A stunning chandelier draws you into this dark dining room with lacquered Mahogany walls and a large dining table. Bronze drapes and sheer curtains shimmer in the light of Neoclassical lamps, while the table is set with crystal candlesticks and fresh cut tulips.
Wood pieces move in different directions to create a decorative design in the structure of this rustic bar area. A bronze centerpiece with a cow head sits between two sets of open shelf storage with built-in lighting. Wood barstools with leather seat cushions pull up to the washboard bottom of the bar.
Soaring ceilings and huge windows let light pour into this Mediterranean-style living room. Soft browns and creams set a relaxing mood; bronze metallic fabric on the armchairs introduces a hint of luxe glamour.
The custom-designed vanity features clean lines and inset handles. The soft gray front is paired with charcoal countertops, while the reclaimed wood backsplash is highlighted by oil-rubbed bronze sconces and custom mirrors.
Warm wood paneling covers the ceiling and walls of this eclectic porch. An intricate bronze chandelier and striking dining set give off an Old World vibe, and colorful tile flooring adds a fun pop of interest to the design.
The upstairs loft living room features cinnamon-colored walls fanned by large hand-stenciled gingko leaves. A set of channel-tufted walnut library chairs in soft chenille fabrics bracket the small chest of drawers, where a bronze sculpture by renowned artist Robert Hooke stands.
A four-arm antique bronze chandelier provides illumination above. The home's smart lighting system can be programmed to turn a series of lights on and off together, or programmed to turn on and off lights at a set time each day.
The sideboard and dining table are custom pieces designed by Habachy Designs. The sideboard cabinet is made of oak, and the beveled face is cut for inset bronze glass mirrors. The base of the cabinet is brass-finished, and the surprise is the interior cabinet which is a beautiful lacquer red.
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.
Solar lights can be staked along walkways and in gardens to brighten paths and add a design element. The six-piece RH Savoy Solar Light set, made of cast aluminum with beveled glass panels, comes in weathered zinc and bronze finishes.
This early 1900s American bow front dresser was bought for $125, then updated with two coats of a sprayed white lacquer finish. That not only modernized the dated piece but also helped the bronze hardware stand out. The key to getting a great finish on an old piece is using a sprayer instead of brushes or rollers. Most home improvement stores rent HVLP (high-volume low-pressure) sprayers at a daily rate between $75 and $100. What sets HVLP sprayers apart from others is a fine mist tip, the key to achieving a professional look.