An Idea for Displaying Your Collections in Your Decor
Using collections in our decor is part of what makes our home, feel like home. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to display our most beloved collections. Finding crafty solutions to these design problems is part of the fun and one of the things I love to do the most! Here’s example of one of these challenges and the solution we finally came up with. You might just remember it!
Many moons ago, I wrote a post about displaying a collection of horse ribbons. My 13 year old daughter rides and shows hunter jumper horses almost every weekend and each trip produces anywhere from 8 -15 ribbons. For a while I felt that our entire house was becoming overrun with ribbons. Frustrated, I put the ribbons in bags and basically hid them under the bed for 2 years!!!!! (Bad Mama!!)
Haunted by these undisplayed ribbons, I had asked in a blog post a while back, for any ideas that anyone had to display these. Some of the ideas included making a quilt, another was to frame and shadow box only the champion ones, and yet another idea was to just string them up wall to wall. I considered each idea very carefully and there were some really good ones. Then something fabulous happened. I stumbled across a white lacquered horse head on a buying trip to New York City. Here is what I came up with!
I had my upholsterer build a frame that would encase the lacquered horse head in a horseshoe shape (clever, right?!!!!). The frame was then upholstered in a green leopard print (clever twice, right?!!!!). Next , my sweet husband spent an entire weekend attaching string to the frame. The ribbons come with a clip on the back, so we just lined them up along the string.
What do you think? Do you have interesting collections or an interesting story on how you display them? Now, it’s your turn! Tell me about your collection. I would love to hear your ideas!
Now Go Have An “It’s So Fabulous Day!”
If you need help making your house more Fabulous, then contact me at Knotting Hill Interiors (843)455-7574 or Kimberly@knottinghillinteriors.com for a consultation!