Design snapshot: Gallery wall

One of the first features we noticed in our new (to us) home is a long interior wall bordering the open living/dining area. One look and my husband said to me in passing, "Here's your gallery wall." So true. It was practically begging for a changing display of my fine-art photography.

Having discovered the simple and elegant Gallery System Art Displays at the Old Sculpin Gallery (where I exhibit my photos on Martha's Vineyard in the summer), I got in touch with the distributor to order the flexible system for our home gallery. Switching out the photo "shows" is a breeze and a fun way to freshen the look of the space. (Above is my boat-detail "show".)

Compliments from a visiting interior designer friend, Deborah Emery of Emery Design Associates LLC based in New York City, inspired me to share our gallery wall with like-minded House Enthusiasts who might want to create their own changeable gallery.

One word of caution: when installing the system, use a real level -- not the iPhone level, like this casual installer did.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast