Its easy to forget about the vertical plane in a room when decorating (that is, the walls, windows and doors) and just focus on the horizontal (usually taken up with rugs, tables, benches and chairs). A well curated collection of objects on display on a wall or shelves, will instantly have the affect of increasing the proportions of a room.
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A room is totally brought to life once the eye is drawn upwards. The quickest way to achieve this is to install a large piece of art or ceiling to floor curtains but having a collection of favourite objects on display is way more interesting and always worth the effort.
India Hicks’ home in Bahamas
The Stylist’s secret to doing displaying objects well, is to sort through them carefully and group them according to something they have in common – colour is the easiest.
A favourite is ceramics. Ceramics because they come in all colours, can be rough, smoothe, tribal or super modern, hand-made or machine made. Ceramics can be collected over time from op shops or high end stores, whatever your budget.
Themes that always work are blue and white, hand-made terracotta ones or glazed vases and bowls in creams, greens, reds or pinks. They will always look neat and tidy and interesting. A ‘set and forget’ approach to styling that can create a calm corner in a busy home.
Hare and Klein Pty Ltd
Marle store, Darlinghurst