As William Morris wisely
advised, "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or
believe to be beautiful." Ideally, items in your home are both useful and
beautiful. They can serve a utilitarian purpose and can also be displayed.
Your fabulous new trench coat definitely
qualifies! Simply hang your favorite togs à la Macy's holiday window display
for a functional, beautiful storage solution. In rainy Normandy, our row of
wellies—in heights and colors that reflected all eight family members—was one
of the most charming parts
of our decor.