"Mercury glass is pretty inexpensive. A collection on a mantel looks just as well as doing pairs," says Atlanta interior designer Lance Jackson, co-founder and creative director of Parker Kennedy Living. Mercury glass also works year-round and fits nicely with holiday decor, whether your palette is red and green, or another choice. For your collection of combine mercury glass you pick up from antique stores, estate sales and yard sales with new pieces from home discount stores.
Turquoise vanity cabinets enliven this neutral space, giving it a playful, bold pop of color. Lucite and chrome sconces flank a mercury glass mirror for a traditional look that mellows out the bright cabinets.
The vintage feel of this kitchen was preserved thanks in large part to the '50s style refrigerator, while Mediterranean tile lines the walls. Mercury-glass mirrors were added to the cabinet doors in order to brighten the tiny space.
This formal living room is designed for entertaining in style. A gold love seat and burgundy damask wingback chairs surround an oval coffee table to create an intimate seating area. The lavish window treatments and chandelier play up the drama in the Victorian-inspired room.
While wall-mounted sconces are more typically used alongside the bathroom mirrors, substituting silver mercury glass cloche pendants adds an unexpectedly glamorous touch to the guest bathroom of HGTV Dream Home 2014. Silver accessories and an antiqued mirror add more sparkle.
An oversized vanity mirror reflects light and visually expands the size of the master bathroom at HGTV Smart Home 2013. A mirrored trash can and a mercury-glass lamp placed atop the counter surface continues the focus on reflective surfaces.
This luxurious master bathroom features a small nook for additional storage. The second vanity area is defined by a rustic dresser, lacquered trays, mercury glass vases and the focal point: sunburst mirrors fashioned from antiqued mirror panes.
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.
Abstract wallpaper makes a striking statement in this transitional bathroom. Black moldings and window frames create contrast, while the vanity combines a sleek base with a chunky marble countertop. The beveled mirror and mercury glass pendant light add a touch of glam to the space.
Give plain glass votives a trendy mercury glass makeover with mirror-effect spray paint. The antique-looking votives lend a sparkling glow to a table setting, mantel, coffee table — or anywhere. Easily make your own with our step-by-step instructions.
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.
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.
A black-and-white dresser with a chic chevron pattern makes a bold statement in this eclectic bedroom. For a sophisticated vignette, the dresser is topped with a mercury glass table lamp, pretty yellow flowers and a traditional gold mirror.