Category Archives: Hanging Pictures and Mirrors / Arranging Knickknacks and Collectables

Bunny Williams new Studio at her Falls Village, Connecticut estate

Throughout the year, taste-makers extraordinaire, Bunny Williams and her husband John Rosselli graciously open up their Litchfield County estate to help a number of charities. Recently my friend Marguerite and I visited Bunny and John’s bit of paradise, called the … Continue reading

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Hanging a Gallery Wall

The idea of assembling many different kinds of artworks on one wall, or even on all four walls in a room has been around forever. We all have seen photos of the great houses of Europe with walls soo covered … Continue reading

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Hanging a collection of Plates/Dishes up on the Wall

Diversity of elements adds visual interest in interior decorating. When you hang a collection of plates up on a wall, you have something else to look at other than the often seen paintings, prints, photos and sometimes tapestries. Hanging a … Continue reading

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Hanging Pictures over a Sofa

The number one thing most people do wrong, when hanging pictures over a sofa, is they hang them up too high.

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Hanging Pictures Around a Room

In interior decorating there are Natural Lines in an Environment that direct your eye both Horizontally and Vertically around a room. When adding decorative elements (pictures, mirrors or other kinds of wall decor) to your space, you want to line … Continue reading

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It’s Easy to Hang Pictures up on the Wall

In the previous two posts, I covered lining up edges, making groupings, and the natural directed action artworks have. This post is all about getting your pictures, photos, mirrors and paintings hung up on the wall. Positioning your picture hook … Continue reading

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Making an Interesting Arrangement of Pictures

All pictures, photos, paintings, mirrors, etc have a Natural Directed Action/Movement. By Natural Directed Action I mean, the way the painting, photo, etc moves your eye along from one place to another. There are only three naturally directed actions. They … Continue reading

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