Saturday, April 21, 2012

Let Me Entertain You

I collect urns and vases in different sizes and colors for staging.  I love my collection of turquoise vases.  Spring is here and I was ready for a change in my family room.  The top of the entertainment center has not been styled since the Christmas decor was removed by my dear husband.  I broke my ankle before Christmas and only today decided I could stand it no longer, I had to conquer my fear, make the climb, and change it.

Top of Entertainment Center AFTER Spring styling
First, came the picture of, you guessed it, a turquoise vase with flowers.  I placed it in the middle.  I had to lean it against the wall because I was too chicken to get on the tippy top of the ladder and lean in with a hammer and nail. 

My intention was for my collection of 3D vases to mesh with the 2D painting. Kapeesh? I like the unity of using different shapes, heights, and colors of the same thing in an area.  Everything relates but nothing is the same. The new arrangement makes me happy.  It looks much lighter and brighter.  

Entertainment Center BEFORE when I couldn't reach it to fix it!
Here's the sad BEFORE picture.  The hammered copper tray was leaning to the left on its stand. If you look closely you'll see a couple of stray Holly berries, left over from Christmas past.  (I couldn't see the berries until I stood on a chair to take the picture.)  We don't need the lamp anymore since Daylight Savings Time kicked in. Peacock feathers have been cleaned (hair dryer) and put away.  I will use the other fat vases for staging a dining room table.  I love a chunky vase on a dining room table!

Client's Dining Room Staging

Dining Room AFTER Staging-Linda Beam
See how the gold pattern in the chunky vase coordinates with the owner's gold buffet lamps and the gilted gold corners on the mirror?  The tapestry table runner has a raised gold brocade. Can you see the gold and crimson platter on the buffet?  I was so excited when I found this chunky gold and ivory vase that coordinated with the runner and the platter.

I love my job!

If you need help staging your house, please contact me.
Linda Beam

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