Like a work of art, good design is always in the details. The smallest choices can transform a space into something magical and joyful if they signify their emotional value. Filling your home with decorative objects that make you and your space come alive is an opportunity to play with form and creativity—to take the rules, then break them, and eventually create your own. From your coffee tables to your mantels, and even your kitchen counters, every surface in your home can add movement and vitality while expressing your individuality.
Decorative objects aren’t just meaningless pretty things. They are the crux of creativity in the home, and they are crucial to tie together the narrative a space tells at first glance. This object d’art, vintage vessels, and artisanal rarities help create a sense of flow in a room, guiding your eye from one vignette to the next, and adding a spark of intrigue with each new hint of color, texture, and shape. Choosing which items you bring into each is a small declaration of yourself. But how to style decorative objects is the question. How do you choose which objects to display? And how can you tell the difference between creativity and clutter? Discernment is a key virtue of this process.