An electric blue mirror, identical glass lamps and black and gold side table stand ready to greet visitors who enter this transitional office. Spray paint swirls and ribbons add a whimsical touch to the white walls, as though to remind guests not to take themselves too seriously--even in a place of work.
White molding and metallic accents keep this navy dining room from appearing too dark and dreary. A delicate gold chandelier illuminates the dining table below, and a tall, shimmery framed mirror adds a touch of glam to the space. Trendy gray upholstered dining chairs are grounded by a bold orange rug that adds a pop of color and movement to the room.
With a chic and refined appearance, this dining room pulls in a mostly contemporary look with touches of Victorian design. The luxurious gold and crystal chandelier, floor-to-ceiling window treatments and sideboard mirror represent the defining features of traditional design while using the table, accessories and area rug to deliver a contemporary look.
In this traditional lounge designed with Napoleon in mind, chalk paint becomes a thoughtful medium for capturing Old World details on a modern canvas. A gold velvet sofa and ruby-colored slipper chair pair well with a swirling mirror, making the space seem large and luxurious.
Bold, graphic wallpaper in a metallic floral print and vintage furniture, from a Victorian hot pink sofa to the 1970s yellow chair, creates a modern living room with retro appeal. A Moroccan-inspired Kilim rug grounds the space, and gold, floral and white accessories mirror the wallpaper to finish the look.
Mosaic tile creates a contrasting grid pattern for a striking floor in this Art Deco bathroom. Marble tiles are used on the walls for sophisticated, monochromatic look, while white sinks keep the space light and airy. Metallics, from the brass light fixtures and mirrors to the gold faucets and plumbing, bring an updated vintage feel to the space.
Creating pattern and texture was the goal for this entire home design, and every room has special details to add depth and movement to the space. Custom lattice woodwork is used to create a feature wall in the foyer and living room. A large floor-length mirror visually expands the space, while streamlined furniture surrounds a gold coffee table for a comfortable seating area.
This light and bright bedroom features a blue floral wallpaper accent wall and exposed beam ceiling. A bright red dresser is positioned in front of a soft gray wall, while potted plants, a mirror and a gold desk lamp are arranged on top. Blue throw pillows and fresh white linens complete the look of the space.
Set back in a nook at Houston's Beckrew Wine House is an intimate conversation spot. A U-shaped bench with brown leather cushions is highlighted with an array of gold and neutral throw pillows. Dark navy walls are paired with rustic white brick and a gilded mirror that reflects the contemporary brass chandelier.
The all white design of this bathroom gives it a pristine and bright look. Polished modern countertop frames the vanity covering sleek white cabinetry. A large sink with double faucet is placed under twin mirrors and mounted sconces. An elegant vanity stool features a decorative gold bottom with white leather seat cushion.
Don’t shy away from consignment and resale stores. Designers Lisa Turner and Wallace Bryan of Trinity Mercantile and Design Company repurposed a vintage dresser from a consignment store for less than $500, a huge discount from the price of a new dresser of that size. Paired with a mirror, it created a good vanity space. The red lamp and the gold bedside lamps were donated to this Dwell with Dignity makeover room by Currey & Company.
An Italian serpentine walnut three-drawer commode, a Tuscan carved giltwood mirror and an 18th century English chinoiserie tall case clock are in the foyer designed by Jacquelynne P. Lanham Designs for the Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta. The black-and-white floor has a zig-zag pattern. On the commode are two gold Ormolu ornaments on lucite bases and a pair of 1930’s Chinese green hardstone lamps with lavender shades. Two 19th century regency-style chairs with an ebony finish are underneath framed original landscape oils by Tyler Colgan.
When transforming a spare bedroom into a glamorous dressing room, designer Nicole Norris, ASID, NCIDQ, turned the double-door reach-in closet into a custom-designed shoe display alcove with 1/2" thick glass shelves. Luxurious patterned carpeting, gold shimmering wallpaper and neutral furnishings balance out the bright pink shelving. Details such as a gilded tri-fold mirror and a creamy hair-on-hide chair add a touch of glamour to the space. Since the room was so large, several ready-made furniture pieces were added in addition to the custom shelving.
Ornate decorative moldings adorn the walls and ceiling and are complemented with black paint and gold accents. The ceiling is a standout feature which consists of multiple elevations of diamond-shapes designed to draw the eye to the center of the ceiling where an oversized brass chandelier resides. A crescent-shaped macaron bar adds visual interest and additional counter space. The back wall features handsome antique mirrors to serve as the backdrop to the Macaron by Patisse signage embellished with brass-trimmed shelves designed for additional storage and showcasing macaron towers.