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Stacy Weiss: Shadyside, Pennsylvania Eclectic Living Room

The feature wall in the living area sets the tone for the apartment.

Weiss took advantage of the vast wall space by creating a gallery display of art. Spanning the gamut of styles and origins, the pieces are hung asymmetrically, lending to the organic feel of the space. While the thought of fitting all of her artwork was a bit daunting in the beginning, this is now Weiss's favorite spot in her home. "I somehow managed to fit it in and actually add to it from time to time," she says.

Sofa: Charles Series, B&B Italia







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tutter113 wrote:
Help= my printer will not print this photograph...suggestions? - I wonder: 1. How did you get up high enough to hang the highest pictures? 2. Where did you start with arranging this varied assortment. I have tons of pix and am always gunshy to do this. Thx. Betsy
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dthomasc
I better get busy buying art.. For now, I have tons of photographs ;-) Thank you for sharing.. That is sooo neat.
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monicabeck51
Use brown paper to capture the shapes of art, pin or tape . Or, arrange art on floor for placement.
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jlo267 wrote:
Paintings - My walls in my new condo are ten feet high, so I now have more vertical wall space, than horizontal as I did in the home that I'm leaving. Seems to me, that covering the entire wall as you did in this room, might be a bit of an overkill. The eye moves too rapidly from one piece of art to the other.. Some overpowering the rest... However, if this is an OK way to display art, it might solve my wall space dilemma. Most of my paintings are 3' x 2' and 3' x 3'.... All comments are appreciated.....
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smh225
I like this art wall. Most of mine are quite large. The ceilings are 11 ft. , so I are thinking about massing them. What have you done so far?
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courtneyamberson wrote:
where can find the art? - I love the art piece with the goblin/ skull...the large horizontal at the top middle. Is it available for purchase anywhere? Thanks!
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Stacy Weiss
you can buy this artist at The Grand St Bakery in Brooklyn.
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Stacy Weiss
Sorry, but the one at the top is a friend of mine. His name is Steve Mendelson, and he has a bunch of things like this for sale. He owns Mendelson gallery in Pittsburgh
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Evan F wrote:
Porcupine - Where did you get the spikes decoration?
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Stacy Weiss

Vintage, from Mantiques Modern in NYC

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bou1ts wrote:
Love the organisation of the art - How did you organise the art - with regards to drilling/hanging of hooks or nails?
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Stacy Weiss

Started with one painting, and jsut went from there!

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imillard wrote:
Why are there so many items on the northern wall? - I.
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Stacy Weiss
This is a loft, it was my one big wall!
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catbella123 wrote:
color of paint - love love love this and thinking about doing this on my wall. What color is the white paint?
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Stacy Weiss
I was renting this loft, so not really sure.Write a comment
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susy75 wrote:
Love the area rug! Where is it from? - Please & thanks!!
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dubosenewroom wrote:
Have any ideas about "Art Deco" of the 1930 era? - Preparing guest room with art deco in mind. Using post World War II bedroom furniture. Furniture is in place, need some art for walls, ceiling light, maybe lamp for bedside table.
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Adrienne DeRosa added this to My Houzz: Pittsburgh Loft Living Gets a Hit of Artful Eclectic Style
The feature wall in the living area sets the tone for the apartment. Weiss took advantage of the vast empty wall by creating a gallery display of art. Spanning the gamut of styles and origins, the pieces are hung asymmetrically, lending an organic feel. While the thought of fitting all of her artwork was initially daunting, this is now Weiss’ favorite spot in her home. “I somehow managed to fit it in and actually add to it from time to time,” she says. Sofa: Charles Series, B&B Italia
Samantha Schoech added this to 9 Decorating Trends to Love Forever
Some designers say there should be a unifying theme — color or size — but I like an eclectic jumble myself. If it was good enough for Gertrude Stein, it's good enough for me.
Vanessa Brunner added this to Let's Put a Price on Art: Your Guide to Art Costs and Buying
Guidelines for Purchasing ArtBuy what you love. If you feel strongly about a piece of art or it really speaks to you, buy it, regardless of trends or expertise. "Art is worth the extra money when you really love it and feel pretty confident you won't find anything else you like as much," says Singleton. Do your research. Go to galleries and exhibits, and ask a lot of questions. People in the art industry are passionate about their work, and you can learn a lot about what goes into certain mediums and artists' work. Looking at a lot of art will help train your eye, too. You'll develop a style and start to see what costs more and why. Visit design and art websites to see what emerging artists are doing and how art is being used in homes. Take your time. "Give yourself time to develop your own taste in art and, when the time comes, to contemplate whether you really love a piece and want to live with it," says Singleton.Think long term. Alex Farkas, gallery director at UGallery, recommends using the same buying principles for other home objects when you're purchasing art. What's practical? What's worth the cost? What will you still love in five years? "A couple of years ago, everything was covered in resin," says Farkas. "But do you really want that in your home? Think about what's popular versus what's classic."
Laura Gaskill added this to 12 Tips for Living Well in Your Loft or Studio
12. Take advantage of ample wall space with a gallery wall. A huge wall can be daunting, but it also provides a great opportunity to make a style statement. You don't need to fill the entire wall at once. Start building your arrangement from the center out, and you can continue adding to it over time until the wall is happily full.Tell us: Do you live in a loft or studio? What is the biggest design challenge you face?
Mitchell Parker added this to Photos of 2013: The Most Popular Eclectic Spaces
12. It’s no surprise this photo is popular: The collage wall has a vibrant mix of paintings and sketches that echo the collected furnishings and sculptural pieces.See more of this house
Sheila Schmitz added this to 10 Look-at-Me Ways to Show Off Your Collectibles
3. Cover an entire wall. If you have an art collection that keeps growing, go all out on one expanse of wall and make a gallery out of it. Keep the other walls relatively plain to balance out the room.See more of this house

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Emmanuel Garcia Gomez added this to Color scheme
Asymmetrical balance because if a line was split through the middle of the room it would not be evenly matched.
Jennifer Sanchez added this to Jennifer's ideas
Like rhe art. Starburst and hand planter.
Emmett Electric, Inc. added this to Collections- Display
Gallery wall, then sparsely decorated around it so as not to be too much

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