Hanging Prints

Starting with a blank wall of two hundred year old heart Georgia pine in a farmhouse set in a glen of pines, pecans, and peaches, I had to face my given restrictions - a beam and door and thus my parameters.

Hoping to enhance the diagonal prowess of the stairwell, columns of prints in descending height was a thought; but, the beam and print size gave me the chance over challenge to square off the collection and form a handsome grid.

Next to my favorite, plates on the wall, a collection of orderly hung prints is just as captivating and very visually appealing. Whether displayed in numbered columns of the same shape and size or as a collection in ordered chaos of different shapes and sizes, a collection of prints is amazing. They tell a story of many chapters- a thousand words per picture.

Jason is my project manager and is keen to keep James Farmer Designs flush with plate and picture hangers - plus his laser level and eagle eye are the perfect combo for a project like this.

There is no formula for success but working left to right, setting a columnar template, marking with a pencil the spots for hangers, and using a laser level helps me plan out the attack.

One, two, three - our first column and our cornerstone for this hanging is set.


Once the cornerstone is established it's time to square off and finish out the grid.


Moving on up! Now, the last two prints are why it's good to be a tall Farmer.


Odd numbered sets make for awesomely even displays - here I used nine prints and the three over three set makes a visually delightful square.


These antique pages from an ornithology anthology are now soaring with new wings and grace this farmhouse kitchen with stylish arrangement. Yet, I like to think this same display and my designs could have been an original part of the decor - a way to connect with the past, keep tradition alive and always embracing classic Southern style.