Interior Decorating Ideas : Decorating With Inherited Items

Interior Decorating Ideas : Decorating With Inherited Items


Hi, I’m Ann Myrick, and today, we’re going
to talk about how to use old, inherited items. I am a decorator, and I work with what people
have. And many, many times, some of my greatest things that I have found and put as a focal
point in somebody’s house is an old piece that they inherited from a grandparent or
from an aunt and uncle, and they didn’t want to throw it away because there is memories,
but they just threw it in the attic or the garage because they didn’t know what to do
with it. And I’m just going to show you just a few ideas. These are old pipes, and I love
using just sitting around one or two pipes. This is an uncle that was very special to
me, and so in the midst of the pipe, it’s also very special to me. It brings back a
lot of memories. And so you could…on a stack of books, you could put a pipe like this and
just have one or two pipes. Or what I’ve done is just on this old, rusted angel, I’ve just
set the pipes up there to show. I love using contrast, and so don’t worry, a lot of times,
if it…if it’s something that’s old and new or something that’s rusted but then also very
different. Sometimes it really looks more interesting to put them together. This was
an old bread basket of my family’s and it’s been with me forever. I’ve put it on the wall.
I’ve put pens and pencils in it. I’ve used it for files. So I’ve used it in many ways,
and I just threw a little bit of yarrow in it just to have some color. But this basket,
I’ve used it tons of ways, and it…again, it’s a memory. These are just little, inexpensive
tins that my mother had. She was a baker, and she…it brings back so many memories
when I see these. And just a fun way to use these would be if you have…and probably
this would work more for a woman, if you have a desk or a little area where you need some
paper clips and some rubber bands. You can just, instead of going and getting your normal
plastic, little container, you could just fill them up with…fill these up in your
kitchen, at your kitchen desk or whatever. These rubber bands aren’t coming out. But
so you could put rubber bands, paper clips, and just…there’s so many fun things that
you could use, so just go hunting in your house and see what you come up with. This
is Ann Myrick, and that is how to use inherited items.


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