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A New Picture Wall


The idea of designing a new picture wall has been brewing for sometime, but the catalyst was the arrival of our new sofa. The squarer shape and darker colour was calling out for a bolder backdrop. Having changed the previous picture wall to all-white frames, I wanted to mix things up again by adding in some black ones. With a growing collection of prints to work with, my main goal was to come up with a new configuration that would continue to allow for changing out the prints as the mood takes me. 

The last picture wall had a lovely sense of balance and worked really well with our old sofa. At the time I was quite particular about having equal spacing between the frames and for it to be centred above the sofa. As my taste and style has evolved over the last couple of years, so has my preference for a more irregular layout, so with that in mind I set to work. 

Styling and photography by Michelle Halford for TDC

With the gorgeous Paper Collective print as my starting point, I decided to offset the grouping of pictures to one side. This design also works well with the modularity of the sofa, and the different configurations that I showcased herePlaying around with the prints on the floor first, it didn't take long to come up with one that I thought would translate well to the wall! The increasing height was more accidental, but I really love it. 

What do you think? 

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  1. I love the black stool! where is it from?

    1. Thanks Carrie. It's the Sidekick Side Table by Timothy John, from Paper Plane x

  2. Interior design is my weakness so I love this post! x

  3. Absolutely LOVE this! My favorites are the prints on the wall. great post!

  4. Absolutely stunning outcome, dear Michelle! Like you said, the black frames and darker prints on the wall go so well with your new darker sofa and add so much to the whole space! This post reminds me that I should definitely take myself together and get some new holes into my living room wall :)

  5. Looking stunning Michelle. I absolutely love watching your living room evolve. xx

  6. Great work Michelle. Can I ask where you got your white plant stand from?



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