This picture captures exactly what I have in mind for my space - white lacquer parsons console table, bench underneath, large mirror (except that my mirror will be hung above the table).
This picture is getting a little closer to my vision...my mirror is gold-framed.
I was thinking of painting my table white, but black looks so chic! And a black console table would anchor my black marble-topped bar on the opposite wall...
Sigh...This is the West Elm table that I'm coveting but it won't ship to Canada!!!
This looks very similar to my demi-lune table (only difference is mine has a middle shelf). This picture gives me an idea of how the table would look black...
Here's a graphic bookcase that I love, found on Houzz.com:
And here's a beautifully styled and painted bookcase that DIY and decor blogger Kate, a.k.a. "Centsational Girl" did to her Billy bookcases:
Kate even has an excellent DIY tutorial on making them look built-in that you can read here.
And then of course I see something like these all-black bookcases and I think...why paint them at all??? These ones seen here were featured in the November 2011 issue of House & Home (found on the H&H blog) and they look great dark. Maybe all I need to do is add some crown moulding to the top of mine and choose books, art and decorative items that will display nicely against the dark shelves.
Ah, decisions, decisions. Stay tuned to see what I end up doing!
|Before & After|
|Drawers of drawer hardware at Chatelet (where I purchased my new glass drawer pulls from for $4.50 each|
|Black, white and gold - so classy, so elegant|
|How cute is this owl?!!|
|This Coral Branch drawer knob would be perfect in a beach house.|
|The colourful florals in this knob would punch up an otherwise plain dresser.|
|I can see this Timepiece knob used on a jewellery box or other small scale item.|