Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Space Below.

Often times, when we decorate or accessorize, we tend to forget that space below. For e.g., in that picture above the blue stools below the console table balance the look. If they were absent, the look would appear “unfinished” or one would think that something is missing, but not quite sure what it is.

When we look at a space our eyes naturally go up and then down. It’s wonderful when there’s something in that space below for them to settle on…

Naomi of Design Manifest definitely know a thing or two about how important it is to dress the space below. I never tire of seeing this space.

Do you pay attention to that space below? How do you “dress” it up? Hopefully, today’s post gave you a few ideas…Have a lovely day everyone! XX

{images via the decorista, design manifest, decorpad}


Punctuation Mark said...

i love the idea of those Hermes type boxes... so cute!!!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Does all the artwork sitting on the floor around the house because I still don't know where I want it count? If so, then yes I do :)

lisa said...

Love the wonderful use of color in these rooms, but I think the black and white is my favorite!

Have a wonderful week ahead Stacey!

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

I am a space below kinda gal. LOVE to fill in nooks and crannies. Even the hubby is on board!

pretty pink tulips said...

I love the "space below"! Perfect for benches, books and baskets of magazines!!!

xo Elizabeth

Paislea Elyse said...

i LOVE the picture of the black walls with the fresh pops of color in the decor! it's SO pretty! and definitely my style. i can't wait to have a home so that i can paint all over the walls!!!!

drop by allister bee soon!

Daydream Living said...

Hi Stacey!
Glad to see the bottle went well and for the space below....I never noticed that by not putting something under the table would make it feel empty, but you're right! thanks for the images, will keep my eye out for this when I move to a bigger place and have room for a sidetable.
Take care,
Maureen x

Acquired Objects said...

I love the zebra stools they're fabulous! I just have books below I must try something new.

Enjoy your Evening!

Nuit said...

ah!! what a gorgeous collection of images!!!!! LOVES IT.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YES! NEW IDEAS GALORE!!! I do use that space below, but I am loving all this black and white with the SILHOUETTES!!!!! HI DEAREST! Enjoy your week! Anita

designchic said...

Always love a little something interesting under a console or settee...adore the look of a bench under the console!!

Alena: Oh, Its Just Perfect! said...

So many great ideas for accessorizing consoles! Now you've got me thinking.... :)

Meta Musings said...

Gorgeous! Love the first two images with the pop of color under the console!


Tina said...

Hi Stacey! Hope you are doing fine!
Today´s post is an eye- opener. I love sidetables like these, and agree I´ve never thought of decorating the space below- it totally gave me some ideas. Love natural baskets and think it would look good too. Thank you!

quintessence said...

Love the benches or stools under the console - so handy for easy extra seating as well!!

Statements in Fashion said...

Great pics! I do this in my home now with Pier 1 suitcases:)

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Ocean Dreams said...

The last three pictures are divine! I especially love the vintage lady plates - so pretty!

A BRIT GREEK said...

I've seen a few of these before, but they're a great reminder of how choic styling under the space can be... simply with cute/gorgeous ottomans!
Love Jonathan Adlers pink space and also first image, sigh.