A beautiful chandelier boasting glass beads illuminates the entry to this sophisticated master bathroom. A light vanity, plenty of windows and white marble floors keep the space feeling bright and fresh.
The global trend evolves with authentic details that feel more like treasures than trinkets. A handmade straw basket and strands of colorful glass beads are down-to-earth touches in this bathroom. Seek out everyday objects like cast-iron cowbells that are both rustic and refined.
Glass bead wallpaper and a crystal chandelier with more than 100 Italian crystal chain links bring Hollywood glam to this elegant bedroom. A large gold frame surrounds the blue upholstered bed that reflects the hue of the oversized curtains.
This luxurious two-story closet is defined by its textures. From glass-beaded walls to bronze countertops to custom stone and wood flooring, the space is captivating from top to bottom. Warm neutral tones and natural light soften the glamorous space.
Another great way to generate visual interest? Mix and match pieces with opposing textures. In this contemporary sitting room, designer Raegan Ford paired delicate gold swans with rougher materials, like geodes and glass beads, to keep all eyes on her coffee table.
This kitchen features plenty of work and storage space in a very functional manner while creating a beautiful aesthetic with antique furnishings like the hand carved hutch from Indonesia. A glass beaded chandelier adds a delicate touch to the space and balances the more rustic nature of the hand carved hutch.
A long built-in banquette takes the place of a sofa in this white sitting room. Mounds of pillows and a pair of club chairs soften the space. A glass-topped coffee table seems to float above the gold shag rug, and a dramatic curtain of glass beads completes the room's glamorous feel.
“We filled it with things that made our eyes happy,” says Sonal. That meant navy blue on the walls and the ceiling (Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore) and a glass-bead chandelier from Currey & Company. The various styles of furniture, all neutrals, blend in a cool, relaxed way, including a bed with crisscrossed metal accents and a white upholstered chair (both from RH) plus a whitewashed wood nightstand by Noir.
Don’t be afraid to add sparkle and texture to your bathroom wall. The walls in this first-place National Kitchen + Bath Association powder room are covered in an expensive glass bead wallpaper. But that’s not the only way to make your walls stand out. Designer Lori Carroll in Tucson, Ariz., suggests that a similar sparkle effect, though admittedly without the texture, could be achieved with a copper metallic paint.
When creating a holiday arrangement, look no further than what you may already have in your home. "The inspiration for this design came from the need to create a transition from the kitchen to the dining area and incorporating a common household item: coffee beans," says Carrie Koller Waller. The team uses glitter branches, coffee beans, cylinder vases, pillar candles and various ornaments to form this festive arrangement. "The coffee beans not only tie in the homeowner's love for coffee, but they also add a neutral color, give height to the candles, weight the vases and provide a great alternative to glass beads or rock fillers." Photo courtesy of Whimsical Gatherings; photography by Meggie Velasco