Guest Picks: A Mix of Metals for the Home
Add a dash of shine to your rooms with these 20 metallic furniture, lighting and accessory options
Brass, copper, bronze and silver are just a few of the lovely metals that grace all of our homes. Matching metals is about as popular as matching purses to shoes to nail polish, but why not try them all together in the same house, and even in the same room? The results might surprise you. — Gabrielle from Savvy Home
This lovely chair comes in a brass or copper finish, and though a bit low, it makes a really stunning occasional chair for the bedroom or boudoir.
Let this shiny brass Indian stool add a bit of spark to your living room, bedroom or anywhere you need to drop anything — from a drink to your bum. This is an extremely versatile piece that will blend in virtually anywhere.
Why not create a really interesting focal wall in your kitchen by mounting these gorgeous, vintage hammered-copper plates?
The Giltspur Chandelier from Currey & Company is the perfect complement to a less formal space such as a sunroom, a breakfast nook or an entrance hall.
Organic yet chic, this chip and dip tray will surprise and delight your guests. It's a great addition to any buffet table.
This stunning round wall mirror has a gold-leaf "feather" frame, and it is the perfect size to make a great impact above any console table or vanity.
This hand-hammered drum table is the ideal side table. It's lightweight, and the handles make it a breeze to move around.
When it comes to beds, it doesn't get much better than an antiqued-metal canopy bed designed by Lilly Pulitzer. This is truly the cream of the crop.
This silver leaf–covered scroll table is one of my favorite metallic pieces of all time. The gorgeous shape and texture create a versatile and elegant side table that will complement any bed or sofa.
There is no better way to add a bit of shine to the kitchen than with some copper accents, am I right? These polished copper pendants are the perfect shape and color to fall above your kitchen island, providing you with all the light you need for those minute cooking tasks.
This Metallic Paper Weave grasscloth wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries will make any room look like a million dollars. Plus, it comes in a variety of finishes.
There is no better way to make a fireplace stand out than by adding a pair of show stopping andirons like these steel and bronze vintage pieces.
If sterling silver boxes make the perfect collectible, then this Hermes dresser box with a gold-washed interior is a collector's dream.
This antique brass and alabaster globe pendant is classic with a modern twist. It would look incredibly fabulous in an entrance hall or a masculine office.
Could you imagine a prettier lamp to accompany your nighttime reading than this antique bronze swing-arm sconce? It's dark and moody, just like the ambiance should be in the bedroom.
Silver and gold on one fabric — now that's embracing the mixing of metals! This gorgeous and classic geometric metallic fabric is sure to make an impact on small items like pillows.
These lovely Rough-Cast Plates are versatile and can be used as anything from key trays to nibble plates.
Could there be a chicer way to enter your house than with brushed-patina bronze hardware inspired by 17th- and 18th-century France?
Believe it or not, copper also works outside the kitchen! This beautiful, hammered, antique copper lamp would be the perfect addition to any living room or masculine office.
Ideabook published on July 4, 2012.
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