LA FEUILLE D'ARGENT
If you are a lover of gray as I am, you are probably a lover of silver, as I am. I love silver jewelry, silver boxes and bowls and of course silverware. What I don't have in my possession however is a silver room. A silver leafed room I mean. I have never had the opportunity to design one for a client either. And of the 3 show houses in which I participated, the only one that came close was a gray bedroom with a wall of Mokuba paper and that was light grayish olive wax paper. So, you see, not even close really.
However, I insist, I do love silver leaf on walls in spite of the evidence to the contrary.
Let me show you some spaces I find stunning and refined with one possible exception...you will very easily guess the culprit. Well, in fact, the culprit might be different for different readers now that I think of it. Let me know who you chose in the lineup. Such fun!
Spa Around the World (distressed aluminum leaf) exotic treatmentMarc Hampton via Picture of Elegance spectacular richness
Tom Clarke watery neutral
Ritz Carlton spa cool clean zen
Jeffrey Bilhuber variation hues
via Material Girls icy entry
Mathew Patrick Smyth sparkle
Epohbeech calm dining room
Judy Haltman stunning silver leaf art/headboard
Teresa Cheek of Art's The Answer luxurious walls and ceiling project.
At Fontainebleau, Marie-Antoinette's boudoir, decorative paint on silver leaf
On the total opposite side of the spectrum and if you are into a grunge sort of look, you can silver streak your distressed walls...
As of today's date, my own clientèle would definitely NOT have been receptive to this application, no pun intended. But, one day, who knows. Definitely interesting.