Online Exclusive: Decorative plates

This is month’s issue, our columnist Marcia Sherill explores the beauty of hanging plates. From foyers to kitchens, these whimsical accents are perfect solutions for tight spaces and provide a creative alternative to traditional artwork. Here, we gather our favorite looks featuring decorative plates that have been published in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles over the past decade.

Designers Will Huff and Heather Dewberry created this artful arrangement of yellow plates in the foyer of a Buckhead home.

The three-dimensional plates in this dining room by Meridy King are in perfect harmony with the neutral color scheme.

In her former Buckhead townhome, Courtney Giles Decker offset dramatic black walls with graphic antique plates.

Designer Betty Burgess accesorizes the wall behind a charming French La Cornue range with antique plates.

In this traditional bedroom from our 2008 Christmas House, designer Judy Bentley adds an Oriental touch above the stair-stepped headboard with blue-and-white plates from Toby West Ltd.

Designer Carter Kay utilizes open shelving to beautifully display a homeowner’s cherished collections of pewter, antique stoneware and Wedgewood creamware.

Pairing creamware plates from Interiors Market with a diamond-patterened sconce creates a striking vignette in this dining room by designer Liz Williams.