Photo Gallery: Great Gallery Walls
Be inspired to create your own gallery wall.
In CEO Piero Bisazza’s home in the historic city centre of Alte Vicenza, Italy, a private gallery showcases collection of photographs by legendary talents such as Helmut Newton and Robert Mapplethorpe. A hide rug and Wassily chairs by Marcel Breuer balance the chandelier from Bisazza’s home collection.
This low-cost answer to a large-scale art investment is created by tacking black and white snapshots to a white-painted corkboard. Dynamic (images are easily switched up), quirky and oh so personal, the two-tone collage makes a graphic statement, while the framed board — painted the same white as the walls — presents a variety of photos as a single work of art.
Group together simple black frames to create a gallery wall featuring your own black and white photographs. Window treatments don’t have to be complicated — simply cut panels of raw linen fabric to length, leaving the edges unhemmed, and hang from a rod using drapery hooks.
A wall of archival photos in simple white frames fills the large wall perfectly without investing in a pricey piece of art.
Renters are often reluctant to mark up or punch holes in the walls, but that’s what spackle is for! If nails are simply not an option, try using an adhesive like 3M’s Command Hanging Strips.
Symmetry is key in the layout of this dining area. A pair of floor lamps sit on either side of a black and white photography display. Two white bird sculptures are perched atop the table, which is surrounded by casual, Eames style chairs. The delicate lines of the glass dining table make the room look even more more spacious.
Light lavender painted walls make for a fresh, feminine backdrop to neutral coloured furnishings. Black and white photography pops against this soft hue.
In the principal bedroom, personal photos introduces subtle colour into the mostly white palette.
The cosy library in Luisa and Duane Hertzer’s Calgary home has a wall of Luisa’s own photography — the Hertzers’ children at the Calgary Stampede and photos of their European travels. “We respond to the style and taste of our clients, and really aim to express their individuality,” explains designer James McIntyre.