A gray and white color scheme produces an utterly stylish look for this bedroom. The crisp white bed spread is accented with gray patterned pillows to complement the gray walls, and a pair of matching white nightstands flank the bed with mercury glass lamps.
Create this simple, classic centerpiece with dishes and ornaments you have on hand. Top sprigs of fresh greenery with sparkling sliver and white ornaments, trees and mercury glass candle holders. The soup tureen in the center is both beautiful and functional. Photo by Marian Parsons.
Clean, calm and collected, this bedroom is the picture of sophistication. A tufted bench and tufted headboard bring an air of comfort to the space, while a mercury glass nightstand brings a touch of glamor. Muted blue throw pillows add subtle color to the neutral design.
Cedar topiaries and a peace banner made from glittered cardboard letters make the mantelscape great for the holidays, but the display isn't so holiday-themed that it can't stick around all season. Mercury glass vases and candle holders are a sparkling accent to the natural elements
A color palette of warm grays and browns gives this guest bathroom big personality in the 2014 HGTV Dream Home. A pair of mercury glass urn pendant lights sparkle above a speckled countertop complete with an undermount sink. Bright white walls and a large mirror help to reflect the interior lighting.
Breezy fabrics, woven textures and seashells work surprisingly well with evergreens, mercury glass and elegant china. With seashells available in craft stores year round, you don't have to live by the seaside to use beach inspired decor when the holidays roll around. Add in favorite pieces beach vacation finds to give the table a personal touch.
Travertine-style porcelain tile and clean white surfaces define this spa-like master bathroom. Here, the four-drawer scalloped chest -- a stunning storage unit for undergarments -- is topped with a collection of faux mercury-glass candlesticks. Nearby, a 2-foot-deep soaking tub offers a spa-style bathing experience. A picture window connects the space to the natural wooded outdoors of the property.
In this family room, the built-in bookcases around the stone fireplace were originally crisp white and competed with the natural tones of the stonework. To help them blend more harmoniously into the space, they were painted charcoal gray. Large scaled, simply shaped accessories were chosen in white, chrome, mercury glass and reclaimed natural wood to contrast the dark shelves.
“The holidays are such an expensive time of the year in general, I wanted to come up with a beautiful, affordable tablescape,” says Fotini Roman of Farmhouse Chic Blog. By incorporating her collection of mercury-glass votive holders with a fragrant cedar garland and mini silver ornaments, Roman created a warm, inviting and elegant holiday table.
A vintage mercury-glass lamp sits on the dark wood dresser, which also serves as a nightstand, in this neutral transitional bedroom. The mercury lamp complements the large silver headboard attached to the wall, while Sferra bedding creates a crisp white backdrop for custom pillows to tie the room together. Matching upholstery on a bench at the end of the bed creates a cohesive, sophisticated space.
When you have a large island, designers often use three pendants to fill the space. A pendant with mercury glass, for example, can add style to any kitchen, no matter whether you’re going for a retro look or an upscale Mediterranean-style beach cottage, like this home in Alys Beach, a coastal Florida community. This finish is available anywhere from $50 and up through home decor stores and retailers.
When using old books, if the covers or spines are ugly or in bad condition, open them up and use the pages to soften up the mantel decor. Designer Janna Allbritton always tries to incorporate something soft (such as pages or ribbon) with something shiny (such as mercury glass) and greenery (such as a succulent or topiary). She also loves bringing in wire, wood and metal elements, which can be snagged for just a few dollars at yard sales or thrift shops.
To create this party-ready centerpiece and table, Wendy Hyde of The Shabby Nest first layered kraft paper over a neutral tablecloth and topped it with a black-and-white patterned table runner. "Balloons were tied to chandelier crystals to weigh them down and keep their place on the table," she says. "Pretty mercury-glass votives were placed between the balloons to add ambient lighting." For a personalized touch, each balloon was embellished with photographs, in this case, pictures of the anniversary couple.
From an icy blue and white color palette to touches of silver and rich, menswear-inspired fabrics, see how a lackluster bedroom gets a winter-inspired makeover full of the season's hottest trends. In this design from Brian Patrick Flynn, a collection of framed artwork and photography is simply leaned against the wall above the entry’s console table. A small table lamp made of mercury glass helps reflect the light it emits once switched on at night. A mirrored console table serves as the base for this lovely white and silver vignette, featuring silver frames, white hydrangeas, silver bird accessories and a white faux deer head.