One of my favorite possessions is a gilded mirror that hangs over my dresser. The mirror has seen better days: bits of wood have fallen off of its detailed design, the mirror itself is scratched and aged. A friend of mine recently suggested I get it restored but its rough appearance is precisely why I like it so much. Every scratch helps tell its story. I think every room needs an element like that — one with serious patina. I love the look of an all-white space with a rougher wooden piece thrown in or a painting that has transformed with age. For this month’s post, I’ve gathered together some of my favorite spaces with patina, in both large and small doses.
|Design by Kay O’ToolePhoto by Patrick Cline
Cece Fourchy Quinn is a native Californian who fell in love with the South during school at Ole Miss. She created her blog, Mississippi Maven, to share inspirations on interiors, fashion and all things stylish. After college she relocated to Little Rock where she worked in design and further honed her aesthetic. Now back in her hometown on the West Coast, she spends her time scouring flea markets for unique finds, hoarding shelter magazines and dreaming of the South.