* Hollywood Glam ~ San Francisco Chic *
Inspirations for renovating and decorating the dream home I just purchased: an urban dollhouse Victorian brownstone with eclectic Queen Anne, Art Deco, industrial and whimsical folk features. My labor of love is to bring back to glory this San Francisco-style hybrid half-brick, half-Painted Lady with her own charming blend of sophistication and irreverence.
Sparkling but hard-line finishes for a balance of masculine and feminine. Beveled mirrors as transoms and faux windows to expand space and bring in light.
`High-gloss metallic champagne finish, dark round table in glitzy square room, mercury glass accents, extend curtains above and below window to add height to the room.
Sparkling mosaic glass tile accent wall, contrasting and curvaceous mirror in angular room, wall sconces flanking mirror, bold wall color with contrasting high baseboards.
Love the sconces! Textures, shimmer of the finishes, oversized baseboards and crown molding enlarge small space.
High-gloss textured chest works great as vanity. Bold black & white elegance.
Champagne shimmer all around -- soft wash wraps around the walls to tie in the purple base color and anchor the painted tree.
Floor-to-ceiling built in shelving, rich wall color continues behind shelves, bold contrasting trim and glitzy chandelier. Subtle but warm wood flooring ties it all together.
Glam vanity with exotic shape and finishes classes up the whole room.
Ohmigawd, the dressing room of my dreams! Layered effect of moldings on the ceiling creates dramatic effect without taking up a lot of height.
Dark charcoal metalwork and framing against the brick just looks so damn classy!
Playful color, subtle classy papered ceiling, trim around windows carries down to floor and adds sophistication to the look.
I cannot resist exposed brick in the bathroom -- sexy mix of industrial and glam.
Again, my exposed brick in the bath, plus a luxurious clawfoot slipper tub!
Baroque mirror with feminine swirls against the brick, yum!
Bold patterned wallpaper inset behind shelves can work if not too cluttered. Glass shelves help minimize the chaos.
Ceiling tin as a backsplash with darker wood cabinets & stainless appliances.
Corner shower, curved stone countertop and luxe wallpaper for accent wall (with spa robe).
Dark wood & antique bronze tones and linear stripes add masculine balance to fluffy florals and crystal chandelier.
Art Deco motifs and finishes tie in bold, colorful accent art from different styles and periods.
Drapery as wall finish, and check out that awesome rocketship-octopus (rocktopus?) chandelier!
I'm not afraid of the dark! Love the soft suede-finish charcoal walls with both subtle and bold contrasting accents.
Long, skinny rooftop deck with incredible views. Planters, outdoor kitchen, so many options!
Urban rooftop deck with views, modern furniture for comfort and stability.
So much light and luxurious texture make a small space feel grand.
Silver shofar doorhandle and animalprint countertops, how cool is that? Playful sophistication.
Wild textures and colorful accents bring classic Victorian pieces into a funky modern/eclectic scheme.
Moldings at the top of the wall in a room with not-so-soaring ceilings.
Great use of color: mostly neutral and classic base with plenty of texture; simple smooth solid for the vibrant contrast keeps it from getting overwhelming.
Love the iridescent sparkle of this dark stone wall -- perfect blend of masculine / feminine, fairy wings and sacred cavern. Accent wall for master bedroom?
Light at the end of the tunnel for dark wood galley kitchen -- natural light and greenery at the far end.
Mosaic glass tile and display shelving turns structural necessity into pretty accent.
Glossy black and rich grey plus ornate architectural elements add class and drama to rough space.
Bold wild color in a narrow space; mix and match contrasting trim for baseboards, crown molding, door surrounds.
Consistent glint and scale of lighting ties together different interconnected spaces, adds intimacy.
Luxurious chandelier adds drama to bath.
Chair profiles, architectural moldings, color go big in a small room.
Rough brick, honed marble, metallic glitz and natural wood work together in concert.
Iridescence, symmetry, shape and scale repeat around to tie this together perfectly.
No windows and no white doesn't have to mean no light. Reflective tiles, mirrors, polished stone and concrete dazzle under cooler lighting.
Ceiling accent, medallion with mirror instead of lighting fixture, twinkling wall screens and soft sconces bring in light and life.
NYC melting pot vibe: Bold, eclectic colors, textures and cultures come together against urban industrial backdrop.
Stylized lines in crisp black & white (and crystal-clear) create versatile base for frequent experimentation.
French Quarter hothouse: bold classic patterns, muted tones, soft/dark framing feels antique and lived-in.
Aged look for exterior of tub, plus don't forget mood lighting and elegant place to pile bath accessories.
Again, rough brick, organic wood, and just a little sparkle come together to create casual luxury.
Great use of bay window cut-out, unexpected placement of chandelier and library ladder.
Color, color, color! Crafted detailing on built-ins with window surround. Slick, glossy, solid paint contrasts with natural look of floors, but a leafy color choice creates a unified feel.
Traditional, but nothing boring about it. Rustic floor and library ladder with glossy shelves, high-end counters and shinies on display.
Yes, I know I have a detail of this room above. Now we can see great use of a black chandelier, and more of the architectural detail.
Check out the rich color and texture on that back wall! And that industrial ceiling might work in the studio downstairs.
A little bit of overgrowth in the front garden can add stately charm to an eclectic historic facade.