hitting the nail on the head

One of my favourite finishes on furniture is nailhead trim. Back in the day, it was used on beaten-up leather chairs to give a feeling of old-school luxury, but nowadays it’s used far more creatively, for example as intricate patterns on headboards, or added to the borders of pin boards. I’m a massive fan of this look, I think it looks so elegant and, well, orderly (which is probably why I like it so much). It’s fairly easy to DIY with the right kit – although possibly best if I steer clear for the time being, otherwise every surface of my flat would get the nailhead treatment…

{images via Green Street, Pearl Street Interiors, the Decorista & Pinterest}

What do you think of this look?

COMMENTS   comments4

  1. Champagne In Slippers
    11 August 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I love this look. I love the feminine colors with the studded, rocker edge. It’s a less cheesy version of Bedazzle. hah

    http://www.ChampagneInSlippers.blogspot.com

  2. Verena
    11 August 2011 at 3:27 pm

    This is outrageously good! I really love it. The perfect mix of elegance and rock ‘n’ roll!


    verenahafner.wordpress.com

  3. Isabella Eclaires
    12 August 2011 at 9:50 am

    Nice post, love the photos!
    Bookmarked,
    see mine http://thepileofstyle.blogspot.com/
    you might like it :)

  4. Noas'Libellule
    12 August 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I actually really like the look!

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