This metal sign above the breakfast nook is one of two that Joanna had custom made for the Silva's new home. The custom metal designs are the creation of Jimmy Don of JDH Iron Designs in Crawford, Texas.
A brown leather couch brings a bit of calm and luxury to a space dominated by texture and pattern. The vintage metal sign combines with a floral ottoman and assorted furry, zebra, eastern and chevron pattern throw pillows, to strike a whimsical contrast with the vibrant and textured blue wall.
A custom black metal sign with a positive message greets guests in this entry space. A small black wood bench and floor lamp provide a cozy sitting area before entering the adjacent dining room and kitchen.
"Don't be afraid to mix the metals" says designer Michel Boyd who uses gold and silver together in his space. Metallics, says Boyd, work for him like a pop of color. "That reflective surface is the pop of color," says Boyd.
Navy walls provide a beautiful contrast to the bright white of the long desk and and cabinet. A metal "Chicago" sign is highlighted as the only wall decor. Metal tabletop details compliment the sign, and vases of flowers create a smart mix of styles. Black chairs create a sleek office look and tie in the black on the leopard print rug.
In this kitchen, designers from America's Most Desperate Kitchens created an elegant, industrial space for these homeowners. The neutral color of the cabinets and countertops are offset by the blue backsplash that makes the space pop, while metal and wood blend together to create a seamless, industrial design.
Anchoring the guest bedroom design, a sculptural adornment above the bed is a statement piece that ties the room together. “We found that on the island," says interior designer Linda Woodrum. "It was an old piece that was signage for something and we just bought it impulsively."
A custom-fabricated metal gate separates the front yard from the modern courtyard. The designer knew the gate had to be interesting enough to stand up to the 5-foot-tall concrete walls on either side, so they designed a self-latching gate. The gate, fabricated by Dennis Schleder, weighs 300 pounds.
A metal planter is centered within an old wooden frame that hangs above an old fashioned wooden chest in the entryway. The old metal fan and old soda dispensers are unique design pieces, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.