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Monday, January 14, 2013

Up in the Air

Lately I've been loving art that is hung all the way up to the ceiling.  It is dramatic and gives the illusion of even higher ceilings.  Generally the rule is that art should be hung at eye level, but I think exceptions can be made when it's hung in a vertical grouping with uniform pieces of art.  I love a good gallery wall as much as the next gal, but I often find myself craving the uniformity and symmetry of a vertical row of art.  In a client's home, we are lining both sides of an arched doorway with uniform framed pieces, from the baseboards all the way up to the crown molding.  I can't wait to share pictures with you!

Here are some chic rooms with art that goes all the way up.

Albert Hadley
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Manhattan apartment in the new Lonny
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A perfect way to implement this idea is to buy an antique book of illustrated plates and frame them.
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Images via Pinterest

Have you ever hung art up to the ceiling?


Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

Love this idea. I think I pinned that second picture from Lonny. Loved every detail. May do this our gallery wall I am working on for hallway.

My Crafty Home Life said...

I really like it when you have a great collection. It highlights it perfectly.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I haven't yet but I plan to do it in my family room. I have a big white wall on one side of the room that serves as a walkway from kitchen to foyer. I want to do floor to ceiling art. Great inspiration images!

Nancy said...

Yes, and I love it. You can be uber creative with just about any arrangement if you just experiment! The norm used to be "eye level" but it seems there is NO NORMAL anymore! love it!
xo Nancy

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