10.14.2010

Precious Metals

 

Asymetrical Copper Bowl from Oly, Mercury glass bird, Diamond pattern votive holder, Boucle Wire Shopping Baskets, Vintage Metal Stacking Boxes

Well I'll be gosh darn, can ya'll believe it's Thursday already? Oh don't be mistaken, this girl is not complaining! This week has been a doozy at work...just pure craziness. Has anyone else had as hectic as week as me?

I'm sooo excited for the weekend though. My sweet fella and I are heading down to central Arkansas about 3 and a half hours away to visit my parents for the weekend. My folks live in one of the most beautiful parts of the state on a small farm, so we plan to spend lots of time enjoying the gorgeous weather and the great outdoors : )

So let's take things from outdoors to indoors for a sec and talk about decor.

One of my favorite trends in decorating for fall right now is metallics. Bronze, gold, silver and copper all have their place on the homefront this fall.

Using metallics in your decor scheme is such a simple way to add a touch of luxury and glitz to any home. It can be incorporated into pretty much any theme or color palette and looks especially great during the holiday season, (hence the reason it's so big during fall/winter!)

6' Metallic Leaf Garland from Crate and Barrel, F. Scott Fitzgerald Hardback Collection from Penguin Books, Beignet Pouf from Calypso

Here are a few things to remember when decorating with metals:

1. Don't be afraid to mix and match- it's actually much more contemporary. Throw a silver candelabra next to a bronze bookend for an eclectic, high-end look. Try some pewter napkin rings with your copper placecard holders...the more color variation in your metals, the better!

2. Vary the shine- You definitely don't want all shiny metals or all dull metals. Once again, the ticket is to mix things up! This keeps it visually interesting and also prevents things from becoming too bling-tastic : )

3. Avoid brass. I know, I know, supposedly brass has made itself a comeback, but I just can't help but have total 80's flashbacks. I'd just avoid brass anything altogether because I have a feeling this particular hardware trend won't last like the others. Plus it's downright tacky.

That's about it for today. I'll see you back here for a fab-tastic Friday!

Be blessed, lovelies-

11 comments:

  1. i am DYING for the f. scott collection for my coffee table. one--gatsby is my fav book of all time. two the cover is gorg.

    did you hear they ar ethinking of casting either amanda seyfried or nicole kidman as daisy? i dont understand that..theyre kinda not the same age...its like daisy wasnt in between 25-45. theyre both great actresses, but nicole lost the window to play miss buchannan.

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  2. Such pretty, rich colors and textures for fall!

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  3. LOVE all the metals for fall. So pretty!

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  4. I really love those stackable metal boxes.

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  5. Great ideas! And I love those boxes, too. :)

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  6. Featured those wire baskets a little while back. Love them!

    xo - jami
    i m a g i n e

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  7. I need you to come help me decorate!!! I never know what to do! Sorry for my lack of commenting lately - my work blocked blogs, facebook, etc - THE NERVE! :) Hope y'all have a GREAT weekend visiting your family!!! Be safe!

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  8. You find the most amazing pieces! I love seeing what you pick out.

    Enter to win a $55 CSN Stores gift certificate!

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  9. Target actually has some shny silver vases that I'm just dying to get!

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