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The hgtv Blog : Hitting the Nail on the Nailhead Trim

by admin in Design Trends & Styles
Guest Blogger: Jennifer Sergent, editor-in-chief, HGTV Ideas magazine

It used to be that nailhead trim was found only on dusty old library chairs. But these days, it seems to be lighting up furniture and accessories like shiny stud earrings. Cottage Living magazine even features an entryway in this month’s issue that is beautifully trimmed with 1,700 nailheads — each individually hammered into the wall.
If you’re looking for something that will put a little pizzazz in your space, nailheads are not only on trend at this moment, but their classic simplicity also makes them a timeless style statement.


Shine Every Day, the company that makes anything ordinary into something delightfully special, has an entire line of furniture that uses nailheads as an elaborate embellishment with colorful, happy upholstery. They include the Florence and Sydney collections and the Humphrey ottoman.


Shine also offers a “Morocco” side table embellished with nailheads, similar to the gorgeous Visconti collection from Bungalow 5. The side tables, ottomans and cabinet are available at Tonic Home.
Meanwhile, Jonathan Adler is refining an armchair called the Regent that looks like a throne with white trim, black patent upholstery and shiny silver nailhead trim.They haven’t released the final version yet, but it’s sure to be a show stopper when it comes out in spring.


Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams put a sleek, contemporary spin on the trend with their latest Carmen collection of sofas and chairs. Pair them with a grouping of Bebe bunching tables, which have folk art inspired beaded bases that resemble nailheads, and you’ll have a wonderful combination.

The trend has entered your kids’ rooms, too. The online retailer Serena & Lily sells an adorable little-boy-blue upholstered headboard called Gabe that is finished beautifully with silver nailheads.


Finally, Arteriors Home (I blogged about their lamps, recently) offers a sophisticated lamp studded completely in naiheads around its leather base. And a set of two scroll-embossed trunks will also liven your end table.
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