Tag: Decor

Accents of Plum for Spring

Accents of Plum for Spring

Have you thought about integrating plum into your decor? As one of the hot design trends this Spring, I thought you might like to see just how fabulous this colour really is. Designer Susanna Salk says that plum is an ideal decor accent because the…

Hanging Pictures Straight: My Swear-by Tip

Hanging Pictures Straight: My Swear-by Tip

When I see a picture hanging crookedly on a wall it drives me a little bit crazy, especially when there is a grouping and one’s off by just a bit. Suddenly it seems much more obvious! Source I know for me it definitely distracts my…

Coffee for A Crowd

Coffee for A Crowd

When you entertain do you ever need a large coffee urn to brew enough for your gathering of guests?

Tagging onto yesterday’s post featuring Tommi Parzinger, I thought I would send you off for your weekend with another of his stunning pieces…

Here is Tommi’s brass coffee hot water urn (circa 1950’s).

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Eye-catching, functional… perfect for your entertaining decor.

And what if you had these few extras to go with it…

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Now all you need are your guests!

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Tommi Parzinger: Simply Brilliant

Tommi Parzinger: Simply Brilliant

One of the first twentieth century designers I fell in love with was Tommi Parzinger (1903-1981). Tommi is considered one of the key creators of Hollywood Regency, and once you see his creations you will understand why his work is still sought after today… Source…

A Reflective Masterpiece

A Reflective Masterpiece

Yesterday was focussed on antiqued mirrors… today I bring to you, by far, my favorite piece of antiqued mirror furniture. This is the Venetian glass wave sideboard by Taylor Llorente. Source What a feature piece. I’m drawn to how solid this sideboard is. It can…

Antiqued Mirrors: A Now WOW

Antiqued Mirrors: A Now WOW

With dรฉcor trending to a more relaxed look and feel, one of the things you will notice showing up in various forms is antiqued mirror. Why? Well, because everything old is new again, so hang onto that distressed mirror until you have seen these images…

You might recognize this collection of mirrors from Anthropologie, which comes as one unit, but what I wanted to mention is how you can definitely put a look like this together yourself from 2nd-hand finds.

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I think in this setting the antiqued mirrors are a better fit for the vintage feel than perhaps a shiny new mirror or vignette of mirrors bouncing crystal clear reflections.

In this next image, there’s just something about the full-length antiqued mirror that draws you in.

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The reflection of the images are soft and subtle… perfect for a bedroom, don’t you think? And I love how the gray Ikat pillow works so well with the grays in this mirror.

I think this full sheet of antiqued mirror propped against the wall is a perfect substitue for a non-existent window.

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It makes the space feel larger and reflects the light coming in from the actual window. I have to say, I would find it more comfortable to work at this desk than if the reflective quality of the mirror was crisp and clear!

How about antiqued tiles for a backspslash? What a great idea for the kitchen.

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They add that ‘heart of the home’ charm without creating a make-work cleaning project. The tiles are easy to clean, and won’t show streaks and smudges the way regular mirror would.

In this bathroom I like that the mirrored tiles are framed into one large mirror, and presented as a feature backdrop behind the free-standing tub.

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The antiquing in the mirror compliments the bathroom perfectly, although for myself I think I would prefer mirrors that are slightly more antiqued than these ones are…

I can picture this next mirror in a bathroom like the one above, or even in another area of the home. It’s got such pretty details that it would look good just about anywhere…

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This mirror reminds me of the mirror John and Sherry (Young House Love ) put over the window in their ensuite. What do you think?

Did you know that you can create the look of an antiqued mirror yourself? If you like DIY projects, this undertaking might be for you. All you need is Antique Mirror Patina Solution, a mirror, and the space to do the work in. If you go to the link there are step-by-step instructions, and also recommendations for the best type of mirror to use, as well as ones to avoid. I haven’t tried this yet, but am tempted, maybe once the weather improves and I can work outside. I also came across step-by-step instructions by Sarah from A Little of This, A Little of That for another antiquing method. Since I haven’t tried either one, I’m including both so you can decide which one to use, or you might even have your own method that you would like to share.

There are so many ways you can be creative, so many great ideas to embrace…

I saved this Ethan Allen rosette mirror for last because I think it really shows the simple beauty that an antiqued mirror can bring to a room…

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And as Candice Olson says, “You can never go wrong with mirrors – they reflect everything!”

In this case, you can never go wrong with a great mirror!

What are your thoughts… is an antiqued mirror for you?

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Beyond A Bathroom

Beyond A Bathroom

Monday Musing! When I saw this bathroom I couldn’t resist posting about it, because as my eye moved through the space I was drawn to the design elements and how they connected together in a very fun way. Here’s my take on the interconnections of…

Kitchen Before & After: Subtle Changes, Big Impact

Kitchen Before & After: Subtle Changes, Big Impact

These images are from Color Zen blog (definitely stop by to see what Jessamy says). I wanted to feature these photos for you because the changes you will see are so well done. What I really want you to see is that subtle changes work;…

I Spy With My Little Eye II

I Spy With My Little Eye II

Yesterday I posted a photo from Verdigris Vie with a little teaser…

I asked if you could spy the object in this book case that I mentioned in my post,ย  Stylish Blogger Award.

Were you able to pick it out?

If not, here it is…

This is such a great example of what I meant when I said, ‘I love it when they [glass balls] pop up unexpectedly in decor.’

Do you have any glass balls (Japanese glass fishing floats)? How did you acquire them, and how do you use them in your decor (inside or out)?

Thank you for playing along!

Photo: Verdigris Vie

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I Spy With My Little Eye…

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