Obelisks in Color
Posted June 1, 2016 |
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When adding decorative objects to a space, the choice of shape and color can be in contrast to the room color scheme, or can blend in and enhance it. I like both, but in this blog we’ll look at obelisks chosen for their color to blend and enhance the color scheme.
This tableau by Carolyn Roehm is a perfect example. She painted the trim a soft marbled grey with a pink marbled contrasting paint. The obelisks she added are a wonderful grey and pink marble! What mastery! I also love the white corals for their shape and texture.
The red lacquered walls in this library provide high drama. The designer chose red porphyry and mixed marble pair of obelisks to decorate the coffee table, adding to the red theme in the room. I would say that the color of the obelisk plinths picks up the color of the sofa and the shades too!
The color scheme in this library designed by one of my favorites, Jean-Louis Deniot, is a warm milk chocolate with cream accent furniture and rug. The obelisk lamp on the desk is the perfect addition of cream marble with brown insets.
The designer Lorenzo Castillo includes a faded red velvet sofa and pillow for a glamorous effect. He adds to the scheme with the porphyry and marble obelisks on the table behind. They add drama, but blend in too!
Starting with the red theme, here is a collection from Only Obelisks, including a very smart pair of 19th century rouge marble obelisks, and a pair of porphyry and marble obelisks. I added a deep maroon marble and an Italian red marble with my favorite turtle mounts. I could see any of these in a red themed interior!
Inspired by Jean-Louis Deniot, here is an assembled grouping of marble obelisks with shield insets. They could work well in a room with the color schemes in the contrasting colors. Perhaps they might inspire you around a color scheme of cream and brown or earthy red. This is a mix of vintage and antique obelisks, and could be the start of a collection!
This is the same room as above from a wider angle, and how very chic the porphyry obelisks look in the red library!