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25th October 2017

Embracing Metallics

By Sherry FitzGerald.

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EMBRACING METALLICS 

With the season of bling fast approaching bringing festive cheer to  

each and all, it’s time to start thinking of introducing some shine into our home interiors. Whist a magpie tendency may not be part of your style DNA it would be hard to ignore the fact that come December your home needs to sparkle with bright shining metallics whose surfaces will glow against the backdrop of fairy lights and dare we say – tinsel? Perhaps a step too far!

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BRASS ACT

If more subtle hues are more your thing then playing around with brass, copper and gold tones can add that extra dimension of seasonal style, but in a more stripped back fashion. The reflection of accent lighting off your brass and copper fittings that could be anything from hanging pendant lighting to copper kitchen utensils, all culminate to exude an ambiance of celebration.

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LIGHT REFLECTIONS

Gather candles of different shapes and sizes, mix white with gold and silver candles and group them together against a backdrop of your seasonal decorations. They will look great on mantelpieces, hall tables, kitchen window sills and basically any flat surface. Think candlesticks and candelabra for this special time of year so that you are introducing height and interest to your display.  Nothing lights up a dinner table more than tea lights peppered around in metallic holders.

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THE ART OF LAYERING

The beauty of embracing metallics at this time of year is that they are easy to incorporate into your existing colour palette. A neutral living room can be transformed into a glamorous and luxurious living space with the addition of metallic soft furnishings. Think cushions with gold embellishment or a sparkle of silver sequins and throws with inviting gold overtones draped over an otherwise nondescript sofa or chair.

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ACCESSORISES

Exchange your day-to-day household display bowls with a more glistening festive version that can be picked up at very little cost at this time of year. For your table setting, placemats and napkins with metallic threading can really add personality to your table. But don’t stop there, your glassware can also benefit from seasonal cheer either by adding a sparkly glass ring to the rim or investing in some metallic embossed glassware. Finish it off with a sprinkle of table confetti and you’re good to go!

 

This is definitely not the time of year to be thinking that less is more!

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