There’s nothing like a little shimmer and sparkle to create the look of luxury. We scoured Sarasota for lustrous accessories and sumptuous decorative items that span the glamour gamut, from elegant classics of understated luxe to trendy in-your-face bling. The return to posh materials and Old World craftsmanship references an age of elegance in fresh new ways.
The brilliant Caboche suspension lamp by Foscarini (above) was designed by Patricia Urquiola and Eliana Gerotto with a clear circular shade studded with transparent spheres to illuminate contemporary rooms in style (medium size, $1,914). Home Resource, 741 Central Ave., Sarasota (941) 366-6690.
Serve your Starbucks from this pewter set hand-crafted in Italy and your entertaining will instantly assume a genteel old-money vibe. Coffee pot ($550), round tray ($495), creamer ($160). Order at Black Bird Home Gallery, 1540 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 366-0941.
Italian designer eye fashions from a Sarasota-based company called 2020 Vision USA are big sellers at i-tesori, where customers like the couture styling and sophisticated touches of bling. Every pair is $20 at i tesori Clothing Jewelry Accessories, 1405 First St. , Sarasota, (941) 907-9296.
The 18th-century art of eglomise (painting on the back of glass) is alive and well in this chest of drawers from John Richard with contrasting gold leaf molding and antique brass handles (about $3,000). Robb & Stucky, 7557 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 702-8400.
Design bloggers are abuzz about North Carolina artist Tommy Mitchell’s magical tole sculptures of flora and fauna used in lighting furniture, lighting and wall art (like this custom butterfly sconce), now featured at Pecky, 100 Central Ave., Suite 1026, Sarasota, (941) 957-0300.
Shades of Bollywood, with the over-the-top glam of Pasha thong sandals, a Hollywood celebrity favorite you, too, can afford. Choose styles with oversized white rhinestones or a treasure trove of colored gems ($99). Main Street Traders, 1468 Main St., Sarasota (941) 373-0475.