Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Vintage Grandeur

White, cream, and gold- one of my absolute favorite color combinations. These old gilded chairs probably graced a grand European hotel lobby in the 1930's. Today we love to upholster them in white muslin or how about an old grain sack!!!! The tall pier mirror is from Noir and is the perfect one to lean up against a wall. The shabby tall candlesticks look great standing next to it. Four framed etchings of historical figures make a statement when grouped together behind the chairs. The burlap shade on the floor lamp is a perfect compliment to the gilded patina on the chairs. And of course, all of these textures are enhanced when used with a shiny object, so we added the crystal candelabra and beaded creme velvet pillows. An architectural wooden urn sits on the floor by the candlesticks to add more interest to the setting. Two small vintage prints of architectural ruins hang on the wall by the mirror. The overall effect is serene and pleasing to the eye, vintage grandeur at it's best. All of these items are available at Romancing the Home.

1 comment:

Jacqueline said...

This is my kind of furniture! I love it. Is this in your shop too? So pretty, the details on the pillows and the ornamentation on the wall is fabulous! Glad I took a peak.