I didn’t start out as a collector. It just sort of took me over, that irrepressible desire to add to the little treasures that capture my heart and lend personality to my home decor. It starts innocently enough. You see something that catches your eye, like an antique wooden box or a piece of silver. You love it so much in your home, that before you know it, you’re scouting for another. Pretty soon your friends and family feed the fire by giving you additional pieces for your collection, making them all the more precious because they are gifts of love. A collection is born.
Decorating with your collections is a wonderful way to weave your personality into your décor and make your home a truly unique expression of your life and interests. The secret to doing it well is to use the pieces of your collection in artful displays. Here are four tips I follow: (more…)