Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Decorating Trend: "Clear is the New Black"

A recent Miami Herald article heralds clear (aka glass, mirrors, metallics, crystal, lucite) as the new black – a decorating trend that is taking hold and bringing some shimmer and shine to accent pieces, lighting, furnishings and wall decor. Featured in everything from Pottery Barn to high-end design magazines, it's a simple, affordable way to add some light to our lives - and homes without a major makeover.

The article highlighted some great "tips for clear decor" from Decorating Den Designer Sharon Binkerd, including filling a crystal bowl with glass balls, adding crystal or acrylic lamps, painting furniture with metallic paint, adding crystals to an old chandeleir, drapery hardware with glass finials, and - our personal favorite - adding a MirrorMate frame in "brushed bronze, silver sheen and brushed chrome."

With the holidays drawing near it's the perfect time to add some on-trend pieces that bring a sparkle to the home.

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