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Creating a Focal Point on Tabletops

We have now reached Day 5 of 31 Days of Tabletop Decorating. Being intentional about our decorating helps keep order and gives meaning to our rooms. One of the rules we discussed on Day 3 is to have a focal point. Today’s focal point is the window in 007’s man-cave.


Console Table in Window

As usual, I begin with an empty canvas/tabletop. However, the true focal point of this post is what goes on this table.

Large sailboat

This sailboat was a gift to 007 for our 33rd anniversary. After a recent visit to Charleston, SC where we toured homes in the Historic District, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it when we returned home. It would become the focal point of his mancave in the front window of our home.

Sailboat in Window

I went shopping in my house and found this console table that was small, but the perfect fit for this sailboat.

Stool used as tabletop

I used a small red stool as another layer to this vignette. Gold candlesticks with battery-operated candles add light and dimension to the console with sailboat.

Function meets masculinity with this magazine holder.

Function meets masculinity here. This leather magazine holder with brass nails and buckle detail was a client purchase a few years ago. When it didn’t fit their needs, I was so excited! Instead of returning it for cash back, it found a place in 007’s man-cave. It’s the perfect home to Sports Illustrated and Wine Spectator!

Buckle detail and brass nails are a great masculine touch to this room.

Leather Magazine Holder

It was our goal to create a space in this room that reminds us of sea breezes, sand between our toes and days spent on the water here in south Alabama.

Glass votive

We’re getting there!


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