ellen Hatherill hangs artwork
by her daughter, greta, on
wires in the dining room of
their bethesda home.
HANG IT UP. An obvious suggestion, but that’s what Hatherill does in the most literal sense, using wire and clips from Ikea on the big, blank wall in her dining room.
Hatherill and her husband, Brent, plan to remodel soon, so they didn’t want to splurge
on a large piece of formal artwork. Instead, she strung two lengths of wire across the
wall, one above the other, where she hangs Greta’s latest works from clips. She takes
photos of everything and stores them in her computer, she says, “so I have no qualms
about throwing them away when I swap them out.” The dining room is painted beige
and has wood furniture. “It begged for something colorful,” Hatherill says. “This is a
way to get our splash of color that means something to us in that room.”