Consider using a pedestal to elevate statuary, sculpture or urns in your home. Options include Lucite, wood, limestone and steel . . . 

"Antique stone torso. Plaster walls by RFJ Meiswinkel in custom color derived from paints by Donald Kaufman. Custom Lucite pedestal. Gustavian-inspired chair by Classic Cloth damask. Italian antique chandelier."
Provence-style farmhouse in California.
Interior design by Renea Abbott, Shabby Slips.
Building design by Michael Layne.
Photography by Roger Davies.
Text by Degen Pener.
"Passion for Provence" produced by Mary Jane Ryburn.
Veranda (September 2007).

"In the hallway, Stephen Shubel created drama with walls in Coffee by Sydney Harbour Paints, plaster nudes on Wisteria pedestals, multiple rows of framed art, and antique Moroccan lanterns."
Interior design by Stephen Shubel.
Photography by Jeremy Samuelson.
Interview by Mimi Read.
"A California Home Shows Off the Power of Color" produced by Doretta Sperduto.
House Beautiful (January 2009).

"Original oak beams lend rustic charm to interiors filled with antique, vintage and new furnishings collected in France. Sofa from Habite, Paris. Old World Weavers leopard silk velvet on pillows. Bust, 19th-century, sits atop 1930s pedestal."
San Francisco designer Stephen Shubel's Loire Valley 16th-century home.
Interior design by Stephen Shubel.
Photography by Thibault Jeanson.
Text by Gregory Firlotte.
"Loire Holiday" produced by Carolyn Englefield.
Veranda (November - December 2005).

Designer Stephen Shubel's 1907 Sausalito fisherman's cottage.
Interior design by Stephen Shubel.
Photography by Luca Trovato.
Interview by Douglas Brenner.
"California Cottage" produced by Doretta Sperduto.
House Beautiful (July - August 2012).

"Terra-cotta 19th-c. reproduction of Roman bust on pine pedestal. Mexican 19th-c. table. Venetian 18th-c. mirror. Saint's crown and processional crown, both 19th-c. Glass light cube from Italy. Mexican bowl. T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings chair."
 Interiors by Peter Vitale and Harry Greiner.
Photography by Peter Vitale.
Text by Kimberlie Waugh-Bloodworth.
“Christmas in Santa Fe” produced by Mary Jane Ryburn.
Veranda (November – December 2007).

"Outside the master bedroom, a French carved stone mask is displayed on a column designed by Bilhuber."
Interior design by Jeffrey Bilhuber.
Photography by William Abranowicz.
"A Pennsylvania House in Gorgeous Grays" by Mimi Read.
House Beautiful (September 2008).

"A bridge over the living room displays a ceramic urn on a wood pedestal covered with lacquered linen."
Interior design by Jeffrey Bilhuber.
Photography by William Abranowicz.
"A Pennsylvania House in Gorgeous Grays" by Mimi Read.
House Beautiful (September 2008).

"In the entry, photographs are displayed opposite a Verner Panton mirror; a rock-crystal sculpture sits atop a Joe D'Urso-designed steel pedestal."
Manhattan apartment of hairstylist Sally Hershberger (later purchased by Jennifer Aniston).
Designed by architect Brad Floyd.
Decorated by Joe D'Urso.
Photography by William Waldron.
Elle Decor (September 2010).

Sculpture on pedestal: "Knot #49," patinated steel with linseed oil finish, by Damon Hyldreth.
Chicago pied-a-terre.
Interior design by Julia Wong (assisted by Angelina Briggs).
Photography by Werner Straube.
Written by Rebecca Christian.
"Ritz-Carlton Showcase Apartment by Julia Wong" produced by Hilary Rose and Jo Ann McVicker.
Traditional Home.

"In the entry hall, a pedestal by Deniot holds a Philippe Angot sculpture . . . and the walls are painted to match the marble floor."
Paris apartment of interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot.
Photography by Simon Upton.
"Seventh Heaven" by Ian Phillips.
Elle Decor.

