In several client appointments lately, I have been asked about what to do when their home is filled with silver finishes, but they are wanting to incorporate the gorgeous brass patina that is so popular right now.
My answer is easy and simple…. Mix the two!
I love a space with mixed metals as it instantly makes the room look like it has evolved over time, rather than everything so matchy matchy like it was bought on the same day in the same showroom.
I am not only talking about a finish here and a different finish there, as I have been doing this all along. I am talking about a bold metal finish that grounds the room, with perhaps another type of finish thrown in.
Below is a picture of a home we worked on several months back. As you can see below, there are brass finishes throughout……..
But notice how we mixed the two by adding in polish nickel fixtures in the kitchen:
If you like this look of mixing metals and want to see more images, check out my Pinterest account, DWolterinterior. I am also adding info on these other social media sites as well, so be sure to follow along!
I am working on three projects right now where I was pulled in during the schematic phase. One is an addition/renovation, and the other two are new construction. I am excited about each of them and the teams involved.
I love being hired for a project early on, as there is a synergistic effect that takes place among creative minds that results in a more beautiful home. It’s important to hire all members of your team early on, as this makes changes occur sooner rather than once ground has been broken (which saves you $$$).
Working on a home from ground up is like birthing a baby- I become vested more and more each day and I grow to love each of them for different reasons. As I am discussing interior details on each of these projects, I have been looking to Pinterest for inspiration. Here are a few I have pinned for certain reasons…..
I love this hardware. We have spent some time picking out hardware for #ProjectExpansion, and this is very similar to what we selected for their home.
#ProjectExpansion has a door at the end of a hallway, and we are going to create something like this for uniqueness and detail. I love how a simple wall here has become a beautiful focal point. We are creating a jib door to a linen closet that will be hidden by nails and leather. With it being a focal point, leaving it as an ordinary door just wouldn’t cut it.
This bathroom is beautiful. The waterfall countertops and cabinets create a more modern and clean look, and you will see something similar in style for the master.
These floors remind me we are going to create a pattern out of wood on one of the floors in our #LakeTuscaloosa project. While the pattern will be different than this one and the color of the wood tweaked (we haven’t even broken ground), it’s going to be just-if not more-beautiful.
As mentioned in a previous post, your bedroom should be a place to retreat, and this window seat screams that to me. The #LakeTuscaloosa home is home to girls and we are working on incorporating a cozy niche/window seat in at least one of the bedrooms.
Don’t you want to curl up with a good book?! I do!
The placement of this powder room under the stairs is exactly what we are creating in #ProjectVestavia. I love how it is tucked away, not only by being under the stairs, but by being hidden within the woodwork.
As you can see, Pinterest is one of my “go-to’s” when I am looking to be inspired. There is nothing better than crawling in bed with my Ipad at the end of a long day and pinning a few images to make my creative juices flow.
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