Monday, February 23, 2009

The Dance

Furniture provides many flat surfaces for the placement of accents. Coffee tables, consoles, side tables, desk and bookcases are all potential dance floors.
Though our dance floor may be the back ground for our loved objects, they never take a back seat. The more attention lavished on these surfaces ~ a superior paint job, or fine polish on a mahogany table, the more handsome the accents placed on it will appear.

Ideally the arrangement of the dance should create a pause and draw the viewer in... But if it is not well balanced, regardless of the beauty of the objects involved, it will not be pleasing to the eye.


The most fascinating groupings invariably include contrast of color, texture, shape and scale. Pairing the old with the new and the rough with the smooth has the makings for a fresh new dance. Take a look around your castle, do your accessories need new partners?



23 comments:

  1. Hi Vicky! Do you ever have some problems creating just the right dance combination on some pieces of furniture? I sure do. Some pieces are just so easy & others are stubborn & don't look quite right with anything. :0{

    When I saw you title, I thought you were going to talk about moving furniture around. I made some major gouges last month moving furniture & haven't lived it down yet. http://fourpawsco.blogspot.com/2009/01/uh-oh-or-my-name-is-mud.html

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  2. Love this metaphor! I rearrange CONSTANTLY & just love it. I have so much fun arranging our things & it makes me so happy to have fresh arrangements on all my surfaces.

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  3. I love how you used the word Dance to help describe arranging and decorating! You also reminded me that I need to get the OLd English out!

    blessings
    mary

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  4. Lovely pictures.Did you ever come get your award?If not,please do...Ann

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  5. Bless your heart.I assumed you didn't find the comment or even worse with this old age memory thing i have going on(joke),I was afraid I didn;t even tell you.whew!Just take a pic of it.Rt click on the award.save pic as.Go to your gadjects.where you see the tree.open it,hit browse.download your award.label it.save it-done.luv ya...Ann

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  6. Ann, I think I would rather just say, "Thank you"! lol I am way to old to remember all of that...lol

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  7. Mary Ellen, so glad that you came by again...I tried do leave a comment on your blog and for whatever reason I could not...my computer skills are lacking I am afraid.

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  8. i love this post, well i love all your post. I really enjoy accessorizing and im constantly trying to improve on these skills, i love to move and change things. Such pretty pictures!
    hugs
    janet

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  9. Beautiful post, Vicky!...Christine

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  10. I just did this! I'm going to post about it soon.

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  11. Vicky, You are making me question my judgment. I hope that my accessories and arrangements are pleasing. I shake things up a bit, but I don't change things as often as I should. I like what I like. It's comforting to come home to. However, I do need to re-do my living room, but I am holding out for a sofa, loveseat, chair and ottoman that are comfortable for a petite person. I don't want to feel like Edith Ann when I am sitting on my couch. My current furniture is comfortable. It's just getting faded and worn. LIke me. ~ Robyn

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  12. I think I will do some room changing soon! Kathy

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  13. Now you know my fireplace mantle needs some serious new dance partners! I'm still waiting for your help! Lol L~

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  14. These vignettes are inspiring me to look around my own home this afternoon.

    Change is good...

    Thanks! (Room Service was the name of one of my final projects in school)...I love your blog!

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  15. Another super post Vicky!

    My strategy for accessorizing is; I first of all ensure it is included in my overall decorating budget and....purchase only things that I love. By doing so I've discovered, it makes for perfect partners and a harmonious dance routine.

    You are such a talented writer....and my dear if you are OLD at twenty-eight, then I am
    A-N-C-I-E-N-T....smiles. {{{{Brenda}}}

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  16. Brenda, you must be older than dirt to be so confused...lol My profile states that I have been married 28 years. I am 46, but we can go with 28 if you want to...lol

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  17. Vicky: Looks like I'm having ANOTHER Senior's Moment. Ha,ha,ha. (Trust me, one learns quickly to laugh at themselves.) Okay fourty-six it is....but bet you would have been ticked off it had been reversed. Bye.....

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  18. Lovely analogy...amazing how changing dance partners can create new excitement in a room, isn't it?!
    ;-D

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  19. Linda/ "Mom...February 24, 2009 at 8:58 PM

    THIS is a classic, elegant, understated, tasteful and simply stunning blog~~~ THIS describes your blog AND your few, but well chosen, words... Hugs to you, Vicky! Linda

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  20. I was never a good dancer and never will be. My accessories, such as they are, usually end up with an unrelated partner, due to my trying to find a spot for the latest gewgaw that has come my way, usually as a gift. I really don't have the eye, available space, or the talent to put together a pleasing vignette.

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  21. glenda, your comment made me laugh... thanks guys for all the support you are giving my blog. I look forward to each of your comments.

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  22. I ADORE the mix of old and new! BTW... you are the winner of my auction! Please email me fifi@fififlowersdesign.com

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  23. I'm back. Such a nice site. I like how you describe the table vignettes as a dance floor. You can always change up the partners, depending on season and mood. I love these vignettes, because they give a wordless -- and very interesting -- introduction to the homeowner! cheers -s

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