Houzz is the new way to design your home.
1511 with silver contour Stories
Decorating With Antiques: Silver’s Legacy
Learn how to tell sterling from plate, ways to display pieces and why silver is so darn special to begin with
"and why silver is so darn special to begin with... decorate with antiques is because of the memories they evoke — and antique silver objects... travel with us through our lives, growing older with a special grace.... Grandma’s silver nut bowl are beloved keepsakes and add a touch of beauty to our homes... oil in a silver teapot next to stove. Also a silver pitcher with whisks, tongs etc.... cream with a silver spoon tastes MORE delicious -- certainly better than with my..."
8 Great Ways With Silver Leaf
"Shine with a Shimmer of Silver... balance. Silver leaf is a great way to add this element to balance things out. The... properties of silver leaf allow us to use it in just about any application — furniture, lighting... can use silver leaf to enhance your next project.... chair with the silver leaf. I've used silver aluminum paint for an inexpensive... tone of silver. I love that wall with all the different tones of silver! I am getting..."
Evoke Old-World Romance With Vintage Silver
Use antique silver cups, candlesticks and pitchers to bring the romance of the past to your present-day home
"antique silver cups, candlesticks and pitchers to bring the romance of the past to... prefer my silver with a patina. If it's engraved with a name or initials, all the better... everyone had silver or silver-plated serving pieces for special occasions. These days they... vintage silver or silver-plated pieces look fresh in your home.... all the silver in our shop — a miserable idea. The chemicals gave me a headache, and..."
Houzz Tour: A Brooklyn Loft With a Silver-Screen Pedigree
Shopping TV and film sets leads to a beautifully eclectic look for an interior designer’s New York apartment
"her home with some of the items she used for clients who ceased to exist after the credit... to part with it! :) A home full of personality! It's just heartwarming that so many... pieces with an interesting back story. Loved the deco table in hall. Such a comfortable... covered with recycled felt panels from a pop-up shop Karady designed for Nike. The... complete with floors that earned their scars during decades of hard work. Karady and..."
6 Stunning Silver-Leaf Plants
"garden with these shining examples of silver plants for both sun and shade... familiar with silver plants for sun, and there are many — indeed, silver foliage is... contest: Silver plants have been my biggest obsession for years now. You may be familiar... amazing silver plants have emerged to brighten the shadiest corner of your garden too... have used silver in my garden ever since I found a pot of Lambs Ears at my favorite..."
Master the Metallic Mix of Gold and Silver
More than just hardware is gleamworthy in a home. Marrying metallics with walls, ceilings, furniture and accessories makes your rooms glow
"metallics with walls, ceilings, furniture and accessories makes your rooms glow... gold and silver alike are topping the décor charts. If both strike your fancy and you’re... gold and silver do not belong in the same ensemble; in fact, mixing them is encouraged... gold and silver in particular lends not only an intriguing contrast but also a sense... texture. With the right balance of the two, your home can feel both elegant and eclectic..."
Great Garden Combo: Silver Sparkles Amid Purple and Blue Foliage
Get the look of this modern foundation planting by focusing on a restrained color palette with tasteful accents
"driveway with a few straggly bushes at the base. Yet here is an opportunity to make... adding silver for sparkling contrast. The result is a refreshing, modern twist on... passed Silver Mound Wormwood(Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound')The soft feathery... chose silver as an accent color — a wonderful choice for adding a contemporary twist... glaze with blue undertones — a perfect complement to the plantings.Nestling it within..."
Houzz Tour: Mod Remakes for a Silver-Screen Couple
Gutting a prewar Manhattan apartment sets the stage for a screening room addition, a kitchen makeover and much more
"working with clients whose lives continue after the cameras go off. “Real people have... worked with back in the day. “He’s one of the foremost comedy writers and directors... worked with him on set before, which is why I got the job.” Houzz at a Glance Who... in love with this place it isn't funny. Would live there in a heartbeat! I like the... austere with the warm colors and books. Very nice. Hmmm, the mystery couple. Well,..."
Bring the Timeless Beauty of Silver Into Your Home
"about silver: Sterling silver is actually an alloy of silver. It is comprised of... decorating with silver...be it sterling or silverplate. Any visit to Houzz quickly assures... weight) of silver and 7.5% (by weight) of other metals, usually copper. Fine silver,... Silver...functional, elegant, and timeless...just some of the qualities you’ll find... sterling silver is to look for the mark, 925 or the word “sterling” somewhere on the..."
Silver Splashes Add Dash to Rooms
For a glint of glamour or a dose of dimension in your interior decorating, just look on the bright side
"splash of silver. Silver creates a spot of contrast in a neutral room while still blending... blending with its surroundings and, when it comes to adding glamour without looking... gaudy, silver is a safe bet. Here are a few of our favorite ways to incorporate a... splash of silver into any home.... want that silver sink!!! I just added silver to my bedroom by painting my ceiling to... glamorous silver mirrors and the sparkling chandelier reflect the light around the room..."
Get Glowing With Gilded Decor
Learn the history and modern uses of gilt furnishings to set your home agleam with gold or silver's radiance
"agleam with gold or silver's radiance... gold, silver, copper or aluminum leaf or powder is applied to objects. Even though... agree with grandlady. Clients who love metallics often need to be reined in, because... piece with the contemporary room. Where did you find the image?... filled it with wax. The mold was then filled with molten bronze. A mixture of ground... salon with its silver and gold gilding on the bed's headboard and footboard — too..."
Celebrate the Season with the Colors of Hanukkah
"white and silver make rooms shine any time of year... white, and silver are a beautiful mix not only for your holiday decorating, but all year... around us; silver adds a festive shine. Let's look at some regal rooms that come to life... White and Silver are great colors for the home no matter what holiday you celebrate.... agree with emailjayne. I would like to see some interesting Hanukkah decorating ideas... white with a touch of blue. Others speak volumes by being mostly blue with a touch..."
Guest Picks: Brighten Your Home With Copper
Mellower than gold and warmer than silver, copper brings shine to lighting, furniture and accessories
"warmer than silver, copper brings shine to lighting, furniture and accessories... Great Ways with Silver LeafMetallic Home Decor Shines OnOld Gold is a New Neutral On top... bowls with moss spheres or wooden balls is an easy way to keep them on display all... twist with staying power. We can't think of a more lovely container from which to... stainless with this small sink that has a big personality. Outdoor Accessories Earthy..."
Complete Your Room With a Floor Vase
"giving it contours that can be changed based on the mood. thank you very nice interior... furniture with a floor vase. Work with the style of the room when choosing the right... This silver-tone vase a modern touch to a traditional piece of furniture. Use a... a sofa with a floor lamp or end table on the other end. Add dried flowers for added... corner with two coordinating vases of different heights. It will instantly give life..."
Decorating With Antiques: Evoke a Fanciful Past With Bamboo
"style with versatile and exotic bamboo pieces... trade with the East. The chinoiserie influence left its mark on interior design in... rooms with rattan & bamboo chairs. Some of the pieces made the trip back to Canada... Canada with us and one of those desks is now in my son's room. We currently have a bamboo... grew up with a number of antique Korean bamboo pieces. It's a light and highly versatile... favorite with us! Beautiful graceful furniture and beautiful rooms. You always show..."