First, remember, my blank wall space is huge. My ceilings are 12 feet 7 inches in this room. Not only do I have this area to cover but I have a wall on the other side of the room that is just as high and 1/3 longer. Without something on the walls my furniture always seemed miniature and lost in the space.
I first tried spacing the pictures more conventionally but just couldn't make up my mind on where any one piece would go. I sat on my floor and set up an OK arrangement on the floor. Then, I started moving them a little closer and finally I just pushed them all together. I made a few substitutions, added some placeholders, and came up with this design. I feel this arrangement takes advantage of not only the height of the wall but also the width.
This is the arrangement mapped out on the wall in paper.
This is a better picture that gives you an idea of what they will look like once on the wall.
Note the blank canvas, the empty frame, and the award certificate from an old job. These will of course be changed in time.
Compare it with the inspiration picture. So, what do you think?
Picture from Domino Decorating Contest entrant Abbey from Buffalo, NY.
Update: I just noticed that Abbey said she was influenced by artist Barry McGee.