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March 13, 2013

Metal Madness

by Annalisa

Elle Decor, Jackie Astier Apartment.jpg

We have talked about a few ‘Comeback Kids’ lately, including textured wall paper, lighter natural colors, and icy pastels. Today, ‘metals’ are joining the comeback list, the warm ones in particular.  From mirrored surfaces to shimmering clothing, metallic surfaces and fabrics are infiltrating home décor and fashion. The best part of it all is that you can mix metals in a variety of finishes to turn a space from boring to modern chic. I just love it when metals can play nice together!

I found the picture at the top of this post on the Elle Décor website, and I am inspired by the simplicity of Jackie Astier’s Manhattan apartment. The effortless combination of the antique brass cocktail table, brass cabinet knobs and velvet tufted couch look amazing. The custom drapery panel adds height and provides balance to the heavy pieces at the floor. Quite an impeccable space with a combination of contemporary and antique pieces.

While there is nothing wrong with sticking to one metal tone, it can sometimes deliver a monotonous room. For maximum impact mix cool metals like silver with warm fabric tones or vice versa. To avoid a static look focus on the texture of the finishes. If it’s brass you love, try mixing matte and shiny finishes; same goes for pewter-pair it with satin nickel or hammered steel for contrast.
Nothing warms up a gray wall like adding a pop of antique gold in accessories such as candlesticks, window treatment hardware, or side tables. Don’t be shy about adding brass throughout your space; the picture below is a great example. Hunter Douglas’ Pirouette® window shadings offers metallic fabrics in an array of stunning colors with a glimmer of metallic satin. I dare you to mix metal, wood, or textured finishes! I promise that combining finishes will add dimension and interest to flat surfaces.
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Annalisa

Your home is your sanctuary, I thrive on pulling together the latest interior trends and classic design elements for a space where you can completely let go.

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