212.477.4319
37 East 7th Street, NYC
info@ilevel.biz

08-07-2018

Perfect Picture Hanging Turns a House into a Home

Many ILevel clients come to us having just finished renovating a home or moving into a new place. We are often the last people on the scene, adding the final touches to a renovation or move. We’ve been told that after we’ve provided our professional art installation services a new space truly feels like home. Here’s how we’ve worked with clients in recent days to bring a warm, personal feeling to living spaces through art placement and installation.

Salon Walls

Salon walls are expressions of our experiences and tastes, and they are a great way to make a room feel uniquely ours. When viewed individually the pieces in the salon below might not feel related. ILevel’s designer/installers created this salon wall to bring all of the pieces together in a cohesive and striking arrangement that feels like it could only belong in this room. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unique Pieces 

What you to choose to put on your walls says a lot about you. ILevel recently installed this Paul Vallinksy sculpture in a client’s home. This kaleidoscope of butterflies, made from aluminum (found cans) and wire, is an example of a piece that adds a finishing touch to this space, in addition to beauty, whimsy, and a wish for flight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Photo Walls

Few art installations are more personal than family photo walls, and this one is a gorgeous example. The eclectic mix of frames and frame sizes winds up this staircase and around the arched window telling the story of this family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art in Every Room

Spaces like game rooms and bathrooms are sometimes overlooked when it comes to art installation. This light, modern space is perfect for a ping pong table. The colorful artwork amps up the energy, spark, and personality in this room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consult with ILevel to bring warmth and personality to your new home through professional art placement and installation. Call 212.477.4319 or email info@ilevel.biz.

 

07-25-2018

It’s Family Photo Wall Season

In about a month, you may feel completely overwhelmed by the 3,000 photos you’ve taken of your kids, your family reunion, that weekend at the beach. You might wish for help selecting and displaying the best of these photos on your walls so that you can remember and relive the fleeting moments of summer.

That’s where ILevel can lend a hand. You can come to us at any stage of the family photo wall creation process. We’ll help you select, size, print, frame, and of course, install your pictures to create a gorgeous wall of personal photography. Just like these happy clients.

Wall of Frame: All black frames, all color photos, sisters, family vacations, this extensive wall holds together beautifully down this long hallway.

 

Brady Bunch Grid

A bright yellow accent wall, unframed color puppy portraits in a precise Brady Bunch grid, balanced by a more fluid arrangement. Absolutely pawerful!

 

Contemporary Classic: A mix of black and white and color photos in gold frames. The contemporary wallpaper jazzes up this classic display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under and Over the Rail: The picture rail becomes a design element in this clean, modern arrangement. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Space to Breathe: The space between these carefully selected photos allows you to consider each frame. And the seemingly random arrangement (though it’s always by design) brings intrigue to this stairway corner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Room To Grow: This diamond shaped arrangement can be easily added to as this young family grows. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We love the topic of family photo walls so much, we’ve covered it before. For a look back:

Our Favorite Family Photo Walls 

3 Creative Ideas for Family Photo Walls 

Project Spotlight: A Family Photo Gallery Wall in a New York Townhome

Feeling inspired to create or add to your own family photo wall? Call ILevel at 212.477.4319 at any stage of the process.

 

05-30-2018

ILevel at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House

In case you missed it, here’s a chance to see ILevel’s work in six rooms at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. This annual event brings together top design talent under one roof to benefit the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. ILevel provides professional art installation services for the designers who create these gorgeous spaces. Here are some of the designers with whom ILevel was pleased to collaborate this year.

Philip Mitchell Design created this comfortably luxurious sitting room. The focal point blue velvet sofa and surrounding chairs feature 26 pillows in 26 different patterns. We couldn’t get enough of the details in this room, including a collection of glass paperweights, brass candlesticks, and one of our favorite features, an upholstered deer head with antlers. ILevel hung 36 pieces of art on the walls including an early 60s photograph of Lee Radziwill looking as if she fully inhabits this room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson created this gold toned living room with adjacent bar. Mix a drink, take a seat in the coveted corner of the wrap around sofa, and contemplate the fabulous draped chandelier. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Alessandra Branca’s breezy sitting room, ILevel installed a photograph of a Rhode Island beach by Tina Barney. This photograph works like a window in this room. I feel like I’m in a summer house gazing at my beach view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a glimpse of David Netto’s living room, “Cherry Bitters,” with distinctive tobacco-colored walls, white wrapped books, modern furniture and pops of color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ILevel installed this collection of hand carved wooden canes in an alcove of Stefan Steil’s room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian del Toro designed this peaceful, feminine bedroom using an antique screen as inspiration for his color palette of green and taupe with accents of pink, blush, and rose.

For assistance with making your house a show house, call ILevel for professional art installation services at 212.477.4319 or email info@ILevel.biz.

First 4 photos: Emily Andrews for The New York Times. Additional image credits Quintessance blog.

 

popup