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Can you picture a teeny-tiny piece of art hung over the console in this space? Neither can I. The oversize picture that anchors the gallery wall balances the modest scale of the furniture, and the staggered placement leads the eye along the surface.
In this case a grouping of vases offsets a painting that's been shifted to the left. The placement plays up the energy of the bright orange fireplace and keeps the architecture from feeling static.
In an eclectic space where nothing matches, would you expect to find a piece of art mounted precisely over the middle of a chest? Of course not. Scooting it just a smidge to the left yields a pleasing graduated-height effect. This is a lot like what I did in my living room — though my lamp is nowhere near as cool as that lava version.