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Clay pot next to bowl of yellow apples and stack of thin wooden blocks in front of dark chalk board
James Merrell
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Create Your Own Work of Art

A composed display feels friendly and charming against a casual (and marked-up) chalkboard wall. The recipe? Something high and curvy, something low and wide, and a natural element that offers a burst of color. Italian ceramic vase from the 1950s, $295, The End of History, 212-647-7598. Large oval serving bowl (similar to shown), $45, lecreuset.com. Studio Finishes chalkboard paint, $18 a quart, benjaminmoore.com for stores.

 

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