Always Be on The Lookout: Jean-Christophe Aumas’ multihued Paris apartment houses both the highly sought artistic director and the stunning assemblage of furniture he’s brought back from his travels.
Experiment: British design pioneer Sheridan Coakley transformed a 1970s bachelor pad an hour outside London into a stylish furniture laboratory.
Display What You've Got: In southwest England, interior designer and avid furniture collector Kathryn Tyler built her home around the vintage pieces she’d amassed over a decade.
Mix and match: The owners of this Portland home prove an assortment of dining chairs can be a beautiful thing. Vintage iterations on the Eames shell chair byCharles and Ray Eames and Stokke's Tripp Trapp chair are clustered around a table lit by a pendant lamp by Coco Flip Design Studio.
Think Like a Curator: In Valencia, Spain, acclaimed designer Jaime Hayon snapped up a 2,600-square-foot late-18th-century flat, which he filled with vintage finds and his own designs and prototypes. The best way to integrate different furniture styles is to treat “the space like a gallery and place objects according to their colors,” Hayon says. He cautions against using too much natural wood furniture in a space with wood floors: “You need contrast.”