One of the top questions I get asked at the end of a project is how to hang artwork. Sometimes I will work with a client to do just that, but here are a few ideas for doing it on your own:
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A few of my tips and tricks include:
-Consider the scale of the wall and the size of your artwork. A small print on a large wall or over a large piece of furniture will usually not look balanced.
-Will you be sitting or standing most of the time you are in the room? Generally, hang artwork lower in a living room where it will be viewed from a seated position.
-Hang your artwork in relation to what is around it. Please don't float an arrangement way above a little side table. Think of the artwork on the wall as part of a "vignette" that you can create around it and the furniture.
-Have a theme. Whether it's the subject matter, the medium or the colour of the frames, it's almost always a good idea to have some unifying theme to your arrangement.
-Create your arrangement on the floor first so you can just move things around until you find what works best.
-Think of your artwork as being part of a "vignette" and hang it in relation to furniture. A picture hung so that it floats way above a table looks lost and lonely. Bring it down and make it tie in.
What clients have to say
Practical, beautiful and cost effective
Tracy's recommendations were very practical, beautiful, and cost effective. Our rooms are now far more functional in terms of layout and design, and they are also more warm, relaxing, and inviting. Tracy was very open to working with our existing furniture which really helped us to spend our design dollars in the most efficient way possible. She guided me through the design process so that I had input the whole way, but with the right amount of guidance from her so that I could benefit from her expertise.
I feel that the rooms we created are ultimately my own and reflect my own sense of personal taste and style while being expertly pulled together. Tracy was also open and upfront about any of my ideas that would not work so well, which prevented me from making costly design mistakes. She was very good at explaining how different concepts would work, so that I felt comfortable taking the plunge to trying something new with beautiful results.
Tracy was wonderful to work with and I look forward to the next project around the house so that I can work with her again.
Whole house renovation
I have worked with Tracy Wharton over the last several months as she is assisting me with a whole house renovation. I find Tracy very easy to work with, she has some good industry contacts and takes the time to understand her client's needs rather than a "cookie cutter" approach to decorating.
Working with color is probably one of Tracy's strongest attributes and she really studies not only the color in question but also how it will holistically meld with the rest of the environment. This is particularly important to me as I am colour blind! It is easy to have reservations about a particular color selected but once it is combined with the rest of the palette it creates an amazing outcome. I would have no hesitation to recommend Tracy for commercial or residential design projects.
A fabulous finished product
My experience working with Tracy on a recent home updating project was excellent throughout the process, and culminated with a fabulous finished product that I was extremely pleased with. In fact, I had numerous compliments from various house guests on the "new house" that was created, and have recommended her services to several friends.
From the initial consultation forward, Tracy made a real concerted effort to understand my style; desired function; my end objective; and most importantly, the feel that I wanted to create. All of this was achieved, and fell within the budget that I had set out at the beginning. I was so pleased working with Tracy that I have hired her again for another house that I will be moving into shortly.
New build from drawing stage to completion
I would like to take this opportunity to relay what a wonderful experience we had working with Tracy at Wharton Interiors. She pulled together a space/home that is most beautiful and true to our taste. She worked with us to find what we desired and ensured that it all came together perfectly. Both her eye and personality made the process fun and stress free. Thank you Tracy for creating such a lovely space for our family to live in!
Works with smaller budgets
Not only is Tracy extremely creative and tapped into local and international product sources, she is also able to work within smaller budgets and is always mindful of sustainability and the environment. I highly recommend her work!