Gathered Together: Displaying a Collection

It’s a designer cliché (and in this case, it’s true) that a collection of anything, whether contemporary ceramic vessels or antique silver boxes, always makes more of a statement when displayed en masse. Here are some ideas to inspire.

All photos by Aaron Leimkuehler

Don’t Throw Stones

This homeowner’s collection of cast-glass houses by Ohgita Katsuya displayed on an antique round side table brings a refreshing modern accent to a traditional interior.

Hold This

Sharon and John Hoffman’s extensive ceramic collection is on display throughout their home, including these vessels by both local and nationally known artists, such as Ken Ferguson, Viola Frey, Akio Takamori, and Beatrice Wood, all assembled on glass shelves above a credenza.

All in a Row

A slim console table just inside a small foyer of a Westside home is the perfect spot to show off a collection of diminutive onyx urns and boxes gathered through many years of estate sales.

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