Friday, December 26, 2014

Decorators who seem to love obelisks: Suzanne Kasler

I love the designs of Suzanne Kasler. They are classic, but remain light and comfortable.

This dining table is set for an intimate dinner party. It doesn't skimp on decoration and includes not only candles and flowers, but a large pair of crystal obelisks.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Decorating with obelisks on Pinterest

This last month has produced some wonderful obelisk finds on Pinterest!

For one, I ran across the decor of Ann Pyne of McMillen Interior Design. I love her style - fresh classic. She often uses elements I like including screens, and, of course, obelisks.

This is a beautiful example of her work. I love the rich red color of the walls which sets off the Chinese screens. The room is well balanced, and Pyne uses a pair of obelisks, one on each table on either side of the sofa.  

In a sea of blue and white porcelain, the dining table is graced with a pair of blue and white obelisks, tying it together.

This warm room decorated by the late Geoffrey Bennison has a number of the elements of a classic English room. The brown marble obelisks on the coffee table in the foreground surround a Chinese plate and create a wonderful tableau.

One of my favorite decorators is Jean Louis Deniot. He often uses obelisks in his designs, and this brass pair add shine and elegance to this console table with classical decorations. I love brass obelisks for their handsome brightness!

This pair from Only Obelisks would serve that role well! 

I love this French provincial style room in a home in Schilde, Belgium, with an eclectic mix of objects on the table ranging from an antique house model to the marble obelisk which adds height to the tableau. 

I'll continue to keep my eye out on Pinterest and elsewhere for interesting and fun decorative schemes with obelisks!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Ellie Kravis love obelisks

I recently ran across some elegant interiors by Ellie Kravis of Cullman and Kravis. Kravis uses smart looking obelisks, of course, in many different ways!

I love the use of graphic black and white striped obelisks on the mantel. They add a geometric element to the decoration, and a little twist!

This warm living room has a pair of marble obelisks on the mantel placed as a group on one side. I always like that for a change to placing them on either end. 

In this Fifth Avenue living room, there is a lovely grouping of rock crystal obelisks decorating the coffee table. 

This dining are in a Fifth Avenue pied a terre is made more elegant by the pair of mixed marble obelisks on the console table.

And you may remember her use of multiple obelisks (see how many you can find!) in the 2014 Kip Bay Decorator Show House. She went wild!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Latest obelisks on Pinterest

Just enjoy some obelisks used in chic interiors that have been posted on Pinterest.

NY apartment of Lisa & James Cohen. Paris Deco vibe & nice obelisk on the banquet! From Architectural Digest. 

Not necessarily crazy about the overall look, but like the obelisk in the left rear! - Traditional Home


Nice kitchen/dining room at the home of designer Bridie Hall - & white marble obelisks on the mantel! House & Garden, UK

Dining room of Jean-Francois Lesage. Nice obelisk on the book shelf! Elle Decor

All chic designs, made even better with obelisks!




Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lorenzo Castillo - Decorating with obelisks

Lorenzo Castillo decorates sophisticated, cool, European interiors. I love his use of antiques with modern elements, and his use of color.

The pair of marble and brass obelisks on this mantel are classic and masculine. They frame the vignette with style. 

This is a wonderful display in black, white and grey - very chic and modern. 

The sleek console has a collection of individual obelisks at one end - crystal, marble, mirrored...

This fabulous space with a wonderful floor and ceiling is centered by the mantel piece topped by a pair of white or rock crystal obelisks - simple and effective.

I take inspiration from Castillo's bold but sophisticated designs - and obelisks!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Timothy Corrigan - Decorating with Obelisks

I love that Timothy Corrigan is passionate about obelisks. he likes big ones, small ones, marble, and striped.

Here are two entryways. The top includes a tall cream and black obelisk, and a small obelisk. The table below has a collection of obelisks of many shapes and materials.

These living rooms all are accented with obelisks. The top photo has another obelisk collection along with a few other classical objects on the round table. I love the striped pair of tall obelisks in the middle photo on the console behind the red sofa. And the console behind the chair in the bottom photo has a black marble obelisk, which I suspect is a pair to balance it out.

Timothy Corrigan gives as much attention to the decoration of bedrooms as a beautiful refuge as his living rooms. The top phot0 includes black marble obelisk(s) on the bedside table. The middle photo has a colossal obelisk by the French door. The sitting area of the bedroom in the bottom photo includes two obelisks of different shapes and sizes on the coffee table looking very smart.

Corrigan might inspire you in how you might use obelisks or even to think about how to build a collection!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Obelisks on Pinterest - Latest finds

When I think I won't find anymore obelisks in decor, I find inspiration on Pinterest. The setting range in style, which demonstrates yet again that obelisks can work anywhere!

Fabulous blue screen background - a pair of obelisks decorate a coffee table.

Two collectors - the top photo is Piero Castellini, and the bottom is Robert Moore.

If you ever wondered what you might do with a colossal obelisk, there is one in the back left corner - fabulous!

In the clean classic and modern interior, a sleek black obelisk graces a side table.

Here a tall wooden obelisk draws your eye into the room.

Finally, you thought a bar cart was just for drinks - well, don't forget to decorate it two with a pair of green marble obelisks!
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