Tag Archives: hanging art

Hanging Family Photos in an Open Stairwell

Last week I spent the morning hanging family photos in the open stairwell of a client’s home.   So many people have this issue in their own home:  a blank two-story stairwell that is completely open to the living room. open stairwell before   When you enter the front door, all the decorating action was on […]

Orange is the New Red

When working with my clients, pretty early on I ask the question: are you a red kinda girl, an orange/coral kinda girl, or a pink kinda girl? Many women have a strong attraction to one of those three, to the exclusion of the others.  If you are not really gifted with color and design, it […]

Tips for Hanging Art in Groups & a Limited Time Offer!

In my line of work, I hang a lot of artwork. People don’t always have a large enough piece of art to fill in an empty wall space in their home. Or they have small art pieces that they love, but that get lost all alone on a large wall.  I’ve said it before, and […]

When Perfectionism Hinders Creativity

Or, “Hang It and They Will Come” I’m a collector at heart, rescuing treasure wherever I can find it. My latest obsession started several months ago, when I found a pretty piece of vintage embroidery art at an estate sale. It sat on the floor against the wall in my office for a few months, […]

Hanging Art the Easy Way, Without Measuring!

I’m going to share with you one of my favorite tricks of hanging art easily and quickly. Creating art installations and groupings is one of my favorite feats of decorating! It never fails to amaze homeowners when I demonstrate my advanced picture-hanging skills. A few times I’ve had male homeowners who about came unglued as […]

Meaningful Art – Restaurant Menu Collection

I hope you enjoyed the dining room to living room transformation I shared at the end of last week.  What I didn’t show you is the “new” dining area.  What I wanted to share today is the art grouping I made with the menus the couple have been collecting throughout their relationship. restaurant menus

Amazing Grace and Design

Earlier this week, I got to revisit a client’s home from last summer. She needed help installing some art that she had recently commissioned from a vendor/artist at the Nashville Flea Market, which turned out really beautiful. The artist wrote on three pieces of reclaimed and painted barn wood, and the pieces needed to be […]

How to Make Your Lonely Walls Happy

What do you do when your dining room looks forlorn and empty, and it’s making you crazy -depressed?   No, I’m not suggesting that you pour yourself a stiff drink.  Put down the bottle and pick up the hammer!  I spent yesterday hanging art and plates in my client’s dining room, and it made such […]

What To Hang Over Oddly-Shaped Furniture

Have you ever had this problem?  You have a piece of furniture or headboard or something in your home that needs “something” over it, but you have no idea what to hang on the wall above it? Beautiful View from the Front of  My Client’s Home   This was the dilemma in my client’s home. […]

Pipe Dreams, Airstreams, and Pinterest

Let me be clear – I am no camper.  But I have had a pipe dream for years about restoring an Airstream trailer.  All images in this post are found here   Wouldn’t it be fun to decorate it out all retro-dreamy, like a giant dollhouse?       My girls could use it as […]