image: coty farquhar
Displaying collections of what ever takes your fancy is a satisfying and pleasurable project. It is giving a little glimpse of you and your favourite bits and pieces, old or new, precious or not to those who might admire them.
It may be more personal…..a collection on a dressing table ….. or it may be hung on a wall in a living room for all to see!!!
Either way it is a very individual and stylish way to make a statement….bringing together beautiful colours, texture, like with like.
Create attractive groupings within your spaces…. that you have put together…..your favourite things for a myriad of different reasons !!!!!!
. shells collected on your holiday on a white platter or in beautiful glass bowl (see Coty Farquhar’s image above)
. pretty china plates hanging on a wall or porcelain teas cups grouped on a sideboard…..take them out of the cupboard and display them !!!
. silver tea set or silver bowls, platters or candlesticks and of course your silver picture frames……silver always lights up a room but polishing it all can be punishing !!!
. cut glass or crystal is always so pretty… particularly if you do groupings of vases with a selection of freshly cut flowers from your garden …..just a sprig is all it takes. These look gorgeous if spaced down the centre of a dining table. A collection of crystal wine and spirit decanters always looks warm and inviting with lamp light.
. pewter has a special hue that seems to work with grey and white….it can be rustic or minimalist.
. stacked wood in or beside a fireplace has a warmth and texture that can be a design element in itself.
. bookshelves are fabulous anywhere…the more the better…..whole walls of them !!!! Books can be arranged randomly…..by subject or by colour !!!
. folded linen sheets and pillowcases in an armoire or linen press….possibly my favourite thing !!!!