Obelisks on mantels
Posted May 9, 2011 |
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One of the most classic ways to use obelisks is on your mantel piece. They just naturally go there!
House Beautiful - Designer: Paolo Moschino
This is the classic pair of obelisks in a very balanced design. They add scale, and are mixed with smaller decoration and sit between the art work on the wall.
In this moody 1960's David Hicks living room, he placed a simply shaped set of obelisks on the mantel flanking the abstract painting, which helps to set it off.
I went to the Kips Bay Decorator 2011 Showhouse in New York. The designer Jeff Lincoln used a pair of rock crystal obelisks flanking a rough rock crystal to wonderful effect on this mantel.
Elle Decor - Designer: Vicente Wolf
In this Vicente Wolf designed living room, he went for a pair of rock crystal obelisks, but placed them together on one side of the mantel creating an asymmetrical design.
Elle Decor - Designer: Malcolm James Kutner
In this traditional dining room, the designer, Malcolm James Kutner, includes a simple pair of obelisks on one side of the mantel in an asymmetrical design.
Designer: Timothy Corrigan
In this dark and moody library, Timothy Corrigan placed a pair of handsome marble obelisks in either side of a very ornate mirror. The simplicity of the obelisks is a nice contrast to the highly detailed gilt frame of the mirror.