An antique etching in this dining room repeats the arched opening, which leads into the waxed brick foyer. The concentrated lighting pulls the eyes to the beautifully-framed artwork. Shell napkin holders and neutral linens set the mood for a relaxed champagne brunch.
An antique chandelier hangs above an entryway covered with limestone tiles on the wall and brick pavers on the ground. An antique mirror and framed etchings decorate the walls above a settee and dresser.
A detailed look at this antique nightstand reveals a delicate, Asian-inspired vignette etched into the wooden surface. Behind the nightstand, patterned wallpaper adds youthful energy and movement to the bedroom, as well as accentuates the gilded edges of an antique mirror.
The designers with Parker Kennedy Living say a mirror with an interesting design can give you more bang for your buck. This one is an aged square mirror with an octagon design, which you can look for at antique markets. If it doesn't have the patina you want, you can antique the mirror. If you find a square mirror with an aged look, you could add thin molding to create an inlay shape or even etch the mirror.
In this kitchen from designer Barry Dixon, kitchen cabinets are constructed in limed oak on top and washed with buttermilk tones below. Concrete countertops are a soft mushroom color, and walls are tiled with acid-etched stone that is decorated with country herbs. The book stand, earthenware egg dish and amber glass canister jar are antiques.