SPARKLE: Inspired by the Snow and Ice

Seeing heavy snow fall is so magical. We recently got over a foot here in Chapel Hill! Here are a few ideas to capture the feeling of a magical world full of snow and ice to add sparkle into your environment. So grab your favorite bubbly and let’s get our sparkle inspiration on.

Inspired to Sparkle - Champagne

Metallic Tile

Metallic tile adds fun and pizzaz to bathrooms, kitchens, and really just about any space. Boring mudroom? Bring in some metallic tile! It doesn’t take a lot to really make a big impact – the right touch brings that hint of excitement and sparkle that can light up your space and your mood.

Sparkle Tile Ideas 
Sparkling Tile Ideas

Multi color mosaics such as this copper and black hexagonal tile can add so much versatility to your design. I love anything that lets you mix metals flawlessly! Don’t know what color fixtures to use? No problem, you can’t go wrong mixing metals these days!

Metallic Tile with Sparkle

These ceramic tiles are laid in a herringbone pattern and glazed with a touch of  shimmer. Great pattern, color, texture, but not over the top. These tiles could be a great solution for balancing a more masculine, rustic palette with a hint of glam. Add in brass fixtures and this becomes an effortless design #yaaaas.

Sparkle Lighting

One of the easiest ways to turn a space from blah to #yaaaas is lighting. I’m in love with groupings of pendants – especially tear drop crystals. This Elan Lavina pendant light in the right space could be the absolute perfect and stunning statement piece. For a unique asymmetrical design, hang this type of fixture to one side of the bathroom mirror, or over a dresser in the bedroom.

Pendant Lighting with a Little Sparkle

Do you need more than just a handful of crystals? Want to deck out your room like the Grammy’s red carpet? Think of flush-mount like perfect statement jewelry for your room. Put this in your walk-in master closet with some fun and funky wallpaper and you’re now ready for your own Grammy’s inspired dressing room.

Sparkling Flush Mount Lighting

Metallic Walls

While we’re dreaming of nontraditional walls, let’s go ahead and throw some sparkle inspiration out there. Why stay basic, when you can be fabulous?

Sparkle: Metallic Walls

Sparkle: Icy Walls

Sparkle: Silver Wallpaper


These wall coverings by Phillip Jeffries are perfect for adding some sparkle to your life. With great texture and visual dimension, there’s a whole world to explore. Want to see more? We have the full set of Phillip Jeffries books here in our studio. We can set up a consultation to help you pick the right one to add some sparkle into your life! Interested in finding out how Team CFD can bring our magic to your space? Give us a shout at – we’re excited to talk to you and hear about your next dream project!

Want more design inspiration? Check out some of these other blog posts: Holiday Glam, For the Love of Wallpaper, or Nine Ways to Preppy Style.

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Catherine French Design is a team of interior design consultants based out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We have provided residential and commercial services in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Durham, High Point, and beyond.