Just as jewelry enhances our outfits, decorative objects are our “last layer” in decorating. The bare mantle, tabletop, shelves, or étagÃ¨res 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.