Every piece that goes into a curated space is carefully selected for a purpose, so that even though you have various elements they all come together into one cohesive look. Often times my clients get bogged down with items they have received as a gift and they feel that it has to always be on display. I always say, "Remember this is your home, and you make the rules." Just because someone gave you a gift does not mean it has to be front and center, or even up at all for that matter. But if you want, a great way to incorporate those items and others you have laying around is to rotate those items within a collection. If you have different collections or just a lot of "treasures" don't show it all at once. Rotate items and edit, edit, edit; this way your home will always have something new going on and it gives you a chance to showcase different pieces over time.
|Designed by Jute Interior Design|
|Designed by Slesinski Design Group|
|Designed by James Cleary Architecture|
|Designed by Nichole Loiacono-Young|
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|Designed by Jamie Laubhan-Oliver|
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|Designed by Richard Hallberg|
I hope in 2012 you can take some time to refine your home to achieve this fun and fabulous curated look. Just remember to edit, edit, edit. Once you are done, ask yourself one question: "Does everything have a purpose?"