Thank you so much for addressing the offset photo issue in a post, I was delighted to see it! I snapped a picture of how I have them hung now, and photo-shopped in some measurements of the wall for reference. (The green dot on the floor plan is the location in question) Are they all wrong for the space or will a different configuration make things right? I promise I'll take After photos if it can be fixed. (I have command strips on standby!) It drives me batty that so many people never post back with After photos! We've already made two changes to our home thanks to your advice--our furniture is now in a conversation group around the fireplace instead of splattered up against the walls, and I put LED lights on top of the kitchen cabinets for ambience. Baby steps!
Very cool measurements. I need to learn how to do that "draw on your picture" thing. Do I need a Mac for that or can I do it with a PC?
Let me first say that your scale is good. Good Job.
However- you made four mistakes in hanging the pictures. :)
1. The off set thing that I covered in this post. Maybe it is just my opinion- but I don't like it. I watched House on Monday and that show has beautiful interior design- and above the bed were hung two pictures- off set on a diagonal. I still didn't like it.
2. Center the two frames on the wall. Have four inches between them and nine inches on either side.
3. The center of the lowest picture is hung at 6'4". That is perfect. If you are Sean Bradley's sister. However- if you are not- hang them lower. The center of the picture should be at eye level- when it is hung on a wall with no furniture below it, like you have here. I realize that there are different eye levels in the home. I always go with mine.
4. Notice how the highest picture is very nearly lined up with the top of the door. Never mind that this is way too high. (I already said that)- Don't line up the frames with anything. Don't hang them the same height as a window, don't line up a frame with a fireplace mantle- anything. Go out of your way to make sure they are not "lined up" with anything. (Except of course, with each other:) I realize they are not perfectly lined up- I am suggesting you don't have them even close to looking like they are lined up. When you do this, the subconscious starts seeing the lines, noticing that they are lined up, or almost lined up, and NOT noticing the picture. It also messes with the rhythm and line of the room.
Notice the two pictures in the photo above. They are hung perfectly square to one another. They are hung at eye level. They are centered between the windows, and they are not lined up with anything. So simple huh? (as an aside- check out those super-cute slip covers!)