"Paintings in the manner of 18th-century Venetian artist Francesco Guardi hang above an antique painted lit de repos upholstered in a Scalamandre silk taffeta."
Hollywood home of couturier James Galanos.
Interior design by Philippe B. Oates.
Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna.
Text by Rob Haskell.
"Dark Victory" produced by Robert Rufino.
Architectural Digest (October 2011).

"Michael designed the winding staircase. Walls are wood panels with beveled edges that simulate stone blocks."
Pedestal designed by Michael Graves. Bust on pedestal: antique, 18th-century, Grand Tour.
Photography by John Bessler.
Text by Amy Elbert.
"At Home With Architect Michael Graves" produced by JoAnn McVicker.
Traditional Home.

"The dining table and chairs are by [Jean-Michel] Frank, and the 1930s rug is Swedish; custom-made pedestals of French limestone support Swedish cast-iron urns from the '20s."
Palladian-style villa of architect and antiques dealer Carlos Aparicio.
Photography by Richard Powers.
Styled by Stephen Pappas.
"Miami International: Carlos Aparicio's Florida Home" by Susan Zevon.
Elle Decor.

"In [the] dining room, spruce, bay leaf and eucalyptus cuttings from the home's gardens in stone urn." Pedestal by Mary McDonald.
Beverly Hills home of Mary McDonald.
Interior design by Mary McDonald.
Photography by Miguel-Flores-Vianna.
"Winter Warmth" by Victoria Amory.
Veranda (December 2008).

" 'When people think of Swedish style, they automatically think all white,' says Loi. 'But Swedish whites are never pure whites, grays are never pure grays. They always have layered tones of color that give a wonderful patina.' "
Pedestal, Tone on Tone.
 Loi Thai's early-1900s four-level Edwardian townhouse in Bethesda, Maryland.
Interior design by Loi Thai, Tone on Tone.
Photography by Erik Johnson.
Text by Krissa Rossbund.
"A Lighter Shade of Pale" produced by Eileen A. Deymier.

"Pottery on open shelves in a conservatory."
Chesterfields, the Somerset County, New Jersey, country home of John Dransfield and Geoffrey Ross.
Interior design by John Dransfield and Geoffrey Ross.
Photography by Patrick Cline.
Art direction by Michelle Adams.
"Time-Honored Style" written by Robert Leleux.
Lonny (June - July 2012).

"Pink linen curtains might be unpredictable with a marble-and-granite checkerboard floor and grass-cloth walls, but [Ruthie] Sommers knew they would add pizzazz to her entry hall." 
Los Angeles home of Ruthie Sommers.
Interior design by Ruthie Sommers.
Photography by Victoria Pearson.
Interview by David A. Keeps.
"The Sweet Life" produced by Doretta Sperduto.
House Beautiful (March 2011).

"An enchanting home in the Camargue countryside in the South of France."
Architectural renovation, landscape design and interior design by Jean-Loup Dirand.
Photography by Jacques Dirand.
Image originally appeared in January/February 2008 Veranda.
"The Archives: French Homes and Gardens" by Sarah Bray.

Some of the pedestals pictured above are custom creations, but the following sources offer pedestals for purchase:

"Oil green painted, round fluted wood pedestal with gilded rose garland along top edge and ribbon wrapped holly wreath at bottom"
From France circa 1880.
Offered by Hollis and Knight via 1stDibs.
Photo via 1stDibs website.

Tivoli Paneled Pedestal.
"Constructed of concrete and fiberglass with the look of aged stone."
Offered by Restoration Hardware.
Photo via Restoration Hardware website.

Zinc Cube Pedestal.
"Crafted from weather-friendly, rust-resistant 100% zinc sheet over a metal frame."
Offered by Restoration Hardware.
Photo via Restoration Hardware website.

Lucite Pedestals.
Offered by Plexi-Craft.
Photo via Plexi-Craft website.


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