As the designer behind HGTV’s breakout hit, Hidden Potential, Jasmine Roth’s making a name for herself turning the everyday into the unexpected. After all, her entire show — which was just greenlit for a second season — focuses on taking cookie cutter homes in Southern California and injecting them with personality. But, truth be told, it’s something she’s been up to long before cameras started following her around.
Back in 2014, after catching a glimpse of a wall of leaning frames India Hicks featured in her book Island Life: Inspirational Interiors, Jasmine set out to create her own take on the style. It’s a riff on a classic gallery wall, only much more dramatic — and perfect for a long hallway. Since then, she’s created all kinds of gallery art shelves, becoming a total pro at nailing the look.
The premise itself is simple: Hang shelves; arrange frames in the order you like, letting them overlap slightly; fill in frames with photos you love; secure frames with Museum Putty (AKA earthquake putty, AKA removable mountable putty). But, like any DIY project, there are a few tips worth knowing that can save you a lot of headaches — and trips to Target, HomeGoods, and well, every hardware store in a 20-mile radius.