Try This at Home: Decorating With Plates

October 24, 2019

When artfully arranged, a thoughtfully curated selection of humble, utilitarian objects such as plates can be as compelling and refreshing as a pedigreed work of art.

Energetic Abandon

A collection of majolica plates in the home of designers Frank de Biasi and Gene Meyer adds a delightfully maximalist layer to a room already brimming with personality.

Geometry for the Wall

Designer Veere Grenney derived architectural interest and a quiet note of color from a set of 19th-century Royal Worcester porcelain.

On Target

In the former home of fashion designer Johnson Hartig, a grouping of blue-and-white transferware creates a vibrant focal point.

The Perfect Frame

In designer Charles Spada’s dining room, delicate creil faience plates outline an antique mirror and give the space a poetic grace.