Durable metal furnishings are a great fit for spaces occupied by energetic kids. Rather than choosing super shiny, super polished metallic, opt for those with weathered finishes which will help camouflage any nicks or dings that can occur. Here, a hammered copper finish coordinates with the warm colors and also offers a carefree surface that can easily be wiped clean.
Naomi makes this small entryway sparkle with a beautiful use of metallics and wood tones for a warm, welcoming space. The oversized mirror helps the cozy nook feel open and spacious. It’s also the perfect place to do a last minute makeup check before walking out the door.
Although traditional Christmas colors are excellent for infusing seasonal flair into a space quickly, they can often be overwhelming on a tablescape. Instead of color, try a metallic approach by constructing a table made of silver and gold.
The kitchen takes a colorful, industrial turn, showcasing Naomi’s fondness for metallics. The island is topped with an oxidized, steel countertop. The material is a unique twist on the usual granite or marble found in most kitchens. The steel top will patina over time. Its rough-hewn texture is also a pleasing contrast to the stainless steel refrigerator and brass elements in the kitchen. Cabinets in a gray-blue tone contrast with the brass pendant overhead. Naomi discovered the pair of vintage white bar stools and painted the legs gold for a finishing metallic touch.
Incorporate metallic accents. The wall around the sink in this National Kitchen + Bath Association-winning powder room is covered in metallic tile that looks like silver leaf, a costly update. However, Arizona designer Lori Carroll with Lori Carroll and Associates, says you could get a similar DIY effect by painting the wall a darker shade, taping off squares and then using a metallic paint.
Josh took this Design Star challenge head on when he created this gray and metallic bold living room mockup. A pop of color comes in the two shiny modern red chairs, and plenty of personality comes through in the accents, including shiny Fido.