Inspiration: Hats as Decor

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So what do you do when you have a love of hats, but never find yourself wearing them? Well, display them, of course! We had a rush of inspiration (and a glass of wine or two) one night with our roommate, and hung a number of fairly random objects in empty frames on the wall. The protractor didn't, ultimately, make the cut, but the feathered hat became a household favorite! We love the idea of incorporating beautiful headgear into our homes...

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Living Etc. featured these bowler hats retrofitted as lamps in a piece about circus inspired decor. We loved many of the ideas in the piece, but also think that this idea would easily transcend a circus theme. We would love to have a bowler hat lamp above our reading chair! (We just envisioned an entire series of photographs of our friends in a very Magritte-like setting...)

Hats as objects of decoration isn't a new idea--Elizabeth posted before about their appeal as a sculptural item. But we love these new (to us, at least) and intriguing ways to display hats in our home!

Top image: Jessica Blake Tata

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