassette drawing for my music-loving better half (framed in stunning burl wood Cairo). It’s a combination I’d never have dreamed up without help from Framebridge! And speaking of help from Framebridge, now it’s your turn to overcome decision-induced art-paralysis by using the code THECITYSAGE20 for 20% off your first custom framing order of $59 or more! Operators are standing by to make all your art wall dreams come true!
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