Use Collectibles to Bring Spring Into Your Home

 "Six Paintings and One More," Rosa Muñoz, Spain, 2009

"Six Paintings and One More," Rosa Muñoz, Spain, 2009

Irwin Weiner ASID - I've been noticing - and who hasn't? - everyone's decorating articles on spring. Most of them seem to focus on repainting walls to bring in a spring-like palette of light pastels into a room. But how will your light pink walls fare come summer or fall or winter? Why not try bringing in some collectibles and fine antiques that bring color, mood, and the natural world indoors? When you've wearied of "too much spring," store the items and replace them with something else that's more seasonally appropriate.

There’s nothing worse than feeling that your home furnishings have to remain static. Decorating is a process, and even museums change out their exhibits. Why can’t you be more flexible, too?

Click on each image to learn more about these 1st Dibs treasures that make me "think spring."

 Polychrome Arbalette Commode, Sicily, 18th Century

Polychrome Arbalette Commode, Sicily, 18th Century

 Praying Mantis Table Lamp, Jacques Duval Brasseur

Praying Mantis Table Lamp, Jacques Duval Brasseur

 Apple Vase, Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors, 1957

Apple Vase, Ingeborg Lundin for Orrefors, 1957

 Yellow Buffet, Tommy Parzinger, 1960s

Yellow Buffet, Tommy Parzinger, 1960s

 LOL Skateboard Sculpture, Tom Banks, 2000

LOL Skateboard Sculpture, Tom Banks, 2000

 Butterfly Chairs, Santo and Jean Ya, 2010

Butterfly Chairs, Santo and Jean Ya, 2010

 Donegal Rug, Ireland, 1910

Donegal Rug, Ireland, 1910