Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Displaying Collections

We humans are hoarders by nature. We collect different items from antique shops, flea markets, local shops and during our travels. But often we fail to display them effectively. Instead of storing them inside your cupboard, take them out and make a collage on the wall, on your table or desk.  So whether you collect cut glass vases, blue pottery, antique swords, old matchboxes, locks, textiles, quilts—wherever your passion lies—experts say, display them in a group for a better visual effect.

Take inspiration from these and show off your prized possessions...

Art Nouveau Display

Collectibles at designer Sabayasachi's Mumbai Store

Collection of plates on the wall

Old Clocks and Vintage Posters at the Store

Timeless Blue Pottery

A group of serving baskets
Wine Memorabilia
Pez Display

Toy Collection
One world
Vintage Items On Display
Vintage Lunchboxes Over Staircase
Vintage Posters

Stamp Collection
Buddha Collection
Collection of Etchings
Shot Glass Collection
Mercury Glass display
Cat collection
Eclectic Display for a Great Effect

Sterling Collectibles

Swarovski Insect Display

Swarovski Butterfly Collection

Cambodian Buddha


Vintage Wooden Animals Over Bathroom Sink

Sock Monkeys
Show Off Your Vase Collection

Pottery Collection

Dice collection

Shades of Blue

Sword Collection

Toy Car Collection

Monday, April 9, 2012

Home with a Persoanlity

These are homes with personality and poise-- just like the owners. They feature an eye for tasteful decor and treasures collected over the years.

First is the house of writer and human rights specialist Maryam Montague and her architect husband Chris Redecke in Marrakech.


This is the home of decorator Lorenzo Castillo in Madrid-- a 17th century convent converted into a duplex.


Youthful colours and prints add cheerful touches to rug designer Sabine de Grunzburg's Paris apartment.