a gallery wall

this wall's been up a while, but since i'm thinking of changing it around, i thought i'd document it first. the light in the living room isn't the greatest, but here we go.

clockwise from the dog portrait: willa by nicole chen, library by the sea by jeremy miranda, swirling planes by kristin endsley, a french banlieue by jr, one year performance by hsieh tehching, ariba familia by leah giberson, abstract landscape by yang yang; baby giraffe by sharon montrose, boys playing soccer (found at the ps321 brooklyn flea). 

clockwise from the dog portrait: willa by nicole chen, library by the sea by jeremy miranda, swirling planes by kristin endsley, a french banlieue by jr, one year performance by hsieh tehchingariba familia by leah giberson, abstract landscape by yang yang; baby giraffe by sharon montrose, boys playing soccer (found at the ps321 brooklyn flea). 

the two-tone peach vase came from culture + commerce project in hudson, ny; the blue vase is an "antique" from panjiayuan market in beijing; the felted stones are from the art institute of chicago's gift shop.

the two-tone peach vase came from culture + commerce project in hudson, ny; the blue vase is an "antique" from panjiayuan market in beijing; the felted stones are from the art institute of chicago's gift shop.

the orb lamp is from ikea, and the neon orange crinkle planter is from cb2. 

the orb lamp is from ikea, and the neon orange crinkle planter is from cb2. 

the whole point of the gallery wall is to camouflage the tv. did it work? the stack of books holds the cable box and masks the cables, which drop down behind the fireplace. 

the whole point of the gallery wall is to camouflage the tv. did it work? the stack of books holds the cable box and masks the cables, which drop down behind the fireplace. 

another view, with one of our pair of danish modern chairs in the foreground. the geometric pillow is linen and made in hong kong.

another view, with one of our pair of danish modern chairs in the foreground. the geometric pillow is linen and made in hong kong.

a wider shot of the gallery wall plus the furniture. this photo is from a while back, so there are different plants in the photo. :) 

a wider shot of the gallery wall plus the furniture. this photo is from a while back, so there are different plants in the photo. :) 

what do you think? let me tell you, i thought about this wall a lot. mostly it happened last year, while i was watching castle on hulu on those cold beijing winter nights, dreaming about going home to brooklyn. it was the first project i tackled after getting home, although to be fair, hhh had already gotten it started by putting together that a-mazing electric fireplace i got on overstock. that thing has an incredible hologram-ish logs and flame display. it flickers. it dims. it produces a totally adequate amount of heat. i love it. 

so the fireplace and the tv were the two things that i had to include on the wall, and i was dead set on not centering the tv over the fireplace. most people thought this was crazy, but i think that it turned out nicely. (you better agree, because i hung that damn tv myself and am not moving it. ever.) anyway, i think went with two other similarly-sized pieces along the same sight line in order to balance it out. the organic shape of the gallery wall is nice for now, although i think it could probably be filled in down the line with new pieces. maybe something sculptural, or something with an air plant in it! 

anyhow, that's the gallery tv wall. xoxo