If you saw my “Updated Dining Room” post, you’ll know what we had a bit of an ol’ switch-around in here recently. Gone are the mid-century chairs in place of the most stunning, gold-legged set I’ve ever seen, and we painted the walls grey. Before this, I did have a bit of a gallery wall behind the dining table, but after making the change to grey, nothing really seemed to fit the space.
So, we left it mostly blank with just a few prints and a couple planters, but it just didn’t seem right. It looks unfinished, incomplete. Luckily a couple of very talented artists got in touch with me, and our gallery wall is now looking better than ever.
First of all, I was sent a couple of fantastic prints from the new By The Beach collection by Annie Dornan Smith; I love the playful and colourful nature of her collections, and these two prints were the perfect way to add a bit of colour to my walls without them looking out of place.
The collection also has some amazing notebooks, cards and a tote bag in; I’m trying to justify buying yet another notepad, the colours on the Abstract Beach pad are so lovely! If you like styling your home seasonally then this is the perfect collection for you, and it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face throughout our rainy, UK summer.
Finishing off the wall are these stunning collage prints from Yaarit Mechany; Yaarit is such a talented lady, being both an artist and a product designer. She kindly sent over a couple of prints from her latest collection “History Of Exploration”, in which she uses hand-illustrated images of flowers and birds against a backdrop of human conflict and tension to show how nature and civilisation compete for attention.
I have Mr. Kipling’s Lion and Cats & Roses, both of which are just beautiful colour schemes, with so much detailing and different textures. I really love the entire collection!
What do you think of the changes we’ve made to our gallery wall?
*I was kindly gifted all the prints free of charge for review purposes. Thank you to the brands who support Hey, Mama. If you’ve like to work with me, please head here.