Interiors That Look Collected Not Decorated

Goal: Decorate, but Make it Look Like It’s Collected Over Time

Obviously, and especially with new spaces, you have to think about how you want them to look – it doesn’t just happen – so “decorating” is important. But you can make a space look collected over time even if it isn’t. That’s always my goal – a cohesive but interesting look that reflects the client’s personality and that can evolve over time. Here is a designer that is great at interiors that look collected not decorated – Courtney Bishop (see her full work here). I love her use of color, especially in the art, and eclectic pieces that blend and just work together.

Interiors that look collected, not decorated

Interiors that look collected, not decorated

Interiors that look collected, not decorated

Interiors that look collected, not decorated

Interiors that look collected, not decorated

Interiors that look collected, not decorated

Interiors that look collected, not decorated

Interiors that look collected, not decorated

Interiors that look collected, not decorated

Interiors that look collected, not decorated

Interiors that look collected, not decorated

Interiors that look collected, not decorated

Interiors that look collected, not decorated

Interiors that look collected, not decorated

Interiors that look collected, not decorated

Interiors that look collected, not decorated

In my own home, I finally (a year and a half after moving in) have a base that I’m happy with in each room. It always take a long time in my own home because I never have time to turn to it. The goal now is to add more quirky and personal items – things I love and only things I love – that I have either collected over time or at least look like I have!

For more, check out this post of homes by another designer whose work I admire because her interiors also look collected, not decorated.

Things I Recommend

This is a brand I use all the time that has some unique pieces that make a great base for this look:

Happy decorating!