November 1, 2010

tzi trend review: everything that glitters

Let’s finally wrap up the High Point trend review, shall we?  A huge thank you to Charles Luck Stone, Maria Killam at Colour Me Happy, Snug Furniture, and Heleen Verkerk for featuring my trend review posts!


Everything that glitters is not gold … or is it?  Metallics really are the perfect neutral!  Sure, we are used to seeing gilded finishes on accent tables and light fixtures.



It’s fabulous, of course.  Yet hardly unexpected.  But … what about metallic fabrics?

Metallic Pillows at Pearson

I know it’s difficult to get a sense from a photo, but trust me, the metallic gold fabric on these sofa pillows is to die for!  (You get a bit of a close-up of the fabric from the chair sneaking into the corner of the photo.)   And just so you don’t think I’m playing favorites with the gold …

Karen Saks sofa with Kravet Shimmer

… here is a silver sofa from a local trade showroom.   The fabric is Kravet’s Shimmer Linen.  Yummy!!

How are you going to incorporate metallics into your home?

Photos by moi, taken at Hickory Chair of a fabulous coffee table from Suzanne Kasler’s new Studio Collection (top), Pearson, Regina Andrews, Pearson and Karen Saks.


  • Kimberly Grigg
    Nov. 02, 2010
    I discovered your blog through Maria Killiam. Enjoyed your post about metallics. They certainly do add a little zing to every design!
  • Leah
    Nov. 02, 2010
    O Love that second table!!! So glam! Luvs!
  • Chassity
    Nov. 03, 2010
    Yes yes yes! I LUV these metallic fabrics. Great post.
  • Sarah (Matters of Style)
    Nov. 04, 2010
    Love that round gold end table with the alhambra motif!!
  • Naomi@thirteenandsouth
    Nov. 04, 2010
    Shimmer linen? Just the name gets me excited! Linen and sparkly are just about my two favorite things. Classic with a twist. I'd love this on a chair I want to recover.... off to check it out :)
  • velvet and linen
    Nov. 06, 2010
    A little gold table is never a bad thing:) It has been so much fun seeing what caught your eye at High Point. Happy weekend. xo Brooke

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