Martha Stewart’s Mega Gallery Wall Has Fans Majorly Divided

published Jul 9, 2024
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There are about a million and one ways you can install a gallery wall in your home. It can be a mix of found art of different sizes in different frames, a pairing of art and three-dimensional sculpture, or the wall itself can be the art when you arrange various mirrors or bare frames in a specific way. Even though every gallery wall is unique, Martha Stewart’s gallery wall in her Maine estate’s living room is especially different — and people in the comments can’t figure out if they like it or not.

Stewart has a wall of bird prints that spans the entire fireplace wall, almost from floor to ceiling. All the prints are the same large size and monochromatic color, so it kind of feels like a spread from a vintage Audubon nature book that’s plastered on the wall.

“Big day rearranging the furniture in the three main living rooms at Skylands,” Stewart wrote in the Instagram caption. “We switched the living room from gray blue upholstery to a creamy pale buttery yellow (all the yellow came from Lily Pond Lane which I sold two years ago!).”

“The library is much more comfortable now and the faux Bois table is now the card table,” she continued. “I love the rustic yet elegant charm of this lovely 1925 house.”

Stewart’s new redesign has people split in the comments, with some loving what they are calling “relaxing and comfortable” whereas others argue that the living room redo looks more like the layout of a furniture store.

“It’s lovely,” one person wrote. “Maybe a few less prints on walls but overall it’s classy and very nice!” However another commenter added, “What a gorgeous room. I love all the bird portraits.” It seems beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder.

Hanging the bird prints in a grid pattern around the fireplace definitely draws attention and makes the wall much more of a statement. It also allows you to view each piece as you would in a museum because it’s not cluttered and cramped among other artworks.

Whether you love or loathe Stewart’s new living room layout, she definitely wins a prize for having one of the most unique gallery walls of the year. It’s simple yet bold (and that’s a hard combo to pull off!).