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Go Collected

Patterned papers, bright wall colors or plastering your studio with images will create the busy background you need. Mix open storage and shelves with glass-fronted cupboards, plain chests and printers' trays. Have a theme or organizing principle behind your displays to stop the studio looking like a landfill. Grouping things by color, type, age, purpose or material can unite a disparate crowd of objects.

Flea market furniture, old ephemera and themed finds pull together to create the collector's look.

Excerpted from Studio: Creative Spaces for Creative People by Sally Coulthard. Text copyright © 2017 Sally Coulthard. Design and layout copyright © 2017 Jacqui Small LLP. Reprinted by permission of Jacqui Small, an imprint of The Quarto Group, Inc.

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