The key to good design? Not forgetting the small details. Consider upgrading your wall outlets to designer-grade versions that bring in unique finishes and colors. The matte silver tone of this outlet is a cool contrast against the warm grass-cloth wall covering.
It's great to be modern, but the holidays are all about tradition. So be sure to add a little retro styling to your holiday decor to celebrate all the joys of Christmas past. Don't be afraid to bring out the tinsel, your favorite red bows, and the traditional Christmas balls to deck the halls for your retro holiday. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Lilien
Creating a dramatic contrast between warm and metallic tones, this silver bed and glittering mirror really pop against the rust-red walls. The look is complete with an understated gray floral bedspread and red throw pillow.
Now that we've honored the past, make some new traditions with a modern twist. These gold logs are so much fun! A lick of gold spray paint brings this '50s style Christmas into the modern era and adds a lovely sense of whimsy to this holiday theme. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Lilien
For their dining room, the homeowners wanted a space that would be a contemporary take on lavish Baroque style. Patterned silver wallpaper sets the tone. Red dining chairs and a glittering chandelier made of silver chain complete the look.
A bright, cherry red accent wall is balanced by a red area rug in this contemporary dining room. Mercury glass lamps atop a richly grained console table complement the metallic plant pedestal and the nailhead trim on the dining chairs.
Textured wall panels create a cool focal wall in this contemporary New Jersey living room. The bold silver and red color scheme is punctuated by a red velvet, channel-back club chair with dramatic lines.
This traditional black marble fireplace with white mantle was transformed for the holidays with accents of greenery, gold and silver metallic highlights, red pops of color, and vases filled with ornaments.
For maximum visual impact, choose two main colors to work with and one accent. This porch is silver and red with a bit of evergreen. Then repurpose existing materials: Use big flower pots as a base and fill them with evergreen garland, huge ornaments, sparkly twigs and white lights. Another decorating tip is to repeat a few elements. This project used evergreen garland along the porch railing, which mirrored the green in the planters. The ornaments were also hung from the roof and featured in the red and green wreath on the door.
To create a focal point in the home's spacious living room, she had the old, outdated brick replaced with Texas limestone, then, she and Chip installed a simple, wood mantle highlighted by a clock, silver candlesticks and red vases to add a splash of color.
Think outside the box for winter wedding florals, says planner Liz Singleton, of Events by Elizabeth Palmer. "Winter doesn't automatically mean silver, red and white. Creams and pinks with the lambs ear made the arrangement perfect for winter, giving it quite a bit of texture along with a more soft and romantic look. Gold is a fun metallic to pair with winter arrangements because typically, people think silver equals snow. Gold, however, helps create warmth with the candlelight and again, enhances the romantic undertones.” This lantern arrangement uses pink and ivory roses, blush peonies and Dusty miller. Florist: Flowers by Zoie.
This Asian-themed living room features a silver tray filled with rocks, three candles and a silver pot filled with red roses positioned on a wooden table. The large windows give an added feeling of height and spaciousness. Wicker furniture completes the look.