Mixed Metals

Friday, March 11, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

Two Ways to Include Metal in your Design

From supporting the foundations of New York’s skyscrapers to making up the durable pipes in homes for decades, metal has come a long way from its function dominant roots. There are two main ways that you can incorporate this high-end function in your home; either as an individual statement piece, or as a beautiful, yet subtle, accent.



Copper, steel, tin, gold, and silver can all be worked into any space’s design as lighting, seating or even a unique range hood. Each metal piece is extremely versatile, fitting in both a modern work station or a country style kitchen, and malleable enough to be crafted into any possible shape or design. The durability of metal gives the feeling of timeless strength and elegance to even the simplest area.



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Gold Asymmetrical With White French Stove. Digital Image. Décor Pad. Web. 26 February 2016. https://www.decorpad.com/photo.htm?photoId=130572


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If a large gold chandelier is too bold of a statement for your space, there are other ways to include mixed metals in your home.  You can use accents of gold, silver, chrome, tin, or copper in a more subtle way.  Mixed metal products, such as Jason Wu’s collection of mixed metal lavatory accessories for Brizo provide an exciting blend of the traditional and modern. The classic style of these pieces are given a refreshing twist with mixed finishes of matte black alone and matte black with polished chrome or brushed nickel.

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Along with being extremely durable and resilient, metals can easily keep an untouched look in between cleaning days. Those occasional water spots can be easily wiped away to create a brand new looking piece. Their durability equals a long life and eco-friendly status.

Matte Black

Friday, February 26, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

Throughout history, the color black has reigned as a classic symbol of elegance and professionalism. This once standard color is being given a modern twist, making it a trend in a fresh and unexpected way. By incorporating a matte finish, the classic color’s texture is changed to give it a smooth, velvety appearance, making it as inviting and tempting as a rich bar of dark chocolate. Having come from the default high gloss finish of past design, matte black is now sought after to transform even the most simple of spaces. The trend has grown so fast that it has moved from the confines of interior design options including appliances, faucets, and tiles, all the way to the automobile world as a unique, sleek, and classic new look for a car. While this fresh perspective is quickly spreading to all areas of design, matte black is a trend that is here to stay.

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5 Amazing Black Faucets. Digital Image. Style At Home Blog. Web. 23 February 2016. http://www.styleathome.com/blog/2014/03/19/5-amazing-black-faucets/


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Asian Tiles in Belmont Black. Digital Image. Houzz. Web. 23 February 2016. http://ths.gardenweb.com/discussions/2557484/need-help-backsplash-in-contemporary-kitchen


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Daringly Dark Interiors. Digital Image. M{Pression. Web. 23 February 2016. http://interiorsbystudiom.com/black-paint-dark-rooms-home-decorating-interior-design/


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Daringly Dark Interiors. Digital Image. M{Pression. Web. 23 February 2016. http://interiorsbystudiom.com/black-paint-dark-rooms-home-decorating-interior-design/


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An Artist’s Home in Black, White and Concrete. Digital Image. My Scandinavian Home. Web. 23 February 2016. http://www.myscandinavianhome.com/2014/02/an-artists-home-in-black-white-and.html


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All Things Matte Black. Digital Image. Graham & Co. Web. 23 February 2016.  http://www.grahamandco.org/a-study/kitchen/all-thinks-matte-black/