At first I didn't like Creative Display as much as Creative Walls. Maybe because it wasn't what I had expected. I was expecting a book about how to display collections, and that really isn't what this book is about. Very few collections are included. The book is about how to display the things you love most and how to use them while entertaining. Each space is very personal, and most are either whimsical, quirky, or just plain strange. Most of the spaces belong to creative types like Rachel Ashwell and French artist Laurence Amelie, and they were either a bit sparse or very, very cluttered. The chapters include Heart of the Home (the big family table), Work Spaces, Outdoors, Celebrations, and Upcycling. My favorite chapter is Upcycling: It encourages the reader to find unusual uses for found objects. My favorite example is a very large bellows made from leather used as a coffee table in front of a fireplace.
Here are some of my favorite images from the book:
Anything displayed on the pretty French desk is highlighted by the French doors and billowing curtains.