This is such a lovely balance of objects. Everything is layered very well, and there is a theme of natural elements, from the leaves to the coral and the bird print to the botanical book.
The print with the martini on it totally cracks me up, and arranged like this, the barware becomes sculpture. I think I'd like to have a cocktail with the person who arranged this area.
Judging from this arrangement, the desk's number one use is to hold the objects and not to provide a working space. There's a fun play of shapes and sizes going on here.
Even a youngster can have a nice tablescape; a trophy to remind him of soccer glory, a clock, good light and a bulletin board for reminders.
This grouping of like objects keeps a tablescape from becoming cluttered tchotchke-o-rama.
This is edited very well. Everything has an organic feel; the wooden table, driftwood lamp, paper shade, ceramics and warm trim in the background.
I am absolutely bananas for a driftwood table. Books and fresh flowers are always worth the splurge.
The objects on this table help frame the fireplace. This also brings the eye down into it.
This is part of my own mantle and pottery collection. It's not really there yet, but it's really fun to play around with it until it's right.
Here's one I'm satisfied with - this is my bedside table. I am pretty obsessed with yellow, black and white together, and doughnut phones. Also, in this economy, I'm still finding it really hard NOT to splurge on flowers. BTW, I snagged that lamp base for $9 at a junk store and had Victory Vintage make it into a lamp. Even better than that, my brother found the wrought iron table in his dumpster, so that only cost me half a can of white spray paint.
This would be perfectly symmetrical were it not for a few moves the designer made in the tablescape. I think this makes it a lot more interesting than perfect symmetry would. "Perfect Symmetry": Is that redundant? Is there such a thing as "imperfect symmetry?" hmmm...
Here, the low height of the objects lets the artwork be the star of the space.
A nice collection. The arrangement mixes up all these different shapes and heights, mimicking the skyline in the background.
Not every surface should be 'scaped! Here, anything more than this one bottle vase would distract from the painting and turn this cabinet top into cluttersville.