A plain white wall is boring (even next to a classic red chair). But a wall covered in shelves holding a pristine collection of white pieces? That adds texture and interest without clutter.
Gorgeous old bottles are a great collectors' item—they're fun to search for and look great in small groups. I love this greenish-blue cluster.
This collection of bottles and vases isn't strictly monochromatic, but each shelf also would be great on its own.
Red makes a strong statement. This display is set up for a shop, but I also like the idea of lining a staircase (indoors or out) with a collection like this.
I love the way this collection works with neutral colors, adding just a little more intensity.
China is a fantastic thing to collect—it looks great on display and you can use it, too. I'm actually planning to start my own collection of oyster plates—functional and gorgeous!
This is Susan's house (between naps on the porch). The frames work together to create a sense of warmth up the steps.
Confession time: As a kid, I was obsessed with the Horchow catalog, especially the bedrooms filled dynastic China-inspired pottery. This collection (which is probably NOT from Horchow) makes my 10-year-old self happy.
I love pieces with history. This vignette shows how color can unify any kind of collection.