Monday, January 28, 2008

Decorating with consoles

Yesterday I received a link to the beautiful and inspiring blog of Richard Thompson. I loved his decorating style and the creative ideas. When I looked at the pictures I recognised a mirror that I had used (or a similar one) for a kitchen design. Mine came from Ikea just like the lamp and the consoles. They have a design charisma but a friendly price :)When you don't have a lot of space but you do want to make arrangements then a railing made of consoles is a good alternative. You can display all sorts of accessories on them without loosing too much space. The best effect you get when you extend the consoles throughout the wall in one straight line. This way you bring balance and serenity into a room.Here I have made an arrangement with some old poetry books, candles and dried flowers. These consoles are an excellent base for little collections like (Buddha;) sculptures and pictures in different sizes. Because of their size you can use the shelves throughout the house. For example above your bed, in the hallway or toilet with frames and scented candles :) I love little corners where I can surround myself with objects filled with memories and love. Sometimes you suddenly have the need to change your interior but you don't have the budget or the time for it. On consoles you can arrange small bowls with colourful flowers on a row. Combine them with inspiring art prints and beautiful fabrics framed in the same colour palette. Or display the treasures you have found in the woods or at the beach. Those objects that crossed your path during a long walk will fill your room with a warm energy. And they cost nothing only patience and a loving eye to discover them :))

7 comments:

vineeta said...

Truly what a fantastic idea- simple- yet effective. And i love the pictures- of your home Im presuming- beautiful!

Sas said...

Thanks Vineeta, but it is not my home but this is the house of the man I love :)

It is a very light lovely place where I always feel welcome :))

Sas

vineeta said...

:) it IS a beautiful space. did you help him design it ? :)

Vinita said...

Hi Sas,
Consoles do add beauty to a room without taking much space. Floating consoles or ledges let the eye travel all the way through without taking the square footage of the room. I always use my sofa console for display of bigger objects and a side board to display seasonal items. But sometimes I am so much in love with certain colors its hard to give up just because the season has changed.

Valentine is coming up.. you see pink and red everywhere yet on my side board I still have my fall orange colored candle holders.(but it makes me happy)

Vinita

Sas said...

Vineeta, he asked me to help him with some new colours because before we met he had lived there for a few years but didn't like the colour palette anymore.

He was really happy with the result. For me it was very easy to do because the house was very light and already had a warm good energy (his) :)

I will make some pictures next time I go there. He can't make them himself because I am borrowing his camera at the moment hihi :))

Sas

Sas said...

HI Vinita,
Please don't think I am changing the colour palette of my house with every season hihi. I love the basic colours I have at the moment and they make me feel good. No way am I changing them because the season has changed :)

But sometimes I want to change things because I have the need to bring new energy into my room. At that moment I change the colours of the flowers on the table and some accessories, but always in the same colour palette that I love :)
This way I can make a room look refreshed without completely changing the colour scene.

I absolutely don't believe in choosing certain colours because others are telling us that they are trendy. I truly believe our mood and heart will tell what us what colours we need at that moment. And that is purely personal.

So dear Vinita hold on to your orange candleholders for as long as they make you happy :)

So nice to hear that you are following your own feelings and personal taste :))

Sas

Vinita said...

Sas hearing this from a decorator makes me feel really good. And thats a nice way to feel at home with the seasons by just changing a few things around but leaving the basic decor the same. Thanks.

Vinita