If you read At Home, you know we feature a collection nearly every month (click here). And today, our columnist, Cece Fourchy, takes the concept of collecting and goes to town with it! Hoping to start her own collection, she gathered a few for inspiration, from designers, editors and fashion bloggers alike.
Most people have collected something or started a collection of some kind at some point. For most, itâs things like baseball cards, old postage stamps, or antique silver. For me, during a brief (and embarrassing) part of my young life, it was Beanie Babies. In terms of decorating, thereâs not a whole lot you can do with Beanie Babies except for arranging them in a little grouping on your bed, or maybe sitting them together on your dresser. And trust me, the look is not very glamorous. My Beanie days behind me, Iâm dying to start a more adult collection (maybe fabulous china, maybe Limoges boxesâ¦), and hopefully incorporate it into my decorating scheme. I think displaying collections adds such a personal touch to a home, and it would be wonderful to glance at a collection of things that have stories behind them. Before I settle on my collection, Iâm drawing inspiration from those who display their passions with style.
I love how Hamish Bowles displays his assemblage of fezzes on stacks of books and a stereo on this console table. The hats perfectly distract from the technological look of the speakers and add a touch of bold color.
A grouping of antique glove molds in fashion designer Erin Fetherstonâs apartment renders a dramatic effect when diplayed on a white shelf.
Â Jane Aldridge of the fashion blog Sea of Shoes proudly displays her shoes like a work of art. If I had her shoe collection, I think Iâd be showing it off too.
A classically fabulous fine china collection serves as wall decoration in the breakfast room of this English country home.
Â Herve Pierre gives his hat collection purpose with this tres chic vignette. Whimsical and unique, this is exactly the look I want to go for.
Â In Polly Mellenâs bathroom, the only decorations are framed Christmas cards from the one and only Yves Saint Laurent. What more could you need??
I think a great excuse to start accumulating various Hermes items would be to use the boxes as decoration. The perfect pop of famous orange totally changes the look of a room. Ten Birkin bags for me please!
Â Ines de la Fressange, Parisian style arbiter and muse extraordinaire, has an array of personal touches all around her pink apartment. These cigarette boxes, printed with the designs of classic literature, are placed amongst other special objects for a truly personal look.