Whether you're a world traveler or flea-market fanatic, or you simply want to showcase your passions, our Stylemakers share their favorite ways to create collected-over-time appeal.
Los Angeles designer Kim Myles has modern, eclectic, global style. By selecting pieces with global prints and combining them with futuristic elements, the TV host and HGTV Design Star winner is able to successfully merge the styles.
"Decorate with objects that have personal meaning. This glass collection includes pieces from my mom and grandmother. It connects me with my family."
-- Kim Myles
Barri hung silhouettes of her daughters, her husband, and a thrift store find to constantly remind her of the people she loves most. Plus, the silhouettes add a chic, graphic touch to the plain white wall.
Books Barri's family reads, family photographs, and other sentimental trinkets come together to form a one-of-a-kind armoire display.
"Old furniture carries spirit with it. I like interplay between modern and traditional."
--Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, founder of Apartment Therapy
To create a sense of flow, look for artwork with a theme. Here, vintage Western images come together to make a focal point on an otherwise blank wall.