Ryland Peters & Small
9.5 X 7.5 X 1.1 in
10 Mar 2011
Any wall is perfect for display, whatever its size, shape, or style. In this inspirational guide, Geraldine James, veteran collector of all things beautiful, shows ways to organize and display your valuables to celebrate their uniqueness and your creativity. A collection of fans, teapots, or clocks will
illuminate a little corner, whereas a teenager’s bedroom will transform instantly when hoarded football memorabilia makes the leap from the floor to the wall in a bold, clever arrangement. Look for unusual spaces and items: line up a series of themed prints above a picture rail, set heaps of floral china plates in grand style above the fireplace, or simply add a mirror into a display to instantly create another in its image. Chapter by chapter, discover how to arrange virtually anything from scratch, rearrange the collections you treasure to best effect, and begin a journey into color, texture, and themes to create elegant displays that give a home character and charm. From a memory wall of sepia family photographs to witty collections of kitsch art, this clever guide shows how to create a look that will bring any space to life.
• Learn the art of display using photographs, objects, textiles, china, and other collected treasures.
• Wall displays are an easy, inexpensive way to decorate your home with a personal touch.
• Geraldine is a home buying manager at Selfridges, the most dynamic department store group in the UK, and knows what people want.
Geraldine James started her career in fashion as a contemporary designer buyer, and from fashion she moved to home and gift. Geraldine soon developed a passion for collecting and finding the most unusual and beautiful things. She now works as a home buying manager at Selfridges and, as part of her role, spends time travelling extensively to find exciting new products for the store. The author is based in London, UK.
HOUSE & HOME / Decorating