Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Art of Display


One of the things I love best about design is "The Art of Display".  It's probably because I love to collect "treasures", or what I like to call, "the jewelry of the room".


































 



























I also find it the most challenging part of the design process.  I'm so impressed when I come across  beautifully composed vignettes such as these.  It's the arrangement that brings them to life!  



* I am so sorry I have not credited any of the above images as I'm still struggling with how to do it.  I find them and file them away until I'm ready to use them and I can't remember where they came from!
Lynn from Paris Boutique Hotel has told me about Pinterest which helps with cataloging and crediting images but since my son has left for college I'm at a loss without his aid.  I am so glad you all love them as much as I do and if anyone knows who they belong to, please let me know.  Thank you.

26 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

The jewelry of the room - perfect! When I was younger and would work in my mother's antique shop, I would spend the entire day doing "displays" - I loved it. She always knew everything would be completely different when she returned. I used to rearrange her kitchen countertops as well, when I was like 7 or 8. Each of these images is quite inspiring.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

You do love collecting! But that is what all the nooks and crannies of a home need so can you buy too much? No.........just need to be very clever in arranging it all as you have shown so well. I see pink ribbon on that yellow secretary. Lovely post Terri. Much love XO

vignette design said...

What a beautiful post! Every photo is eye candy. I am inspired!

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Those are GORGEOUS vignettes and collections. Some are going on Pinterest now!!

Marie said...

I completely agree with you, these are indeed the jewelry of a room.:D

Love all the photos, so inspirational!:D

***** Marie *****
allthingsmarie.com

sharon said...

Great pictures Terri. I LOVE the tea caddies on the wall, and the following cupboard with the pink interior. I know you're right, it's good to display collections, but when I see loads of small objects displayed on a table or shelf I can't help but think about the dusting! Pathetic I know, but true nevertheless.
Sharon

PS What's the news from UCLA?

It's me said...

What a great post !!!.....wonderful i love it...............happy evening...........love Ria...

lisa golightly said...

Oh ... my !!! You do realize that the dome of seahorses knocked me right off my ball ??? Everything you see is all so lovely !

Lisa

lisaroyhandbags said...

what an amazing collection of collections! there's nothing I love more than fun little vignettes of interesting things and I agree, it's all in how they're arranged. I wish I had more wall space and surfaces to display on.
hope your first week of empty-nesting is going well my friend! xo

Beach House Living said...

Jewelry of the room? I like how that sounds and you are one of the best I know at not just finding it but displaying.

red ticking said...

amazing group of beauty... fabulous post! xx

Lumo said...

Lovely displays.

Even many everyday objets without almost any value can make lovely displays and on the other had if one has many lovely objects, but no thought hasn't been used in display, their beauty is never seen correctly.

cityfarmer said...

did you notice me jumping thru the screen to grab that loving cup and the old alarm clock?

ya missed my birthday sweetie ...
there's still a piece cake for ya

The Zhush said...

I love creating sweet little vignettes as well, and love seeing them done to perfection, as these gorgeous images so beautifully illustrate! Love that you call it the jewelry of the room! (very zhushie!)
xx
Sue

Summer said...

Therese,
I particularly loved this post, especially the photos of the Swedish and Northern Euro vignettes. I am always changing my accessories and enjoy seeing other lovely ideas.
Swede

Artist Pamela Hunt Lee said...

Jewelry of the Room. Perfect! A statement to be repeated....

The Plush Pad/The Adorned Life said...

I absolutely LOVE those cut crystal boxes. They are so glamorous, and even more so when there are a bunch of them grouped together! :) GREAT post...one of the things I love most about design is that accessories & "treasures" ;) can be displayed so differently. I admire the true talent it takes to put together a perfect vignette; much like you have displayed through out your home.

Becki said...

So much inspiration there.
Thanks for all those lovely images.

pretty pink tulips said...

I love a well styled vignette, too! And my heart did a little pitter patter with those first 2 images!!!
Have a wonderful weekend, Terri!
xo Elizabeth

L.A.Givens said...

What a great vignette! I have a similar cabinet / hutch shown in one of your photos. This gives me some great ideas. I always look forward to your posts! ;}

A Perfect Gray said...

lovely, Terri. I love groupings and I especially like the skeleton keys you showed!

Privet and Holly said...

Yes, it absolutely
IS an art!!! I
heard about Pinterest
at the Creative
Connection but I
haven't had time to
pursue it, either.
Hope you are having
a wonderful weekend,
Terri!
xx Suzanne

SPLENDEROSA said...

Terri, beautifully presentation of your "jewelry for the room." I love that phrase. This is a difficult little talent as one can so easily over-do a space. Restraint is the key, isn't it?
And, BTW, I love those keys with the pink ribbons. xx's

Kathysue said...

Gorgeous, the one with the chinoiserie panels is one of my favorites, that one made me stop and look twice!!

An Urban Cottage said...

Just found your blog through Kevin. There are so many *beautiful* images here and I love that many of them are collections of different things. Lots of inspiration. I'm off to poke around some more. Steve

Cashon&Co said...

Omg. I love these, especially the first one and the one with the foo dogs and calligraphy brushes. Alllll gorgeous though. I'm bookmarking this post!