Monday, December 17, 2012

Jean-Louis Deniot loves obelisks!

When I opened the January issue of Architectural Digest I fell in love with the Paris apartment designed by the decorator, Jean-Louis Deniot. As I looked in to more of his projects, I found that he often uses obelisks in his decor!

From Architectural Digest

Simple black marble obelisks on this mantel set off the classical statue in this Paris apartment. 

Deniot uses a variety of sizes and shapes, and sty;es ranging from classic to modern. A signature seems to be the classically designed black marble in a pair, but he also uses groupings of differnt marbles and sizes for added interest.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Big and bold obelisks

We mostly think of obelisks sitting on mantels, tables, and desks, but for those wanting to make a real statement with their obelisks, there are some colossal ones!

From Pinterest

Try these huge stone obelisks for a statement! I actually think it would all look better with a mirror or painting above the fireplace as well. That way the obelisks serve as a 'frame' that would highlight the art.

J. Randall Powers uses these mirrored obelisks on either side of the sofa as a bold statement.

The designer Michael S. Smith has this wonderful specimen marble obelisk in his own home. What a great way to decorate a corner.

This fabulous lapis obelisk with pietra dura flora and fauna decoration on the plinth, stands guard at the entrance of my den.

In this dining room, the designer, Timothy Corrigan, uses this pair of colossal obelisks to add drama to the rich decor of this room.
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