GET THE LOOK : Shagreen + Mirrors

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There is SO much GLAM packed into this living room!  The soft color palette of light blues, cream, tan, brown, gold and bronze keep your eyes at ease while absorbing the details.

blog ideaThis room did have an advan­tage from the start of being large in scale; how­ever, the look may still be easily achieved in a room half the size.  Instead of doing pairs of the coffee table, wing chairs and floor lamp — just use 1 of each.  The mir­rored tops of the cigar tables match the mir­rored top of the cock­tail tables joining these large and small pieces.  Sha­green com­pli­ments the tex­ture and sheen of the velvet uphol­stered chairs keeping the grouping cohesive.

When using an extra long sofa with no room for side tables — simply use floor lamps beside or behind the sofa for reading light.  Also, notice how the stacked spheres on the base of the floor lamps com­ple­ment the round shape of the table­tops in the middle of the room…it draws you in.

Wall mir­rors will open up a room and keeping the col­lec­tion of gold, bronze and silver frames evenly spaced from floor-​​to-​​ceiling & wall-​​to-​​wall adds sim­plicity.  DIY tips: layout mir­rors on your floor, MEASURE and use painters tape for marking your grid and spacing before making a mess of your wall.

GET THE LOOK pm1. Wilson Nickel Studded Rec­tan­gular Mirror — Worlds Away ; 2. Gold Ribbed Mirror — Bliss Studio ; 3. Delaney Mirror — Arte­riors Home ; 4. Dion Antique Silver Leaf Mirror — Worlds Away ; 5. Ulysses Chan­de­lier — Arte­riors Home ; 6. Mil­le­nium Table Lamp — Arte­riors Home ; Mil­le­nium Floor Lamp — Arte­riors Home ; 8. Aero: Begin­ning to Now — Thomas O’Brien ; 9. Nash Wing Chair  ; 10. Cara Sha­green Cock­tail Table — turquoise — Made Goods  ; 11. Horse Tail Jar — Bliss Studio ; 12. Large Coral Art — gray green ; 13. Lola Round Cigar Table — gold — Worlds Away ; 14. Trent Chair — pebble

Don’t you just want to jump into all of those pil­lows on the sofa???  Well, we do… Trick to selecting this many pil­lows for your sofa is to stick to neu­trals, metallic, and subtle textures/​patterns.  Also, have some vari­ance in shape and fabric for layering.

get the look - pillows pm1. Wood Grain Pillow — cham­pagne — Kevin O’Brien Studio ; 2. Velvet Cotton Pillow — slate green ; 3. Gold Dior Pillow — lumbar — Aviva Stanoff ; 4. Velvet Greek Key Pillow — blue ; 5. Lily Nat­ural White Pillow — fur — Made Goods ; 6. Gold Dior Pillow — square — Aviva Stanoff ; 7. Velvet Cotton Pillow — wheat ; 8. Lux­em­bourg Pagoda Beaded Pillow — Jonathan Adler

get the look - paint pm

Paint swatches are not just for your walls!  Find colors (like the Ben­jamin Moore paint colors we selected above) that match your fur­ni­ture and then carry with you when shop­ping for accessories/​pillows/​other fur­ni­ture pieces.  Camera phones have made things easier, but unfor­tu­nately they do not always cap­ture the TRUE color.  Tan, cream, gray, brown, blue can all have dif­ferent under­tones and hues so a paint chip will help keep you in the same family.

  • Ben­jamin Moore : Quiet Moments (1563) — wall color /​ occa­sional chair /​ cock­tail table
  • Ben­jamin Moore : French Press (AF-​​170) — wing chairs /​ pil­lows /​ ulysses
  • Ben­jamin Moore : Mas­car­pone (AF-​​20) — crown moulding /​ trim /​ pil­lows /​ sofa /​ rug 
  • Marth Stewart Living : Gold Metallic Glaze — use on top of painted moulding and wipe off to get a gold shiny trim!

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