LES BATEAUX DE BASSIN
I love large objects in a room. They have umph! I came across this image almost at the same time I found these elaborate pond boats in an antique shop. I was immediately attracted by their size and their simple elegance.
A mood is set when a large model boat decorates a space. The large sails, the detailed hulls, all contribute to create an atmosphere that says some one here has a passion and is displaying with taste and care.
Pond boats are the beloved toys of numerous children at the Boat Basin in Central Park in New York City.
Children paying in the pond at the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris
then and now.
If you prefer BIG statements, these also go on ponds. On very large ponds...but if you don't have the space, displaying a boat on the ceiling is an option.
Another possibility is a courtyard. If you have happen to have one.
images except #1 and 8 jadhny, elmareeselcami, cote maison, flicker, ruestplacide, aerius, velvetandlinen, willowdecor, mrshowardpersonalshopper, sheena via flickr