Don’t Hang Your Art

Dave Berry with Aisling Installation works his magic in a collector's home.

Dave Berry with Aisling Installation works his magic in a collector’s home.

At Gallery MAR we relish the opportunity to visit your home and install the artwork you select from our gallery. Sometimes a little extra assistance is needed and we call upon one of our specialize art installers, such as Dave Berry with Aisling Art Installation. But a new trend is popping up — and one we have taken advantage of too! Leaning your art against your walls, on bookshelves, or against a window is refreshing and allows you to change up your collection on a whim. Below, enjoy this article we discovered in Architectural Digest where you can read and see how this trend can amplify your art collection. Happy leaning!

How to Display Art Without Hanging It!

 of Architectural Digest

May 17, 2017

Put away your measuring tape, your hammer and nails, your fear of putting holes in your walls—it turns out that you don’t have to hang your art at all. One of the most popular ways to display artwork these days requires far less commitment than that. Simply set the art on the floor, or on a shallow shelf, and lean it up. The result is casual-looking but refined, with a little bit of treasure-hunt intrigue mixed in. And you can switch it right up without worrying over the holes you’ve put in the wallpaper.

“I tend to lean my art even more than I hang it these day,” says designer Leanne Ford. “This allows for a constant and easy rotation of what is displayed, where and how.” Below we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ways to try out the trend.

To hide “unsightlies”

Ford leans art to over up chords, cable boxes, and even unused wall outlets that are so often at floor level.

Photo: Nicole Franzen for Leanne Ford Interiors

Against glass or other tricky surfaces

Leaned-up art in Todd Alexander Romano’s Manhattan living room gets around the whole “you can’t hang art on windows” catch.

Contemporary Living Room by Todd Alexander Romano in New York, New York
Thomas Loof

To add height on shelf vignettes

Without having to put a hole in the bookshelf.

Photo: Heredwelling for Leanne Ford Interiors

In conversation with hanging art

A look that will prevent your cloud art from floating away.

Photo: Heredwelling for Leanne Ford Interiors

To give off a casually elegant air

Leaned art is the opposite of stuffy but can look very elevated if you select the right piece.

Photo: Genevieve Garruppo

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