I love the silvers whites and greys. But the gold mirror frame is genius in this cool toned setting. silver would have disappeared. The gold is picked up subtly here and there in interesting accents. I think I would choose a different seat upholstery for the stools - not a big fake fur fan.
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The Hottest Home-Improvement Technologies and Trends: It's wonderful there are now so many building materials made from composites and alternative resources, but sometimes it is nice to have the real thing. This beautiful heart-pine floor is a great example. Pine flooring is often salvaged, and what isn't is grown in sustainable forests. Either way, it is an earth-friendly product. Image courtesy of Authentic Pine Floors F…
Here, roomy alcoves have a shabby-chic twist with antiqued louvre shutter doors that play on the traditional features of the room. This look is easy to achieve with an undercoat of woodstain and an over coat of off-white wood paint. The secret is to rub wax or apply Vaseline to the areas where you want the dark shade to come through and then lightly sand after the topcoat is fully dried.