How To: Create an Art Gallery Wall at Home

How to create an art gallery wall at home

Buying and collecting art? Majorly fun. Figuring out where to hang everything? Sometimes not so fun. If you’re like me, you’ve probably come across a ton of inspiring images of art-gallery walls on Pinterest or in shelter magazines, with walls fabulously filled to the brim with beautifully framed pieces. But attempting to create something similar at home can be a little intimidating.

To inspire you to create an art-gallery wall of your own, we dropped by the homes of two Minted employees: our founder and CEO Mariam Naficy (top) and associate creative director Annie Clark (bottom).

“I wanted a wall that reflected my family and our love for travel and art, and that was deliberately un-stuffy. I loved incorporating a mirror I found in Paris, a piece of antique fabric I found in Turkey, and my children’s art.” —Mariam

“My home is a work in progress. I love that I can easily add a new piece or pin a photo to this ever-evolving corner gallery.” —Annie

San Francisco-based stylist Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman worked with the ladies to create gallery-wall displays that perfectly suited their individual styles. Here, she shares her best advice and tips. So dig through your closets, pull out those pieces you’ve been meaning to have framed, and get hanging!

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Five to Follow: Edible Art, Building a Printing Studio, & More

A roundup of some of the most inspiring online destinations to bookmark and add to your feed this very instant. Got a favorite? Share them with me in the comments or email heather@minted.com.

1. Instagram: Julie’s Kitchen
Southern California-based blogger and photographer Julie Lee (@julieskitchen) creates these intricate edible food collages using the bounty from her weekend trips to the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market. The meticulously arranged patterns of fruits, vegetables, and flowers practically pop off your screen (I’m currently using her citrus one as my desktop wallpaper!) and her just-as-inspiring Instagram feed will have you dreaming of all the delicious dishes you could make from her latest market haul.

2. Minted Artist // Instagram: Meg Gleasson
Minted community designer Meg Gleasson (@mogleameg) and her husband are building an incredible letterpress studio on their farm in rural Iowa and they’re documenting the entire process on Instagram. The couple decided to move their printing studio from their home’s basement and build a new, separate workspace for their business (the goal: to help maintain a more manageable work-life balance!). Her Instagram offers a fascinating behind-the-scene glimpse into their quickly growing stationery line. So much good stuff—add her to your feed now, if you haven’t already.

3. Pinterest: Diane Keaton
Guys, did you know actress Diane Keaton is on Pinterest? I just discovered her boards this week (via SF Girl by Bay) and my gosh, they’re gorgeous. Full of mostly black-and-white (naturally!) imagery, her boards are primarily home decor related, with quirky-charming names like “Last House on the Left,” “W.C.,” and “Curb Appeal.” Her pins vary from the breathtaking to the refreshing real and mundane (like a well-designed under-the-counter drawer for storing baking sheets). Guaranteed hours of endless delight.

4. Website: Rip + Tan
Fashion designer Jenni Kayne’s lifestyle blog Rip + Tan is a recent discovery of mine. Named after her two children, Ripley and Tanner, it’s a leisurely read full of beautiful imagery that echoes the easy elegance of her fashion line (you may know her from her signature d’Orsay flats—want!). Sure, the gorgeous home tours and peeks into her fabulous Southern California lifestyle will probably induce some life envy, but more than that, her party ideas, product recs, and recipes will inspire you to perhaps dust off your juicer or invite friends over for a backyard dinner party.

Dominik Woods cutting boards

5. E-Commerce: Dominik Woods
What’s your must-have kitchen essential? My pick is a cutting board that’ll transition easily from kitchen prep to serving platter. These gorgeous handmade cutting boards by graphic designer-turned-woodworker Dominik Kowalik are just the ticket.

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Domino & At Home With a Minted Artist: Brandy Brown-Bergquist

The latest installment of At Home With a Minted Artist, our home + studio tour collaboration with domino magazine, just went up and features the lovely Brandy Brown-Bergquist of Marabou Design. She gives domino editors a tour of her stylish Seattle home (how much do you love that chartreuse wall?!) and talks about what’s inspiring her lately, her favorite possession (it’s actually pictured below!), and her must-have splurge. Head on over to domino to read the interview and check out their archive of previously featured Minted artists, too.

