What do you get when you cross an ornate, antique gold mirror with a red Asian console, a mid century lamp, a modern silver bowl and the world’s biggest finial?
A one of a kind look that you can be sure your neighbor doesn’t have!
Tips for Achieving a Collected Look
1) Scale – a few large pieces are better than dozens of smaller ones (but if you have a collection – corral it together so it reads as one great piece)
My latest thrifting find is this amazing antique gilded, four feet of fabulousness, mirror.
It was love at first sight – was it because I was staring into my own reflection? No, I’m not that vain!
Can you believe, after I talked down the price, I reluctantly left it behind because I didn’t have a place for it.
But I couldn’t quit that mirror …
and I walked around the house hoping against all hope that I would find the perfect place for my new found love.
Lo and behold, it’s now happily residing in my entrance vestibule (when I realized that the mirror that was already in there would be perfect over my bed where nothing hung – the shame).
Does it “match”? Not technically.
But that’s what makes it interesting.