How do you display your treasures?
For many years I did displays in boutique style furniture and gift stores. I enjoyed the creative aspect of it and found pleasure in taking usual things and displaying them in an unusual way.
I prefer asymmetry to symmetry as a rule, but do bend on occasion.
I like the dried hydrangeas, I am into that right now, and the tray used to display smaller objects but looks visually as one piece.
Symmetry done well here...look through the arches, whoever designed these rooms obviously likes tables set to the wall, a lamp on each end, treasures in the middle and something underneath. If it were me, glad you asked, I would do each differently to add interest. How about some A-symmetry? One lamp, interesting pieces with various height differences, books
To me...the pitcher of flowers competes with the topiaries. Take it away, angle the boxes pushing the right corners back and adding perhaps a fragrant candle in glass or ceramic.
This is one of my faves! There is so much about this I like. Take a look at all the different textures, shapes and dimensions...books, globes, pottery, glass, silver, the leather trunk and the screen against the wall. The height and simplicity of the greenery is perfect.
I NEED one of those trunks.
Don't forget the outside...don't you just love the ivy growing up the wall?
I sure would not want to clean that mirror.
Asymmetrical - I like - BUT the scale is off on the mantel. The elements along the bottom could be varied in height...if the silver urn were only taller.
Don't forget that when displaying your treasures in the round, to make it look good from any angle. This needs something on the other side so that when walking through the front door, something of interest catches the eye.
I would not display apples in an entry, that is best in the kitchen!
I covet these candlesticks of Amy Howard's BUT I would have to rob about 5 banks to pay for them.