A few months ago I had a conversation with someone about why a home design blogger like myself follows fashion.
It was a fair question.
Personally, I like to keep up on the latest fashion trends, but I am in no way considered a fashion guru. If I have extra cash to spend, you will find me reviewing my home decor wish list before you’ll find me trying on a fabulous pair of boots. And I do love me some fabulous boots.
But the truth of the matter is what you see strutting down the catwalk influences what you’ll be seeing strutting across your favorite interior design magazines. In the past, it has taken a season or two for the fashion influence to reach home decor, but in this highly technical world, that window is getting smaller.
So with NYC Spring Fashion Week just wrapping up, l am launching a new series: Fashion Influences in Home Decor. There are several hot looks on the horizon…. some are new and some have been around but are only going to intensify.
For this first week and in honor of the 86th Academy Awards this Sunday, let’s look at Metallics.
Although silver has been big for a while and gold started gaining ground last year, the spectrum of metallic textures is going to explode. Shiny or matte gold, bronze or copper, metallics can be mixed into any decor style for a fresh twist.
To give you an idea of what I’m talking about, some of my blogging friends have generously agreed to let me share examples of their work with you here.
**Please note: if you choose to add their work to Pinterest, please do so only after clicking on their photo or blog link that I’ve included. I can’t express the importance of giving proper pin credit where it is due.**
Shoes Off, Please
Gilit with Shoes Off, Please created this gold, black and white banner for her Grandmother’s birthday celebration. Having it hung near her gold end table and cute accent pillow makes this the trifecta of gold.
Two Zero One
At Two Zero One, Stephanie made her own old accent bowl from paper mache. The best part of this project is that anyone can achieve this rich look and it’s completely customizable.
The Gathered Home
Of all the bloggers I know, Brynne who writes The Gathered Home is one of the best at adding metallics to her home decor. She adds little touches here and there that make her home truly shine. This week she tackled black and gold custom art. I’ve never used gold leafing and I’m dying to try it.
And not to be outdone by gold, Brynne also used copper accents on her new IKEA desk. Copper! It’s stunning against the wood desk top and such a great alternative to gold or silver.
In our own home, we have a few metallic pieces too. One of our newest is this garden stool that Tyson gave me last year for Valentine’s Day.
I’ve been wanting a garden stool for-ev-er, but they can be a little spendy. So when I was traveling last year, Tyson found this one and surprised me when I got home.
I love the matte finish on it and the intricate scroll detail is totally me.
Of course the college students that come over for bible study every Sunday night like to ask about the “keg” we keep in the living room.
Do you follow fashion trends? What is your favorite metal to decorate with? Have you tried mixing metal decor together?