Obelisks in classic design

Posted April 25, 2011 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0)
Classic decorating often includes obelisks, as well as other 'grand tour' mementos.

The designer Nicky Haslam includes various obelisks and decorative columns among the display in the recessed cabinets in the sitting room of this English country house.

 Colefax and Fowler

You can't get more classically English than Colefax and Fowler. This fabulous yellow living room is so welcoming and comfortable, while being formal. The obelisks are a classic addition to a completely balanced set of decorations on the mantel, adding to the perfection of this room.

 Canadian House & Home - Designer: Tommy Smythe

In this classically decorated living room by Toronto designer, Tommy Smythe, the chic pair of obelisks flank an architectural model (also very chic!) at the back of the photo. This serves to draw the eye across the room making it feel larger.

Here is the same scene close up. This makes a wonderful additional seating area, especially on a sunny day.

 Designer: Robert Couturier

This room is a very classic design by Robert Couturier. He often uses obelisks, and here he places them on a console table as part of a tableau with a fabulous mirror and globe. It serves as a focal point in the room adding depth and interest.

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