|A console arrangement in a Michael S. Smith interior.|
Note to use of highs and lows, creating an interesting
visual composition and eye line. I'm also a fan of the coffee
table book as riser.
To add height to a special piece, try using either of these risers from Wisteria. Varying sizes are available in clear glass or Marble. Prices start at $42.00 per pair for glass or $69.00 per pair for the marble. These simple blocks are a quick and easy way to add dimension and height to your arrangements of accoutrement. Simple blocks like this add a 'Gallery' feel to anything you put on them.
Lately, I am a fan of easels, and the only place I can find any that are good quality and attractive at an affordable price is Restoration Hardware. Places like Michael's, Aaron Bros., and Art Supply stores are either cheap or utility, and neither term is welcome in my home. Restoration Hardware easels are secure and practical, but also offer a great deal of aesthetic value. They're wonderful if you like to layer your accessories or art as I do.
|The Library Easel is solid wood with an adjustable shelf and clamp to|
secure art. The piece also tilts to reduce glare and provide optimum viewing.
Retails for $129.00.
|Ralph Lauren's private home. To me, he is the |
master of the accessory display.
|Ralph Lauren't Dining Room. I love the way he layers his art, |
overlapping piesces that have been set on the Buffet. Not a
look for everyone, but certainly dramatic and dynamic.