How was your weekend? We had a taste of amazing spring weather followed by some not so great rainy, wintery weather. It ended up being the perfect day to shoot some vignettes and do some restyling. One of my favorite styling accessories you’ve probably noticed me using the past couple years is this ribbed glass hurricane we carry in our shop. It’s actually one of our most best selling items, so I’m happy many of you are loving it, too! I feel like it’s a timeless accessory that can be used in so many spaces. I thought it may be fun to brainstorm some alternative styling ideas. Click through to see 7 ways I styled my favorite glass hurricane around our house… this was a fun creative exercise.
Here are some ways I styled the ribbed glass hurricane…
1 // With My Favorite Candle
Whatever your favorite candle may be, placing it inside a hurricane is an easy way to elevate the look. It’s perfect for entertaining, is a bit safer around kids & pets, and instantly adds ambiance. I’m currently burning my Clean candle, which feels appropriate for spring- it smells like fresh laundry!
2 // For Fruit
I recently discovered the hurricane also makes the most beautiful vessel for fruit. Whether you’re containing lemons, limes, or clementines- it’s a gorgeous way to add a pop of functional color to your countertop or bar cart. It actually works really well in our kitchen near my orange still life painting… here are a bunch of my favorite fruit paintings, if you missed them.
3 // To Corral Collections
I collect a lot of random things… rocks, geodes, & crystals being one of them. I’ve found every single one of the stones pictured above, in Utah on hikes or adventures- and the hurricane makes a stunning way to to corral and display a collection.
4 // For Dried Flowers
During my recent grocery trip to Trader Joe’s, I picked up a big bunch of dried lavender. Not only does it smell divine, requires zero water, and lasts for a very long time- it also looks quite beautiful styled in the glass hurricane. The ribbed detail in the glass really looks nice alongside the dried textural stems… it’s a nice repetition.
5 // As a Catchall
I also found an unexpected spot for the hurricane in our laundry room, to keep my wool dryer balls together and organized. I’ve always thought they were beautiful sculptural shapes worthy of displaying, and this makes the perfect vessel for them.
6 // As a Vase
I’m not sure why I didn’t think to use the hurricane as a vase for larger blooms, but it wasn’t until someone purchased the vessel from our shop and shared a photo with a beautiful arrangement, that I had that lightbulb moment. It’s really perfect for fresh florals- especially tall and oversized stems that feel dramatic.
7 // With a Pillar Candle
This is my go-to, easy method for styling this piece… with a pillar candle placed in the center. I’ve styled this on our coffee table, as a dining centerpiece, and the flickering flame never gets old. It’s my foolproof party trick that also works for everyday living or styling! I think a colored pillar candle would also be gorgeous, and a fun seasonal opportunity (light blue for spring, burgundy for the holidays, etc).
I’d love to hear which way you prefer it styled in my home, or how you might style it in your own home? This was a fun little design exercise for me! Should I do more of these? The same object styled multiple ways? Does it help to get your wheels turning? Let me know if you’re into this idea and I’ll add some more to the calendar. I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!
PeggiMarch 22, 2021 at 4:51 am
Utilizing one item 7 different ways is pretty impressive! I think my favorite is still with a pillar inside; when you suggested a light blue candle for spring, I immediately pictured it! What’s funny is, even though you always refer to it as a hurricane, I always think of it as a vase! The hydrangeas and lavender look right at home. I am also strangely attracted to the dryer ball image. My laundry room will probably always be a hot mess, but I surely love ogling a beautifully styled and organized example. Sigh. I say yes to more similar posts…especially since they’re such a fun creative exercise for you! Here’s to a warming🤞 and productive week, friend!💜
SarahMarch 22, 2021 at 7:20 pm
Thanks, Peggi! I need to find some fun colored pillars. I’ve been searching today- I just need to place an order. I’ll report back with photos :) I cannot believe I never thought to use this as a vase. Ha! So much for creative thinking. Lol! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start and you had a good Monday. It snowed here again today, so I’m currently responding to blog comments and snuggling dogs in front of the fire. Here’s to hoping for spring weather soon. xox
ColleenMarch 22, 2021 at 8:16 am
Styling inspiration are some of my favorite posts and that fluted hurricane is stunning with so many wonderful places it can be utilized. I never would have thought in a laundry room how an object like that could be used. So very creative!
Of course I’m always a sucker for fresh flowers so the beautiful arrangement with hydrangeas are my favorite. But who can resist dried lavender, that’s also incredibly lovely way to use that stunning piece.
I’m definitely always up for this type of post as the details for me are in the decor and decoration. Your methods for styling are amazing and I love all the gorgeous vignettes you create. Happy Monday, it’s sunny skies and warmer temps here til Thursday. Yay! Wishing you a fabulous day 😎
SarahMarch 22, 2021 at 7:15 pm
Thank you, Colleen! This was a fun exercise for me (on a snowy, rainy day). Here’s to hoping warmer weather is around the corner- I’m glad you’re having sunny skies. The flowers definitely put a smile on my face though. I’d love to share more of these types of posts :) Here’s to a beautiful week ahead! xo
Jennifer LauraMarch 22, 2021 at 8:28 am
Such a pretty versatile piece! I also love that wicker side table!!
SarahMarch 22, 2021 at 7:14 pm
Thank you so much! I hope you had a great Monday :)
LaurenMarch 22, 2021 at 9:35 am
I think the oranges and the dried lavender are my favorite, but I love the idea of using it for larger blooms. The laundry room idea is so nifty! I too have a collection of wool dryer balls, and always struggle with how to store them. Now if I could just have a laundry room with actual cabinets…
Yes please to more ideas like this! Styling is so difficult for me! The drive this weekend was slightly brutal, but so worth it to witness my niece being baptized! I came home to the most beautiful spring weather and it looks like a gorgeous day! Have an amazing start to your week!
SarahMarch 22, 2021 at 7:13 pm
I love my dryer balls! I’ll never go back to dryer sheets. Our laundry is so soft and smells amazing with those. I’m happy to have found a place to keep them (other than the dryer itself), haha! I’ll definitely do more posts like this- it was so fun. I’m glad you had an amazing time with your family. I’m dreading our California drive, but I’ve got lots of snacks packed. Haha! You left just in time- it snowed here yesterday and today. I can’t wait for warmer weather!
JesMarch 22, 2021 at 9:38 am
Love this post; please repeat!!! So inspiring to find difference uses/ways to style an object. Such a great way to make your home seem fresh and different on a budget:)
SarahMarch 22, 2021 at 6:43 pm
I can definitely do that, Jes! This was really fun for me and was a good creative exercise I’d love to repeat with different home accessories :) I’m all about “shopping my own home” and switching things up. Hope you had a good Monday!
Danna FMarch 22, 2021 at 11:27 am
My favorite way you styled it is the hydrangeas then the dryer balls! Having a vessel that you can use for so many different ways is the best purchase in my book. You have so many beautiful things in your shop Sarah!
Hope your Monday is good and productive!
SarahMarch 22, 2021 at 6:41 pm
Thanks, Danna! I can’t believe I’ve had it for so long and haven’t thought to fill it with flowers until now. Haha! I appreciate your sweet words. It has been so much fun filling our shop :) I hope your week is off to an amazing start, my friend! xo
RebeccaMarch 22, 2021 at 2:28 pm
Great ideas! The pillar candle is my favorite! :)
SarahMarch 22, 2021 at 6:40 pm
Thanks, Rebecca! That’s usually how I have it :)