Local Sources of Plate Wall Inspiration

Plates so pretty they need to be pinned up.

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A plate wall is one of the simplest ways to freshen up a room.

Whether you’re redecorating or you simply need a change, arranging dinnerware in the upright position isn’t all that hard. There are three steps: clear a wall space, acquire plates and plate hangers, and arrange. You can create shapes or keep them uniform; either way they appear sophisticatedand come without the crafty DIY look.

The plates you choose are obviously the most important decision in designing (note: the classic blue and white porcelain theme never fails.) You can scout flea markets and antique stores or become inspired by these more contemporary picks from local vendors:

Royal Copenhagen Mega Blue Dinner Plate
Lekker Home, lekkerhome.com.

Rorstrand Mon Amie Dessert Plate
Didriks, didriks.com.

Arabia Tuokio Salad Plate
Didriks, didriks.com.

Erin Gates Delft Dessert Plate
Jill Rosenwald Studio, jillrosenwald.com.