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11 - WAYS TO CREATE AN IRIDESCENT INTERIOR LOOK. Part 8.

8. Crystal & MOP effects 
Collect crystal and shell accessories.

Shell chandelier ‘Muriel’ by Maison Lux
Vintage Rock Crystal table lamp from the 50s

11 - WAYS TO CREATE AN IRIDESCENT INTERIOR LOOK. Part 6.

6. Grey and silver effects 
Use silver and gray shades to ground the light pastels and avoid a sweet and romantic mood.
Play with shiny and matt surfaces.

Rug by Candice Olsen via 

Reduce your cost by framing expensive wall coverings. 

Moire wall-covering by ‘Arte'

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5. Moiré effects 
Use Moiré and Changeant fabrics for upholstery projects. 

Select Moiré wallpapers or ‘do it yourself’. 
Check out DIY instructions also called ‘Graining’. 
 This effect gives walls the look of old Moiré material. 
The glaze-off technique needs a special graining tool.

Changeant Fabric Selection
From left to right: 
1. Donald J. Pliner, Lavender Croc-Leather.  2. Marvic Moiré-Flamant.  3. Soho Faux Croc.  
4. Kravet - Dragon’s Breath, Spungold.  5. Moiré by Edelman Leather. 6. Vintage Moiré.

Iridescent wall coverings
From left to right: 
 1. Gracie studio wallpapers.   2. Trianon cream Moiré wallpaper no.1525 via Amazing Walls.  
3. Moiré wallpaper via  amazingwalls.com  4. Nobilis wallpaper via   5. Moiré wall-covering by arte.  5. Silver reflective wallpaper.

Chair by Amirk Design with croc leather and Moiré wall covering
Chair by Amirk Design 

11 - WAYS TO CREATE AN IRIDESCENT INTERIOR LOOK.

    Paint vintage furniture in pearlescent MOP colors.


Gypse cabinet
Apartment of Angelika Taschen - Germany
18K Yellow Gold Victorian Sequential Moonstone Bracelet - 1880
Vintage Architectural Digest - 1981

11 - WAYS TO CREATE AN IRIDESCENT INTERIOR LOOK. Part 4.

4. Pearlescent effects 
Paint vintage furniture in pearlescent MOP colors.

Dressing Room - Designed by Frances Elkins, 1937
Iridescent parchment bed - French Art Deco 
Mother-of-pearl side tables by loft-living
Pearl-effect paint 



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                           3. Water effects 
Get acrylic, glass and smooth metallic coffee or side tables.

Iridescent interiors 
Allan Knight table

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2. Sateen effects 
Opt for a view statement pieces in shimmering sateen.


Joaquin Sorolla - Female Nude
1960s chairs by Pierre Paulin for Artifort




11 - WAYS TO CREATE AN IRIDESCENT INTERIOR LOOK. Part 1.


1. Opalescent effects 
Select colors of the opalescent spectrum. 
Avoid ‘sweet or candy’ shades. Good color references are ‘Mother of Pearl’ objects.
Alton barrel chair by Dennis Miller Associates - Morris-Lapidus
A little bit of creativity and DIY goes a long way in creating opalescent, shimmering interior moods. Authentic materials and finishes are costly but there are often much cheaper alternatives that will provide the same look. Here are some ideas to create your own CHANGEANT mega look. All you need to do is spend some time and look for items and finishes that have the following effects.

Vintage Architectural-Digest - 1981 
Stark carpet - Abusson
Vintage setee 




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