Working with Smalls

Accessorizing for the “Normal” Size Home

Not everyone has a huge home with 10-12’ ceilings or lofty 20’ tall great room. I am the master of working with smalls.

There are all kinds of collectors.

  • Those who collect the flavor of the moment
  • Those who collect for collecting sake and then dump it for the new and improved collection
  • Those who inherit and don’t have a clue what to do with this stuff they’ve just acquired
  • Those who just don’t know when to say when
  • Those who are passionate about the things they collect & study what they collect. These are the satisfied collectors.

Whether you are the first type or the last, it is important to know how to incorporate accessories into your home.

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For the Love of Old: A Well Collected Life


I was fortunate, I grew up in a home with two very talented parents who loved their home, and loved surrounding themselves with beautiful things; their period was 18th Century.

My parents didn’t have deep pockets. My dad was a traveling chemical salesman, my mom stayed home. They didn’t live in a large or unique home. They lived in a middle class suburban neighborhood developed in the 1960’s.

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