Gold and bronze are making a comeback in decorating in a big way this year. If you have looked through any decorating magazines, Pottery Barn or say Ballard Design, you will see a lot of bronze, copper and gold accents.
Me, I'm not a fan, or at least I thought I wasn't till I started looking around my house and to my astonishment - yes I have copper and gold/brass as well as silver and wrought iron. So, ok, maybe I am closet fan of these tones.
This is my entry - notice the really large gold mirror. Yeah how did I not know this is gold and then how can I say that I'm not a fan? But wait, it gets better!
This little beauty hangs over my front door. I got it from Southern Living at Home.
Then I looked at my mantel.. hmmm brass, copper, wrought iron and silver accents.
I even have some gold accents on my living room shelf.
Now why does this mix of metals work? Because I repeated it. In nature things are in odd numbers and heights. Nothing is perfect and this is what our eye and mind looks for. So in decorating you need to keep things in varied heights and odd numbers. I repeated the brass/gold accents around the entry and living/dinning room so it keeps your eyes moving and in your mind it becomes cohesive and right.
The coffee table would not work with the gold tray and brass orb if I didn't have the gold decorative thing right there and there wasn't gold on the side table nearby. It would look out of place and stick out like an old sore thumb. It also works because it is really close to the same coloring as the base of the coffee table.
I even have some gold in my bedroom...
So don't be afraid to mix your metals! Go out and buy a few accents, (3). that are gold or brass. These metals are making a comeback in a big way in decorating (but I don't think they ever really went out of style).
Next week I'll be sharing a Michaels craft I did for my girls and I'll share my house decorated for St. Patrick's Day and finally, a pulled pork recipe that is to die for! and the best thing about this recipe is that it goes in your crock pot!
Have a great weekend! Till Monday -