11 ways to add sparkle to your home
An instant, dazzling way to dress up your sofa.
Bing: Jeweled throw pillows
Donna Karan Collection, Modern Classics Layered Jewel decorative pillow in Truffle. $188. bloomingdales.com.
The vintage dining room sideboard in magazine editor Zim Loy's Kansas City, Missouri, house was a DIY project.
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She painted it white and silver-leafed the top. "Silver leaf is simple," she says, "It comes in little sheets that you apply to a glued surface. There's not a whole lot more to it than that."
By refurbishing the mantel with mirror in a Summit, New Jersey, house, designer Kevin Isbell gave it "gloss and an unexpected element."
Walls are Celery Salt by Benjamin Moore. Curtains, Duralee large floral.
The glass-and-nickel cabinet knobs are refined but also "have a little glitter" to them says designer Mick De Giulio about his design for the 2012 Kitchen of the Year.
They work well with the hammered stainless-steel countertop. Sedona Maple cabinets in Dove White by KraftMaid. Walnut Countertop by Grothouse Lumber.
Try a glittery cake knife
Make it an occasion -- celebrate dessert with a lot of sparkle.
Bing: Glittery silverware
Glitter Cake Knife, $25 by Sabre. leifshop.com.
The burnt umber walls in a New York showhouse apartment become more dramatic at night, especially with brass details, such as the vintage Jens Quistgaard candlesticks for Dansk, from Antony Todd Home, and Jonathan Adler's Sputnik chandelier. It "reminds me of the shiny dangling earrings," designer Heather Moore says. Paint is Ralph Lauren's Cork.
Metal artist Michael Aram sets a friendly, relaxed table that gets its sparkle from chargers with a silver rim. Chargers from bedbathandbeyond.com, plates are from michaelaram.com.
Christina Murphy mixes gold and silver objects to great effect in a New York apartment's living room: "The key is to not have an even split — make one dominant." Objects are displayed on shelves that have a herringbone pattern hand-painted by Christopher Rollinson.
In the kitchen of the same New York apartment designed by Murphy, a silvery wallpaper, Modern Nature Spherica by Schumacher, draws the eye upward. Modern Windsor stools are gathered around a Glassos stone-topped island. Walker Zanger tiles.
A dramatic new look in paint, this kind lets you create metallic effects on furniture, accents, trim, even walls and ceilings. Molten Mettalics Paint, from $16. benjaminmoore.com.