Jan 12, 2008

Dazzling Decor

I met with a client the other day and mentioned to him that in my opinion, every room should have at least one element of sparkle. It just gives the room a little bit of glitz and glamour. Since metallics are so trendy this year, finding a sparkling piece to put in your home is quite easy. Whether it's a mirror, lamp, side table, or vase- these pieces of home decor can add shimmer and excitement to any room.

Crate and Barrel Catalogue- I love these mirrors- they look great in a series over a table like this one, sofa, or even a bed. These mirrors give the blank white wall a bit more life and dimension-not to mention, they would be great to use in a small space to give the illusion of a bigger room.

Ad for Grace Home Furnishings-I saw this ad in House Beautiful and had to tear it out. This would be my ideal bedroom if I could choose one. Coupled with deep chocolate brown and icy blue, the two small chests used as nightstands look so chic and glamorous in this room.

Brocade Home Catalogue- Simply hanging a crystal chandelier in your room, will give you that extra bit of shimmer.

West Elm Catalogue- The glass and metal table breaks up all of the wood in the dining chairs. It also adds in sleek, clean lines next to chairs that have a more complex wooden geometric design. I love when opposites are paired together. The two sunburst mirrors on the wall also add in some more shimmer without going overboard.

Elle Decor Magazine - Your sparkle element doesn't always have to be silver- it can be gold too! Yellow paired with black, grey, and white is very in style right now. Instead of opting for all the shimmer elements to be either gold OR silver- the designer chose to do a little bit of both- gold lamps paired with a small silver piece of art on the table's shelf.

The Dallas Morning News- Another great way to make your sparkle element really stand out is to paint the background that is sits on. Here they painted the Dining Room walls a bright turquoise and laid the fabulous mosaic mirror against it.

Here are some affordable pieces below with sparkle that can take your space from simple to stunning!

Z Gallerie- Side Table

William Sonoma Home- Shell Stands

West Elm-Vases- On sale too!

Horchow- Sunburst Mirror

Ballard Designs- Table Lamp

Brocade Home- Sconce

Design Within Reach- Bar Stool

1 comment:

Mélanie said...

You are right just a touch of sparkle is wonderful