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03-02-2017

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. 

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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.

12-02-2016

Hanging Art Around the Bathtub

There’s nothing more relaxing than a giant soaking tub with a view. But if your bathroom isn’t designed overlooking a scenic vista, there’s another way to surround yourself with beautiful sights: hanging art around the bathtub. It might seem a bit odd at first, but as bathrooms are increasingly being redefined as spaces of leisure and relaxation, it makes perfect sense that the walls be treated as blank canvases for contemplative pieces, or art that simply makes you smile. 

Of course, there are a number of logistical considerations that come into play when installing art in a wet space like around the tub. For one, you’ll want to hang it high enough that it won’t run the risk of regularly being splashed, or choose a weatherproof frame for added protection. Obviously, if your bathtub and shower stall are combined, this idea won’t work for your home.

There’s also the walls themselves to consider. In the photos below, of a recent installation we did on Park Avenue in Manhattan, the homeowner wanted art hung on porcelain tile. To prevent the need to drill into the tile, ruining it should they ever want to remove the art, we used an epoxy to attach art hooks to the wall. That way, the hooks and art can be removed without damaging the tile underneath, but the art is still securely affixed.

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We recently got to install this beautiful arrangement in the bathroom of one of our clients. 

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What do you think of this idea? Would you ever hang art around the bathtub in your house?

02-05-2016

Come Visit ILevel’s Brand New Studio Space

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What better way to celebrate a new year than with a brand new space? We’re excited to share that in January, ILevel officially moved to our beautiful new location, a 1600 square foot studio on 7th street. We hope our new home will not only give us a gorgeous space to showcase our work, but will also better allow us to help our clients visualize and find inspiration for the walls of their homes.

So what can you expect from our new location? For one, we’ve divided the space up into three areas. In the front office, we’ll welcome our customers to discuss project details and set up appointments, and we’ll have staff on hand to answer technical and product questions. In our gallery space, we’ll showcase our ILevel studio collections — sets of curated art and objects available for purchase (Learn more about unique collections from ILevel Studio here).

The final space, which we’re especially excited about, is the “workroom.” Here, we’ll hang rotating examples of unique art and photo arrangements in order to help inspire our clients about the possibilities for their walls, and provide tangible samples of what they can expect from our work. We will also use this space to create family photo walls–we invite our customers to bring in their boxes of old pictures (or an iPhone full of snapshots), and we’ll collaborate to sort, print, frame and arrange a beautiful collection of images. We’ll also host all events, workshops, and openings in this new space.

Want to see our new home for yourself? We invite you to stop by 37 East 7th St. to discuss a project, check out our collections for sale, or simply take a look around!

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