Back in January, I came across Starter Home To Dream Home's beautiful family room and fell in LOVE with her shelves...
I thought they would look FANTASTIC above our kitchen table.
Mikael was even kind enough to send me an e-mail with her shelf details...
"I always heard that you need to have all the pictures in the room hung at the same level so it creates a nice line that the eye can follow. I hung my shelves and pictures along my other wall all on the same height as my mantel. That way, the eye can easily follow everything around the room, it really does work! We do have 9' ceilings so I did hang them a bit higher. The lowest shelf is 57" from the ground and the second shelf is 20" above the first one. I think it worked out just right." - Mikael
How exciting...my ceilings are 9 feet too!!! Her measurements worked perfectly for us!! I bought theses picture ledges at Ikea literally 6 months ago. FINALLY, our fabulous "Uncle Eddie" came over today and hung them for me. I AM GIDDY!!! I LOVE the way it looks. I think it makes the wall look longer, don't you? I'll be filling them with photos and decor tomorrow! Perhaps Ill even take a photo of the SNOW that is falling, right now. Its the first day of spring and snowing in Texas.
THANK YOU so much Mikael for the inspiration!