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Curated Displays With Everyday Objects Part II

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Curated Displays With Everyday Objects Part II

Using what you have at hand to create vignettes and arrangements will make your interior unique. Here are some more ideas to get you started.

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New light
This improvised sculpture of rusted barbed wire – could art cost any less? – casts curious shadows on the wall. Consider not just the objects themselves, but the way they meld in with their surroundings.

For the win
An afternoon to be enjoyed lakeside. Instead of standard centrepiece selections, use an old chessboard as a trivet and scatter some of your gaming pieces among your glassware, not to use, just to look at. Your things will spark a memory, and conversation will be sprinkled with your stories.

Clothes horse
Rethink your notion of what constitutes wall art – it’s not just frames and canvases. This kimono has been hung using a length of bamboo tied with twine. Colour and texture are drawn into your scheme via the elegant silhouette of an article of clothing.

In a jam
Glass jars get a makeover with stamped brown-paper cuffs. Keep them empty or fill them with flowers or collectibles.

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All in the detail
Many people would not take a second look at forgotten hardware, such as this, but for me it holds as much wonder as a treasure chest. The spectrum of colours that springs from a basic mix of ageing wood and tarnished metal is a perfect example of my foundation colours and offers new ways of creating larger displays in your home.

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