September 18, 2013
Insider Secret: Obelisks
With slight tapering and a signature pyramid top, obelisks have a multidimensional appeal. They offer a great form for showcasing beautiful stones or detailed paintwork. Decorators have been using obelisks forever to add visual interest to mantles, coffee tables, and consoles. Though they date back to ancient Egypt, their simplicity invites interpretation. We're especially loving Jonathan Adler's lucite interpretations and Kuhn Keramik's cheeky porcelain version. With such a timeless shape, you really can't go wrong.
Photographs: J Costello Gallery, Karen Robertson, John Bessler for Traditional Home, Annapolis Lifestyle, Decor Pad, Lonny, Courtesy of Lorenzo Castillo, Lonny, Courtesy of Patrick Cline
|Lucite Nails Obelisk, $395, Jonathan Adler||Onyx Black Towers Obelisks $55, Novica||Brass Obelisks $1500, 1st Dibs|
|Blue & White Porcelain Obelisk $4750, Only Obelisks||Barton Crystal Obelisk Pack $260 For Three, Arcadian Home||Malachite Obelisk $30, House of Onyx|
|Group of Stone Obelisks $2200, 1st Dibs||Zinc Obelisks From $100, Restoration Hardware||Lucite Butterfly Obelisk, $395, Jonathan Adler|
|Kuhn Keramik Obelisk $160, Calypso St. Barth||Nature Home Marble Obelisk $40, Wayfair||Extra Large Smoked Quartz Crystal Obelisk, $6800, Flair|