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From gold walls to silver ceilings, see how metallics add major glamour to these spaces from the AD archives

These 12 Metallic Rooms Really Shine

Designer Kelly Wearstler lined the dressing room of a Bel Air, California, home in gold-leafed wood paneling inset with antiqued mirrors and trimmed with antiqued brass. The throw is by Adrienne Landau, the small sculpture is by Wearstler, the carpeting is by Patterson Flynn Martin, and the chair in the adjacent bath is by Pedro Friedeberg.

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Hand-painted wallpaper by Gracie adds shimmer to the dining room of a New York home designed by Penny Drue Baird. The 1940s Italian bronze chandeliers are from Carlos de la Puente, the midcentury Austrian chairs are from Bardin Palomo, and the table was custom made by Mark H. Luedeman; the antique herringbone floor is from Exquisite Surfaces.

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Paneled in Art Deco mirror, the master bath of designer Linda Pinto’s Paris apartment features a midcentury chauffeuse and an antique Japanese lacquer side table.

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The kitchen of designer David Kleinberg’s Manhattan apartment features stainless-steel cabinets offset by Calacatta gold marble counters.

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In a New York apartment designed by Rockwell Group, a wall in the wife’s bath is embellished with gold-leafed glass-mosaic tile.

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In the garden room of a Los Angeles mansion decorated by Windsor Smith, a 19th-century Chinese lacquer screen is displayed against silvered wallpaper with hand-painted additions in gouache by Scott Waterman.

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In the Hollywood home of fashion designer James Galanos, an intimate corner of the library becomes grand, thanks to its mirrored walls and ceiling.

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Gold-leaf walls by Nancy Lorenz sparkle in the wife’s dressing room at a New York apartment designed by Michael S. Smith and Ferguson & Shamamian Architects.

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A mirror from the estate of Rose Cumming and Davlin tile by Ann Sacks add glamour in the adjoining bath.

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The master bath of a Minneapolis home designed by Michael S. Smith shimmers with antiqued-mirror panels and a ceiling silver-leafed by artisan Maureen Lyttle. The chandelier is a circa-1930 design by Elsa Schiaparelli for Baguès, and the tub fittings are by P. E. Guerin.

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Fashion designer Gilles Mendel’s Manhattan kitchen includes a Sicis mosaic-tile backsplash, a Samsung ultrathin LED television, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator with bespoke lacquer panels.

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A silver-leafed ceiling gleams in the Manhattan kitchen of designer Michael S. Smith.

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