Gallery Wall


You might remember reading about my issue with our bulky TV and my plan to hide it. I’m happy to say we finally installed our gallery wall around the entertainment area. I might add a few small works here and there, but for the most part this project is wrapped up. Sourcing art is one of my favorite design tasks and this project was no exception; I was happy to purchase a few things from really talented, local artists.

Before reaching for the power tools, I planned the layout in photoshop to make sure the installation felt balanced. Even if you don’t have editing software- take a quick photo with your phone and print out each piece of art on a smaller scale. Lay the artwork onto a piece of paper printed with the wall you plan to use, arranging the “mini” pieces as desired. It’s actually kind of a fun, especially if you liked playing with paper dolls back in the day, but definitely a really simple and sure fire way to begin your project. I like building from the inside out, allowing the heavier pieces to anchor the center. See my thought process and order below:


Art Sources: 1. Peonie Print Study by Katie Stratton | 2. Partner by F2 Images | 3. Untitled, self-made | 4. Mid century pattern, self-made | 5. Stacked Firewood, taken by me| 6. Let’s Stay Home print by The Motivated Type (but I did mine in brush pen) | 7. Portrait of Finn, taken by me | 8. Triangles, self-made | Media Stand: Kasse Media Stand by STORnewyork  | Green Chair: Everett Armchair by West Elm | Side Table: Martini Side Table by West elm | Pillow: Mongolian Lamb Pillow by West Elm

After my gallery wall was finished, thanks to Kalyn’s handy skills, the last step was styling. We still need to find an area rug, but the living room is finally coming together. I’m hoping to feature the entire room, as soon as the last few items find their way into our house.



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  1. Hi Sarah – Love the gallery wall – hoping to do the same with our living room. Also, do you mind sharing where you purchased your ceiling fan? It’s probably the only ceiling fan I’ve ever seen and liked! Thank you!


    1. Hi Claire! Thanks so much. I actually hate the look of ceiling fans, too! However, this was Kalyn’s one request- so I obliged. I liked the white option and it kind of blends in with the ceiling, making it less obtrusive. We also added the light option, which comes with a handy little remote. I would definitely recommend.

  2. This is gorgeous! Just found your blog thanks to this post + Pinterest (yay). Off to explore it more :)

    1. Thanks, Aileen. You’re very talented yourself!

  3. I would LOVE to know your hardwood info if possible. :-)

    1. Hi Talysa! Of course- the floors are original to the home. They were in terrible condition when we purchased, so we sanded them down and refinished. The species of wood is red oak, stained with dark walnut made by MinWax. You can buy it at Lowes. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Another ceiling fan admirer here. Can you share the source for it please? I think it’s the first one I’ve seen that doesn’t trigger a gag reflex but in central Arizona fans are an unfortunate necessity.

    1. Thanks, Eva! You can find the ceiling fan here. I love the white version, and you also have the option to add a light. It comes with a handy little remote. I also think it would look nice with a ceiling medallion. Thanks for stopping by!

      1. Thanks!
        I found you via a pinterest image of your bathroom. I will be borrowing quite a bit from that design in my upcoming bathroom over haul. Thanks again for sharing!

  5. Laura Brown says:

    Hi Sarah! I just love the Peonie print you have here – what size is the print and frame? I think the balance you have is very perfect!

    1. Thank you, Laura! Unfortunately, I no longer have that piece to measure, but I did buy the 16×20 sized artwork. Hope this helps. xo

      1. Laura Brown says:

        Thanks so much Sarah! :)

  6. HELLO. I just discovered your blog! i am hooked :) what color are the walls in the living room. And I think there are some pictures where a bedroom has a blue wall…what color blue is that?