Taking inspiration from the fashion industry, mixing metals provides endless design possibilities that offer wonderful layers of shimmer and illuminating texture to any room. Mixed metals are right at home whether the setting is vintage, traditional, midcentury modern or contemporary. The mixture can be achieved through the use of a variety of materials: decorative lighting, furniture, accessories, fabrics, wallcoverings and custom art. Mixing a variety of these materials and furnishings will keep your home feeling more “en vogue” and less likely to become dated as style trends come and go.
Try combining gold and silver elements, as seen in these images. Leave your matchy metals behind and enjoy mixing metals to create your own personal style.
“Waiting for Friends” from Leftbank Art.
Custom screen printed with powdered minerals. Pasini Design, Inc. for Raphael Hotel, KC.
“Pyramid Points” cocktail table from the Vanucci Eclectics collection by Theodore Alexander.
“Caviar” and “Arcadia” hand-painted wallpaper by Vahallan Papers, Inc.
Currey and Company “Zenda” Chandelier.
Schumacher Les Gazelles Au Bois Fabric.