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Stairwell Gallery Wall

November 3, 2017 by Ariana | 0 Comments

After ten years of this warm “Jakarta” paint from Dunn Edwards, we decided the hallways/stairwell/foyer area needed a refresh to better blend with the cooler rooms that it connected.

To keep it neutral, I decided between shades of white and grey (obviously not keeping with my own advice!)  and chose Cornforth White from Farrow & Ball.  Despite its name, it is really a warm grey that looks different depending on the lighting and time of day.

In our earlier gallery wall, we purposefully used a mix of frames so we could continue to add on as the kids got older.  After all, when we started it, they were only 1 and 4 years old.  Now that we’ve taken down the frames so the walls could be painted, we decided to go with a more uniform look.  We will definitely use the same color and type of frames.  I like the look of larger mats to allow for uniform frame sizing:

Stairway photo gallery

Up for debate is whether to have the frames going up the stairs…

stairway photo gallery

Stairway photo gallery

Or just focus the impact with large-scale frames on the main landing, as in this space:

Stairway photo gallery

Stayed tuned!  My goal is to get this up before hosting Thanksgiving dinner.

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