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!