Thursday, May 20, 2010

Displaying Collections


Brackets are an incredibly effective way of displaying a collection of Chinoiserie porcelain. In the bedroom above, Mary Watkins Wood used brackets to bring order to a large collection of blue and white ginger jars. The three key points are that the collection needs to go together-all blanc de Chine, all celadon, or all blue and white, for example. Second, the brackets need to be all the same color-say all white or all gold if not all the same style. Third, play around with a pleasing layout-symmetrical seems to work best.

Jonathan Berger


Kevin Sharkey


Robert Goodwin


Phoebe Howard


20 comments:

Tara Dillard said...

They are great in the landscape too. For EXACTLY the same purpose.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Fabulously french said...

Gorgeous....

Leeann x

Vickie H. said...

That Kevin Sharkey wall always makes my heart skip a beat...love corbels and use them a lot in my own home. Great photos!

Summer said...

I like how each of these interiors interprets the look in a modern/fresh way...one false move and they could all look dated, but they don't!

ashlina {the decorista} said...

i absolutely love this idea. brackets look fantastic! great find.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Those brackets give the jars (or whatever you put on them) so much more importance! Great post as usual!

Karena said...

A fabulous way to mke a collection of importance stand out!!

Karena
Art by Karena

A Perfect Gray said...

that hot pink gets me every time; but isn't that gray wall divine...?

Cristin said...

great examples... love Phoebe's.

xo,
cristin

Style Redux 2 said...

Tara-I am planning some posts on Chinoiserie in the garden.

Style Redux 2 said...

Fabulously French-Merci.

Style Redux 2 said...

Vickie-That's my idea of an office.

Style Redux 2 said...

Summer-A good point.

Style Redux 2 said...

Ashlina-I would love to do this somewhere.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kim-It adds such drama!

Style Redux 2 said...

Cristin-The white on white is surprisingly effective.

Style Redux 2 said...

Karena-Each piece really stands out this way.

Style Redux 2 said...

A Perfect Gray-It's interesting how effective all the background colors are.

Renee Finberg said...

i love the look.

i tend to love anything 3 dimensional on walls.

great post.

xx

Style Redux 2 said...

Renee-Thanks for stopping by.