19 Gallery Walls And Displays To Get Hung Up On

ART + CULTURE | BY | May 22, 2017

We’ll be honest: Executing the perfect gallery wall takes a bit of planning — and lot of measuring — but it’s totally worth the effort. Take your vision to the next level with a bit of inspiration from these 19 art displays.

EMBRACE BRIGHT HUES

19 Gallery Walls To Get Hung Up On

One long hallway becomes a gallery for some of the pieces in the art collection of this Miami Beach penthouse. (Tour the home)

GO FOR THE BOLD

19 Gallery Walls To Get Hung Up On

The staircase, and its railing cap, with its dark-stained wood and metal stringer blackened to reflect the custom design is now a spectacular centerpiece, along with the surrounding artwork. (Tour the home.)

BLACK AND WHITE

19 Gallery Walls To Get Hung Up On

Prints of black-and-white botanical photography by Karl Blossfeldt from Vandeuren Galleries on the sun room walls offer a modern twist on the artistic color renderings found in more traditional garden rooms. The antique Gustavian chairs are from Lief. (Tour the home.)

MAKE A STATEMENT

19 Gallery Walls To Get Hung Up On

An oil-on-canvas painting by Caio Fonseca from Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco hangs over the living room fireplace, beside the owners’ collection of Robert Kuo vases on a custom bookshelf. The lounge chairs were reupholstered by K & F European Upholstery using Great Plains fabric. (Tour the home.)

RELAXING RETREAT

19 Gallery Walls To Get Hung Up On

Intaglio prints by artist Carol Travers Lummus form a gallery wall in a corner of the master bedroom against a Phillip Jeffries Bermuda Hemp grass-cloth wallcovering from Holly Hunt. The custom bedside lamp is from Artistic Plus and is one of a pair. The glass-and-nickel bar cart from 1stdibs ups the dining room’s glamour quotient. (Tour the home.)

MOD MAKEOVER

19 Gallery Walls To Get Hung Up On

This home’s architect framed the window with a decorative panel that lends a more streamlined nod to the home’s Mediterranean origins. BDDW’s dining table and chairs gather below a Lindsey Adelman chandelier. Jiun Ho’s buffet from Michael Taylor Designs perches beneath a photograph by Christopher Beane, and the Richard Serra paintings on the opposite wall join an Abigail Simpson sculpture from Ralph Pucci International. (Tour the home.)

DINING WITH A VIEW

19 Gallery Walls To Get Hung Up On

Sculptural lamps from Dira perch near a gallery wall in the dining room. The mangoes painting (center) is by artist Deborah Gooch; the leaning portrait, by Edgar Baum, depicts one of the homeowners as a young man. The owners’ table was refinished by Steph’s Woodworking in Benjamin Moore’s sea haze and anchors Eames side chairs from Design Within Reach and Oly host chairs. A Grand Lotus chandelier by Currey & Company adds a touch of glamour to the foyer beyond, whose Kolbe windows, installed by Central Window of Vero beach, allow in natural light. (Tour the home.)

FOCAL POINT

19 Gallery Walls To Get Hung Up On

Limestone from Paris Ceramics in Chicago defines the doorways flanking the dining room; in between is an expanse of walnut flooring from Carlisle Wide Plank Floors. The brass bar cart from Crate & Barrel adds a glamorous touch, playing off the rustic and industrial elements in the home. In an alcove off the entry, Staton paired a painting by Z.Z. Wei, from Patricia Rovzar Gallery, with a rough-hewn wood bench from Jennifer West and a carpet from Tasdemir Rugs. (Tour the home.)

MAKE AN ENTRANCE

19 Gallery Walls To Get Hung Up On

The foyer acts as a gallery for rotating selections from the homeowners’ existing art collection, which hang on a wall clad in rift-sawn white oak using a bespoke suspension system Shafer designed to protect the paneling. A large-scale blue angel, a recent acquisition from Paris, is mounted on a massive Plexiglas base. Jean-Marie Massaud’s Inout bench for Cappellini is a constant in the space. (Tour the home.)

CONTEMPORARY ACCENTS

19 Gallery Walls To Get Hung Up On

White glass tile from KeysGranite travels underfoot throughout the home. To break up a long hallway, the designers integrated black marble while adding architectural pilasters to decompress and expand the space at the same time. The hallway gets touches of Lucite through a console from Jalan Jalan Collection and a Sputnik chandelier from Craig Van Den Brulle. (Tour the home.)

FLOWER POWER

19 Gallery Walls To Get Hung Up On

Artist James Blake’s flower paintings had been hung in different areas of the house. The designer combined them for greater effect in this new home’s east gallery hall, which looks out to the pool. He also revived the existing furnishings with crisp white Coraggio fabric. (Tour the home.)

BLACK MAGIC

19 Gallery Walls To Get Hung Up On

In the entry of this Houston home reimagined by interior designer and homeowner Elisabeth McCabe, a Dirk Rathke painting from Gallery Sonja Roesch hangs above a bench from Reeves Antiques upholstered with Pindler suede. Cowhide rugs from Design Within Reach lend texture, while a vintage hand chair provides a sculptural quality. (Tour the home.)

OLD SCHOOL

19 Gallery Walls To Get Hung Up On

A set of vintage black-and-white photos, framed by The Painters Place in San Francisco, imparts a gallery feel to the hallway. (Tour the home.)

TRADITIONAL TREASURES

19 Gallery Walls To Get Hung Up On

A distinctive piano anchors a gallery wall in this great room’s bar area, where the Lee Jofa print makes another appearance on the card table chairs and nearby throw pillows. The fabric’s greens and yellows are emphasized in the surrounding furniture’s upholstery. Artwork was acquired throughout the years. (Tour the home.)

SEEING SPOTS

19 Gallery Walls To Get Hung Up On

Work by Priebe, to the left, joins a triptych by Anthony Zeh to transform the first-floor hallway of this Fort Worth home into a gallery-like space; the wood-glass-and-welded-steel stairway looks like a piece of sculpture all its own. (Tour the home.)

A TOUCH OF GOLD

19 Gallery Walls To Get Hung Up On

A chest from Marburger Farm Antique Show and pieces by C. Gregory Gummersall and Daniel Long, both from Artful Sol Gallery in Vail, Colorado, sit in this Texas abode. Chairs from Memorial Antiques & Interiors wear Schumacher fabric. The Aerin lamp and John Rosselli pendant are from Visual Comfort & Co. (Tour the home.)

FEELING BLUE

19 Gallery Walls To Get Hung Up On

A gallery-style arrangement of art, sculpture and photography–found at Lost Art Salon in San Francisco, Chicago Art Source and Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta, to name a few–is a conversation starter in the dining room. Side chairs from Baker have seats covered in Holly Hunt’s Métaphores fabric. (Tour the home.)

OUTDOOR ADORNMENTS

19 Gallery Walls To Get Hung Up On

Landscape architect Scott Byron surrounded an epic cast-bronze bust by Jaume Plensa– titled Rui Rui and purchased from Richard Gray Gallery–with boxwood bushes and ornamental grass. The piece strikes the perfect balance between antiquity and modernity. (Tour the home.)

A POP OF COLOR

19 Gallery Walls To Get Hung Up On

Sconces by Fine Art Lamps line the colonnade near the living area of this South Florida retreat. Takashi Murakami’s ‘Will Spring Also Come to Space?’ from Blum & Poe in New York adds color. A 1960s Jean Dubuffet sculpture nestles in a niche on the way to the master suite. (Tour the home.)