Art Department at The Stock Exchange


You never know what hidden gem you will find here at The Stock Exchange.  We love our art department - it is eclectic and quirky and has something for everyone. 

Here are some tips for when you bring your artwork home.  It is important to take the time to measure and know how to properly hang it. Most people have a tendency to hang pictures too high. 

This is the Rule of Thumb - the center of the image should be at eye level. Hang your pictures so that its midpoint is between 57 and 60 inches from the floor. Go for the lower end of the range if most members of your household are on the short side; in rooms with ceilings higher than eight feet, artwork can be hung a little higher than 60 inches.

Above a sofa you typically want to keep the bottom of a single art piece or grouping about 8 to 10 inches above the back of a sofa. You can tweak the measurements a few inches to allow more room for placing your arm on the back of a sofa or to accommodate a very high wall.

When working with groupings, think of them as a single unit - a grouping should be no more than 6” apart at the most and 2-3” usually works best.

So now that you know how to hang your artwork properly, take a look around your house and see how you did with yours. And remember not every wall needs to be filled with an art piece.


Here is what we are featuring now:


Le Tilleul Dans La Cour Provencal Landscape

Serigraph by Elisabeth Estivalet

                                                                 Original Oil On Canvas

Decanters: Old School Charm

If you have the room, why not step up your entertaining game and add a beautiful bar to your kitchen or dining room. I can’t think of anything more beautiful than several cut glass decanters grouped together. Add a silver tray to enhance the light reflection for an elegant flare.


Not just for alcohol, I use glass carafes and decanters to beautifully store water, juice and other cold beverages.  You can change out your plastic mouthwash bottle for a decanter or fill one with bubble bath to spruce up your bathroom vanity.

decanter for bar
decanter jo malone

... if you have not had a chance yet, check us out on The Stock Exchange's Pinterest for more ideas and pictures!

The Importance of Corners


People tend to forget about corners when decorating. Don’t underestimate the importance of them - a properly decorated corner will balance your room and take your space to the next level.

An Etagere is a nice way to fill the empty space of a corner. Be careful not to clutter it with too many items or you will confuse your eye and miss out on a clear visual of the whole room.

The simplest solution is plants. We use ferns all around the store to balance and soften the corners. You may not have noticed them - but they are in every window and most corners of our displays. Plants not only add color and texture, but are soothing to the eye as well. 

Pick up a nice floor plant or use a plant stand to make your corner bright and lively and see for yourself the difference it makes. If you can’t find a plant stand, think out of the box and use large glass vases to hold your plants like the ones we have here in this photo. 

For more creative corner ideas, check out

Follow The Stock Exchange's Pinterest for more ideas on the home (and the plant board)!

A Touch of Modern

How many times per week do you walk by The Stock Exchange here in Manchester-by-the-Sea?  You must notice our frequent window changes. Which is your favorite? 


Why not spruce up your space with a pair of green zebra chairs? A touch of modern works with any decor.  Paired with this Lynn Chase framed scarf and you have the beginnings to a great room for Spring!

zebra chairs modern furniture
Lynn Chase framed scarf