Plates on the Wall

By Kate Riley July 28, 2016

I was catching up on blogs yesterday and browsing some lovely home tours. This one popped out at me (gorgeous tile throughout!) and then I noticed the lovely arrangement of plates on the wall.

I’ve never arranged a group of dishes on a wall in my home, but I find the look so charming. Being a collector and lover of attractive dishes, I’m certainly considering one now!

 plate wall


This one stood out, I loved its composition and the medley of patterns in this breakfast room, plus it’s mostly blue and white so there’s that too. :)

 plate wall composition


Much like a gallery wall, you can display plates in a symmetrical or asymmetrical arrangement, both are equally eye catching. Dishes aren’t just for the kitchen, they look lovely in a sunroom, entry, etc.

The look can also be more traditional in style or take on a more modern vibe depending on the arrangement and the chosen dishes. I found several well executed plate wall displays around the web to inspire!

 decorative plate wall

sunset magazine

 green white breakfast room plate wall

ghislane viñas interiors

 eclectic plate wall

the design files

 blue white red plate wall

patty kennedy interiors

 dark background plate wall

west elm

 powder room plate wall

kati curtis design

 plate wall driven by decor

driven by decor

 pewter platters on wall

kemp hall studio

 asymetrical plate wall

mm crafts

 dining room plate wall

horton & co

 traditional dish plate wall

kingston lafferty design

 white plate wall liz marie

liz marie blog

What’s the best way to hang them on the wall? There are several options, you can purchase hangers for each plate like Kris (find them online, or in art & craft supply stores).

 white hangers

If you prefer the hangers to be hidden you can use superglue to attach hangers, or

 glue hangers

purchase disc plate hangers (a better option for larger plates and platters).

 disc plate hanger


Have you hung plates on the wall in your home? What’s your style, a traditional arrangement or more eclectic?

Giveaway: 5 Gallons of Paint!

By Kate Riley July 27, 2016

I’m still playing catch up today since I’ve been away, spending more time with my children this week since I was abroad for those two weeks and away from them. The workload has piled up too. Funny how we sometimes need a vacation from our vacation. :)

I’m pulling together plans for the bathrooms and kitchens for the Las Vegas flip house since and I’m on my way there next week to check on the progress of the latest projects: the flooring and the fireplace. After we retextured all the walls we hired a professional to paint them all since we didn’t have the time to coat the 1,600 square feet of walls and ceilings ourselves.

I chose the very same colors for this house that I did for the first one because I love them. I used Glidden’s ‘White on White’ for the community spaces, ‘Quiet Light’ in the master bedroom, and ‘European White’ in the other bedrooms.

 glidden diamond paint

In the past I used Glidden’s DUO paint + primer but it’s no longer available, it has been replaced by an even better Diamond formula. It’s washable has no VOC so it’s very low odor. This combination paint and primer acrylic formula I’m told it was easy to roll on and had single coat coverage.

Today Glidden is offering one of you the chance to win 5 gallons for your next home improvement project. Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


P.S. Thanks so much for your patience while I adapt to being back to business!