A home is usually very accommodating of metals. It can be an old piece of iron, perhaps fabricated into a great lamp, or a metal trophy that looks great as a candleholder. Normally, we view metals as cold and hard...but actually they can be very warm.
Some metal ideas I've been playing with:
- Instead of keeping a great metal filing cabinet the gray color most are, why not paint it a beautiful red or orange for a fun and perky pop to a room.
- How about car jacks turned into lamps? That is for sure fun and instantly a conversation starter...but put a linen shade on that car jack with a crystal finial and it instantly becomes warm….and still an attention grabber!!!!
- Let brass pieces get that rustic patina instead of polishing them...age is GOOD!
- How about some vintage knife rests that make a great architectural display on a side table or bookshelf?
Styled By, Lynn