Sunday, January 17, 2016

Neoclassic Elements: The Adam Style Swag

I have a tiny hallway that goes to the powder room and master bedroom.  While it is not deep enough to house a piece of furniture, I wanted to put something there.  I have so many benches and chairs around the house I did not want that.   Hallways tend to be dark so I decided to put a mirror there.   

 Below it seemed like a perfect spot for a finial from Restoration Hardware.  I spotted it and knew I had to have it-- because I can't seem to resist anything with the gracefulness of a neoclassic swag.  I don't care that it is not antique, but that would have even been better, of course!

I realized that I have lots of things with swags on it.  This beautiful federal eglomise mirror is a favorite of mine.  The tiny bit of blue in the border is really nice.

The condition of the eglomise painting is wonderful, no paint loss, etc. 

 I see this a lot as I exit the bedroom.  

This is my new pared -down look in the house.  I am trying a more sparse look to give the house a more updated feel.

 I resisted the urge to put sconces on each side of the mirror.   They are in a drawer.     Ok, across the hall you can see a reflection of hunt prints.    I guess that end doesn't feel too sparse!


  1. I think that beautiful mirror is a lovely addition. Looking forward to seeing the scones. xxRié

  2. Your site is wonderful. I'm happy you stopped by, it introduced me to Antique Style.

  3. The condition of the eglomise painting is really wonderful.

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