Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Minimalist Victorian Dresser

I toyed with a few ideas for this dresser... but I kept coming back to the thought of a really simple white dresser with contrastingly opulent handles.
I just added a touch of distressing to the edges and corners to keep it from feeling too perfect, but it is barely noticable.



The handles are iron replicas of victorian styles and I think they are perfectly chunky and ornate!

Of course if there was a card-pull version you know I was all over it!



I am REALLY loving this dresser right now and think I may just have a hard time seeing it go. It seems to be the perfect fit for our living room that I have been looking for.


And if you haven't entered in our Jess LC SOC CHIC giveaway yet, you only have until Friday!

25 comments:

christine said...

Those handles are amazing - love the detail!!

It must be SO hard saying good by to these pieces when they've found the perfect spot in your home - you DO keep some for yourself, right?? :)

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

Love those pulls!! Fantastic!

Ry and Ally said...

Beautiful!! What did you use to distress it may I ask?

MrsKBJ said...

I love it Holly! You should keep it for your home!

Jennae said...

I absolutely LOVE this piece! I originally wanted a similar dresser for our living room, but ended up going with a mid century-style table with cleaner lines. These photos almost make me regret it :)

helle - pirettehuset.dk said...

Lovely work you did! Handles perfect in shape and material to the dresser in white!

Helle:))

C, H & E said...

That is beautiful Holly! You do such amazing work. I always wonder if you do anything to "update" the inside of the drawers. Do you line them or just leave them as is?

Michael - Innkeeper said...

agh! to. die. for! love it! and the pulls... amazing. you are gifted!

Genevieve Ferraro said...

Just beautiful!!! Perfect pieces for small spaces and homes. I can't wait to let people know about Whiteberry!

Genevieve

Kathy said...

This is over the top perfect! Do tell where did you find those pulls, fantastic. You are really good at what you do!

Kacey said...

Oh! Those pulls! Fabulous.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I am also loving the pulls... perfect for the dresser.

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I am LOVING the card pulls! Where did you find the hardware for this piece? So beautiful!

...love Maegan said...

a remarkable job! ...I love the big ol'beach branches on the wall ...I used to have some in a past life house ...maybe I need some in my new house, considering the beachy theme in two rooms ...lovely!

thepaperroSe said...

where did you get your hardware...love it

Breeanna said...

Love, love, love this dresser! You must know that I tell everyone about you and your site! You did a great job on this one!! Way to go!

Breeanna www.simplyelegance.org

Donna said...

Love your blog.

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have a great day. donna

suziebabyzsazsa said...

I have a dresser very similar to this and have been trying to figure out just what to do with it. Now I know!!! Fabulous job! I love it. Where did you find the pulls?

Brandi said...

How gorgeous!! I'm so happy I found your blog recently - I adore your style!

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks so much everyone! As always, the handles came from Lee Valley~

The Paper Mama said...

Wow, looks amazing!!!

Lovely Little Nest said...

Oooh those handles really do complement the dresser perfectly. Nice choice! :)

Karin said...

I would love to know how you did this... I have two to do myself!!

Gina said...

Oh my, those pulls are fabulous!!! Another awesome job :)

Design Apprentice said...

I just found your blog and am in love! You have an adorable little girl and a wonderful home to boot. I need to know, how did you hang those branches? I've wanted to do the same in my own home and keep thinking I'll have to use fishing line.

 
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