It is time to decorate our home for the winter season. I have finally returned from our European vacation and I need to rid our house of Christmas decor! One of my goals this year is to explain my thought process and how I decorate. So many of you have asked how I make my decorating decisions. I am hoping this post will explain exactly how I do that.
Next, I went through our home looking for items more suited for “winter”. (I put “winter” in quotes because we don’t really have winter in Southern California. We may be experiencing a winter storm today, with up to 18 inches of snow in the local mountains. But it will be 80 degrees by this weekend …)
The items I chose to restyle this console are things I already owned. And all of them, except for the metal scales, were actually purchased at antique flea markets. So nothing was expensive. Just wonderfully vintage and unique.
Since the windows and light are so symmetrical I first added items that offered height but were unbalanced.
I started with a cheese mold with faux greenery.
Next, I added an architectural salvage wood piece.
On the opposite side, I added an antique corbel. I added only one item because I did not want symmetry.
Next, I added a metal scale that my father gave me last year.
And I finished it off with some of my favorite flea market clocks.
The last thing I did was move the books to the left. The white scale was too centered originally and it just didn’t look right.
I am really happy with the end result.