Most designers prefer to stay consistent with metal finishes in dining rooms, from the hardware and lighting and down to the flatware on the table. While stainless steel and pewter have remained the most popular choice nationwide, antique brass is a more unique yet classic and timeless option. In this dining room, brass was used on the chandelier, the Brutalist mirror sculpture and in the framing of the children’s art.
Metallics are an easy way to bring glamor into your home decor and adding them into your design scheme is relatively easy. A side table, metallic tray or even some dramatic gold coasters can quickly add luxury to your space.
A closer look at the living room's built-in bookshelves reveals an eclectic mix of metallic and neutral accents. Small pictures frames and colorful canvases decorate the space and add a touch of personality.
In a single weekend, this dated space was transformed from a lackluster powder room into a vogue-inspired girls' vanity complete with gilded gold touches, black-and-white typography wallpaper and a mix of metallic elements.
Don't be afraid to combine varying textures and colors; they can create a look that's eclectic and sophisticated. This bedroom mixes wood, metallics and mirrors with mohair, velvet and graphic patterns. The result is a richly layered, visually compelling setting.
A dramatic crystal chandelier with a shade illuminates this antique-inspired bedroom. A mix of metallic lamps, ornate mirrors and vintage-inspired pillows creates an eclectic look, yet the muted color palette and matching pairs of items keep the space from looking chaotic.
As you're putting together your tablescape, pay attention to how the textures of each element play together. Too many shiny elements can come across stark or flat. If you introduce too many work and faded elements, the look can come across rustic or country. Here, the perfect balance of refined wood, soft fabrics, a mix of metallics in faded brass and rich gold along with layered chargers in cork and seagrass strike the perfect combination.
The Sharps think the key to a focused gallery wall is a mix of metallic and wood frames. The Sharps recommend not being afraid to go big. "Fewer bigger pieces makes a statement." And this is one case where you definitely want to overthink it. "Even though the gallery wall seems random, it's not," says Patrick. "Look closely and you'll see several straight lines along the edges of multiple frames. Brings a little order to the chaos." The long wooden table helps define the living and dining spaces and often features stacked books like a library table.