19 March 2012

Monday Design Lesson: Elegant Eglomise

miriamellner.com (Micheal Smith Design)

Eglomise  (pronounced: egg-lo-miz-eh) is an ancient art dating back to classical Rome.  Also called by its French term, verre églomisé, is essentially reverse painted and gilded glass used in everything from paperweights to casegoods, to glass panel walls to ceilings.  I have one word for it - BEA-U-TI-FUL!

 atlantahomesmag.com/ design by Melanie Turner

Eglomise is so fabulous in a dining room! Just look at this gorgeous space by Melanie Turner for a recent showhouse.  Then I saw the dining room (below) designed by Chad Eisner of Venice, California in Veranda (December 2011), I thought I'd died and gone to heaven!  Major swoon worthy!  No wonder eglomise is everywhere lately considering how it radically pumps up the glam factor in any space. 

(photo above: Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse 2011/ Interior Design by Celerie Kemble)


From the tufted leather door to the floor to ceiling panels of saffron verre eglomise make this water closet swoonworthy!

 atlantahomesmag.comDesign Galleria and Raymond Goins, Raymond Goins Designs

As shown by this piece below the sky is the limit when it comes to this ancient art form!

 miriamellner.com/ Interior Design: Sean Johnson

Sterling Studios posted a series of photos on the eglomise process from painting the design on the glass to the application of gilding and burnishing the results.


Clockwise from top left:.oldplank.com, marinni.livejournal.com,  furniture.about.com, saragilbaneinteriors.com,

Can't afford the real thing?  


Try Thibaut's wallpaper version to get the effect without the high cost. 
I'm crazy about the metallic silver on aqua!  Would love to do the half bath off my kitchen in this wallpaper and then hang the massive gilded mirror in my basement that is looking for a place in my home!

Want to see more color ways?  go to thibautdesign.com

Have a gorgeous day today!



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Links: Want more glam? go to  Miriam Ellner, Society of Gilders, and for classes in the art, try London Gilding.  

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