There is a method to curating a stunning wall gallery. Whether you’ve recently moved into new digs or are planning a renovation, having an expert eye drop design knowledge makes the mess of decorating a hell of a lot smoother. Maybe you have a friend who’s practicing interior design who can pop over and lend an opinion or a bestie with well-curated Pinterest boards who can help your vision come to life. Not ringing a bell in your friend group? Don’t sweat it. We’re here to take the pressure off of hanging wall art with the assistance of celebrity interior designer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Martyn shares his vision behind Kourt’s office wall decor as well as a general rule of thumb he follows for art placement.
“Kourtney’s office wall captures her personality, giving a window into her tastes and style. It has a mix of whimsical images like Herb Ritts’ Batman playfully paired with movie star iconography and some serious modern art pieces. It’s the high/low mix that creates an eclectic vibe, setting the tone for the space and making the office less serious, but always inspiring.”
“To make the perfect gallery wall, I always love to mix pieces of different sizes. A large photograph with a small drawing, a circular oil painting, and maybe even a vintage mirror to mix the vibe. First, I choose pieces I love and lay them out on the floor of the room. Then, after moving the pieces around until I like the flow and balance of the overall layout, I will start to hang them on the wall. I always like an uneven number—five, seven, or nine, for instance, depending on the size of your wall. I avoid hanging the pieces in straight lines, so I always pick different frame sizes to make sure some pieces are higher and lower than others and hopefully find an odd-shaped art piece, such as circular or square—anything different from the normal rectangular shape. This helps create both interest and individuality. I usually have a three-inch distance between the pieces, allowing each to breathe, yet still creating a connection. Finally, I make sure the lighting is even among all the pieces so the gallery wall is seen as a whole installation rather than just featuring one or two of the pieces.”
Now that you’re inspired, shop the art you need to create a beautiful vibe in your room.