Guest Groups: Accessories for a Curated Appearance
Today everyone wants to live at a curated area. Curated homes are the greatest reflection of their owner’s preference and personal experience. They’re filled with paintings, carefully gathered and artfully displayed.
Luckily, curating your own collection doesn’t require years of travel or antiquing. It’s likely to pull with an eclectic range of unique bits from the comfort of your notebook. Start looking for handmade or unexpected items that tell a story and look like artwork in their own right. With a unified palette — in this scenario, neutrals, brass, woods and a bit of turquoise — and a few thoughtful editing, your curated look starts to come along. I’ve gathered some merchandise to get you started.
— Lucy from Four Walls and a Roof
Prescott Iron Oval Mirror – $1,095
Set the tone from the entryway using a mirror that looks like a collector’s item. This oval form is a brand new spin on sunburst mirrors. I’d pair this with a mid sized console for somebody luxe-retro look.
Rectangular Table – $699
This handmade table would be perfect for displaying smaller paintings, also it is a work of art in its own right. I would use it to exude heat and personality to a living area.
Sea Urchins, Resin, White – $299
I had perch these cast iron sea urchins on top of a pile of books on the coffee table.
Sang and Serena
Mother of Pearl Opium Tray – $299
A tray is a curator’s greatest buddy. Corralling several items onto a tray instantly gives them a more accumulated look. I would choose a tray at a pale color, like white or gray, so the accessories stand out. And, because I am obsessed with mother of peal inlay, I would choose one of these beauties.
Serena & Lily
Antique Zanzibari Etched Brass Tray – $350
This antique metal tray has a unique layout and intricate etching. I would use this along with an ottoman instead of an end table.
Framed Original Abstract Drawing, Black and White from Tahlia Day
No more curated home would be complete without original artwork. Small works similar to this can be propped on a shelf or mantel for a more casual appearance. Choosing art is quite personal, but I’d select an abstract ink paper and set it with diverse ceramics in similar colours.
Grogan Task Lamp No. 1 – $350
This drama on the traditional task light would be perfect on a dining table with stacks of books. I love this lamp is so practical, and yet it is similar to a sculpture in its own right.
Design Within Reach
Etch Candleholder, Brass – $55
This tealight holder is a contemporary layout but is reminiscent of traditional pierced tin lanterns. Only a couple of these dotted around the living area would create an awesome display.
Mystic Collection Turquoise Rug
A rug completes a room, and this is pretty special. It’s made from re-dyed remnants of traditional Turkish rugs, so it is one of those bits with a true story behind it. I love the version in pale gray, but I’d use this magnificent turquoise one to get a really jaw-dropping living area.
Modern Dressers Chests And Bedroom Armoires – $1,745
A fantastic curator cycles her treasures with all the season and the occasion, so a roomy cabinet for keeping those that are from commission is essential. This chest is perfect. It has a mid-century appeal and would work in any area. I would use this at a dining area and exhibit a few big vases on top for good measure.
John Lewis Lidded Cube Jar, Aqua, Medium – GBP 30
This lidded jar looks like an antique due to its variegated color and crackle glaze. Nonetheless, it’s really a very reasonably priced item from a major retailer. I would mix eras and geographies by exhibiting two of them on the former cabinet.
Nick Fraser Design
Candelabra Three – Discontinued – GBP 58
The secret using well-curated spaces is finding sudden objects that prompt conversation without appearing too contrived. These unusual candle holders, made of metal pipes fittings and pipework, are a witty focal point for a dining area.
Serena & Lily
Marbella Owl Napkins – Set of 4 – $38
Textiles that are almost like artwork are perfect for curated spaces. All these owl napkins are intended to look good folded, rolled or flat.
Tom Dixon Conquer Light – Stout – $1,080
The Tom Dixon Beat Light range is quite distinctive, but you can also mix different shapes to create a look all your own. I particularly like the Moroccan vibe of the version and would set it with a simple round walnut table.
Pier 1 Imports
Amber Crackle Tumblers – $5
Mixing china to create an eclectic dining table setting has been popular for several years. However, I think mixing glassware can be just as powerful, and the overall result is much more polished. These crackle glass tumblers in floral would work nicely alongside traditional wine goblets and gold-rimmed champagne glasses alongside an all-white spot setting.
Large Teardrop Vessels – GBP 60
Natural substances and gorgeous craftsmanship are a great way to inject delicate character to a contemporary area, like a kitchen. I’m hankering after one of these hand-turned Sheesham wood vessels for my kitchen shelves.
Quartz Votive – $275
Kitchens can use a little sparkle too. I think quartz tealight holders possess a magical appeal, even if they’re more ubiquitous these days. I’d light these when amusing.
Cloisonne Chrysanthemum Pull – $10
Regular bedroom furniture can be changed with unique hardware. I’d utilize these Art Nouveau–style drawer knobs to give a plain dresser some extra personality.
Sona Vessel 4.5″ – $85
Even little bowls for collecting odds and ends can be treasures in themselves. These gold and bronze bowls look like they could be museum pieces — or like they’ve come straight from their vaults of Gringotts.
O Lamp, Antiqued Brass – $495
Symmetrical lamps are among the simplest ways to pull together a space filled with various styles. I like these O lamps in pairs due to their classic form. They’d be elegant on either side of a mattress.
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