 

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Announcing: Minted + Domino Art Challenge

We’re super excited to announce our next Art Challenge in collaboration with our fave shelter magazine domino. The prize is MAJOR: 25 winning art prints will be featured in a future issue of domino magazine (!!!) and the winning prints will be sold on domino.com and Minted. Get all of the challenge details and upload your design entry right here (the deadline is September 2). Good luck!

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Domino & At Home With a Minted Artist: Emily Jeffords

Today, in the latest installment of domino magazine’s At Home With a Minted Artist series, we’re given a behind-the-scenes tour of Minted artist Emily Jeffords‘ beautiful, light-filled home and painting studio in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Minted Real Wedding: Shelby & Douglas in Keswick, VA

Today’s Minted Real Wedding took place in Keswick, Virginia, at a picturesque cider mill called Castle Hill. There, in front of their 170 guests, Shelby and Douglas exchanged vows and hosted an elegant celebration that featured classic details (crisp tuxedos, a vintage Bentley) mixed bright splashes of poppy red.

Are you a Minted bride? If you’d like to submit your wedding for consideration, please email a brief description of your celebration and a link to your wedding photos to heather@minted.com.

Bride’s name: Shelby Sutton
Groom’s name: Douglas Colby
Wedding date: July 13, 2013
Location: Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, Virginia
Minted wedding invitation: Elegance Illustrated by Phrosné Ras
Minted save-the-date: Simply in Love by Annie Clark
Photographer: Lucy O Photo
Wedding planner: Shindig Weddings & Events
Florist: Southern Blooms, Pat’s Floral Designs

Keep reading to see more details from Shelby and Douglas’ beautiful wedding.

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Minted Real Wedding: June & Antony in Charleston, SC

We’re excited to announce a brand-new series on Julep called Minted Real Weddings, where we feature couples from around the country who stylishly incorporated Minted elements into their wedding day. First up are June and Antony, who married last fall at the bride’s family home near Charleston, South Carolina.

Are you a Minted bride? If you’d like to submit your wedding for consideration, please email a brief description of your celebration and a link to your wedding photos to heather@minted.com.

Bride’s name: June Hawkins
Groom’s name: Antony Patenaude
Minted wedding invitation: The Grainfield by Moglea (letterpressed)
Minted ceremony program: Pink Blossoms by Jennifer Wick
Wedding date: November 9, 2013
Location: The bride’s family home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Photographer: Shannon Michele Photography
Wedding design and coordination: The Burlap Elephant
Florist: Branch Design Studio

Keep reading to see more details from June and Antony’s beautiful wedding.

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Domino & At Home With a Minted Artist: Karly Depew

We’re thrilled to be partnering with domino magazine—one of our favorite shelter mags!—for a new series “At Home With a Minted Artist.” Each month, editors at the magazine will profile one of our talented artists, taking you inside their homes and studio for a virtual tour. Needless to say, we’re beyond excited about collaborating with domino on this series, not only because we’re big fans of their fresh aesthetic and the art-filled homes they feature in the magazine, but especially since they share our passion for supporting independent artists.

Domino magazine: At Home with a Minted Artist Oscar + Emma

First up is the lovely Karly Depew of Oscar & Emma, who gives us a tour of her Columbus, Ohio, home (and shares a peek at her favorite Minted art prints!). A longtime Minted designer, Karly has been a part of the Minted community since 2008 and has racked up award after award (and has more than 800 designs for sale on the site!).

Head on over to domino to read the full feature, get a glimpse inside Karly’s workspace, and learn about her creative process and what she’s inspired by these days.

Minted art prints featured below in Karly’s studio: Dora’s Floral by Jill De Haan,  Block Printed Arches by Katharine Watson, and Nice Work by Heather Francisco

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