|Trying Too Hard?|
I do not get the styling of this table. The more I look at it, the odder it is. First, that blue and white ginger jar looks ridiculous on top of that ugly pedestal. Why is it up there? And why is the blue and white rose bowl nestled up against the pedestal instead of centered on the books? And that green and white pair of cachepots on the left is sad and ugly - they look cheesy to begin with and one has preserved boxwood and the other is knocked over and has something spilling out of it. What and why?
Elevating that poor ginger jar makes the arrangement taller than the art. It all looks like there has been a minor earthquake and the rose bowl moved and the cachepot fell over and the ginger jar miraculously survived. And that arrangement is ugly to boot. Let's take the ginger jar off the pedestal and fill it with beautiful flowers. Get rid of the cachepots - there is enough going on with that small table. And center the rose bowl. Done. No, not quite - get rid of the tacky bench. Moreover, that piece of art is somewhat hidden by the arrangement, but it looks very washed out and nondescript. This whole vignette is really bad.
Below let's look at a very similar table styled beautifully by Mark Sikes. Now this is how it is done!