I've always had a thing for nailhead trim - I know, I know, images of cognac-colored leather and cigar-smoke-filled men's clubs probably come to mind...I can certainly appreciate the richness of that mental vignette, but I'm talking about a different approach...the nice little exclamation point of style that nailhead trim often adds to something - especially when it's used in a unique, or slightly irrereverent way.
I think, like wallpaper, nailhead must be used in very limited quantities, so choosing wisely is imperative. Seeing some of these lovelies would make that a very difficult task for me!
Both photos above scanned from House Beautiful September 2008
Can you believe this is an outdoor furniture piece? (Yeah, my indoor furniture is not this nice!) Weather-bearing teak and upholstery, with stainless steel nailhead - brilliant!
Chair by Sutherland Teak