These funky, ornate vintage (or vintage-inspired) mirrors would look terrific in a range of bathroom styles, from eclectic to traditional to sleek modern. In fact, I think my favorite combination is to put an ornate vintage mirror in a very modern bathroom. Instant character.
"Dorothy Draper was to decorating what Chanel was to fashion," former protégé & Dorothy Draper & Co. President Carleton Varney says about the legendary decorator and author. "She took a world that was drab and dreary and made it colorful."
Colorful is an understatement. Big florals, bold stripes, bright hues, and ornate details are Draper's signature style. In a time where decorating was confined to "period rooms," she gave birth to the industry as we know it with her talent, flair, and social status. Through her famous interiors, fabrics, furniture, and books, she reminds us, even today, that decorating is fun.
Name: Chelsea Matthews (Co-founder of (No Subject) and blogger behind All Of The Above) and Alex Matthews (Sales Manager of G-Star) Location: Los Angeles, California Size: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Years lived in: 4 months
You can see the influence of both Chelsea and Alex's personal style in their home. It's a given that Chelsea, a founder of a marketing & events firm, has strong decorating sensibilities. Alex works for a fashion company and is quite stylish himself. Both contributed to the design effort and the result is a blended overall aesthetic that makes everyone happy.
If your summer travels take through a hotel with Classic Glam style that you want to bring home with you, you could buy their robe or walk out with their shampoo, but adding one of the elements that really make a room feel glam is more satisfying.
Wallpaper is one of the easiest ways to inject classic glam style into your space. Having wallpaper is a commitment that shows ownership over a space and inherently lends itself to being a luxury item in a home. From flocked damask to animal prints to metallics dripping in gold, this roundup of wallpapers is a glamorous combination of textures and patterns.
I find relaxation very stressful. I am at my happiest when constantly engaged. (I have nerve-wracking memories of childhood vacations spent laying on the beach and thinking, "Why is my family making me lay on this beach and get sunburned? There are places to go, things to see! The world is spinning on without me!") What I want most out of a space is to be inspired, so I prefer to surround myself with color and glamour and items of age.