The master bedroom has a cozy reading corner thanks to a floor lamp and well-worn club chair upholstered in a rich-looking oxblood vinyl. A crate flipped over feels right at home as a convenient side table.
Original pink terrazzo floors and endless white walls give the home a contemporary gallery feel, making it the perfect spotlight for Bush and Stanley's extensive collection of artwork and found objects.
A void left, perhaps, by the removal of a fireplace, created an opportunity. The ideal place for a super-sized shadow box, the space was repurposed to display a found object soldier to give this guest room its required dose of funkiness.
One of the most interesting aspects of SCAD's Smithfield Cottage guest house design is how it embraces the imperfect. Found objects, unconventional artwork and unexpected details like this long table accessorized by a multicolored metal chairs mean the house never feels stuffy or too formal.
The outdoor kitchen's artwork consists of sculptures and wall hangings fashioned from found objects. A natural wreath of woven branches draws the eye to the patio's far wall. A small metal shelving unit provides storage so drinks and snacks are kept within easy reach.
To make this small home office seem bigger, designers added oversized gray and white horizontal stripes. Then, they brought in a round table and decorated it with various found objects. Finally, they brought in a geometric light fixture and blue and white rug for color and texture.
In the hallway, Ginger filled woven baskets and wood crates with found objects like pine cones, wooden beads and black packages to connect the design in this space to that in her living room. Then, she hung a Chrstmas banner and set out a Christmas pillow to complete the vision.
Found objects and plumbing fittings used as fixtures bring a decidedly eclectic air to this small powder room. Gray paint continues from the walls to the ceiling, adding to the industrial vibe. An animal hide on the floor and pine cones used as decor bring in organic elements as well as added whimsy.
Terrariums can make a striking statement in modern decor. These gazebo-, cube- and teardrop-shaped terrariums are made of faceted glass and copper-hued metal. Inside a terrarium, there's the fun opportunity to bring in plants, found objects, pebbles, sea glass and other interesting details. These terrariums are sold by Gardener's Supply Co.
Found objects are an eye-catching alternative to artwork above a mantel. You can replicate this look by layering discs, made of wood or metal, that you find new at discount home decor stores or while rummaging through items at thrift stops, says Donna Mathis with Haven Design Works. Look for ones with different sizes, which also can save money, instead of buying three large discs.
Designer and architect Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta found five brackets stacked up at a little store on the side of the road. They were pieces of houses that had demolished, but she loved the gray-blue patina and their scale. "Even if you have a brand new home, accessorizing with found objects is a great way to impart texture and character and charm without spending an arm and leg," she says.
The original mahogany wood and marble fireplace stand out against neutral gray walls in the restored study, as seen on the DIY Network's Rehab Addict. Personal belongings and found vintage objects are charming touches that warm the space.
This Miami garden is also an outdoor gallery for art and other decorative objects sourced from around the world. Florida oolite, Caribbean coral, Indonesian limestone, Tibetan granite, Indian teak and Turkish travertine are some of the exotic materials and textures found in this small but beautiful yard.