White Hydrangea and Silver

I've been changing up my living room lately and took some photos of these white hydrangea and silver boxes.  During the spring, I deliberated over whether or not to paint the interior of the house white and even did a post about not painting and leaving the walls the same taupe/buff color I'd had for almost ten year. 

 In the end, white won me over.  I took a few days off from work this summer and painted with gusto, finishing the downstairs in about three days.  And I'm glad I did.  As you might expect, the soft white really brightened the rooms. Although you can't see the entire mirror here, it's a consignment store find that was an ugly orangey-pine color that I gold leafed and finished with an antique glaze.  The only problem was that I had to restrain myself from gold leafing five other things in the house.  A gold leaf little goes a long way.



  1. It is all beautiful! Love the white walls, the white hydrangeas (just yesterday we planted three white hydrangea bushes under the living room window, so can't wait to have my own next year!) the silver boxes, and the gold-leaf mirror! I've have gold-leafed before and it is a fun process, isn't it?!
    happy weekend! our first freeze warning tonight:o!

  2. hi deborah,

    it all looks lovely. i wish i could see more, as always. i've never gold leafed anything but would love to.


  3. Lovely. I love the white hydrangeas and the silver boxes. I'm really in to silver and pewter right now. We just brought a ton of vintage silver in to our shop from our last buying trip. It is flying out the door.

  4. This is so lovely!
    I have a real thing for silver and we sell alot of it at the store...mostly tarnished with a great patina!

  5. Truly stunning! Hydrangeas are my favorite -they just exude romance especially when paired with the silver boxes. I love that you mix the silver and gold leaf of the mirror. I-too-have a penchant for gold leaf. If I could I think that I would gold leaf everything in my house ;-)

  6. My favorite flower and look forward to seeing more images!! I have really made a mess when trying to gold or silver leaf. I must need a tutorial!

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  7. Too funny. What color white did you use??

    I have never tried gold leaf but have heard it is addictive.

    xo T.

  8. Gorgeous combination...white and silver!!!! You just can't go wrong :o)


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