The phrase “put on a pedestal” refers to a position of great esteem and superiority. The word pedestal, in design, means a “base support of a statue or vase” (thank you Wikipedia). In my opinion, pedestals often get overlooked and unmentioned in the business (I can’t recall one magazine article entitled “top ten pedestals”); however, if you look closely in magazine photos, you will notice that designers often use them (and in really interesting ways I might add!) They are a great way to fill an empty corner or flank a focal point, such as a window, a piece of furniture, or a door. Feel free to put vases, urns, busts, or sculpture on them and use whatever material you’d like for your pedestal. Wood (painted or stained), lucite, stone, or metal are materials most commonly used for the pedestal.
Take a look at how these designers put their most special accessories “up on a pedestal” (literally!)
What are your favorite go-to places for pedestals?