What do you like to collect? Personally, I can never have enough pieces of colored glassware, love to pick up matchbooks from my favorite restaurants, and can’t resist a good vintage portrait. When it comes to collecting objects though, there’s no right or wrong category to focus on — just take a look at the wide variety of pieces that designers and influencers enjoy hunting for, as detailed below. Maybe you’ll become inspired to incorporate some of these items into your own home.
10. Elsa Peretti terracotta pieces
“I collect original (vintage) Elsa Peretti for Tiffany terracotta pieces! The ultimate in chic — rustic yet refined.” —Designer Lucy Harris of Lucy Harris Studio
11. Distressed brass objects
“I’ve never thought of my decorating style as glamorous, but every time I visit an antique store, I end up leaving with another vintage brass candlestick, sconce, lamp, or sculpture. I’m so drawn to distressed brass objects that I think I’ve developed a small obsession.” —Instagrammer Ari of True Style With Ari
19. Miscellaneous textual objects
“My goal for a space is to keep it layered in texture and pattern, and I’ve found my favorite things to collect to help achieve that goal: vases in unusual materials like rattan and leather. Other items that I love to collect are vintage art from Etsy and throw pillows made of vintage textiles.” —Designer Anastasia Casey of The Identitè Collective and IDCO Studio