AIM HIGH: 5 TAKES ON A CLASSIC OBELISK

by Marisa Marcantonio


If you love to style your coffee table whenever you get the chance, then you are familiar with the tablescape. This art of arranging, made de rigeur by the inimitable David Hicks, is about perfect placement. As you take on your own creative landscape, think about the various components that will make your 'scape a success. Things to consider? Height for one. Including high and low objects for a diverse mix that will lead the eye is a must. One of the best ways to add some height is with the mighty obelisk. Here are some new takes on the classical traditional favorite, rendered out of architecturally-inspired marble to mod lucite.

Photo courtesy of William Sonoma Home

Photo courtesy of William Sonoma Home

A classical obelisk out of black Moroccan marble for the traditionalists from West Elm includes fossil bits

Photo courtesy of Made Goods

Photo courtesy of Made Goods

Going for a stark contrast? Go for the mixed materials and pale hues in these faux-shagreen and cerused wood obelisks of varying sizes from Made Goods

Photo courtesy of Arteriors

Photo courtesy of Arteriors

Get graphic punch from Arteriors tapered marble obelisk with circular inlaid stones called the Kimiko.

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Adler

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Adler

Captured in all their colorful glory, pretty butterflies show off their wings in Jonathan Adler's Lucite obelisk

Photo courtesy of DwellStudio

Photo courtesy of DwellStudio

Heading up? These large black pyramid sculptures from DwellStudio add some presence with their varied heights and sharp angles.