10/21/2010

The Versatile Vase

As many of you know, I'm a contributor on the HomeGoods Openhouse blog. In an effort to incorporate seasonal themes into the blog, HG sent all of the bloggers a surprise accessory that we were to play around with and write about. Lucky for me, the common thread for the different items was to be the color orange! I ended up receiving this glossy, oversized bamboo vase.






As you can see from the above pics and also on my Openhouse post, I ghetto-rigged an "arrangement" with some green filler from the yard and then tried it in a few different rooms. Since the vessel is so large, I started thinking that it could make for a cool accent table. Luckily, one of my side tables has a removable marble insert, so I used that for the top.

Here it is in the guest bedroom...


and then in the living room...


I probably won't use it as a table since I really don't need an accent table, but I like the idea since the color and shape are so fun. What do you think?

30 comments:

  1. Kyle, you are SO creative!!!! I love it.

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  2. I have to be honest, my favorite thing about this post is that we get to see more of your house! I love the way you decorate. And the vase-table? Awesome.

    Earl Grey - a little blog full of big inspiration.

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  3. Oh wow, that vase looks great as an accent table! I love the orange-red color and unique shape of it!

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  4. These looks great. I like the accent table and the vase on the coffee table. Good luck!

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  5. I like the vase in the dining room on the buffet! Looks beautiful in the mirror and commands attention.

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  6. Really cute! I love the different uses. Great job!

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  7. Gorgeous vibrant vase honey...I love it best near your Entry along side your sofa...or in-between the two lamps on your sideboard...its far to gorgeous to be tucked away in another room. Love it x

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  8. This looks really great in all configurations.
    I think it works particularly well as a side table in the guest room as an added pop of orange.
    BTW, your house always looks so great!

    Cheers, Alcira

    thenerochronicles.blogspot.com

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  9. please tell me where you got the rug. I love it!

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  10. I think it would be an awesome accent table and I agree, I love seeing more of your home, it's so lovely!

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  11. I'm with Ashley. Your house is so gorgeous! You are excellent at what you do. I wish you were in Orange County, CA!!! I'd call you in a heartbeat. Please keep it coming. I'm praying I can improve my home via osmosis or something!!

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  12. They just opened Homegoods 5 minutes from my house...and I'm going tomorrow for my birthday for the first time! They should pay you a commission...

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  13. Love that vase! Great idea to use it as a side table also!

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  14. LiveLikeYou - Happy birthday and enjoy the jaunt to HomeGoods! Having one 5 minutes from your house is going to be dangerous ;)

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  15. Anon - Which rug are you referring to?

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  16. Just found you blog and I am thrilled! Your home is beautiful!!! Can't wait to roll through all your post.

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  17. Oh I love it most as a table I think! How creative!

    And I think I must have your fireplace screen. Willing to share where that came from?

    www.realeliserealworld.blogspot.com

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  18. Elise - I so wish that I could point you in the right direction on the fireplace screen...unfortunately, it was a vintage find from Ebay. If I ever see a similar style, I'll definitely post about i!

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  19. Kyle, do you offer edecorating services?

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  20. Elise - I do offer e-decorating services. Just shoot me an email and we can discuss further. kylestandeferknight at gmail.com

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  21. Using it as a table is brilliant!

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  22. I love the rug in the living room (looks like black and white?). Where can I find it or something similar?

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  23. Robin, I think the one you are referring to is the one in front of the fireplace that has a Moroccan motif. It's actually black and tan. I bought mine from One Kings Lane, but
    Home Decorators has them in stock now.

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  24. OMG I wanted that vase but I didn't get it when I first saw it then they were all gone!!

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  25. I love you mirror in your living room. Where did you get it?

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  26. I love the mirror in the living room. Can you tell me where did you buy it?

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  27. Anon - which mirror are you referring to? If it's the one by the fireplace, it's from Z Gallerie.

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  28. The one in the other side.top of the macy's sofa

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  29. Ah...the sunburst one. I actually made that! I found a set of convex mirrors at Target for $10 and decided to try making my own since the ones I'd been looking at were so expensive.

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