Displaying Toys in a Grown Up Home

Displaying Toys in a Grown Up Home

Jason Loper
Sep 27, 2010

Whether you call them toys, collectibles, or action figures, it can be challenging to display childhood (or adult!) collections in a grown up home. And, as evidenced during my time photographing House Tours, a lot of us are kids at heart. The subjects of these Apartment Therapy House Tours found a way to integrate their child-oriented collections into their adult homes.

  • Josh and Emily grouped their sizable collection of vinyl toys as a display in their TV room. Having the display on a shelf that is backed by a mirror makes it look like a veritable army of vinyl toys.
  • Joe's LEGO collection was on display throughout Alison & Joe's home. These landmark buildings were on a shelf in the office while other assembled sets were displayed on shelves throughout the rest of their home.
  • In the guest room of Steven and Meredith's house, Meredith displays her collection of horse figurines along with her childhood books. The horses are beautiful as displayed but they're also a practical addition to the room when Steven's young daughters bunk there on their visits.
  • Rather than display the actual toys, Jim displays a portrait of them. While the Star Wars figurines are safely tucked away in a box in storage, their likenesses are proudly displayed in this portrait put together by Jim's brother.

Images: Jason Loper

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