Funky Gallery Wall in Amsterdam


I was recently on location in Amsterdam at the home of Hyland Mather, a Canadian art dealer who is based in the Dutch capital. A spacious apartment with a retro vintage vibe, I was instantly taken by the striking gallery wall he has created mixing various art styles, an ever-evolving extension of his work and passion for art. Take a peek below at his clever compilation, interspersed with his own string art, and read the full story here.



You’ll see from his Houzz feature that salvaged street finds, vintage classics and contemporary art fill Mather’s Amsterdam rental, which he shares with his wife Malia and their son Addison. “Personal meaning is key, and it has to be uniquely cool to stay,” says Hyland of his self described ‘finder’s keepers style. The results are an eclectic, quirky and comfortable living space for this family of three.

At home, Mather is given free reign when it comes to aesthetics. But with a love of art that spans decades and an eye for the beauty in stressed shabby finds – usually hauled in from the curbside – you’d better believe this art fanatic will happily marry the two, interspersed with a few design classics here and there. “Both Malia and I quite like to ‘take in a lost item’ off of the streets when we see something worthy of a little second chance love,” he says. But for me, the stand-out feature of their ground floor apartment is the blue-grey wall dotted with a rotating selection of quirky, contemporary artworks. Some of his favourites, include original works by  Evan HecoxFaileDeedee Cheriel and Amanda Marie.



Last week I visited Mather’s gallery Battalion located in the stunning Westergasfabriek building to choose a piece of art for a shoot I was doing in The Hague. I snapped a pic on Instagram if you’re curious as to what I picked out. It was a colourful, abstract piece by Anna Taratiel. The gallery has so much more to offer than what’s on the website, and it’s gorgeous too. I also took a photo while in there for you to see, check it out here. If you’re ever in that part of town, Battalion Gallery is a great find!

Have a great day,


Photography: Holly Marder for Houzz

8 Responses to “Funky Gallery Wall in Amsterdam”

  1. Ciara says:

    Ooh what a gorgeous collection! And that pale grey wall is convincing me I definitely need to work that shade into my dream home at some stage!

  2. Gudy Herder says:

    I love it when it’s not pretended and just about personal taste with a story behind! xx

  3. Claudia says:

    What a lovely random collection of arts. It also comes out so good on the grey-ish wall. I love how it tells a story and you can look at all the things for hours and still wonder what it is. xx

  4. Wauw.. this looks great. I love the mix of different frames, mirrors and little cabinets. Its a lovely inspiration, thanks for sharing!

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