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Virtual home tour: The fine art of object arranging

October 13, 2010 |  7:28 am

Herrington_10 This week we take a virtual peek inside the home of Walter Herrington, whose company, the Tulino Design Group of Hollywood, is a design packager for the home products industry, with clients such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Lamps Plus and Nambé. What caught our eye about Herrington's home is his graphic treatment of walls and objects. He often groups his travel souvenirs and collected objects in trays, then swaps out those trays during the course of the year, allowing him to enjoy various objets d'art without getting overwhelmed by clutter.

"When you take a book off the shelf or objects out of your closet and place them on a table, it's a way of seeing and enjoying them again," says Herrington, who leaves the tablescapes for two weeks to two months -- "or until I get something else and make an arrangement around that."

You can read the full story on Herrington's art of arranging, or check out our photo gallery for more photos and tips.

-- Deborah Netburn

Photo: In Herrington's music room, a surprising variety of motifs: ceramic vases painted with vertical and horizontal stripes, a polka dot bowl and box, a trompe l'oeil stack of plates (actually, a ceramic box), a harlequin-pattern letter opener. Herrington says the arrangement was driven by a desire to complement the Tony Gleaton photography on the wall. The cowhide-covered chair is vintage, and the lamps are by Thomas O'Brien.

Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times

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