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Before and After Photos from Recent ILevel Projects

Why are before and after photos so satisfying? Maybe it’s because we like to see order emerging from chaos, or we enjoy looking at the results of a job well done. ILevel project sites are busy places, and while we always get the shot of the finished project, we don’t always capture the scene before the ILevel art installers work their magic. In these recently completed project photos, you’ll see ILevel’s professional picture hangers transforming New York City apartments, before and after, one wall at a time.  

Family Photo Walls, ILevel’s Bread & Butter

I’ll kick things off with this multi-generational family photo wall with a mix of black & white and color photos in eclectic frames. Large portraits of the matriarch and patriarch anchor this dynamic wall that even includes the family dog. As you know from previous posts, laying the arrangement out on the floor is one key to design success (and minimizing unwanted holes in the wall). The variety of types of photos, poses, and people featured in this wall make it very intriguing to look at. Here it is on the floor, and on the wall.

Family photos before installationA collection of family photos displayed on a wall









Photos of Tantalizing Treats

Here we see a large installation of photos of food, from cakes and pies to pasta and a crown rib roast. While we didn’t obey the 3 second rule, this salon installation is delicious to look at, first on the floor, and reflected in this mirror after installation on the wall.

Photos of food before installation on the wall
photos of food arranged on a wall reflected in a mirror











A Grid In Progress

Staying with the topic of treats, here’s a grid featuring colorful cocktails. ILevel’s mixologists laid this grid of 48 photos out on the floor, then transferred it to the wall using precise measurements to create this perfectly shaken and stirred design.

a grid design of photographs of cocktails being installed on a wall

a grid installation of 48 photos of colorful cocktails





And a Pop of Color

This print of colored squares brings life to this otherwise neutral room. We love how simple changes can make a big impact.

neutral living room waiting for the installation of a colorful printneutral living room with one colorful print installed over a TV









You too can have a satisfying before and after experience with your walls. Just call ILevel at 212.477.4319 or email info@ilevel.biz to make an appointment!


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.


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.


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


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