You can turn anything into a collection. Group a trio of mirrors with an interesting finish, such as an antique patina, on a wall for instant artwork. If you find mirrors with different sizes and frames at a yard sale or thrift store, patina the frames and mirrors to achieve the same look. “Grouping affordable mirrors is a great way to add charm and interest to a wall,” says Julie Montgomery, owner of Julie Montgomery Interiors in Atlanta.
A classic quatrefoil mirror with an aged patina contrasts with a sleek waterfall-style console in this transitional living area. Two nailhead-trimmed ottomans fill the empty space beneath. Plush beige armchairs complete the sitting area.
The patina of the terra cotta backsplash tiles and stone floor contrast with the modern range and classic stainless steel island. The vintage French lab stools used as barstools help add to the layered and curated look of the space.
The home's architecture was well planned to age beautifully. Rough-sawn, wide cedar planks on the outside of the buildings will weather to the soft gray of driftwood. The roof is zinc, and will get a pretty mottled patina with sun exposure.
his master suite is draped in painted de Gournay silk Chinoiserie blue-green fabric and adorned with jewelry-like chandeliers around a modern bed with gold leaf and a patina bed. The room was designed by Pamela Babey with BAMO.
For a busy family, the pounded steel top of this breakfast nook's trestle table is practically indestructible and will patina with age. Seating is eclectic, comfortable and casual. Bowls mounted on the wall add an unexpected whimsical pop of color.
This backyard pool is cool and inviting, but the spa is available if you need a hot soak. The home is constructed with a classic Florida keystone facade and the copper seam roof is just beginning to patina.
Embrace the aging process. The brown and gray tones of the seasoned logs that Georgia designer Monica Stewart stacked next to this outdoor dining table ties into the patina of the table, without having to repaint or redo the legs to freshen up the look.
Don't rush out to buy new furniture if your guest bedroom is missing a few pieces — just improvise. Designer Erinn Valencich brought in a weathered garden step to serve as a bedside table. Its rustic patina adds charm while the steps create display space.
This armillary globe sculpture on the front lawn of this traditional Georgian mansion has a beautiful patina. The concrete bass contrasts nicely with the bold, green color of the grass and ties in with the surrounding hardscape and the home's construction.
The cast bronze, under-mount bathroom sink in the powder room vanity features a medium patina finish that deepens in color over time. The stylish sink includes an intricate Art Nouveau-inspired textured floral pattern that makes it feel like a piece of art.
This luxurious three-car garage features unique blue-green garage doors that contrast nicely against the neutral painted brick and stone on the home's exterior. Three balconies sit above each door with an iron railing that has a nice intentional patina. Outdoor wall sconces are scattered along the exterior