Special Nonexistent Furniture

by Katie Rosenfeld

Katie was born and raised in Tampa Florida, where her large family still resides. She graduated from Boston College with degrees in Philosophy and Art History. Eventually, she realized her passion for art and design, developing and growing a residential art consulting service which grew into a full service interior design business. She believes your home should be a true reflection of you, and her goal is to help her clients and readers achieve a beautiful and personal space.

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  • In my mind, something shiny and sparkly has a place in every room of the house.

    This is especially true in a space filled with upholstered pieces or pieces made from wood, metal, and other hard materials.  Adding a glass or mirrored piece can instantly give a room a Hollywood Regency vibe, and add a much-welcome lightness and reflective quality.

    Yes, this can be accomplished by simply hanging a mirror on the wall.  This is a great idea, but what about a mirrored case piece? (Case goods, by the way, is just designer-speak for furniture that is not upholstered and is made of wood.)
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    I love the look of a mirrored hall chest, buffet, dresser, or bedside table in almost any setting except a super rustic one.

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    These pieces probably fit best into spaces with simple clean lines, but can certainly blend seamlessly into traditional, contemporary, or eclectic styles.

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    I would not suggest placing a piece like this in a farm house or log cabin, and probably not in a kitchen, but short of that, use them anywhere -- even in the bath as a vanity!

    You may pause at the thought of the Windex investment required in maintaining one of these chests, but don't fret!

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    They don't require any more cleaning than your wood pieces needs a good wipe of Pledge. It's basically the same deal -- dusting for any case piece is a good idea.

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    So, if you are looking for something a little different that may add some lightness and sparkle to your room, here's a great option: the mirrored chest.  Add a terrific lamp, a few well-curated objects, and there you have it: instant glam!

  • - Katie
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