Instead of running out and buying decorative objects to intersperse with your serving ware, use heirloom silver and pewter sets for graphic shape, antique metallic finishes and a warm sense of history.
Andrea Michaelson adorned this dining room with many beautiful antiques, such as this gorgeous inset buffet in silver and gold, displaying silver accessories. A bucolic scene painted in wood sits above the buffet with a dignified air, along with a golden wall hanging that crowns the display.
This contemporary kitchen features tumbled travertine backsplash with glass tile inset. Large light fixtures help to really set the room off. The antique silver of the lighting ties to pewter serving pieces found in the space.
Walker Zanger stone floors set the stage for the exposed polished nickel plumbing and towel warmer, the antique silver chandelier and leaded glass window. The Water Monopoly tub was fashioned after a 19th-century French tub and stands surrounded by neutral Waterworks and Sonoma Tilemakers tile.
A grid of wavy glass squares set into a screen reflects light into the living room. Each glass panel was handblown, then silvered and washed for a murky, underwater effect. A softly curved antique Irish console softens the space; cast-bronze pigeons alighted on the salvaged balustrade are an allegory of the city.