Sculptor Elena Colombo used her ingenuity to create a lively getaway in a turn-of-the-century Long Island beach cottage, packed full of found objects, eye-popping colors, and occasional sparks of pure genius.
Martha Stewart has always collected what she is drawn to and loves. She lovingly displays and practically uses her finds throughout her homes. Take a lesson from her and surround yourself with beautiful things that speak to you. They are what truly make a house your very own.
Here are tips from "Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook" on how to properly care for and preserve the treasured objects handed down by parents or grandparents or lovingly collected at tag sales and antiques stores. Create a safe environment for all of your treasures, and ensure they withstand the test and conditions of time.