Sunday, January 31, 2010

Salon Walls


I love me a good salon wall. I haven't put one up yet in our new place (we had one in our old apartment) because plaster walls make them considerably more difficult to install, and because I wasn't sure where the best place for one would be. I've been thinking about what to do with my office/ library/ art & craft space, and I think it might be the best place for it. Because this room is almost completely open to the dining room I've been having a tough time deciding what to do with it. I think what will be best for this room (though suggestions are always welcome) is to paint the ceiling the same pale blue as the dining room to have some continuity. I think the walls should just be white (probably decorators white by BM) to be a clean neutral backdrop for all of the many "things" in the room. The wall behind my desk I think would make a good spot for a salon wall. That way it will provide some interest when viewed from the dining room and should distract a bit from the inevitable clutter that will be on my desk. Here's how it looks now (see, clutter)


I found this picture in an Apartment Therapy house tour and loved that they had created a sort of salon wall using picture hooks and some sort of cord. Apparently there is hope for my plaster walls! I'm going to try to find a white cord so that it isn't too distracting from the art itself.

When any of this will actually get done is quite another story. With two jobs, bellydance lessons, wedding planning and this intensive leadership program that I am enrolled in. I'm not sure when any of this is going to happen.

8 comments:

Bromeliad said...

It took me 8 years to get one "salonish" wall done.

Like your new header.

Thanks for the Google Reader tip, too.

Renovation Therapy said...

I just realized that we have the same desk! I got mine off of Craigslist.

Peggy said...

Oh that yellow chair in the first picture! Gorgeous.

creative holly said...

i'm not supposed to nail into my rented walls, so i use fishing line...a lot.

Kate F. said...

We have *crumbling* plaster, so I feel your pain on that point. Luckily all the rooms except the kitchen/bedrooms have picture rail, so I've become a pro with the wire/cord/hooks. With lighter-weight things you can use 20-lb fishing line, actually. It vanishes against the wall and is basically the same as the expensive Ook-brand clear picture wire. Here's my office wall--I'm sorry you can't see the hooks, but I hung a couple pictures off each hook since everything is pretty small.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/katef/4139359036/in/set-72157622763435627/

alexkeller said...

i was in a salvage shop this week. they hung a metal bar across the wall and then hang stained glass windows with s hooks and chains. they hang from one another and according to the shop keeper, easily removed and switched around. i wonder if you could do something like that? cuz then you'd only have to support the bar in say, 3 places (ends & middle) and your art pieces wouldn't be nearly as heavy as the stained glass windows. so you could still do white cord or rope instead.

Kelly said...
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Kelly said...

I love me a salon wall as well - although finding the wall space for all the items I'd like to hang is sometimes difficult! I love the first image - could I ask where you got it?

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