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Jeff & Allison
As a designer I tend to look at all spaces as possible locations for placement of images, not just the obvious ones. The one thing that we see a lot, is people don't know where to place things and at what height. (pet peeve ~ things hung to high on the wall, unless you are a family of giants bring things down to eye level.) The other thing we hear a lot of is 'I have an open floor plan in my house and don't have any wall space.' While this is a trend in homes and can be somewhat of a challenge, all houses have walls. You might just have to get a little more creative in where you put things. Below are some examples of places we have made suggestions that are not the typical but look fabulous!
This was a great place for these sweet girls images on the stairs that typically would have never been used for a grouping, but it made it fun. Don't forget to look for any electrical outlets and switches when deciding on placement.
I love this picture not only because it's our beautiful studio, but it is a eye catching place for the images placed above the large cased opening.
This space above the kitchen pass thru is one of my favorites! The client loved the idea of having something interesting in the spot. Note the tone of the images really makes it a part of the room.
Some of the more obvious places are to anchor images with a nice piece of furniture or if their is a special niche somewhere with great lighting. Don't think about the way everything in the house is currently, and don't be afraid to MOVE things, you don't live in a museum it doesn't have to stay the same way forever. We encourage people all the time to take things off their walls and move them around the house to see if you like it better somewhere else, and to group different things together.
This is a great example if a niche that was planned in a drawing and then we added images to this special place.
So all this to say, don't be afraid of your house, and don't be surprised if we suggest moving stuff around your house. One thing I like to do is take things down, play with arranging them on the floor to make it feel fresh. I always like to change things around to make room for something exciting and new and my house. Have fun and refresh your nest!