Transform a modern mirror into a spooky, antiqued looking glass with this simple technique. In a gothic black frame, it's perfect for Halloween, but this mercury-glass look can work year-round if you use a warm wood, silver-leaf or gilt frame.
Soft green walls in this dining room create an ideal backdrop to showcase the gilt-framed art to best advantage. A traditional wood sideboard and white chair rail and wainscoting give added elegance to the space while black lampshades act as visual punctuation marks that give definition to the space.
A plush sofa piled with pillows invites you to read a book or relax by the fire in this family room. A gilt-framed mirror on the mantle reflects the soft glow of table lamps and a shaded chandelier. The silvery-gray carpet and curtains make the room feel elegant, yet not too formal.
With antique French and English touches, traditional design is a picture of elegance in a room nicknamed “The Classic Corner” by designer Patricia McLean for a Home for the Holidays house in Atlanta. A French gilt mirror is surrounded by antique botanical prints by Abraham Munting and Dutch landscapes with gilt rope frames. The French gilded candlesticks were wired as table lamps to give height to the cream-painted chest.
A pair of nightstands are set side by side, repurposed as a living room console table in this apartment. The colorful accessories include a vintage Danish tea set, vintage cat figurines, reclaimed gilt angel's wings and a small framed piece from IKEA.