Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Find: Three Times a Beauty

Clear glass is a decorative chameleon, taking qualities of whatever you decide to put inside its confines. Here are three examples of a glass and metal display cabinet that was in the apartment of Randall Beale, half of the fabulous Beale-Lana design team.

This is a photograph of the first time I saw the case in Randall's apartment. It was filled with a mixture of white porcelain and clear glass objects.

Here it is again as it appeared in the pages of House Beautiful. Note how the black, white, metallic and clear objects are placed to entertain the eye and move it along from top to bottom.

And finally, here it is as photographed by Jim Franco for The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details. The pure white story unifies incongruous shapes and casts a sense of drama that is a hallmark of this decorating duo.

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,

The Elegant Thrifter

1 comment:

  1. totally dynamic and stunning! the compactness gives each object a tension with the whole assemblage making it visually vibrate and sing,



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