Adding Metallic Accents

adding metallic accents

I’ve been hard at work adding decor to the sitting room.   Lets take a quick reminder of what we started with:

dining room makeover

Then we went to:

dining room shaker grey

The entire room is supposed to have a masculine feel and lately I’ve been focusing on adding metallic accents to give it a bit of a masculine (but pretty!) feel.  I started with this gorgeous bronze mirror from Lamps Plus that has been traveling around the house looking for it’s perfect place.  I think it finally found it!

lamps plus mirror vignette

Sitting on this custom file cabinet my husband had built in Italy, it makes a perfect vignette in this otherwise unused corner.  I also hit up the file cabinet and the server with some Rub N’Buff in Gold Leaf on the hardware-it makes it really “pop” against the deep wood.

brightening hardware rub n' buff

On top of the server I added this little brass tray and these gold rimmed glasses I found on clearance!

metal tray

It makes me happy just looking at it! I totally remember hating gold and brass growing up but for some reason the past 6 months or so I am just in love with it!!

marble top brass table

This antique mid-century table was a lucky craigslist find…the brass bottom with marble top fit perfectly with my vision for this room!

vintage brass table

I think the table may get a little polishing soon to brighten the metal as well.  (Adding that to my never-ending to-do list!)

drum table sitting room

We also added this bronze drum table and you can see I finally have at least one thing up on the walls! I bought this watercolor print of the basilica in Vicenza, Italy (where we used to live) on Etsy and framed it in a frame we already had on hand.  I love how it looks up there and love that it’s someplace dear to us!

Do you want to add touches of metal to your decor? Here are a few awesome finds I rounded up for the insane selection over at Lamps Plus

lamps plus metallic accents

Clockwise from top left: Metal Light Fixture | Marble and Gold Table| Antique Brass Tray | Metal Magnifying Glass

Thanks so much to Lamps Plus for sponsoring this post and letting me add that gorgeous mirror to our home! You can find Lamps Plus on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

TDC Before and After


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  1. says

    I absolutely LOVE the metallics you added to this room! That tray … swoon!! Our living room is chocolate and red and I think some metallic accents are the way to go. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. says

    I am so incredibly jealous of your brass tray and glasses!! LOVE them! And isn’t Rub ‘N Buff just amazing? I used it to update the hardware on my bedroom furniture!

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