Incorporating Your Blue and White Collection into your Interior Design

Blue and white china in dining room

Notice how we tied in the blue and white into the ceiling

Collections can be a wonderful way of preserving memories.  For many of my South Carolina Interior Design clients, I suggest starting a collection for themselves but also, one for each of their children.  While collections are important, displaying the collection artfully is what matters most.

One of my own personal favorite collections is my blue and white porcelain.  I have been collecting since I was a child and my collection is quite extensive.  I display an enormous amount of the porcelain on my dining room buffet, but I also use my collection when entertaining.  I have a lovely giant bowl that I use for salads.   I have mini plates that are wonderful when used for dipping oil.  I have 12 blue and white salt cellars  and an assortment of vases in all shapes and sizes.

interior design showcases blue and white china

There is an art to a well balanced buffet display


My Montahedah “Canton” china collection is blue and white and pairs nicely with cobalt blue glassware to inspire many a lovely and elegant dinner party.  I group a lot of the porcelain pieces in three’s and have a little in each and every room in my home.

Blue and white china in dining room design

Notice how nicely the yellow accentuates the blue and white



This year my 26 year old daughter Lorie was married in September.  For her ceremony and reception we gathered up my blue and white porcelain collection and had the florist incorporate it into the decorating scheme.

wedding decorating with blue and white china

The oriental lilies were the perfect splash of color against the blue and white


Paired with hot pink oriental lilies it was exquisite and it was meaningful to my daughter who grew up surrounded by my collection.  As a special wedding gift I gave her one of my favorite pieces which in turn, started her collection!

Blue and white china in wedding flower arrangements

Blue and white china is such an elegant and timeless touch


wedding flower arrangement with blue and white china

Love this piece!


Blue and white china in wedding table centerpiece

This tall vase works well as this wedding table centerpiece


Blue and white china in outdoor wedding

My lovely daughter on her big day! You can see the gorgeous blue and white vases accenting the alter


Do any of you have great collections and interesting ways to display them?  I would love to hear about them or better yet, send me a photo!

In this series, I’ll take you on a little tour of great collections that I have encountered over the years and some wonderful ways to display them!  Stay tuned!

Now go have an “It’s So Fabulous Day”!

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Accessories  //  Blue  //  Collections  //  Luxury Interior Design  //  White

Stylish, sophisticated and dramatic, Kimberly Grigg brings her unique talents to client’s homes across the country and to her retail boutique, Knotting Hill Interiors. An award winning retail boutique and an award winning full service design firm, Knotting Hill offers luxury interior design, renovation and remodeling services, custom design, childrens rooms and nurseries and accessorizing. The retail boutique sells fabric, home furnishings, retail design, lamps, accessories, art, upscale furniture consignment, gifts, fashion and jewelry. Voted “Best on the Beach” in both retail and design, our customers say that this place and this process is truly “enchanted”! Knotting Hill Interiors is based in Myrtle Beach South Carolina and is located at 7751 North Kings Hwy.