Green Gambrel Living RoomContemporary Living Room, Boston
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Copper Develops a PatinaReal copper is a living metal that gains a patina as it ages. The patina is a thin coating that protects the copper underneath from corrosion and gradually darkens and becomes richer and more distinct over time. This natural process occurs through oxidation, which is the interaction of the copper with oxygen. When weather and water are added to the mix, the patina can turn green, a la the Statue of Liberty. Some people consider copper’s patina part of its natural beauty, while others prefer to have it clear coated to slow down the process of oxidation. Metallic tiles reflect their surroundings, making them easy to blend with a myriad of paint colors and decor styles. Let’s look at some examples of ways to use metallic tiles in a room.
Copper. I love copper in almost any application, but I think it’s especially slick on a fireplace. One of my favorite attributes of copper is the way its finish changes over time. Copper is not only a beautiful facing choice, but a conversation piece in any room. Cost: $5,000 to $8,000 for materials, fabrication and installation.
Drum design: Once typically found in just entry ways or dining rooms, chandeliers and drum-like fixtures are now a lighting element in every area of the home. This drum fixture not only illuminates this living area, it sets the tone for a simply styled room.