Just as jewelry enhances our outfits, decorative objects are our “last layer” in decorating. The bare mantle, tabletop, shelves, or étagères are all enhanced with the right accessories. The key is to think in varying heights, textures, and contrast. Below are a few of our favorites, and our suggestions on how to best show them off:
How to display them: In a group of similar objects.
Why we love them: Made of stone, these antique fishing weights have a unique rustic texture, with an iron loop that adds further interest. They would be striking on a summer fireplace mantel.
How to display them: Another great candidate for grouping together with like objects.
Why we love them: A natural choice for a mantel or tabletop, their regal appearance of white marble with grey veining adds sophistication to your décor.
How to display it: Alone, on a glass shelf, or on a vintage book for a tabletop display.
Why we love it: The beautifully carved geometric design (which was incised by hand, centuries ago) draws the eye around the piece.
How to display it: On a bookshelf or pedestal.
Why we love it: This classic piece comes from Italy. Made of white marble, it’s a work of art you’ll never get tired of.
How to display them: On a mantle, or a credenza.
Why we love them: Though they were once entirely functional, this set (which is carved from boxwood) has a sculptural feel that comes through in each well-crafted comb.
How to display it: In a living room, with your favorite luxe throw.
Why we love it: The woven basket brings a rustic texture to your décor. While definitely stylish, we do love that it’s also highly functional.
How to display them: In an entryway, on either side of a door; or outdoors on either side of a garden entrance.
Why we love them: These greyhounds may be elegant, but they also have plenty of personality.
How to display it: On a sideboard, near a contemporary piece of art
Why we love it: This bold stencil signifies the Pont Rean (a commune in Ille-et-Vilaine in Brittany), giving the piece a great backstory. The authentic patina also introduces a novel texture to your room.