My blog friends Pam of Simple Details, Lisa of Shine Your Light, Kris of Driven by Decor and I are back today (and the first Tuesday of every month) for this month's feature of My Favorite Five. Today we're sharing our favorite ways to mix metals!
This month we're happy to welcome our guest host Claire from Claire Brody Designs. I've known Claire for a few years and have even met her personally and she is an absolutely lovely person. Let me tell you, this is one talented young lady! Claire has the perfect combo of a keen eye for design and the willingness to take a risk. The result is always a sophisticated, bold, well curated space that might just be mistaken for a design out of a magazine. She recently made over her parents' living room, where she seamlessly combined old and new, modern and traditional, resulting in an absolutely jaw-dropping space. We're so glad Claire has joined us today!
The kitchen might just be the easiest, most obvious place to experiment with mixed metals. Since most of us have stainless steel appliances, mixing metals is a given if you want to introduce any new finishes into the space. I've got plenty of brass accents mixed right alongside my stainless, and I think everything works together nicely. Gone are the days of continuing one metal finish throughout the entire house on every fixture, knob, faucet, and piece of hardware.
This rustic table setting with silver accents still plays nicely with the gold framed mirrors on the wall. There's even a bit of ORB (Oil Rubbed Bronze) thrown in on the chandelier!
I'm cheating a little bit here... I think that mirrors can give the appearance of a silvery-metal finish when mixed with other metals. The same goes for mercury glass accessories.
Many of these are mantel designs are seasonal as well, but it's an easy spot to experiment with mixing metals.
|Fall 2012 Mantel|
Are you convinced yet? Don't be afraid to mix up those metals... give it a try! If you're on Instagram, I'd love to see what you come up with. And, it's perfect timing, because this week I'm guest hosting at a fun hashtag party called #metalmyhouse. We want to see any metal used in your home decor, but bonus points if you show off mixed finishes! ;) See details for participating here in my post.
Be sure to head over to Simple Details, Shine Your Light, Driven by Decor, and Claire Brody Designs to check out their favorite mixed metals- I know you'll find tons of ideas for mixing it up!
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