Gem Studded Furnishings **Guest Post**

Like magpies, we're drawn to things that shine and sparkle. Mirrored furniture, such as end tables or console tables, have a great reflective, sparkly quality that we love. Now we're seeing real bling being added to furniture in the form of gem studs, Swarovski crystals and custom crystal accents. A few international furniture fairs in the past year have highlighted vendors who feature these sparkling accents on their furniture. We think this might be a less is more trend where one key piece in the room has crystal or gem accents, like a headboard or accent chair.

Take a look at these gorgeous pieces we found, we are sure they will inspire some terrific decorating ideas of your own.

Trends Blog {via}

We adore the blue of this upholstered headboard. Clear crystal nailheads add an elegant touch of glamour.

Scarlet Opus Trends Blog {via}

Diamond Head interchangeable upholstery tacks are available in multiple colors and metals. Great for a DIY project to add sparkle to one of your existing pieces.
Archiproducts {via}

This black leather ottoman/pouf from Fiorentino is tufted with Swarovski crystals studs instead of the traditional covered buttons.

Elite Choice {via}

Celebrated German furniture company Finkeldei has a Swarovski crystal edition line of furniture. We love the crystals on the arm of the classical style chair.
Designersofas4u {via}

A classic leather chesterfield sofa gets a dash of glam with Swarovski crystals. Does this give you any living room design ideas?

Marquette Turner {via}

This is a detail picture of the Swarovski diamond kitchen. The band of crystal studding would look fantastic on a console table in an entry or on bedside tables as well.

Fashion-Stylist {via}

This one of a kind chair designed by Jimmie Martin was auctioned at The Lighthouse Gala auction in 2008 at Christie's in London. It features a portrait of Kylie Minogue adorned with hundreds of Swarovski crystals.
Elite Choice {via}

Large crystals resembling oversized nail head studs on side tables by Italian design company Fiorentino.
What do you think? Is this a design trend you'll follow? Where would you put a gem studded piece in your home?

Susi is a guest blogger for Design Shuffle, where you can find top tier interior designs from around the world & from New York Interior Designers, Los Angeles Interior Designers, and more. Don't miss a beat on Design Shuffle!

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