Matching lamps anchor each end of the cabinet top; they are an uncanny match to the painting. "When I found these, I knew they would be key pieces to the room. They are showstoppers", Ricco says. The warm bronze on the base and hardware is part of a wide variety of mixed metals in the room, while the light base stands out against the dark cabinet. The etching even mimics the artwork. The cabinet, lamps and painting serve as the main focal point in the room.
Mixed patterns, same color. Why stop with mixing stripes when you can mix in other patterns as well? When you keep the colors to a strict palette, the patterns will feel like an intentional mix. Try a wide stripe, narrow stripe, solid, and fun printed textile, like a batik or suzani, in a matching hue.
Stick to one material. Choosing a theme for your mantelpiece display is a helpful way to impose some stylistic order. Try picking items made from the same material. Here glass objects of various sizes look fresh and pretty on this mantel, but you could choose to group wooden, ceramic, silver or brightly painted items.
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