San Mateo, California

I am a firm believer in the use of inexpensive items mixed with very fine items. Here we have used a very elegant antique Chinese tansu with a moody contemporary painting by Tom Monaghan. The vase, filled with seeded eucalyptus berries, is from Crate and Barrel - but no one would suspect as the pieces work together in perfect harmony. (2014)

Photo © Paul Dyer Photography