A tray is a curator's best friend. Corralling several items onto a tray instantly gives them a more collected look. I'd choose a tray in a pale color, like gray or white, so that the accessories stand out. And, because I'm obsessed with mother of peal inlay, I'd opt for one of these beauties.
No curated home would be complete without original art. Small works like this can be propped on a shelf or mantel for a more casual look. Choosing art is very personal, but I would opt for an abstract ink on paper and pair it with varied ceramics in similar colors.
This play on the traditional task light would be perfect on a table with stacks of books. I love that this lamp is so functional, and yet it is like a sculpture in its own right.
A rug completes a room, and this one is pretty special. It's made of re-dyed remnants of traditional Turkish rugs, so it is one of those pieces with a real story behind it. I love the version in pale gray, but I would use this stunning turquoise one for a truly jaw-dropping living room.
A good curator cycles her treasures with the season and the occasion, so a roomy cabinet for storing those that are out of commission is essential. This chest is perfect. It has a mid-century appeal and would work in any space. I'd use this in a dining room and display a couple of large vases on top for good measure.
This lidded jar looks like an antique because of its variegated color and crackle glaze. But it's actually a very reasonably priced piece from a major retailer. I'd mix eras and geographies by displaying two of these on the previous cabinet.
Textiles that are almost like art are perfect for curated spaces. These owl napkins are designed to look great folded, rolled or flat.
The Tom Dixon Beat Light range is very distinctive, but you can also mix the different shapes to create a look all your own. I particularly like the Moroccan vibe of this version and would pair it with a simple round walnut dining table.
Mixing china to create an eclectic table setting has been popular for years. But I think mixing glassware can be just as effective, and the overall result is more polished. These crackle glass tumblers in amber would work well alongside traditional wine goblets and gold-rimmed champagne glasses next to an all-white place setting.
Natural materials and beautiful craftsmanship are a great way to inject subtle personality into a modern space, such as a kitchen. I am hankering after one of these hand-turned Sheesham wood vessels for my kitchen shelves.