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My Five Favorite Ways to Mix Metals


Favorite Way to Mix Metals

Every month Jennifer from Dimples & Tangles, Kris from Driven by Decor, Lisa from Shine Your Light, and Pam from Simple Details host this great series called “My Five Favorites”, where they share their five favorite [fill in the blank].  This week they asked me to guest host and share my favorite ways to mix metals.  There are few metals that I don’t like, but when going through projects to really study the metal combinations that I most use, I noticed  3 metals over and over again in every way possible.  Brass, black and bronze are the only metals that I could find within my projects, but I will say that I’ve found every combination of those 3 metals.


1. Bronze & Antique Brass:

Favorite Ways to Mix Metals

chandelier | wallpaper | mirror | crib | beddingthrow pillowjute rug | hide rug

In this sweet nursery we mixed bronze through the chandelier and antique gold through the mirror and a few other details.

2. Shiny Brass & Aged Brass

Favorite Ways to Mix Metals

floor cushions | gold pot | purple glasses | brass candlesticks | gold flatware

I styled this lavender shoot way back when with a friend and it ended up being featured on Style Me Pretty.  I love the simplicity of the aged brass candlesticks – some are shiny brass and some are aged, but they all seem to go together in an organic way.

*image: Jenna McElroy

3. Black & Brass

Favorite Ways to Mix Metals

sofa | rug | media console | art | green pillow |buffalo check pillow | zig zag pillow | floor lamp |baskets | rattan stool | curtains | gold table lamp

I mixed matte black and brass through the lighting in this modern tv room makeover.

4. Black & Bronze

Favorite Way to Mix Metals

marble tile | mirror | wall sconces | fireplace screen | Black and white circles art | Lines artInk art | Lady art | succulents

This classic, neutral rich living room was one big mix of layered neutrals.  I used lots black + bronze (with lots of texture) to keep it interesting.

*image: Kayla Snell

5. Shiny Brass & Bronze

Favorite Ways to Mix Metals

peacock mirror | mini peacock chair | globe

Our master bedroom has a fun mix of shiny brass and bronze.  I love this mix because it not only mixes metal finishes but crosses over styles as well…

*image: Chelsea Laine Francis

Be sure to check out the other ladies’ favorite ways to mix metals!

Dimples & Tangles |  Driven by Decor | Shine Your Light | Simple Detail



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14 comments on “My Five Favorite Ways to Mix Metals”

  1. These are all beautiful, Claire. I don’t know why I didn’t think of black metal! Thanks so much for joining us today, wish I was going to get to see you at Haven this week!

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