No room is complete without art on the walls. Artwork is the cherry on top, the frosting on the cake, the accessories to the perfect outfit – it is the finishing touch that pushes your space from beautiful to stunning.
A few weeks ago I posted a photo that featured a lovely gallery wall display curated and hung by our very own talented art (and chandelier, and really anything that requires hanging ) specialist, Dillon. Dillon has been with the shop for 23 years and has his art arrangements down to a science – so precise it seems like magic. He has traveled from coast to coast on behalf of Nell Hill’s, hanging art for customers from Palm Springs to Washington, D.C., and is always in high demand.
This is why, when I started receiving some questions on how to create the perfect display, I knew I needed to corner him and get the inside tricks and tips that he has collected over the years to share with you all.
Step One: Grouping your art. When pulling pieces for a gallery wall there are many ways to mix and match. While Dillon sometimes likes to pick a theme for a grouping, the most important part of a collection is to have variety. This means different sizes, shapes, mediums, and subjects are all welcome in a grouping. Having a diverse collection of items makes for an interesting display that encourages the eye to explore. When Dillon is finished pulling art for a display, he sorts them into piles based on size and frame color which makes for an organized way to start creating your layout.