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101 Ways to Dress a Naked Wall - Replaced by Newer Version Titled: Wall Groupings: The Art of Arranging Photos and Artwork! Order now!

wall grouping design, arranging art Read these book reviews. Imagine being able to create a stunning wall grouping or gallery wall in your home, just like the breathtaking ones you see in home decorating magazines. It's easier than you think, when you know how. Here are some of the reviews that our book Where There's a Wall - There's a Way has received.


Book Review One - Miami Herald Review

 "Book helps you create whatever wall you want"
"Do people think your decorating ideas are a bit off the wall? Are you being driven up the wall by pounding six extra nails in the wall while trying to hang a picture on the wall?

If so, hang in there. Help is on the way. Accessory design specialist Barbara Jennings has released a 128-page book, Where There's a Wall -- There's a Way.

"Dear Barbara, I just received your 'Where There's a Wall - There's a Way' book and I also have your 'Decor Secrets Revealed' eBook and love them both. They have a lot of great suggestions and will be very helpful. - Millie Schara"

hanging art, hanging pictures, art, wall decor (Shown is copy of article interview with Barbara Jennings in American Baby Magazine, February, 2005, by Kate Kelly.) She not only explains 20 design techniques that will help you create an attractive wall arrangement, but she also includes 101 line drawings of wall grouping ideas for small walls, large walls, narrow walls, stairway walls and cathedral ceiling walls. She shows, step by step, how to effectively coordinate pictures, plants, shelves, mirrors, lamps, pottery, clocks and art objects.

'Most people don't realize the importance of good placement,' said Jennings. 'All too often they have an improper mix, their spacing is erratic and too far apart, they don't understand proportion and balance, and their groupings are not properly hung in relationship to nearby furniture.'

A major benefit for readers is the inclusion of the dimensions for pictures that she used in her line drawings. 'I've chosen the most popular sizes available from local galleries or framers,' she explains. 'This feature helps the reader understand proper positioning when hanging several pictures together in the same grouping.'

The book also includes a separate set of individual line drawings of each of the items used in the 101 illustrated ideas."

Book Review Two - Daily Pilot Review

"Book illustrates 101 ways to arrange pictures and other wall hangings"
"Have you ever bought the perfect picture only to find when you got it home that it didn't look just right hanging on the wall? Have you ever decided you wanted to arrange a gallery wall or grouping but didn't know where to begin?

Every individual who has decorated a home or apartment has run into these problems at some time or other.

wall decorating, how to hang art, artwork, decorate with art Barbara Jennings of Huntington Beach has authored a 128-page book called Where There's a Wall -- There's a Way. It was immediately popular among professionals nationwide as it illustrates 101 wall arrangement ideas.

Beginning with basic arrangements using standard sized pictures, the book gradually incorporates other decor elements, such as mirrors, lamps, shelves, plants and wall clocks. The range of ideas covers symmetrical and asymmetrical arrangements to be hung above furniture, as well as ideas for hallways, staircases and gallery groupings.

Tips on design rules, such as proportion, scale, balance, rhythm, color, variety, texture, focal points, size and unity are included, as well as suggestions for hanging the finished arrangements with ease.

Learn how to take a wide variety of things, like you see in the pictures below, and arrange them in a more effective and attractive manner. It's easy when you know how.

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BEFORE                                AFTER

Create elaborate groupings like this. Learn about focal points, balance, unity, variety, scale, proportion, line, geometric shapes and so forth. Use the easily reproducible templates at the back of the book to plan your own groupings on paper before you commit to anything.

TESTIMONIAL
""WOW"!!!  So many different ways to arrange wall groupings!!!  Wonderful!!!"     -- Sandy Finch

The author has 20 year's experience as a freelance graphic designer, artist, corporate art consultant and furniture arrangement specialist and has taught hundreds of women how to manage their own accessory design businesses."

Used by the following Design Departments of:
  • University of Georgia
  • Scottsdale Community College
  • Weber State College
  • William Penn College
  • Chaffey College
  • Seton Hill College
  • Wayne State College
  • Bakersfield College
  • University of Kentucky
  • Lambuth College
  • Marygrove College
  • Canada College
  • Phoenix College
  • Oklahoma Christian College
  • Harrington Institute of Interior Design

  • Read the reviews by the Miami Herald and the Daily Pilot above and by Decor Magazine for more information and their endorsement of the book. Where There's a Wall - There's a Way" is a one-of-a-kind book on the subject of wall grouping design. You won't find another one like it anywhere for any price. That's why it's such a bargain at this site.

