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ILevel Installation: Wall-to-Wall Artwork

As far as gallery walls go, this next project was larger and more unique than most. The client had a collection of pink “tiles,” that they wanted hung across the length of two intersecting walls. Luckily for us, the wall-to-wall artwork was actually made of cardboard, something that simplified the process a bit.

The challenge, then, came not in the installing, but in the arranging. Because the tiles had such a linear, geometric design, we wanted the arrangement to be neat and deliberate. Which meant carefully laying out and rearranging the collection until we had just the right setup. To further emphasize the geometry of the arrangement, each tile has the exact amount of space surrounding it. 

  wall to wall art

Need help hanging pictures, art, cardboard tiles on your walls? Get in touch with ILevel at info@ilevel.biz, or visit our studio space at 37 E. 7th St. in Manhattan.


ILevel’s Gallery Wall for Jill Kargman Featured in Vogue

It’s always exciting to see our work in print, but especially when it’s a project we adore and a publication we hold on a pedestal. Such was the case last week when a gallery wall we worked on with actress Jill Kargman, star of Bravo’s hilarious comedy Odd Mom Out, popped up on Vogue.com.

To the unfamiliar, Odd Mom Out is a parody of momlife in Manhattan, and Jill stars as the foil to the blonde-hair, juice cleansing, soul-cycling set. The character is based on Jill’s own life, and her TV apartment is losley based on her real space on Third Avenue. Jill’s aesthetic is what you’d expect from the wry actress: it’s party eclectic, a bit dark, uniquely sophisticated, and as chic as can be. While Jill certainly had a vision for her space, she also enlisted the help of her longtime friend and interior designer Lauren Geddes Duff.

The wall, in Jill’s living room, was mostly made up of art she’d collected over the years, with personal touches throw in. Among the pieces on the wall: a sketch of the wedding dress Karl Lagerfeld designed for her wedding (Jill’s father is a former president of Chanel), a Damian Hirst skull, and a shadow box filled with a stack of laser-cut 100-dollar bills. The gallery wall is a true showstopper and the focal point of the room, both because of its size and the originality.

To see more of the space, visit Vogue.com. For help creating your own version of Jill’s gorgeous gallery wall, get in touch with ILevel, or stop  by our studio space at 37 E. 7th Street  in Manhattan.



ILevel and The Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse

One of our favorite events of the year is coming up fast: The annual Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse begins on May 12. Not only do we love the chance to see what some of the country’s top designers can create when given a blank slate and carte blanche (especially in the name of giving back!), but we’ve had a long history helping to make these visions come to life and feel a personal connection to the event.

Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Image via Kips Bay Decorator Show House

So, we were thrilled when we took a look at this year’s showhouse website and saw one of our installations from last year had made the home page: The dramatic elliptical staircase of the Arthur Sachs Mansion, the site of the 2015 show house, decorated with nearly 300 works of art. The display was dubbed “Stairway to Heaven” and dreamed up by designer Philip Mitchell, and ILevel was lucky enough to have the chance to arrange and hang each piece. The art, most of which came from Philip’s personal collection, was incredibly beautiful and diverse, and included standouts like a Marcel Vertès watercolor along with images of the children from the Kips Bay Boys and Girls club (the benefactor of the event) by Monica Rich Kosann photography.

Here are a few more of our favorite shots of the staircase.

Image via Habitually Chic

Image via Habitually Chic

Kips bay showhouse art installation NYC

Photo by Rafael Quirindongo.

Image via Architectural Digest

Image via Architectural Digest

We can’t wait too see the beauty that comes out of this year’s event! For dates and details, visit the official Kips Bay Showhouse website.