For those of you in the rest of the country, sunglasses are a seasonal object. Here in Los Angeles, not so much. We wear sunglasses all year round. And, the likelihood is, few of them make it back into their cases.
Mine usually end up piled on some cake stands I have displayed near my front door for easy grab and go. And it's a system that works. Sorta. They inevitably get scratched. Then, this weekend, while flipping through back issues of online decor magazine Covet Garden (I love their in-depth one house tour per magazine format), this pretty display and practical storage idea from Tomi and Karim's house in Issue 7 caught my eye. Not only does it keep the glasses from jumbling together and getting scratched, it's easy to see your whole collection at a glance.
Here cup hooks hold a length of white chain made from loops large enough to fit the arm of a pair of glasses. Similar chains, usually in white, black, gold and silver, can be found at your hardware store and cut to the length you need (allow for a little slack when measuring). While you could also use ribbon, string or other flexible materials to similar effect, this lets you separate your glasses so that they don't all jumble together and scratch the lenses.
image: Kim Jeffery