Decorating with Utilitarian Collections

Decorating with Utilitarian Collections

Sarah Coffey
Sep 16, 2009

To include collections in your home, you don't have to be a connoisseur of rare Japanese toys or vintage postcards. You can still be a utilitarian (or even a minimalist!) who keeps a few functional, everyday objects on display...

1 Arranged in a shadowbox on the wall, spools of thread look like art.
2 In matching containers, grains set the color scheme for Frances' kitchen.
3 With the doors removed, B's closet adds color to her bedroom.
4 Folded blankets on a shelf are the focal point of a vignette from Country Living.
5 Open shelving keeps mugs and dishes on view.

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Photos: Amanda Cee licensed via Creative Commons, Phillip Maisel, Sarah Coffey, Keith Scott Morton / Country Living, Cinder Design on Etsy

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