Silver… It’s So Cool!

All that glitters is not bronzesilver or gold, but with the Winter Olympic Games upon us, let’s focus on these honorary medals. They are symbols of achievement, perseverance, and honor… truly precious metals.

Team USA holds 25 medals as of today, putting them at the top! The medal breakdown so far: 8-GOLD, 6-SILVER, and 11-BRONZE medals.


While it’s not 1st place ranking in the Olympic Games, I think it reigns supreme when it comes to interior design. It’s cool, classy, and has an understated elegance. Silver reveals itself in metallic wood finishes, shiny stainless steel frames, decorative hardware, nailhead trim, intricate eglomise glass and mirrors.Take a look at some of my favorites:

Mirrored and Eglomise Furniture

22_931GRS_PS11_fpo century
Century Furniture
vgf_rs_p527s Buffet
Lillian August Fine Furniture

Silver Leaf and Metallic Finishes

Marge Carson Piazza Collection
Marge Carson
BOS06_51 Marge Carson Silver Leaf Console
Marge Carson

Nickel and Stainless Steel

tfh_rs_102 Vanguard
Lexington and Vanguard
Lexington and Vanguard

Hardware and  Nailhead Trim

Lexington Sofa and Emerson et Cie Ottomans
Lexington and Emerson et Cie

Chandeliers and Lighting

Silver lamps, chandeliers, floor lamps and table lamps
Arteriors and Currey and Company Lighting

So cheers to all our silver Olympians! We celebrate your supreme achievements in Sochi. May we all find a way to “take it up a notch”…  so, inject some silver into your home design, and enjoy the results.

For more inspiration, view my Silver Houzz Ideabook.

Barbara Schaver | Furnitureland South Design Consultant
Phone: (336) 822-3339

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