Monday, November 2, 2015

Color Story: Copper's Moment to Shine

moroccan trellis patterned pillar candle holder in from h&m
As decorative metals go, hammered bronze is my favorite. It's darker, earthier and mixes well with browns. Brighter metals like gold and silver are less to my taste. But copper is having a nice moment lately. It's turning up on items that are usually dominated by gold and silver. And it's really striking...

As a lighting option, copper feels particularly warming. And you have to wonder what the sparkle effect is when sunlight hits the links on chandeliers like these new ones at RH Teen:

allegra chandelier from rh teen's debut collection
Athena Crystal Flushmount

allegra pendant from rh teen
Smaller accents also make a big impact on focal objects like tables and occasional furniture. Imagine flatware that's a little more special than stainless steel - but not too regal - or classic seating in an unconventional tone:

target's threshold polyresin copper figurine
target's ceramic fig in copper
west elm's lustrous copper flatware

for that french industrial vibe: redsmith dining chair at anthropologie
for that throwback vibe: brasserie dining chair from anthropologie
And don't forget that accent furniture, spicing up the livingroom. Now that everyone is exploring color and pattern, might as well complete the theme on the metallics front.
pottery barn's vince metal foil accent stool
an (enormous) etched decorative tray at pottery barn

Personally, I'm keeping my eye out for something small, probably one of those shiny little figs.

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