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04-27-2017

8 Gorgeous Gallery Walls From Our Recent Clients

A few months ago, we talked about how we still haven’t gotten sick of the gallery wall. How, every time we hang one if one of our client’s homes, office spaces, or shops, it has a unique and personal look. It’s one of the things we love most about this photo arranging style and why we don’t think we’ll ever tire of it (or stop getting requests for it).

Further proof of just how diverse and beautiful gallery walls can be? These are some of the arrangements we’ve done for clients in the last few weeks alone.

This chic display reflects the contemporary feel of the client’s Manhattan apartment. Note the asymmetrical arrangement, which adds to the modern feel. 

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On the opposite end of the style spectrum sits this perfectly arranged assortment of Playbills. 

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Here, the variety of art included in this gallery wall is tied together by white frames and mats. 

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This next photo mixes styles of art, frames, and media, proving one of the best things about gallery walls: there are no rules.

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One of our all-time favorite types of project: The family photo wall. 

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We love how these photos pop against a jet-black wall. 

Here, a simple arrangement mixes a series of drawings in with the rest of the homeowner’s art collection. 

Finally, another example of a family photo wall, this time done in color with all-white gallery frames and mats. 

Have a gallery wall to hang in your home or business? Get in touch with ILevel to discuss your project at info@ilevel.biz

04-20-2017

The Best Events During NYCxDesign Week 2017

New York City’s largest annual celebration of art and design is just around the corner! NYCxDesign 2017 kicks off May 3rd, promising dozens of events for aesthetes and art lovers during the three-week-long event (which wraps up on May 24th). While it’s hard to wrong with any of the programming during NYCxDesign, here are a few events that we consider must sees this year. 

PUBLIC ART FUND TALKS: ANISH KAPOOR

Renowned public artist Anish Kapoor’s talk at the New School will touch on his creative inspiration, including politics and culture. 

Date(s)
05/03/2017
Time
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location
The New School, Tishman Auditorium
63 Fifth Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets

COLLECTIVE DESIGN FAIR

The Collective Design Fair, which takes place each May, is the culmination of the organization’s programming, which is designed to foster young artistic talent.

Date(s)
05/03/2017 – 05/07/2017
Time
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Location
Skylight Clarkson Sq
550 Washington Street
Manhattan

TOUR OF ETSY INC. HEADQUARTERS

Brooklyn-based Etsy has been one of the biggest forces in the makers movement, and you can check out their ground zero if you’re quick. The company is opening its doors to a limited number of guests for a free tour on May 10. RSVP to kcarmody@etsy.com.

Date(s)
05/10/2017
Time
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location
Etsy Inc. Headquarters
117 Adams Street

ITP THESIS WEEK 2017

Grad students in NYU’s ITP program will present their thesis projects in interactive media. The Pratt Institute, Columbia, FIT and Parsons are also hosting student showcases this week. 
Date(s)
05/09/2017 – 05/12/2017
Time
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location
ITP, NYU
721 Broadway, 4th Floor
Manhattan
 

FAD MARKET

Prefer to browse design you can take home with you? Stop by FAD Market (standing for Fashion, Art & Design) at the Brooklyn Historical Society to shop wares from 45 artists and artisans. 

Date(s)
05/13/2017 – 05/14/2017
Time
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04-13-2017

Hanging Art from the Ceiling

Hanging art from the ceiling is an option that you might consider for any number of reasons. Maybe the wall you want to hang your art on is a difficult surface to drill into, like brick or plaster, or perhaps you don’t want to ruin expensive paneling or wallpaper by putting holes into it. Or, maybe you just like the originality of the idea.  Whatever the reason, there are a few ways your can accomplish hanging art from the ceiling. 

Hang art with a cable system

The best and easiest way to suspend art from the ceiling is with a steel cable system. This is what we use for most of our clients who request to hang art this way. It’s both effective and safe, affixing art to the ceiling with a bolt, and it offers a contemporary yet discreet look that complements both modern and transitional decor. Another benefit of using a cable system is that its incredible flexible and can be used with both flat and sloped ceilings. For hanging multiple pieces of art, we also offer a cable system on a track-style mount. 

Find out more about our contemporary cable system here

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Use a picture rail. 

If you live in a more traditional space or antique home, a picture rail or picture molding are both beautiful ways to suspend photos from the ceiling while also enhancing architecture and adding to the charm of the space. If your home doesn’t already have a picture rail installed, you can have one hung flush to the ceiling and it will mimic the look of molding. 

Need help installing a cable system or picture rail? Get in touch with us at info@ilevel.biz. 

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