In the old days, way back when . . .
you know, the age of the dinosaurs . . .
you matched everything.
The rooms were of one type of wood, and the same style.
That held true for bedroom dressers . . . the mirrors had to match.
It would not be right if they didn’t.
However, now, with the evolution of design, we want things not to be so uniform,
so “matchy matchy” . . . It just makes the room more interesting.
I purchased a great mirror at an estate sale a few weeks ago.
I pretty much knew what I wanted do to with it . . . where to put it.
However, I knew my hubby is a “matchy matchy” kind of guy
and it would take some convincing as to what I wanted to do.
But, to my surprise he went for it . . . he is such a good sport.
The very large, heavy mirror with the pediment that matched the headboard of our four poster bed
was detached from the dresser and wrapped and stored in the attic.
It is not a large mirror . . . I loved the gold and black frame with the shell detail.
Once the mirror was hung, then the shuffling of accessories began.
I experimented a bit, but I finally completed the dresser vignette
just before the song ended.
I shopped the house and the attic for the accessories
to create the vignette.
The cache pot came out of retirement from the attic and a great ivy filled the pot.
Gold candlesticks also came out of retirement and given a new contract.
The lamps that were on the bedside tables were relocated to the dresser.
I find that the lamps were a perfect fit.
Other lamps came out of retirement and placed on the bedside chests. (Stay tuned)
I love the new look.
Here is what it looked like before:
And love the after:
To keep things fresh and light in our interiors
we must keep an open mind to let in change and keep things interesting.
And this also means that it is good to let things come out of retirement
to negotiate a new deal of keeping things fresh and the good thing was
that I stayed within the salary caps!!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.