The Look For Less: Warm Metals

Interiors have begun to move away from the industrialized ‘cool’ metals such as chrome, stainless steel and brushed metal. While these finishes still have their place, what we are seeing now is a lean towards ‘warm’ metals such as copper, bronze, brass, gold and rose gold. These metals suggest elegance and luxury and can be used as entire furniture pieces or as small accents. In a variety of finishes, from brushed, matte or shiny, warm metals are one of our favorite trends we are excited to see continue in 2017!

 

1.       Copper

The Look: Tom Dixon – Melt Pendant - $1,100

These polished copper, distorted spherical pendants would look amazing in any room! For a recent project we used a grouping of these pendants over the dining table to center the space and add interest.

Tom Dixon - Melt Pendant Copper - $1,100

Tom Dixon - Melt Pendant Copper - $1,100

A recent Designs By Human project, featuring the Tom Dixon Melt Pendants.

A recent Designs By Human project, featuring the Tom Dixon Melt Pendants.

For Less: Blu Dot – Trace 4 Pendant Light - $299; Jono Mirrors – Allen Pendant - $279

Mimic the spherical design with the Jono Mirrors Pendant or mix materials with the glass & copper Blu Dot option!

Blu Dot - Trace 4 Pendant Light - $299

Blu Dot - Trace 4 Pendant Light - $299

Jono Mirrors - Allen Pendant - $279

Jono Mirrors - Allen Pendant - $279

 

2.       Brass

The Look: En Pointe – Small Brass Console Table - $1,595

This simple, elegant console is handmade in Normandy, France of brass material. The tapered legs are a cool design detail.

En Pointe - Small Brass Console Table - $1,595

En Pointe - Small Brass Console Table - $1,595

For Less: CB2 - Nolita Mini Console Table - $299; Mercer41 – Sternberg Matrix Console Table - $389.99

The CB2 console features a brass top and a matte black frame. This is a good way to include the trend without committing to and entirely brass piece. We love the geometric pattern of the Mercer41 piece!

CB2 - Nolita Mini Console Table - $299

CB2 - Nolita Mini Console Table - $299

CB2 - Nolita Mini Console Table - $299

CB2 - Nolita Mini Console Table - $299

Mercer41 - Sternberg Matrix Console Table - $389.99

Mercer41 - Sternberg Matrix Console Table - $389.99

Mercer41 - Sternberg Matrix Console Table - $389.99

Mercer41 - Sternberg Matrix Console Table - $389.99

 

3.       Rose Gold

The Look: Kate Spade – Malmo Rose Gold Five Piece Place Setting - $90

Why not extend the trend to your flatware! No item is too small to add a special finish! We like the sleek design of this flatware set by Kate Spade.

Kate Spade - Malmo Rose Gold Five Piece Place Setting - $90

Kate Spade - Malmo Rose Gold Five Piece Place Setting - $90

For Less: Crate & Barrel – Harper Rose Gold Five Piece Flatware Place Setting - $59.95; Lulu & Georgia – Rose Gold Salad Servers - $51

Glam up your next table setting and impress your guests! As an alternative set, go for a shiny finish like the Crate & Barrel, or mix materials (brass, rose gold & glass to be exact) with the Lulu & Georgia set.

Crate & Barrel - Harper Rose Gold Five Piece Flatware Place Setting - $59.95

Crate & Barrel - Harper Rose Gold Five Piece Flatware Place Setting - $59.95

Lulu & Georgia - Rose Gold Salad Servers - $51

Lulu & Georgia - Rose Gold Salad Servers - $51

 

4.       Gold

The Look: Maya Romanoff – Bedazzled Leaf; Coco Butter Leaf - Priced upon request

You can include the warm metal trend in your walls! This metal leaf wallcovering by Maya Romanoff is stunning. Handcrafted by artisans using strokes of gold leaf and glass beads, it is truly a show-stopper!

Maya Romanoff - Bedazzled Leaf; Coco Butter Leaf

Maya Romanoff - Bedazzled Leaf; Coco Butter Leaf

For Less: Hygge & West – Trees - $140 (per roll); Walnut Wallpaper - Columbia Road - $436 (per roll)

The hand screen printed wallpaper by Hygge & West is a luxe print option. We like the dramatic contrast of gold background with black trees and the gold on white of the Walnut Wallpaper option.

Hygge & West - Trees - $140 (per roll)

Hygge & West - Trees - $140 (per roll)

Walnut Wallpaper - Columbia Road - $426 (per roll)

Walnut Wallpaper - Columbia Road - $426 (per roll)

 

5.       Bronze

The Look: Global Views – Squeeze Side Table - $1,199

This piece also incorporates brass and its ombre bronze finish is eye-catching. The playful stacking of geometric shapes make it truly unique!

Global Views - Squeeze Side Table - $1,199

Global Views - Squeeze Side Table - $1,199

For Less: Lulu & Georgia – Osane Accent Table - $218; One Kings Lane – Mavis Side Table - $279

Both options offer interesting designs. The Lulu & Georgia table has a modern, geometric, bronze base and black top, while the One Kings Lane table is an all bronze finish in a more traditional style.

Lulu & Georgia - Osane Accent Table - $218

Lulu & Georgia - Osane Accent Table - $218

One Kings Lane - Mavis Side Table - $279

One Kings Lane - Mavis Side Table - $279

 

Designer pieces are always ideal, but with so many great affordable alternatives it is easy to get the look for less!

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