Gallery Walls – Progress in the Parlour


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The Parlour at RedAgape Guesthouse

Gosh I love a good gallery wall! I have a slight obsession with them and have included them in the guesthouse and my own home. Painting the parlour walls this deep rich navy was one of the best decisions I’ve made at the house. The room was smallish and dark and rather than fight against the natural moodiness,  I decided to embrace it. It’s surprising how the dark walls make the room feel welcoming, cosy and warm. I began planning a gallery wall against the navy base even before I’d picked the paint colour. And gold seemed like the natural choice.

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The Gold Bedroom at RedAgape Guesthouse

I have a small gallery wall featuring gold in one of the bedrooms too, which means I have to split my gold framed finds between to the two spaces. Neither wall is complete yet, but that’s ok because I love how each wall is growing and evolving. Over the weekend I went treasure hunting again for gold frames. flower oil painting gallery wallThis pretty oil painting framed in gold was a stand out during my treasure hunt. It’s so pretty and feminine. I did find another larger framed oil painting of flowers, which was stunning, but the budget didn’t allow it this time. Pictured below is the progress so far. What do you think?
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  1. August 25, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    The gallery walls are looking really lovely. I love the convex mirror. Love that deep blue wall too.

    • August 25, 2014 / 1:58 pm

      Thank you Libby. The convex mirror is one of my favourite finds. It was really dusty when i bought it because it had been hanging in the antique store for so long….nobody wanted it. I love it! 🙂

  2. August 25, 2014 / 4:58 pm

    totally LOVE your frames- the arrangement is superb, and i love the empty frames- just such a wonderful collage. it’s incredibly hard to do, but you nailed it!

    • August 26, 2014 / 1:40 pm

      Thanks so much Edwina for your very kind comment. I’m no expert that’s for sure, but I think I’m improving everyday. 🙂

  3. August 26, 2014 / 1:01 pm

    All looks so fantastic Amanda, you’ve got the knack. Such a great gallery.

    • August 26, 2014 / 1:41 pm

      Thanks Yvette. I’m still learning, but I’m happy with how it’s looking so far. 🙂

  4. September 3, 2014 / 1:26 pm

    Your parlour room is so gorgeous Amanda – the paint tone is amazing and I just love your picture styling! Redagape sounds so amazing, really!

    • September 4, 2014 / 8:32 am

      Thanks so much Rachael. The parlour was my least favourite room at one point, but now I love it. 🙂

  5. lexy
    September 1, 2016 / 1:05 am

    I’m not sure if i missed it somewhere..but what is the name of the deep blue colour you have used?

    • redagapeblog
      September 5, 2016 / 4:41 pm

      I think the colour was called Monsoon….i’m not 100% sure though.

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