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Collective Wisdom: Display Ideas for Collections of All Kinds
"middle of our first apartment watching my new husband unpack his collections: Japanese... for you. Collections express your personality, represent something of who you are and... heard of such things, much less imagined them. My dad was a Boeing engineer, and... lives of the people before me that owned them; and I marvel over the workmanship... those collections that keep your room from looking cluttered, but still allow you..."
'The Collected Home' Offers a Wealth of Design Tips
From planning to decorating, the father of 'new traditionalist' style dishes out scads of design suggestions you might never have considered
"father of 'new traditionalist' style dishes out scads of design suggestions you might... baseball hat collection. He balances and blends a love of antiques, patinas, textures, crisp... a love of collecting by sticking to a cohesive color palette and careful curation... volume full of practical advice about how to achieve the look. More important, he explains... book, The Collected Home (Clarkson Potter, 2012).... a lot of repetition from his first book "The New Traditional". Some of the text..."
My Houzz: Collections and Color for Crafty San Francisco Parents
Playful figurines and plenty of artwork brighten a Victorian rental for a creative California couple with a 1-year-old
"plenty of artwork brighten a Victorian rental for a creative California couple with... colorful artwork and eclectic collections, it ended up being the perfect place in which... search of a home. But as luck would have it, just one month before their son's due... amount of space. "It's gigantic by San Francisco standards; it had storage space... District of San Francisco Size: 1,500 square feet; 1 bedroom, studio-office..."
My Houzz: Cheery, Playful and Collected in Ohio
Roadside finds and sentimental artwork add personalized, eclectic style to a 1920s house for a family
"sentimental artwork add personalized, eclectic style to a 1920s house for a family... finds, artwork from local designers and a bit of DIY handiwork, the couple outfitted... details of their 1929 home in Toledo, Ohio. "We absolutely loved the hardwood floors... need more of these. Oooh, thanks to the author for bothering to mention cloth diapers... a part of me that wants to be okay with some messiness :-) Not that this home is messy..."
My Houzz: Collecting Over Time in Canberra
Artwork, secondhand finds and collectibles mingle exuberantly in a newly bright and open Australian home
"Artwork, secondhand finds and collectibles mingle exuberantly in a newly bright and... remainder of the house. Mims, a teacher, and Buxton, a lawyer, took on the design themselves... my kind of collector! Love her curated home! Such a beautiful collection can only be... hate is artwork purchased solely because it matches a cusion/rug etc - artwork should... My kind of mailbox.. so very cool My cup of tea as well! Manages to be a very cool..."
My Houzz: Quirky and Collected Portland Apartment
An army of Ken dolls, a handful of mannequins and a whole lot of estate sale finds create interest in a cozy downtown apartment
"army of Ken dolls, a handful of mannequins and a whole lot of estate sale finds... northeast part of the city with his boyfriend of four years and a roommate. By frequenting... a fun collection! Love the sense of humor and quirkiness of it all. Looking for... so many collectibles, most of them not very expensive, although we have a big house... is one of the most original designs I've ever seen. I love the weirdness of it all..."
My Houzz: Cozy Combination of Antiques and Art
"Cuban artwork and a refined antique collection define a South Florida home... you have collected over the years in a significantly smaller space? Lage downsized from... with one-of-a-kind pieces and enjoys perusing antique shows and shops to bring together... store half of it and rotate the collection every few months? Then each piece could be... modern art collection. I worry a little about the art glass on the small table. Too much..."
Collect With Confidence: An Art-Buying Guide for Beginners
Don't let a lack of knowledge or limited funds keep you from the joy of owning art. This guide will put you on the collector's path
"a lack of knowledge or limited funds keep you from the joy of owning art. This guide... ing a collection of art that speaks to you is a worthy goal, but it may seem out... out of reach ... and more than a little confusing. Where do you begin? What is the... thousands of dollars to spend on a single piece? We will tackle these questions and more... resources for collecting on a smaller budget.... types of art one can collect, which does a great disservice to millions of us passionate..."
Houzz Tour: Clean, Colorful and Collected in Denmark
"outside of a big forest in a village near Copenhagen. Josina Bergsøe lives in this... views of the surrounding forest. More Houzz Tours... project of renovation!!!awesome!!! Love those accent colors and creative use of space... Great pops of color, so cheerful and alive. Love the wit and the color-the artwork is... two ends of the dining table put their occupants at eye level with the table; the 2... the end of the dining table is a Trip Trap chair, which is an adjustable chair for..."
My Houzz: Creative, Collected Craftsman in Dallas
A couple combines a love of history and travel with a keen eye for consignment in the historic Junius Heights neighborhood
"a love of history and travel with a keen eye for consignment in the historic Junius... decor. A collection of vintage pieces and a mastery of color, symmetry and creativity... a lot of persistence to not only discover vintage finds, but also to understand how... thoughtfully collected Arts and Crafts home with her husband, Matt. With a personal love... reflection of the couple. "Decor should be like a fingerprint," says McCaskill Dickman..."
My Houzz: Collected and Creative Appeal in Tampa
"cores of DIY pieces and gathered treasures give a Florida home a happily bohemian... completed most of the work,” Amy says, “our friends and family helped immensely as we continued... labor of love by two very creative people. Loved the idea of sticking bottle caps... "bunker" of a home. I searched in your photos but could not find any of my bunker qualities... and flow of the home. WHAT A WINNER!!!! Fantastic, all of it! I especially like the..."
How to Expand Your Art Collection on a Tight Budget
"plenty of other blank boring walls crying out for some artwork of their own. There... piece of art from an artist you love, the fact is, there aren't a lot of Chagalls... group of disparate pieces together. Get to know standard sizes of off-the-rack frames... for most of us. We may invest in a few favorite pieces from galleries and street festivals... plenty of ways to stretch your art budget. As framing costs are sky high, check your..."
The Best of My Houzz: 20 Beloved Collections Artfully Displayed
"peek 20 of our favorite collections from My Houzz, our series featuring one-of-a-kind... Collections tell us a lot about a person, and there’s a story behind each one. Here’s... displayed collections may inspire you to show off your favorite things in a new way.... to much of an collection. Clouds. Hmmm... what a coincidence...I collect loose diamonds... glassware collection has gotten a bit out of hand over half-a-century of repeated fa..."
Edit Your Photo Collection and Display It Best — a Designer's Advice
Learn why formal shots may make better album fodder, unexpected display spaces are sometimes spot-on and much more
"the idea of hanging one really large black and white candid photo of her children, plus... couple of weeks ago, I was standing with my client, staring at the blank wall adjacent... photos of your kids everywhere. I’d like some spaces that aren’t filled with kids... photo of the kids on that wall that felt neither pretentious or staged.... hanging wire of your piece. (you are looking at the back of your piece of art) Pull up on..."
Collections: Display That Which You Love...
"days. Of course, some folks collect because the item of their affection has real... rooms of houzz. Of what do I speak? The delightful, whimsical and so very interesting... love to collect the things we collect, and some folks believe that it’s almost a genetic... collected from the heart either for the sheer love of the piece or for their artistic... personal “collections,” artfully displayed in the rooms we love. I did a little reading..."