The open feel of this French country kitchen is warm and inviting. Two different shaped chairs sit at a simple, round wooden dining table. A built-in shelf structure displays an elegant plate collection above a white marble countertop.
This dining room designed by Judi Ackerman features a large cherrywood hutch and a painted wood dining table. French country details are mixed with traditional elements throughout the space: plate collections, Windsor chairs and floral Roman shades.
Red and white gives this small bedroom big personality, with a collection of Transferware plates and layered floral linens. A quilted matelasse coverlet, white-painted iron bed and wicker rocking chair add to the romantic, shabby chic style of room.
A beautiful collection of plates handmade by a New York City artist are hung above the dining room buffet to create a stunning focal wall. Two elegant chairs flank the buffet for extra seating when the homeowners are entertaining.
Make a monochromatic statement in an eating nook--this one abuts the kitchen cabinets--with a curated collection of plates. Designer Jennifer Foster with Eanes Foster Design found these old platters and round plates at an antiques store, and buying some in small sizes also saved money.
Basic wooden shelves can turn an empty wall into a showcase of farmhouse style. The interiors of this 18th century home, featured in “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques,” has a curated collection of glass decanters on one shelf, then plates and glasses grouped by color on the other shelves.
Mascarpone by Benjamin Moore is the perfect creamy white backdrop for the collection of vintage plates used in this little girl's bedroom. Designer Tip: Make a whole wall of art by using pictures, plates or anything else you collect to make a beautiful collage.
Don’t hide your collection of decorative plates. If you have a collection of cookware, pull the pieces out and let everyone see and enjoy them. Stephanie Andrews of Atlanta-based Balance Design showcased her client’s collection in this designer kitchen. “The blue and white pottery is not expensive, but it made an impact when there is a collection of it,” Andrews says.
This delightful powder room was given life with a collection of hand-painted Italian glass plates. The plates were hung high to create drama and draw attention to the metal orb chandelier. Picasso’s "Blue Nude" is the featured art in the powder room, bringing classic sophistication to the space.
An antique brass chandelier hangs above the dining table with Windsor chairs. The wallpaper and floor-to-ceiling curtains, along with the collections of blue toile plates, give this dining room a romantic, vintage feel.
Natural fibers juxtapose against the bronze woodwork of the classic dining chairs in this bright and airy dining room. A collection of plates makes a beautiful display above the sleek cabinets, which provide much-needed storage.
A floral loveseat and red armchair create a cozy sitting area in this Tuscan kitchen. A collection of green plates and platters surrounds a distressed bucket with various wood farming tools for an unusual but fitting wall decor piece.
With various sized bins and a range of lids, it doesn’t take much for your collection of leftover holders to get out of hand. Lufkin and Goodsell say to group bottoms, then stack lids vertically with the help of a plate rack.