When you have a wall hung tv, it takes careful planning to style a mantel or table underneath without interfering with the tv signal, speakers and cable boxes.
This long farmhouse table way long overdue for some up to date styling.
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Looking for inspiration on Pinterest, this picture caught my eye. It is almost the exact same table and decorated in a rustic farmhouse style that I love.
Designers have an imagination and ability to envision beautiful scenes that I just don’t have. So whenever I am need of indoor or outdoor ideas, I go to Pinterest. Sometimes I find what I don’t like and am able to rule out a lot of options. And that is my main hindrance, too many options!
And sometimes I find exactly what I do like. Like the above photo.
The real dried hydrangeas in the inspiration photo are perfection, but expensive. So, beginning with what I already have, I gathered up bunches of silk hydrangea stems.
The inspiration photo used a white vase, but this antique crock works well to hold my flowers and adds a gorgeous personal touch.
While the lamp in the inspiration photo is nice, my table seems to be a bit shorter in length and it’s in front of our tv, so my choices need to work around that.
A silver candlestick with a white candle will work nicely in place of the lamp. A family photo completes the left side of the table vignette.
For the other end of the table I decided to use our antique brass binoculars and some old books. I chose gardening books and eclectic bookends.
Using my bird identification book, that belonged to my mama, as a lift for the binoculars, we have a quaint vignette on the right end of the table, similar to styling in the inspiration photo, but not exact.
BELOW THE TV:
The inspiration photo had the tall vase of flowers in the middle of the table, but mine has to be something that isn’t very tall and won’t block the tv and speaker.
The bracket holding the tv on the wall is movable and pulls out to be angled toward either end of the room and I didn’t want anything that would be in the way and have to be moved every
night while eating supper time the tv was moved.
Shopping my house, I decided this antique wood tool carrier might work. It turned out to be the perfect length.
I had nothing to go into the tool caddy. See where I found something that worked in my later post about decorative fillers.
UNDERNEATH THE TABLE:
The seagrass baskets that are underneath the table in the inspiration picture look great, but I don’t have any and being the thrifty person that I am, I will be on the lookout for something similar at yard sales and thrift store.
In the mean time, I have a good collection of wood buckets and boxes that should work. They are darker in color and I do like the lighter color baskets better, but I can live with this.
It’s a unique look, based loosely on the inspiration picture. And that makes it totally mine and totally personalized.
This post from 21 Rosemary Lane has some great inspiration for table and foyer decor . My favorite is the title picture AND the third picture from the bottom.
Which are your favorites?
How would you decorate a long table?