Tracy Murdock Allied ASID
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Displaying art collections contemporary-dining-room

Displaying art collections

Interior designer Tracy Murdock designed this special “bottle wall” to house her client’s special miniature alcohol bottles collected from around the world for over 20 years.

The wall was built out to form the niches where special fluorescent lighting tubes were installed behind each section. The Back wall is acrylic lined with rice paper. Then the acrylic “grids” were installed where there is a box for each bottle giving the effect that each is floating. Finally glass doors were installed to not only keep out the dust…but also “fingers” and to make the collection all the more important.

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They were custom made.

If you are interested we would be happy to produce them for you.

Thank You!
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This collection of little liquor bottles almost turns into an architectural element thanks to some custom shelving with acrylic and backlighting.
Something as silly as miniature alcohol bottles can quickly fill a room when organized on well-lit shelves. Despite the nature of the contents, the museum-like feel of the display adds a sense of seriousness that makes this collection surprisingly versatile.
Beth Dotolo, ASID, RID, NCIDQ added this to Designing with Souvenirs
The designer of this residence created an entire backlit architectural feature to highlight a 20-year collection of miniature liquor bottles that these homeowners have collected. This is a creative way to highlight a long-running collection of souvenirs and a great way to toast to your travels.
Jason Ball Interiors, LLC added this to Decorate with Dimension
I tell clients all the time to leave space on their shelves or walls for a collection. There is something so rewarding about the hunt for special or intriguing items — even tiny liquor bottles. Two back-lit glass cabinets highlight the collection, creating a wall like no other.
Here is a neat way of displaying miniature alcohol bottles. The color of the glass creates the backdrop for this contemporary dining room.
Interior designer Tracy Murdock designed this wall to house her client's miniature alcohol bottle collection from around the world — gathered over the course of 20 years.

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Interior designer Tracy Murdock designed this wall to house her client's miniature alcohol bottle collection from around the world — gathered over the course of 20 years.
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