Design Dilemma Solved
We have a built in cabinet in a niche at the top of the stairs that I have been struggling with what to put there. There is a large modern pear painting on the wall above that I love, but the cabinet top has been eluding me. I have replaced and rearranged that space probably 10-15 times in the last 8 months and nothing has quite fit or looked right.
Finally a week or so ago, I got the idea of putting tall dried wheat of some sort in a vase, but the catch was that I wanted it to be white. Why not paint it I thought? Well, this is one time I can thank my procrastination because I was out at the mall last weekend and was passing by Crate and Barrel. My husband had been pushing me along praying he could just get me to the car with minimal stops. But to my delight, right there in the window was white wheat stalks! Just as I had imagined in my head!
It's just what that corner needed. Something to add some height and create interesting shadows when the light is cast on it. It also goes well with the texture of the low vase. On the right I kept it simple with a pictorial book (not in the photo) laid open to some beautiful photography. Such a relief to have figured out that space! I can sleep easier now!