Photo: Fernando Bengoecha

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Turn Everyday Objects Into Artful Displays
"You don’t have to go out and buy a bunch of new things to put on the mantel," insists New York City stylist Natasha Louise King. In fact, nearly anything can work as art if it’s spotlighted in the right way. A bird’s nest can get pride of place atop a pillar candleholder; balls of twine can seem almost sculptural under a glass cake stand; and a sentimental note could find a nontraditional frame in a ceramic glove mold.

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