Use Offbeat Accessories to Add Storytelling to Your Decor


Irwin Weiner ASID - I think it's fun to go into someone's home and hear stories about bits and bobs and oddities found on a coffee table or proudly displayed in a hutch. Unusual accessories bring interest into a home, and it's delightful to be able to trot out their provenance or past use ... or tie a story of how you discovered the piece into your guests' remarks - "We were antiquing in Osaka two years ago and came across this little shop near the main temple ...." So bottom line: sprinkle some unusual items into your decor; but leaven them in selectively as you don't want your home to come across as Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe. I've chosen a few oddities from 1st Dibs (always loaded with quirky, fun items), and you can click on each photo to learn more information about each piece.
Toy collectibles make the world go round ....
Can't go wrong with anything combining pheasants, wheat sheafs, and gargoyles ....
Not necessarily just for the birds ....
Beam me up, Scottie ....
Yes, I'm a garden gnome lover ....
Here, fishy, fishy ....
Not your mother's footstool ....
I'd have never guessed this was from France ....
All the better to see you with, my dear ....
No loitering on my desk light ....
Dinner's served ....Who says screens can't be sensual ....Take me to your leader ....