7/28/17

Curating Personal Collections

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This month we have been talking all about travel and global in interior design. Not only do we love to explore, but we are always immersed in adventurous designs for our well traveled interior design clients. While we are experts at sourcing new accessories and furnishings, we also curate and integrate our clients’ found objects into our designs. One of the benefits of working with an interior designer is our ability to integrate existing pieces, but still entirely transform a space. Our guide to curating collections, from family artwork to globally found pieces…

Interior Designer Guide to Curating Collections

BETH’S TIP
Co-Founder + Principal Interior Designer

Elevate small items with glass boxes. 

Displaying a client’s collection of smaller items in clear glass boxes is a great way to add dimension and style to personal objects.

Pulp Home Large Glass Box

Glass Mirror Box

CAROLINA’S TIP
Co-Founder + Principal Interior Designer 

Create a gallery wall. 

We once worked with a client who had an extensive art collection so we created a floor-to-ceiling gallery wall to display their original pieces in a bold way.

Pulp Gallery Wall

TRACY’S TIP
Senior Interior Designer + Purchasing Manager

Frame meaningful pieces. 

We often with with clients who have their kids’ art displayed throughout the house. Framing these pieces in acrylic boxes or modern frames gives children’s artwork a sense of sophistication while making the pieces pop.

Pulp Home Frames

Modern Mosaic Frame

TARA’S TIP
Designer 

Layer heirloom rugs.

Pairing antique or family heirloom rugs with a modern sisal or jute rug adds a modern and collected look to a space.

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Cream and Jute Rug

SHANNON’S TIP
Junior Designer

Reupholster or add interesting hardware.

I love when a client has a piece of furniture they want us to incorporate into our design and we have the opportunity to give it new life by reupholstering it in a fun or interesting fabric. You can also add unique hardware, like our Starburst Pulls, to transform and existing piece.

Pulp Home Starburst Pull

Starburst Pull Hardware

JANA’S TIP
Junior Designer

Accent style and personality with coffee table books.

I love looking for coffee table books to incorporate that are meaningful to each client. Whether they love travel, art, fashion or the outdoors, book selections can speak to their personalities and create a cohesive design when added to existing collections.

Pulp Home Coffee Table

Coffee Table Books

Bringing carefully selected items home from travels is such a great way to remember your adventures and add global flair to your home. What found items do you cherish?

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