Tuesday, January 4, 2011

p[art]nership - hanging art in a group

I would like to introduce you to Danielle Oakey.  She writes her own blog and has graciously agreed to be the first participant in my the new series titled p[art]nership.  This series will be all about how art relates to interior design and fashion. 

Hi! I am Danielle from Danielle Oakey Interiors.  I am so excited about Bethany’s new series and I am thrilled that she asked me to participate.  Art is an essential and important part of interior design.

Art clusters are my favorite way to display art.  I love mixing photography, paintings, and items of meaning on my walls.

My mom recently put together a gallery wall that I adore.  She is included some items that have meaning as well as some decor items that she loves.

A successful art cluster includes a variety of textures, shapes, and dimensions.

Including items with some depth, like the glass jars and keys, add dimension and interest to an art cluster.

A variety of frames create an eclectic look, giving each piece the deserved attention.
It is also important to keep even spacing between each piece and don’t hang to high! 

Happy hanging!


As an extra bonus, here is a little grouping I put together with Danielle's information as inspiration.  All items were found on Etsy and are for sale.  Click on the image to enlarge and see the links below :)

Related Articles
p[art]nership - Learn more about this new series and what you can expect in the future
Scary as Art - Another opportunity I had to feature artwork found on Etsy
How to Make Digital Prints - A fantastic guest post just like the one above!


  1. oh how fun, I guess I had sort of been doing "clusters" without really thinking about it. I had never thought about it as a technique!

    Thanks Bethany for introducing this series!

  2. thanks so much for having me, i am so excited about this series!

  3. wow! this grouping looks simply lovely! very unique!

  4. so great! art grouping is one of my favorite things, hopefully someday i'll live in a place with sturdy enough walls for the bigger objects and shelves!

  5. Great idea for a blog series. There are so many ways to incorporate and display art in your home, so it'll be interesting to see the ideas your guest bloggers share.

  6. lovely post! greetings from Germany

  7. I've had pieces that I have wanted to hang for months but felt like none of them really went together. This post gave me the inspiration for my own grouping and I absolutely love it! Thanks so much for sharing.

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