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Originally published Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8:00 AM

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Shimmer makes a festive statement at home


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Shimmery fabrics and finishes are hot, adding a bit of glamour to our everyday environs. They can take a variety of forms — silver leaf on a chair frame, for example; luminous silk on an accent pillow; or perhaps a scattering of metallic threads woven into a linen upholstery fabric.

“It’s not glitzy,” Hudson interior designer Pamela Bayer says. “It’s very subtle.”

Adding just a single accent piece can lend a fresher feel to the décor, says Renee Loper, a marketing vice president with Bassett Furniture Industries.

Upholstered furniture maker Bradington-Young uses a bit of luminosity on a wing chair to make a traditional shape a little more edgy, said Sandi Teague, director of upholstery merchandising for Hooker Furniture, Bradington-Young’s parent company.

The back of the black patent-leather chair has an embossed, silk-screened design with a silvery-gold sheen, which Teague says was aimed at customers who prefer more contemporary design.

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