    VERY SPECIAL BONUSES
    barbara jennings, one day decorating, use what you own decorating BONUS #1:
    As an added bonus, you will receive a special email address given only to our readers so that you can ask personalized decorating questions and receive a personal response by Barbara Jennings, usually the same day.  This is one author who really wants to help you apply the concepts and techniques to your own situation.  This valuable personalized service is FREE, but just to our readers. So order your copy today. It's like having your personal decorator/mentor available 7 days a week.  You won't find that offered anywhere else!

    "Barbara, your input has allowed me to confirm several concerns and put others to rest. Now, I can enjoy and feel more comfortable with my decorating venture...at least, I know I'm moving in the right direction. I'm took particular notice to your warning that "the eye needs a place to rest". . . . I am ever so grateful to you for your guidance; sharing your personal expertise and your timely response to my questions...very helpful and deeply appreciated . Thank you very much. . . . Dotti Lu"

    BONUS #2:You'll also get access to my brand new special report of 36+ photos that shows you many different kinds of wall groupings, plus other types of groupings that will make your home far more interesting and create great conversational areas. I've included notations and comments about each photo to help you further understand the creative, yet sometimes complex, subject of designing groupings. It's an exclusive group of images that you won't find anywhere else and I'm including it as a free bonus. By studying the concepts laid out in the book and looking at current groupings using these same concepts, you'll see why this book is so timeless, regardless of style or fads that come and go.

    "I wanted to let you know that your book Where There's a Wall - There's a Way saved me hours of frustration and a gallon of spackle! . . . I was able to create attractive wall groupings that enhanced my furniture arrangements and gave the room a 'professionally decorated' appearance.  I am very pleased with the results and eager to use these techniques on the rest of the house!" - Sandy Finch

    interior redesign training, home staging training, furniture arrangement furniture arrangements, furniture placement, arranging furniture, arranging accessories The book, while first published in 1986, discusses all of the important concepts that go into arranging multiple pieces together, whether it be art, pictures, shelves, plants, lamps, furniture and accessories. The design concepts never change, though styles do and fads come and go. The design concepts, however, are forever. So the reasoning behind the arrangements of yesterday, today and tomorrow will always remain. Only the colors and styles of individual items changes.

    I currently have tons of magazines in my office depicting all kinds of wall groupings that professional designers have created in the last 3 months alone. Each arrangement could have easily been lifted right out of this book, because the design concepts don't change. They will be as relevant 50 years from today as they are now or were 20 years ago.

    BONUS REPORT
    As a free bonus, you'll also receive a recent wallgrouping report that is filled with picture after picture of current wall groupings of today. You'll be amazed at the variety. These groupings may be just art on a wall, or they may be art combined with furniture, or they may be collector plates or a combination of many different elements, all neatly and expertly arranged by professionals. Hopefully they will trigger your own creativity to kick into gear and help you create breathtaking arrangements of your own, using the art and accessories and furniture you already own.

    Sold Out! Please see below.

    The original version above is now sold out. See the replacement book below which is now available.


    Wall Groupings! The Secrets of Displaying Your Art & Photos

    wall groupings, photo groupings, photosIntroducing our newest book that will soon replace our older one shown below. Using some of the illustrations from the original book, this book adds lots of photo examples of both good groupings and poor ones so you can really see what works and what doesn't. But even more important, you'll understand WHY certain arrangements are great and others not so great. This will help you avoid making the most typical and non-typical mistakes you see in homes (and even in fine decorating magazines and books).

    Wall Groupings! picks up where Where There's a Wall - There's a Way leaves off. While there are many more illustrations in the older version (making it ideal to own both copies), you'll find that either choice is an excellent one to learn how to arrange wall groupings in your home. When the first published book sells out, it will not be reprinted, so if you want both copies, be sure to order them both today. We are on our last box of the original book. For more details, read below.

    Includes the following: 1) Learning the Rules; 2) Illustrations of Groupings; 3) A Potpourri of Actual Wall Groupings; 4) Drawing Your Own Ideas; 5) Templates to Copy; 6) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; 7) Additional Resources.

    Purchase $29.95: Wall Groupings! Secrets of Displaying Art & Photos

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