Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Artistic Friends

BEFORE
Office After 9 small
Last fall I shared the photos of my office remodel and mentioned that I have decorated in part with prints and photos taken by blogging friends.  Then this spring I shared photos of my office after it because a storage unit for my furniture when my sister and her family moved in.

NOW
Finished
It's taken me a few months, but I've gradually reclaimed my office and have expanded the gallery wall.  It is so fun to walk in here each morning and see the amazing art created by my friends.  I hope to continue to grow my collection of art - it is a huge wall and I hope that someday it is covered by the work of my inspiring and talented friends.

Source list:
Left side, top row:
Small black and white prints (2) - Kat Sloma
Light through the trees - Jennifer Lorton (etsy shop)

Left side, middle:
Focus print - Kristine Redekopp - Blue Elephant Photography
Yellow blossoms - Maegan - Madeline Bea (etsy shop)

Right side, top row:
Roses - Maegan - Madeline Bea
Small black and white prints (2) - Kat Sloma

Right side, middle:
Blue branches - Maegan - Madeline Bea
Morning Dew - April Newman Photography

A couple of quick notes about my collection - some pieces I've purchased, some were gifted and others were won in giveaways, but no matter how each was acquired, I love them equally.  I also have a few pieces that have landed in other places in my house that I hope to get around to sharing one day soon.

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33 comments:

tinajo said...

It looks really, really nice - love it all. :-)

Tezzie said...

Yay for getting your office back! It looks wonderful <3 I love that dark shade on your walls...it really shows off the gorgeous art!

maureen said...

Love your photo wall, it inspires me to get working on mine! And how wonderful to have those prints from friends. And? I love that read and white seat you have in there. It's a fab piece and is a great contrast against the blue wall. Nice to see you have your space back. xo

Ashley Sisk said...

I love the way you've got your wall organized. I really want to do something similar...one day.

~Kristina said...

Awesome arrangement! Any time your travels land you smack dab in the middle of Canada, you stop by my place. I'll be sure to have a few things for your incredible design abilities to switch up. And I'll have some tea or wine ready :)

amy b.s. said...

it looks so great!

Angie Willis said...

It looks really effective Jamie. Beautifully arranged. Love the colour of the wall.

R Montalban said...

It looks great, really lovely :-)

Maegan Beishline said...

What a beautiful collection, Jamie! I really need to make a wall of art like this somewhere in our house. I'm all giddy seeing some of my prints up there! xo

April said...

So beautiful, I am glad one of my pictures can be up their too! I hope you are doing well :) xoxo

lisa said...

This really looks so nice Jamie!
Happy Wednesday to you!!

Sophie said...

wow it looks awesome! i love gallery walls like yours! so amazing. love all your pictures :)

i just found your blog and i love it! im following x

Krystal said...

I'd totally send you one from my photography store if you want one!!

blue elephant photography said...

wow i love it! i'm so honored that my print is on your wall :)i love the color of your wall and the lighting and the details, i think just about everything! that blue table is soooo cute! are we allowed to visit you someday!?

rebecca said...

sheesh. it kinda looks freaking awesome. :)

iris said...

I am a really big fan of gallery walls. Although, mine are collected quickly, and then rotate through my "collection." lol.

Cindy said...

i like it much better now, so interesting. you have a lovely collection and some of your work would be very nice up there, too!

Karen said...

I love the way the dark wall sets off all these lovely works of art. I do agree, however, that you should add a few pieces of your own.

Amanda said...

I really like the mix of frames and pictures that you have here. I have always aspired to having one "Art wall" in my house, but will have to wait until we don't rent anymore. (Too many holes). Yours is so inspiring, Jamie! :)

Lesley said...

This looks brilliant, Jamie! I love the way you've grouped your pictures.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so bad at decorating!

Marisa said...

Nice, I would love to start collecting more photography and art. Also I love that wall color!

Diana Joy said...

Love your photo wall and the whole concept of using photos of your inspiring friends. I happen to think the photos you have taken of your travels deserve to be on walls....

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

What a gorgeous change, Jamie! And I love that color on your walls. It's stunning. You're inspiring me to get our office in order :) xx

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

I think we appreciate our homes more when we decorate with things we love.
Well done.

Ms. Becky said...

your wall of art is fabulous! and I'm loving that turquoise table too. good job Jamie. it would make me happy to walk into this room and see the lovely...
happy day to you.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

This is such a beautifully oriented gallery wall. Perfectly placed, yet it looks effortless. That is such a pretty wall color too!

Corinne said...

So gorgeous. I love how you put it all together!

Courtney said...

Beautiful! I absolutely adore the "focus" print.

The Felix Family said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that navy blue wall. I have been trying to think of where I could have one of those in my house all day today! And like I have said before you are lucky I am a Mills cousin rather than a Shaw cousin because I would have fought you for that mirror!

Stampmouse said...

beautiful way to show off your treasures. I recognize some of the names and nice to see some new ones to look into

Stephanie said...

What a lovely office space you have! That wall color is gorgeous. I just discovered your blog and I must say, I'm a fan already. :)

Gilding Lilies said...

Hey, I recognize one of those photos! I'm honored to be included in this group of beauties! Thank you Jamie.

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