This fall the runways brought us a multitude of intricate designs and splashes of metallic luster thanks to the foreign lands that inspired designers. This trend is easy to bring into our homes without feeling like we are living in Versailles day in and day out, not that would be such a bad thing. If you think of gilding and think gaudy, think again. Streamlined pieces can be gold-leafed to create pieces with modern lines and old world charm. If you are apprehensive to add that metallic shine to your home, start small with picture frames or lamps. If you are ready for a bold dose of glitz, you can add metallic paint to a dresser or console table for a striking entry. You can use silver leaf or gold leaf for an old world feel to the shine you add to your space. Brittanymakes.com offers a great tutorial on how to add gold leaf to a piece of furniture. For more foreign affair inspiration for your home check out the latest post on Better Than Necessary's blog.
October 7, 2013