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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ellenj53 wrote:
Who is the makeer of thes chairs/ They are beautiful
   Comment   September 16, 2012
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Tracy Murdock Allied ASID
July 3, 2013 at 7:55am   
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psethi16 wrote:
Where can I buy these chairs from and are they leather
   Comment   October 6, 2011
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Becky Harris
A very similar chair is the Velin Chair by Christian Liagre for Holly Hunt:

October 7, 2011 at 3:00pm   
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cammiemonroe wrote:
Does anyone know who made the chandeliers in this picture? This is exactly what I am looking for.
   Comment   April 19, 2010
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Don't know the manufacturer, but I've seen similar fixtures that were sconces not ceiling fixtures. You might check that out.
April 19, 2010 at 7:46pm   
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Debojyoti Sanyal
Maybe both the chairs and the ceiling lights are custom-made by the designer
February 18, 2013 at 1:40am   
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Sharon Flynn wrote:
What is the wall color in the dining room? - I want the name and manufacturer.
   Comment   February 5, 2014
targupta wrote:
Centerpiece - Where are the Centerpieces from
   Comment   December 10, 2012
allenk wrote:
Maker of table and chairs?
   Comment   August 2, 2011

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Fluorescent lighting tubes set each section aglow. Murdock used acrylic shelving units to give the bottles a floating appearance and glass doors to keep out dust and fingerprints.
Houzz added this to Curio Cabinet
These built-in curio cabinets house a collection of mini liquor bottles. Groups of objects can be visually interesting no matter how trivial the object itself is.
Becky Dietrich, Interior Designer added this to Collective Wisdom: Display Ideas for Collections of All Kinds
It can be tricky to display small collectibles, especially when they are all the same size and you really have a lot of them. Here’s a perfect solution: a wall built out to create alcoves.

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Mini liquors
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Collection. It suits the atmosphere. Makes it feel very 'light' and delicate.
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April 6, 2014
the collection shelves
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April 5, 2014
display niche with glass doors
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April 4, 2014
glass front display shelves
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display for collections
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display for collections
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April 3, 2014
For our shot glass collection
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silver display
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March 28, 2014
dining table centerpiece
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Vitrine display of Chinese bottles
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Nice uniformity
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idea for bar in wall niche
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crystal display cabinet
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Built-in glass display cases.
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Dining room
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March 7, 2014
Like this table and chairs
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March 3, 2014
Display walls
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February 27, 2014
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February 26, 2014
we could build this type of insert to hold the beer bottle top collection!
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Wine wall
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Alcohol collection from around the world
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nice table
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Colección botellines miniaturas etc vitrinas
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Display case
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Idea of mirrored niches to increase space visually
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February 13, 2014
Instead of built in cabinets - built closet space like this with doors ( can paint interesting scene or use interesting glass doors.
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February 12, 2014
tiny size collection
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February 12, 2014
The idea of the display - the design, the motif, the colours, the layout.
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lit built ins for displaying collection
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great way to display small items
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Built ins.
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display of small collectibles
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love it but no idea what for - shells?
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Asian influence
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how to get that bar feel without dusting
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February 7, 2014
Even cooler than the interior design? The fact that this client saved miniature alcohol bottles for 20 years.
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Shelfs on the back
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para artículos de colección
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Displaying bottles
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Mini liquor bottles
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Alcoves into wall
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table and chairs
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2 lights
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I do like the chairs. Looks unique :)
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February 6, 2014
For my tea cup collection
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February 6, 2014
ceiling light
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simple centerpiece
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My Collection Display
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Cool bottle display
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display of collectibles
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Alcoves built out.
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February 5, 2014
It can be tricky to display small collectibles, especially when they are all the same size and you really have a lot of them. Here’s a perfect solution: a wall built out to create alcoves.
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Matt ?
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Beautiful display!
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wall alcoves for small collectibles
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same size small collectibles alcoves
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This is so cool. Mini liquor bottle collection display idea.
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great display case
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Great idea for display of tiny collectables.
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koleksiyonların sergilenme şekli: özellikle küçük objeler için
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salt and peppers
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like the museum in Taipae
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me gusta el tamaño de la mesa y la forma
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James bottle collection
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Interesting method of displaying small collectibles of similar sizes.
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the glass doors are great
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t can be tricky to display small collectibles, especially when they are all the same size and you really have a lot of them. Here’s a perfect solution: a wall built out to create alcoves.
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Collection - a for 並び
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Display of small items
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The wall of collectibles
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great idea for shell collection
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I like that this reads as wallpaper (in the photo) not so much a collection.
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Comfortable looking chairs and nice size table
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February 4, 2014
Maybe do these kind of alcove in one of the posts for Tom's mini liquor bottles?
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mini bar!
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February 4, 2014
It can be tricky to display small collectibles, especially when they are all the same size and you really have a lot of them. Here’s a perfect solution: a wall built out to create alcoves.
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Displayed miniature alcohol
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nice display
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alcoves built into wall for display
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miniature wall feature
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Center piece
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Bottle collection
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Cool to display spices in fancy bottles | Art always works
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Miniature bottles
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Beautiful room and wallpaper
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Very nice but also inspiring to use idea for print for a shade.
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Beer cans?
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Displays for Grandmas salt and pepper shakers?
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November 25, 2013
Another view of the Bottle wall. Real respect for the collection makes you really appreciate them as design and art. Something toy collectors could stand to learn.
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Papa Barclay's bottles
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the display cabinets
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interesting chairs
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love the idea of doing something like this inside the dining room wall... LOVE this!! for wine bottles or mini's in the pic.
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Mini liquor bottles
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sillas comedor
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Cool to display spices in fancy bottles/
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for my crystal figurine collection
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Love the display cabinet for tiny things!
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Like this furniture but would need a smaller scale
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for perfume bottles
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Displaying stuff
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display for my shot glasses
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Бутыыыылочки :)
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love this for my house can get chairs from pier one
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for dining room table
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Shelving to showcase collection is nice
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like the use of so many orchids
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Like the furniyures
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Like table chairs
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I like the fact that the owner's own mini alcohol bottles were used here instead of some generic decor.
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