Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Table Top Styling

I love to see pretty and interesting table top accessories in homes.  Even more than seeing them, I love to put them together!  This is one of my favorite parts of interior designing- putting the finishing touches on a space.  Often, these last few finishing touches really complete the look and give an overall cohesive, balanced feel, not to mention, they add personality to the room.


When styling a console or table, it's important to pay attention to symmetry.  As you can see in the photo above, two identical lamps are placed on each side of the console, creating balance.  

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But you don't have to be boring when paying attention to this design principle!  Balance could work even without using the same lamp.  The idea is to create a sense of symmetry through creating equal weight on different sides of the surface.


I love to decorate with coffee table or antique books.  This vignette includes stacked books that are balanced water pitcher and glasses.  The overall vignette is anchored by the large piece of art in the background.


This glam console combines two completely different objects but still achieves balance.  I love the fresh flowers and the elephant- so quirky!  I put together a collection of items from Layla Grayce that I'd love to decorate my console with.  Layla Grayce is my go-to for stylish home decor, and if you haven't checked out their gorgeous website, I highly recommend that you do.




16 comments:

  1. Loving these images AND your table top styling. Obvi!

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  2. Dang it Julia, I was going to say lovely :D It really is!

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  3. amazing ; ))

    www.live-style20.blogspot.com

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  4. SAM!! We were at Home Goods the other day and they had that bone tray (that i had been covetting for my living room). it was still $89.99 so not enough of a bargain for me, but for someone else! LOVE this

    B

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  5. I'm not the best accessorizer/stylist. I'm much stronger in spacial planning, materials selections, lighting, etc. We would be an excellent team Sam! Oh how fun would it be to work together??!!! We both have unisex names too...and both blonde! Lets get Erika to brand us!!!

    Tee Hee! Nice little fantasy! :-)

    I love the Vogue image with the eye images and orange tulips!

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  6. Aghgh that last mirrored chest made my heart stop!! GORGE! I'm a big fan of all of these pics, however, I have the hardest time pulling together objects for my own table top vignettes. Thanks for the inspiration! xoxo Elizabeth

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  7. Love all your tips AND picks.

    xoxo, Emily
    www.mainstreetchic.blogspot.com

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  8. Beautiful! I can't stop looking at the 3rd pictures. I want such an coffee table so badly! (:

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  9. Love that color scheme you went with for your picks!

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  10. I agree completely! These vignettes add so much life to a space and expresses so much about the personality and lifestyle of who lives there :) Nice picks, too!!! XO brynn

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  11. Beautiful! Ahh there are so many things in this post that I wuold just adore to have in my own apartment. I love the picture of the eyes, i'd lvoe to have one of Audrey Hepburn. Wonder if it would be an easy DIY? I also love to use my books as decoration.

    XO,
    Elizabeth
    www.tonicofwildness.com

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  12. Hi Sam, thanks so so much for your sweet comment today. I'm so happy to have discovered your blog!! There is so much inspiration in this post and I'm especially loving the third vignettte! xx

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  13. Tabletop styling= my fave!!! What great inspiration and finds...thanks for sharing!!

    Dominique @ http://comfycozycouture.blogspot.com

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  14. They are all so pretty, so hard to pick, but i would have to say the third one!

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