What Would You (Stylish Person) Put Here?

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  1. LostInDesignSpace

    LostInDesignSpace New Seed

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    Hello! Our newly remodeled house near the coast in Florida has a curved display space, with overhead spotlight, near the front entrance (first pic). We want to put something there that really makes a really nice statement. My wife suggests a large vase with fresh flowers. A great idea, but too much maintenance. I tried a large world globe (second pic) but it was just too small for the space. The previous owners had a statue of Buddha there and it looked great! But we are not Buddhist. What would YOU do? The 3rd and 4th pics show the living area from both ends along with our clean, modern preference for decoration.

    I should mention our budget is a few hundred dollars. With unlimited time and funds, I'd have built a custom curved salt water aquarium! The type you see on those aquarium shows! But that is too much.

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Maybe a tall, statement, glass, vase in blue. This would compliment the other blue items you already have.
    By the way you don't have to be a Buddhist to have a Buddha in your home so if you prefer one of these then go ahead.
     
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    something simple/modern/metal?/ scour antique, consignment, resale,thrift (etc) stores. take your time looking. borrow from friends or neighbors to see if there is something that looks good there that suits you and your spouse. something on a pedestal? but not frilly. your home is too modern for frilly. flowers would be a good filler for the time being though. something dramatic but it doesn't have to be fresh. there are many silks and dried that look very realistic.
     
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    Just remember to dust them now and again.

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  5. LostInDesignSpace

    LostInDesignSpace New Seed

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    Thanks for those ideas!
     
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    carolyn Strong Ash

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    try @usihtat(instagram)or myhandsgallery ( facebook) aka Joshua Alexander (on youtube)... he has wonderful art. he might have something he can ship to you for your spot and he is one of a kind. he has some wonderful stuff. my favorite sculpture I saw was the "jellyfish". he fingerpaints and recycles his materials for his artwork.
     
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    Odif In Flower

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    Why not put a plant like a pothos here.
     
  8. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    What does the other window open up to? Oh I see, the kitchen. (I enlarged the photo so I could see). I'd be tempted to eliminate that display space by joining it with the window into the kitchen and opening up the space.
     
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    LostInDesignSpace New Seed

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    Interesting idea about joining the corner display area with the opening to the kitchen. We will discuss that! (the house used to have a bar surface there and stools to be served from the kitchen, so I am told.
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Whatever you do don’t let the area remain static, change the accented piece periodically. The light temperature(2200K to 5000K) can change to accent the area. The background and base can also change. In one word. Experiment!

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    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    Chuckle. You could even put a Lazy Susan there and rotate pieces about!
     
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    If it was me and talking photo #1 and facing photo I'd take out the wall on the LEFT to increase the entire area. This would allow for a larger visual from the kitchen? And it would still allow you to put something in that space as a focal feature. I'd tend to want to put a large plant as bright green growing leaves can really carry a lot of "oomph."

    Taking out the short bit of wall doesn't leave much to fix or repair but imo having a larger open area would be primo.
     
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    Thanks for the ideas. Maybe in stages. Decorate as is now and open it up when we have time.
     
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    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    That makes sense.

    I would be tempted to cut the round area off....slice through the wall at an angle (but not a right angle) so you'd have a view of the dining area from the kitchen (& vice versa). Do you know if there are supporting beams there?
     
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    Have now determined I cannot open the passthrough any further (to join the corner niche) because there is a refrigerator on the kitchen side.
     

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