Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Trend Alert? Objects in low places.

I've noticed a few times now when objects are placed very very low. They seem out of place but then you look at them and you notice them more that you probably would if they were where you thought they were going to be. I've only found a few examples but I think they're pretty interesting.

Nancy Boszhardt placed this still life painting underneath this desk, as opposed to above it. I was worried at first that the painting would get hurt under there, but I suppose the desk is deep enough...

It is a great idea to place objects under the console table and these lanterns look amazing. Miles Redd then added a mirror to draw attention to them.

My new design love, Grant White Design placed this sconce next to the fireplace where you might usually see it above the mantle.


Have you all seen this anywhere else? Perhaps this is an old trend and is coming back again? What do you all think? I was skeptical at first but designers are always being applauded for placing things up high to draw your eyes up; why should this be any different? Just something to think about.


Alicia B.

5 comments:

Amy said...

hmmm...i'm not sure about paintings under desks. what position would you have to be in to appreciate it? on your knees??

Alicia said...

Love Grant's site. His opening image is a stunner.
Funny story. I did the photo under the desk thing a couple of years ago & broke the glass when my boot heel hit it swinging my feet. Yes please laugh....

Down Pillow said...

I haven't seen this anywhere before, but I really like the idea :)

www.designfabulous.com said...

Oh, I like this. It is a really neat idea. It is like you having hidden treasure all over your house that maybe your guest will notice and maybe they won't, haha. I like it!!

Ally -- Onyx and Alabaster said...

I have a painting in my room that I placed a little under my eye level (I'm 5'2"), and I love it. It's not exactly under a desk, but it's a lot lower than you would expect a painting to be hung, so it brings an interesting look and feel to the room.