Modern Mix with Obelisks

Posted February 1, 2017 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0)
I don't decorate with one style. I love to mix antiques with more modern pieces. I like Asian accents with Grand Tour classics. And I like elements of surprise!

modern space collection of obelisks
MyHouseIdea blog

This fresh modern space is full of interesting and surprising pieces. The lamps are wild, and the sofa and chairs are mid-century takes on classics. The white wall sets off the wonderful abstract painting, and I love the collection of obelisks decorating the coffee table. Four mismatched obelisks make an interesting collection – crystal with insets strikes a modern edge, and a classic brass and green marble adds a masculine touch.

green obelisks in Tony Burch Manhattan apartment
Tory Burch’s Manhattan Living Room

The shade of green sets the tone for this chic Manhattan living room. Tory Burch is known for classic preppy style with a modern twist. The room has chic Chinese vases, and a wonderful mid-century style coffee table. The mantelpiece decoration includes a pair of sleek crystal obelisks and is backed by a beguiling antique portrait. What a fabulous mix!

obelisks on fireplace mantel

My living room includes many of my decorating mantras. I chose one of my favorite paintings to top the fireplace wall, and placed a mix of obelisks around the mantelpiece. I love the recently acquired malachite pair with their stepped bases and stately proportions. My furniture is mid-century inspired, and I included my favorite Buddha and green Chinese porcelain vases.

sleek Manhattan apartment mondern paintings and obelisks
Ellie Cullman designed. Elle Décor

This sleek Manhattan apartment designed by Ellie Cullman has an intriguing modern painting that sets the tone in the room, and comfortable furnishings. The coffee table is decorated with a very Asian inspired flower display, a stack of books, and an interesting pair of antique marble obelisks.

mixing styles with obelisks

Creating a mix of styles applies to collecting and displaying. Use a few rules: height, color, and style will make for an interesting eye catching design!
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