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Victoria Smith: Pears and Pomegranates

Art buyer Victoria Smith, a.k.a. sfgirlbybay, offers tips for interior decorating and introduces emerging artists and trends on her popular blog.

Smith built around a recent vintage find, a retro pear canister. She chose items of similar color and material, and made sure to use varying heights so the centerpiece would have depth. She didn’t even leave her house to buy a single item when designing the piece.

  • Fruit from your local farmers’ market adds color and texture.
  • Don’t just pile stuff on—find a common element. And don’t squeeze everything together: Distance between the items will create depth.