When showing off a collection it is best to display the items as a group rather than spread piece meal throughout the house. The collection will have more of an impact displayed as a grouping and will not appear as random clutter throughout the house.

I prefer my client’s collections be contained such as in a book case or a glass cabinet. However if that is not possible here is a cleaver idea that I saw at the Boston Junior League Show House in the study designed by Holly Joe. If you have a console table like the one below use the free space under the table as additional display space.

Holly Joe Design: Linda Holt Photo

Holly Joe Design: Linda Holt Photo

The additional space and will look intentional if you follow these three simple styling tips.

1. Vary the height and size of the accessories. You can use books or stands as a platform to give smaller items more presence and added height.

2. Try and fill the space between the top of the table and the accessories below. (you don’t want it to look like a group of random items laying on the floor.

3. Be sure the accessories relate in some way. In the image above the accessories are mostly neutral in color, organic and have a global flair.

Have a wonderful long weekend everyone and be sure to check out my Instagram  to see more of my favorite rooms from the 2016 Junior League Show House.

Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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