Things We Love: Art Above

Allison Hennessey
All those little doorways, nooks and crannies can seem to fade right into the background.
Country Living
We walk by and through them a hundred times a day without ever even noticing they’re there.
John Jacobs Interiors
It’s time to change all that! 
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles
Those little, unexpected spaces near the ceiling can become instant, eye-catching focal points, a great place for a show-stopping piece or even a gallery wall.
Adding rows of pictures,  
James Farmer
columns of paintings, 
or, our personal favorite,
Coastal Living
three-dimensional art,
Architectural Digest
makes that wasted space sparkle instead of fade away!
Furlow Gatewood via Veranda
We’re not sure we would be brave enough to set a vase up top and trust that it wouldn’t come crashing down, but all those vertical hangings open up the space making a room feel huge! 
Polly Wreford Photography
Is it really Thursday already? We can practically taste the weekend. Do you have any fun plans?


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  1. Lindos ambientes e as decorações são belíssimas. O estilo que gosto muito. É já chegou o fim de semana. Como é verão aqui todos finais de semana temos destino certo. Ir para praia.
    Tenha um ótimo dia.

  2. I have been wanting to do this for so long!! You gave me some great ideas 😉

  3. This is my dilemma … I do not have tall ceilings … top of the doorways are missing!! These are beautiful and make me sigh with my lack of “up-space!” xo

  4. cute pics!! ;)0

    new post


  5. I really like most of these. This is also a good idea if you’re like us with limited wall space due to windows and an open floor plan.

  6. A little museum wax and that vase wont budge! I use it a lot.

    Fantastic post.

  7. Beautiful. I love the use of space in every photo! So pretty. Yay….the weekend is getting closer! We are going wine tasting with friends. Looking forward to that!

  8. Love the look of Art above doors and windows!
    Again a wonderful Post!!

  9. Never thought of the above door as something to put art on to, but looking at these examples are just inspirational. Thanks!

  10. I love it! Particularly in rooms with low ceilings – hanging pictures and objects high can take the eye up. Also very effective in rooms without architectural moldings, details, etc.

  11. Love this, especially in unexpected places. Great selection of photos!

  12. This makes the room feel taller, just like hanging drapes near the ceiling makes windows look larger and more grand.

  13. holy hennessey, i am drinking in that lovely and feelin high!

    smiles to you.


  14. Thank you for such an inspirational post. I am adding many of these touches to my house right now–Furlow Gatewood is an all time favorite of mine.
    xo, Lissy

  15. So much to love in this post! I want to fill my walls. But not this weekend…I’m hopping up north a bit to wish my little sis a happy birthday!

  16. I absolutely love looking at the pictures in this blog. They are so fabulous. Have a wonderful weekend!

  17. Funny I was just thinking about this a few days ago! I have some small pictures that I was thinking could possibly work over a doorway. And now I see this post showing its a really good idea!! Wonderful post, and lots of beautiful inspiration!

  18. I just love art in unexpected places such as above doors etc, great post!!
    xo Karolyn

  19. I love the columns of pictures/art work.
    Now if I could just develop enough patience to hang them properly-
    and straight!

    Enjoyed visiting,
    White Spray Paint

  20. It’s been sooooo cold…that all I want to do on the weekends is sit by the fire and hang out!!

    Love the “above” art…it’s a look I’ve always liked but haven’t been able to pull off on my own. This gives me some ideas!!

    Enjoy the weekend!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  21. So pretty. You always find the most beautiful images and I always walk away with ideas. I think this would be wonderful in small places and/or ones with a low ceiling. I would assume that would give the space a larger feel.

  22. Really great! Love the photos and feel puzzled about doing this as I try to keep the house a bit calmer and less over decorated but if only I could do it right(: perhaps when time is right… Ciao z

  23. LOVE the Demi Lunes in that first pic! They went right on the “handyhusband-use-YOUR-saw-that-YOU-gave-ME-for-MY-birthday” list! xo

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