Before I jump into my post for today (which I’m pretty excited about) – I wanted to say THANK YOU for such an overwhelmingly positive, thoughtful, and loving responses to my first Toast Talk post yesterday… I read each and every comment and honestly, thank you really doesn’t even being to cover it. I’m really looking forward to sharing more with you all and I hope we can continue to connect on real terms. kisses for real
NOW – I touched on my love for leaned art work when I pulled together my “top 10″ for the D Home Blog’s Thursday Tastemaker feature a while back… I told them, “I got over the idea of a gallery wall pretty much as soon as the fad started but I die for the idea of having a bunch of artwork overlapping and leaning on one another. Whether along the baseboards, on shelves or atop a dresser or desk, the look is disheveled and effortless – and makes switching things around easy.”
I still die for this look. But I hope I didn’t offend any gallery lovers – because really, leaning artwork in groupings is basically a deconstructed gallery wall. The concept might seem messy or lazy, but I love the look and how it can work in both contemporary, rustic, and more traditional settings. And like a gallery wall, you can do a mix of photography prints, abstracts, and typographic art… If the thought of accumulating enough framed pieces to pull off the look scares you, just take it one piece at a time (like the last photo), start out symmetrically (like the first photo) and work your way ledges and large groupings (all the photos in between!). It’s laid-back chic.