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Help: I have too much art! Add to ...

I seem to have amassed much more artwork than I have room for in my rental apartment. Is there any good display system or technique that I can use without hammering many individual nails into the wall?

This is a problem that many people would love to have; it's similar to having too much jewellery and it all being too large. Interesting with art is how you group it: The Barnes Collection of Philadelphia, for instance, is a group of paintings and objects that are hung all over the walls with little space remaining in between - the art acts as wallpaper. Trying this approach, I would move all the art in first and cover all the wall space as required. On the flipside, you can leave the walls bare and create movable screens that you can take with you when you do switch addresses. Hang the art on both sides and move the screens around at will. Screens can be foldable or on wheels, the point being they become part of the art.

Architect and interior designer Dee Dee Taylor Eustace is the president of Taylor Hannah Architect Inc. in Toronto. Have a design question? E-mail style@globeandmail.com.

 

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