Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Something Old Something New

I was doing some research on Bartley Johnstone due to her large collection of landscape paintings and came across this image on Queenie Clutter-Free of her kitchen. I love how she displays her collection of vintage pottery in a very modern IKEA cabinet. And, as Queenie says, "the shelves form a grid to visually corral pieces, making them appear highly organized. Had they been open shelves without dividers the look would be much less organized." A great visual for inspiration on arranging your collections. Enjoy!

11 comments:

drey said...

i love this. always looking for ways to organise china creatively. using the Expedit is a great way... but what about dust? i HATE dust :P

corine said...

I'm off to Ikea.

Another Shade of Grey said...

Me too, drey. :)

Corine, if you click over to Queenie's blog and click on the photo to look at the enlarged photo it's even more impressive.

The Paris Apartment said...

oooh those colors look amazing together!

katiedid said...

I just love the whole room. Chairs, table, collection IKEA cabinet ( I am buying a bunch of these for my office) Everything!

susan said...

This is a great idea, thanks for showing that. IKEA makes that exact piece with a cutout for a tv in the center, which I have in my apartment in the bedroom. What we did was position it above the floor about 15" or so, so it looks like it's floating, which is another great look. Good idea!

Chef Jules said...

Hey Jules! I really like this, on several levels -- I like that her collections are compartmentalized and orderly and how in each section of the grid she composes a little vignette, a "still life" with her items. I like the vibrancy, too. As usual, you share great "stuff". :)

heatherm said...

Oh my goodness, I love this! I have a lot of handmade bowls and dishes and it seems a shame to shut them away in cupboards all day...

LauraB said...

This idea is great. I really love the expedit, and enjoy seeing it used in different ways. This is great. I'm off to start a blue bowl collection now too :)

Another Shade of Grey said...

I am so glad so man of you enjoyed this as much as I. :)

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