Everyday dish- and glassware is rarely given the level of prestige as a most collections, but if you're relying on open shelving, a change of mindset might be necessary. A bit of editing and attention to color and/or shape can give even the most ragtag group of dishes a cohesive tone...
A collection of Russel Wright dishes from House Tour: Chris & Stephanie's Hip Lower Haight HomeStaying in the same general color family (think all cool or warm tones) or sticking to one style or design (maybe all modern or Russel Wright) will keep your dinnerware looking more like a collection rather than clutter. We also recommend most any style/color mixed with basic white, if you'd rather play up a few special pieces without building a whole set around them. Also, sometimes getting rid of a few misfit items that don't quite mesh might be just what's needed to find a common thread in the rest of the dishes. Just think, "is one of these things not like the other?", and it should be no sweat.
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