Saturday February 19th, 2011
A beautiful tableau...personal and chic without being to “try hard”. Sometimes it is the little spaces that make a home special more than the grand gestures. What is about this corner that is so wonderfully nuanced?
First off, it is in fact a “nook”, and they have made it feel special by putting a console bookshelf that fits in perfectly...right choice, right space.
It is not about the furniture, but what is ON the furniture in this case. The table is very simple and is the same colour as the walls, makes the items on display really pop.
A deft mixture of symmetry and asymmetry is employed. The lamps are symmetrical and the art is almost symmetrical, while the bold vase arrangement feels very ikebana. Below, the three stacks of books are nicely counterbalanced by the bowl.
The power of numbers - normally we like odd numbers but in this case 2 is working nicely on the top shelf – 2 books, 2 frames, 2 lamps. A tray with 3 items on top left balances the three book stacks on the lower right.
Subtle eclecticism - we love that the picture frames on the wall and shelf do not match, but they are all classically understated.
Colour – a refined palette of neutrals accented by three spot of blue in the painting, picture frame, and book ties the whole space together, and that little punch of orange is a delight.
Picture form Lonny Magazine
To get the look with Eco Chic check out our various consoles and bookshelves available. Our Ava glass lamps with black linen shade looks almost identical. The Trio of jute trays are great for displaying your knickknacks neatly. Our art section has a great range of affordable original pieces and our homewares section has lovely vases, bowls and decor to complete the tableau.