I'm not in the habit of breaking and entering but if I were I'd start at Courtney's of Cocollected. Thank God I don't know where she lives. Courtney's home is a little bit museum, a little bit hoarder (in the best way) and a whole lot collected. Mostly thrifted or found through Ebay, Craigslist or estate sales - the Woman has an eye for the good stuff. She once captioned a photo, "I'd rather be overwhelmed than underwhelmed". Ain't that the truth.
If Maximilism isn't your taste that's ok, there is still so much to learn here! Take a few cues from Courtney about vignettes, grouping like items, the value of throwing something strange into the mix, gallery walls, tablescapes...the list goes on. I guarantee you the longer you spend staring at these photos, the more you'll learn. The thing I love the most about Courtney is that she knows what she likes and she's taking it ALL THE WAY. No wavering, no apologies, take it or leave it. If that isn't inspiring I don't know what is.
Follow Cocollected on Instagram here and shop her Chairish site here to start or add to your own collection.
*all photos courtesy of Cocollected