Design Fixation: Metallic Finishes on Furniture
February 1, 2010
I go through these phases where I obsess over certain design elements and can’t get them out of my head until I incorporate them into my own home in some way.
Lately, I’m fixated on metallic finishes on furniture. Whether it’s silver leaf, gold leaf, gilded, antiqued, painted or pearlescent, honey if it shimmers and shines and has great lines, I am drawn to it.
German Silver Bowfront Chest , Wisteria
Silver Leaf chair transformation, Tara Dennis
Antique Silver Paint & Mirrored Borghese Buffet, Z Gallerie
Silver spray painted side table, Craftynest
Lucy Willow Bombe Chest
Ambella Silver Finish Chest, Horchow
Mirrored & silver finished dresser, Anthropologie
Aluminum Hourglass Side table, Horchow
Silver Chelsea Dresser Bratt Decor, Layla Grace
Antique Finish Silver Cradle, Bratt Decor
Gold Gilt Library Chair, NotOnHighStreet
Gold Leaf Chairs, Neuvo Estilo
Trina Turk Boutique, design by Kelly Wearstler
Distressed Silver Finish Dresser, Fabulous Pieces on Etsy
Then there is this incredible pair of nightstands thanks to Jenny over at Little Green Notebook. You MUST see this tutorial – it’s my absolute favorite transformation that I’ve seen in the past year.
Silver Leafed Nightstand, Little Green Notebook
What are your thoughts on metallic sheens in furniture and accessories ? Gloriously glamorous, shamelessly shiny, or terribly tacky ?
I happen to think in just the right space, one shimmery piece can be absolutely fabulous ! Do share your thoughts too.