If you're following me on Instagram, you've seen that I've been living the high life for the past 2 weeks; I was on vacay with my family then went to Alt Summit in Palm Springs. The party is officially OVA, however, and today is my first day back at a desk. Holy crap. We have 12 live clients and 7 inquiries and rather than get on that, I'm going to share some highlights and totally anonymous client profiles.
These downtown clients came to us needing help dealing with their massive wall space. Their home is a loft space with a twenty foot wall that we're aptly referring to as "Priority 1". It's an interesting challenge, actually, because with a lot of space comes a ton of options -- we just have to figure out a scheme that feels proportionally appropriate and coherent with the rest of the space. "Why not just get a big huge piece!?" you ask? WELL, Internet friend, that's generally a no-no. First, it would have to be installed via crane (and most elevators have around 80" clearance), and that's not cool. Second, while I love a nice big piece of art, there's value in using art to divi up the space a bit so it feels more human scale and approachable. Soooo we're currently finalizing 3 options for the wall you see above -- one mid-size vertical for left of the column, one jumbo horizontal for the middle, and a smaller square-ish for the right. STAY TUNED.
One of our favorite interior designers referred us to her clients who recently finished a TOTAL brownstone gut reno last year. The place was converted from a multi-to-single family home with 3 floors plus one of the cooler basement spaces I've seen. The designer and family had furnished the home beeee-autifully, and some art was hung as placeholders. Now we're searching for pieces that really resonate with our clients and make the space feel like a home. And, since the decor is mostly neutral, everyone is on board with incorporating art that has some color to give the space some added personality. Check out this gorg pic of the space and spoiler -- most of the art here is staged OR photoshopped in!
Project Gallery Wall 2.0
New clients came to us through some VERY kind words our clients shared on HRP Mamas -- a mama's group that's been a driver of business and given me life in recent years. These lovely peeps had big plans to do their own gallery wall but oh-so-unsurprisingly those came to a full stop when the annoyance factor became apparent. They ordered frames from a few different sources, got the pics printed by a real photography studio (good call) and then got stuck. Arranging these pictures in an artful, balanced way is tricky and getting them from your floor onto the wall in that same arrangement is not possible for anyone with minimal to high anxiety. We're excited to help with this mini project and make a wall that looks balanced and stays straight so our clients can enjoy the pretty pics rather than be irritated about the wall's amateur look.
How do you like our project breakdown? Should we do more? Stay tuned for a project page coming SOON.