Big and Beautiful Obelisks

Posted November 16, 2018 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0)
Obelisks come in all sizes from diminutive to colossal. That’s one of the things that makes them fun to collect. A big and bold obelisk is truly a statement in any decorating scheme. I am struck by the creative ways they can be used on desks, floors and tables.

white obelisks with gold balls
Via Pinterest

Everything about this room strikes me as welcoming and comfortable. I am a lover of greens for a start. The white obelisks with gold balls for accents stand out against the green wall to decorate the desk by the window used for display. The dark green library chair nestled against the fireplace beckons!

huge obelisks wooden pair
Via Pinterest - Dave DeMattei and Patrick Wade

This room uses stately earth-toned obelisks to accent the gallery wall that is hung from ceiling to floor. The obelisks bring it all together.

tall red obelisks behind sofa
Via Pinterest – Nicholas Haslam LTD

The great firm of Nicholas Haslam often uses obelisks in their design, and in this living room they place tall red marble obelisks on a table behind the sofa. They serve to draw your eye to the back of the room and the display.

black and white colossal obelisks
Timothy Corrigan

Timothy Corrigan is a collector of obelisks, and here in his French chateau a black and white colossal obelisk is used to fill a space in a corner enhancing the already ornate architecture of the room. (From the book “Chateau du Grand-Lucé: Decorating a Great French Country House”: Timothy Corrigan, Eric Piasecki, Marc Kristal).

Via Pinterest – Spotools

I love this pared down decorating style of black, white and grey. It is cool but soothing. The console table is topped with a very bold black marble obelisk which is balanced by the classical urn lamp. All in all a very chic design.

Big lapis obelisks with inlaid base

In our own green room, we have a space that is decorated by an American painting, an Arts & Crafts Chinoiserie screen, and our OnlyObelisks big and beautiful lapis obelisks with their fabulous inlaid bases. They could serve to enhance a corner, like Timothy Corrigan would, or perhaps as an entrance to a room welcoming your guests.

Dare to go bold and big with your obelisks!
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