I love beautiful home decor books.
I came across this book, “Beautiful” by Mark D. Sikes
while reading a review on it by the lovely ladies of Design Chic.
I ordered this book right away and was totally immersed in the magnificent
rooms and decor featured in his book.
While reading this book, I came across a vignette on a skirted table
that I knew I could somewhat replicate on a budget, by actually shopping the house.
So I began to collect those items and I created
a vignette inspired by a Beautiful book, my High Low project.
This is the page from the book in which I drew inspiration from.
When I saw this page, I knew that I had very similar items.
However, I did not have a white lidded box. But I had an old box which was
made of cherry that I did not mind painting! So I did!!!
The vignette began with this Chinoiserie crock
which I filled with some flowering branches that I had in my stash of silk florals.
I tucked the Leah Hurricane by Pottery Barn next to the Chinoiserie crock.
Beads were placed into the base of the hurricane for added texture and interest.
I did not have a large white urn as shown in the book.
Instead, I used a smaller vintage vase/urn that is marked USA, and
if my memory serves me right, early McCoy pieces were marked USA.
I propped this vase on some vintage books for the added height that I needed.
To add some additional color and texture to the table,
I placed a blue and white footed bowl and filled it with beautiful wooden balls.
I purchased these wooden balls when my hubby and I were on vacation in Costa Rica years ago.
The wood is native to Costa Rica. I not only purchased these wooden balls/spheres,
but also some wonderful necklaces and bracelets that were made of the same wood.
They made great souvenirs and gifts.
When browsing my favorite consignment store a few weeks ago,
I found this cute blue and white footed bowl for a bargain!
My initial thought was to use it as a soap dish.
Here is another view of the table in the book.
I so love the skirted table and I would love to have one in my home . . .
or maybe the future home. I did notice many beautiful skirted tables featured in this book.
Another vignette replicated by a beautiful book,
that so happens to be called “Beautiful”
Isn’t this book cover gorgeous?! I have shown it to my hubby
as I LOVE those arched French Doors! I believe I have him smitten by these. 🙂
My “High-Low Project” ….. done! I will have more to come!
Hmmm…this may be the beginning of a blog series for me!
Remember that series on TV? Hosted by HGTV’s Sabrina Soto? The High Low Projects.
Yes, I have been doing the “high-low” projects for years.
In my very young years as a newlywed and a stay at home mom,
my High-Low projects were very low, as in . . . . .
if it did not come the Green Stamp catalog, it did not happen!
Have a most beautiful day doing the things that bring you Joy!
I will be reading more of the “Beautiful” book that definitely will bring me Joy!