A decorator loves obelisks: Stephen Sills

Posted February 2, 2018 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0)
Stephen Sills’ design projects provide a master class in how to use obelisks. He often incorporates a mix of classical urns, statues, and antiques, all in a scheme with modern clean lines. Obelisks always provide clean lines!

Stephen Sills obelisks
Stephen Sills

This is a great example of Sill mix of modern and antique. The pop art behind the clean white sofa sets the modern tone, and the Regency chair provides the antique, but also the fabulous curves for interest. The low coffee table is topped with a simple pair of art deco style obelisks – obelisks on a simple footed base.

Stephen Sills grey white obelisks
Stephen Sills

This library is chicly spare in many ways, with very little color. The mantel is quite modern in design and is decorated with black urns with sprays of lavender, and then anchored at either end with some graphically grey and white marble obelisks.

Stephen Sills beige and white obelisks
Stephen Sills

Sills is a master at neutrals with the wood in the furniture adding the warmth and shape. The wing back chair is the focal point of the design adding form and interest. The table is topped with a Grecian-style black urn, and a pair of classic obelisks in a beige and white marble with black accents at the top and base of the plinths.

Stephen Sills massive obelisks
Stephen Sills

This eating porch is simply yet elegantly designed. But the massive obelisk provides an unexpected twist, and would certainly grab your attention when you walk in. What a bold statement!

Stephen Sills colossal obelisks
Stephen Sills

In yet another bold statement, Sills flanks the fireplace with a pair of colossal obelisks that must weigh a ton – literally. The room is spare with stone floors, a simple day bed, and little decoration. But when you have a statement like those obelisks what else do you need!

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