Asymmetrical Gallery Wall in the Hearth Room
A month or two ago we bought a TV for the hearth room, after 10 years with no TV in the room.
There was existing access to satellite on the wall next to the breakfast bar, so that was where we needed to have the TV. Our dilemma was making a decision about what sort of furniture we wanted, to accommodate the television.
We brought a shelf unit upstairs and used it until this past weekend.
The TV sat atop the unit, white dishes and pitchers were arranged on the dark wood shelves beneath. It was just okay; nothing to write home about. In fact, it was cluttered and distracting.
I must have known from the beginning it was not going to work, because I didn’t do anything about the wall, until now.
The photo above shows the arrangement of prints, etc. I shot this while standing so you can see the print spacing is correct. The other photos were taken while I was sitting in my chair, across the room.
Sunday afternoon we brought the small white chest from our room into the hearth room to see how it would work…and work it does. It is exactly the right size.
All the butterfly prints are from Pottery Barn, several years ago. The green matted prints were used at our condo. When we sold the condo, the prints came home with us. I knew I wanted to use them in the hearth room, but wasn’t sure how I would do this, until Sunday.
I shopped the house for all the elements. The metal butterfly is from Screen Door in Asheville North Carolina, when we visited there and toured Biltmore one Christmas a few years ago.
I don’t recall where I found the Back Porch sign. I ordered it several years ago. It has been over the door leading to the back porch and on the back porch. It fits right in with the prints and butterfly sculpture in the gallery wall.
The red runners match the new rug in the breakfast room and complement the larger hearth room rug.