A mosaic horse statue brings another element of Texas life into the charming living room. According to HGTV Smart Home 2015 designer Linda Woodrum, “There are a lot of fun objects in the room that add to this story and are subtle references to being in Texas with a lot of its wide open countryside – little subtle tweaks that reference where we are without being too in-your-face.”
The stairway descends upon the entry table, which features a pair of cubed wooden stools underneath and two lamps resting on either side of the horse sculpture. The mirror reflects the striped runner on the stairs.
A petrified and distressed wood horse sculpture creates a striking focal point on the hall console table that also includes a pair of bronze metal globe table lamps, fresh flowers and a tie-dye storage box with white stitching.
Carefully chosen accessories make a good space great. Small horse sculptures seem right in place against the backdrop of a beautiful watercolor — almost as if they'd leapt out of the painting. The lamp lives large without feeling oversized thanks to its slim and tall candlestick base. Plants always make a room feel alive and complete.
The living room console offers a menagerie of cultural details. Layers of texture meet here, with wooden sculptures atop the metal display. Pieces like the carved horse offer a whimsical touch, reminiscent of a trojan horse.
The next time you go to a yard sale or thrift shop, look for a mirror that you can clean up and use as your budget-friendly focal point above the fireplace. Keep your eye out for unexpected accessories, such as a horse or animal sculpture. You also can layer the mantel with another smaller mirror, like designer Rachel Greathouse did in an Atlanta home.