July 31, 2017
For those who draw their inspiration from nature, the glint of sunlight on icicles and the gleam of precious gems are meditations on nature’s beauty. In the hands of a sophisticated designer, that lustrous beauty can be harnessed to add luxury and elegance to any room. Here are six ways to glamorize your home with sparkling walls, glittering grout and more.
It’s time to lose any preconceived notions about sparkle: It’s not always tacky, girlie or over-the-top. Whether shell or recycled glass mosaic tiles, the material in this kitchen oozes organic glamour when combined with natural wood and glossy cabinetry.
Crystal chandeliers aren’t the only things that sparkle: How about gleaming floors, countertops and laundry machines? Go literal by capturing the essence of clean in a single word, hung prominently in the laundry room.
Metals tend to have the same attention-grabbing pull as shimmery, sparkly surfaces do, especially when that metal is perforated aluminum. A room featuring this unusual wall treatment benefits from a thoughtful lighting scheme to enhance the glitz.
Any surface that reflects the light can gleam like a gem. You can get your sparkle fix from the usual suspects (crystal, metal), but you can also get it from your fabrics, most notably velvet upholstery, silk panels and satin bedding.
It’s no mystery that the key to successful monochromatic rooms — especially neutral ones — is textural variety. Even with all its touchy-feely suede and fur, this room might lose some of its oomph without the iridescent fireplace surrounding that serves as an enthralling focal point in the room. The wall-length mirror knocks it out of the park by offering a double dose of that glittery centerpiece.
There’s little about this room that doesn’t sparkle: From the wallpaper to the silk devoré curtains, and the lacquered nightstand to the decorative pillow, every detail was carefully edited to maximize style and luxury. The room shimmers, yet nothing feels over-the-top or diva-esque.