I hope it’s obvious that I’m a dog AND design lover. My favorite thing is when two of my passions align and to kick off the week, I’m sharing why every art collector or dog lover should embrace a gorgeous gallery wall. In this month’s ‘Best of Etsy‘, you can find 25 running vintage dog portraits and tons of inspiration for ways to install them in your home. Click through for my finds…
Ever since getting our new puppy, I’ve been getting a common question… “will the new pup get his own dog portrait?!” The answer is OF COURSE! You might remember these from our laundry room reveal? I painted portraits of each of our dogs, and eventually I’ll do the same for cute little Crosby, but I want to wait until he’s an adult before giving him a “personality” portrait.
As much as I’d like to take credit for dog gallery walls and art installations in residential interior settings, they’ve been around since the beginning of time (or domesticated pets). In terms of art history, they’re actually very classic and tasteful, which is why I love a good vintage dog portrait and plan to grow my gallery wall.
Shop my favorite finds from Etsy below by clicking directly on each piece!
Don’t be afraid to mix and match styles, mediums, or even frames! I love the look in the hallway shown below. It’s eclectic, a conversation starter, and such a gorgeous look because the consistent thread is the dog theme.
In our Ohio home, I created this cute little dog nook for Finn’s eating area. Sometimes it’s takes thinking outside the box in terms of gallery walls… I love that I lowered the art to a dog’s eye level. It’s a quirky way to showcase pet portraits.
Below, you’ll find another great hallway installation! Ken Fulk can do no wrong and this is the image that inspired me to paint my pet portraits in the first place. Isn’t it gorgeous?!
Remember Jacqueline’s dressing room I revealed back in 2016? It also boasts a dog gallery wall, but of the photographic variety! We found vintage dog portraits mixed with fashion photography. It’s pretty perfect for her closet.
Are you guys also fans of pet artwork? I think organic and eclectic gallery walls are making a big comeback. We’ve been seeing so many grid installations lately, I think as they continue to gain popularity and potentially seem overdone, we’ll notice more random galleries resurface once again. They’re very timeless. What are your thoughts? Favorite works from the Etsy roundup? I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below!
additional non Room for Tuesday images : ken fulk