A niche dilemma
anaid
August 30, 2014 in Design Dilemma
What would you Houzz fans suggest I that do with this stairway niche? I've tried the floral on the table, but then it seemed that anything then placed on the table covered too much of the beautiful top. I've tried a tall vase but it seemed a bit blah. I'm considering removing the paint from the base shelf to restore it to it's original wood finish ... or install a puck light? Whatever is suggested, French art deco feel is the intent. Thank you much!
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Dytecture
Perhaps just a small floral arrangement that fits the niche.
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The New England Farm Table Co.
How about a tromp l'oeil mural painted by a local artist?
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The New England Farm Table Co.
that's trompe (forgot the e)
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Andrena Felger / In House Design Co.
Beautiful staircase! A more dramatic chandelier hung closer to the ceiling would look great in this space. It would work well with a more substantial vase with tall flowers. As for the artwork on the wall, I would go with just the smaller one, hung at eye level height.
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anaid
I neglected to add the photo of the table top.
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Andrena Felger / In House Design Co.
As for the staircase niche, I would go with a something that has an interesting shape, and relates to the materials in your chandelier and on the table - a way to visually tie it all together. These are the Paris vases by Oly.
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anaid
I do like the chandelier Andrena, however would like to work around the current fixture. It's on my docket to get it restored, cleaned and it's missing glass replaced.
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anaid
Oooh! I do like these vases. Would I use 1 or the three? Would the height of the tallest make a difference? The niche is 26" h.
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ritasj
There are so many elegant Art Deco lady statues from ornate to all black..this seems perfect for this spot...if blk paint the shelf blk....any other color co- ordained shelf color....matching shelf can be done after a test drive w/ statue in place...I have an amazing one w/lady in swing....just be sure it is graphic and bold enough in silhouette to show well at a distance!
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ritasj
On the subject of small statuary maybe your table would benefit from 2 possibly Asian?
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ritasj
Maybe your table in front of staircase could benefit from a similar solution...possibly 2 elegant and tall...but not matching ...Asian statues...even in ceramic in white w/ tiny blk ornate bases...this would be more proportionate to the table and accentuate the sort of " tiny perfection" feel
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anaid
ritasj: I'm currently bidding on the attached. It's 20" tall. Do you feel that it'd work if I had it hardwired?
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Andrena Felger / In House Design Co.
The collection of three looks great together! Especially if you have one larger piece on the table. As for the chandelier, you may want to consider hanging it a bit higher after you have it restored. I do feel it's competing with the table and arrangement,
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anaid
Andrena: Here's where my dilemma continues. The fixture; original and a signature of sorts in J. Cerney homes, is a continuous brass rod to the second floor ceiling. With that said, I'm up for even suggestions of using that table elsewhere if another idea will work better.
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