Thursday, May 6, 2010

Another Layered Art Idea


While writing my last post, I searched high and low for other examples of layered framed art so that I could better illustrate the concept for you. Interestingly, the only images I found were these few, all from the same source. First, the one you see above, is from a Pottery Barn catalog. The frames are hung using wires or string, but neither the pic nor the catalog description are clear about what they're hung from. Could be a rod or a picture moulding high on the wall. I like that the casual looseness of the arrangement is brought back together by the use of similar black and white subjects all identically framed.


Next, this salon-style installation in a mix of Pottery Barn frames lit by one of their rail lights. As casual as the first image was, this one is made even more so by the variety of frame styles and their contents. See the curiously "popped out" numbers 5 and 9 in the middle? They led to the discovery of a nifty new-to-me gizmo, also from, well, you know where. Called a "frame riser", it allows you to layer photos, art and mirrors over each other without them having to touch or attach to each other. And, surprisingly, it holds up to 25 lbs, so you can layer pretty much whatever you want...


...and create your own free-form scrapbook wall of memories and inspiration. This image is also from our friends at PB and I find it quite charming; especially for a family room or home office. Follow their lead if you wish, but, please, use your own uniquely special mementos, not the store-bought kind.


8 comments:

Kathysue said...

Tracy, thanks for the info on the risers, I did not know about those. good info. Love the look of a layered gallery. Kathysue

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I have always like the idea of this...kinda quirky and yet very modern at the same time!

My Yellow House said...

I love this look and have started a small gallery wall in my living room. It's slow going - I think I'm thinking about it all too much so thank you for the great inspiration photos!
Sarah

Karena said...

Tracy these are great inspiration images and I love the risers, had not seen those!! Cool.

Karena
Art by Karena

La Maison Fou said...

I like the hanging grouping idea. The wired hanger look is good, I want to experiment with that one. Thank you for the inspiration!
L.

Lauren said...

Love this look!! Did one at a client's a few months ago and initally bought the frame risers but found that you can layer fairly easily without them... It ended up saving a lot of money but I do agree that it's such a cool product though. One thing for sure- PB does a good gallery wall.

Big hug,
lauren

Struggler said...

I think you may have solved an eyesore problem for me. I have a nasty telephone point smack in the middle of my kitchen wall; I think a frame riser (plus picture of course) would do the trick to hide it!

pk @ Room Remix said...

I LOVE layered art and these inspiration photos are awesome...