I am obsessed with the idea of using picture rails as a new/old twist on the ubiquitous gallery wall. I think I just like the extra visual layer with the hardware.
Martha Stewart was the reigning queen of picture rails:
But Phoebe Howard is making a move. Look at all this picture rail goodness. No moulding necessary.
I’m thinking of taking a trip to HD’s plumbing department to see what I can scrounge up for a brass picture rail on the cheap. For those of you not interested in a DIY version, there are companies online that sell the hardware for picture rails ready made.