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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 With Variety

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. 











Salon Walls with a Theme

Deconstructed, brilliant orange Gracie wallpaper makes a statement in this themed salon installation. Choosing related images for a salon wall instantly creates a unified look. The images on each panel and their arrangement draw you in, a bit like a puzzle that you can endlessly rearrange in your mind.











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.


Archive for the ‘Design Ideas’ Category:

Perfect Picture Hanging Turns a House into a Home

There’s never a dull moment at ILevel (see proof below), and today we’re sharing photos of some of the most remarkable art installation projects we’ve completed this month. Our designer/installers are always up for challenges that require creative problem-solving, a designer’s eye, and meticulous technical expertise. Below are some examples of projects that highlight this rare combination of skills.

Chelsea Doors @ Ricco/Maresca Gallery












Earlier this month, ILevel installed the Chelsea Doors exhibit at Ricco/Maresca Gallery. The doors, which are white-washed, worn, and graffitied, are iconic objects because of the famous musicians, authors, and artists who lived behind them. ILevel suspended the large wooden doors from the ceiling by wire, giving the impression that you could knock and someone might answer. Salvaged by a former resident, the doors were auctioned on April 12th at Ricco/Maresca Gallery and some of the proceeds from the $400,000 sale went to City Harvest. The door to room 211 where Bob Dylan wrote Blonde on Blonde sold for a whopping $100,000. You can read more about the doors and this installation here

Stunning Stairwell Installation










Installing these four large pieces in this curved, multi-story stairway is one of those design/installation challenges that the men from ILevel live for. This job required design sense, technical skill, safe art handling techniques, and teamwork.

Eclectic Salon Arrangement











ILevel arranges and installs many salon walls in the course of a month, and many stand out as works of art themselves, walls you just can’t look away from. This arrangement includes something for everyone, from plates to antlers, and portraits to seascapes. The objects appear to having nothing in common with each other, but somehow when put together in this particular way, it works beautifully.

Blown Glass Mirrored Globe Installation for Drake/Anderson

















This ILevel team hung a wall of blown glass mirrored globes in the model apartment at the Architectural Digest Design Show in March. Mirrored balls were once known as “butler balls” as they could be placed on a dining room sideboard to alert servers outside the room when service was required. Also known as gazing balls, these delicate globes are said to be the inspiration for glass baubles being used as Christmas tree decorations. This contemporary arrangement brings a merry, stylish feel to this room.

Sign Installation

And finally, proof that there really is never a dull moment in the life of a New York City professional art installation company. ILevel installed this sign in a corporate lobby.

Will your ILevel installation project will be featured next month? There’s only one way to find out. Call us for your next project at 212.477.4319 or email info@ilevel.biz.

Archive for the ‘Design Ideas’ Category:

Perfect Picture Hanging Turns a House into a Home

The magnolia buds are on the trees, the forecast is for temperatures in the 70’s this week, and we’re beginning to peel off layers of outerwear. Spring has sprung in New York City, at ILevel Studio, and in the homes and offices of many of our clients. Walls are a perfect canvas for bringing a bit of that spring feeling inside. Here’s some inspiration to help you refresh and rearrange your walls to celebrate this lighter, brighter season.

Display the Props of the Season

Time to trade snow shovels for canoe paddles and stocking caps for straw hats. Or you can display these and other reminders of spring on your walls, as in these two great installations by ILevel. Select what reminds you of spring, whether it’s birds’ nests, collectible flower pots, or antique gardening tools, and imagine an arrangement that will revitalize your rooms.












Bring the Outside Inside

It’s best to get out and experience nature firsthand, but if you can’t make it outside, you can bring nature inside. This group of photos was shot by Jack Stadtlander, ILevel professional art installer and photographer. You can see his photos at ILevel Studio. You can find inspiration from the immense variety of nature-related wall art that’s out there, whether it’s botanical water colors, nature photography, or Clare Goddard’s collaged botanicals.










Change a Wall Color

One of the easiest ways to revitalize a room is to change one wall color. This antique medicine bottle collection stands out beautifully on this spring-inspired eggshell blue wall. Or if it’s too difficult to commit to one color, add several, as in this paint swatch wall with mini installations.









Add Pops of Color 

ILevel recently installed these Andrew Zimmerman pieces from the Sears-Peyton Gallery in a client’s kitchen. These sculptures, automotive paint on wood, bring life and energy to this room.











Revitalize a Salon Wall

The beauty of a salon wall is that it can be rearranged or expanded any time. Spring is a perfect time to refresh your salon installations of personal photography to include photos from recent vacations, weddings, graduations, and the addition of new family members. Salon walls can include more than just photography. You can add special items like children’s art and important personal objects.









For more ways to refresh and rearrange your art and objects, turn to ILevel at 212.477.4319.