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.
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.
This chocolate-colored traditional dining room has a large gilt-edged mirror on one wall, a chandelier and a round dining table set with an autumnal centerpiece and table setting. Brown suede chairs are positioned around the table.
Designers created a stand-out space in the entry with an architectural inset and unique wallpaper that elegantly and subtly contrasts with the rest of the home's white-washed walls. The inset provided the perfect space for a thin desk, giving additional function to the extra square footage. Finally, a gilt, starburst mirror gives the area a little more texture and interest, while a red rug adds a splash of color.
These homeowners wanted their apartment to be unique and glamorous, so designers brought in rich materials such as the luxurious, leather sofas and the gilt and mirror coffee table in the middle of the space. Their favorite feature in the space, though, is the custom installation of multiple pendant lights. Designers found the baubles on Ebay and had them installed as the final, glitzy touch to this fantastic penthouse design.