Feb 29, 2012
Decorating the Home with Chrome
When the term “chrome” is mentioned, an industrial chic loft, filled with sparse, utilitarian workspaces and exposed ceiling, concrete floors and brick walls comes to mind for most. But the metal can bring a sense of warmth and, dare I say, Hollywood glamour, to a space if paired with the right décor. David Jimenez found a treasure trove of vintage chrome pieces at flea markets, antique shops and thrift stores to incorporate into his Palm Springs Regency project. “Chrome pieces have a way of unifying a space and creating instant chic,” he says. The swanky retro vibe of his Palm Springs bedroom was made possible with the yellow upholstered chrome chairs, chrome coffee table, and the yellow and chrome bedside table lamps. Stacey from Conspicuous Style offers a more feminine version with a luxurious makeover of her own bedroom that includes plush linens, decadent chandeliers and yes, chrome. The metal acts almost like a mirrored finish, reflecting and opening up the spaces.