Monday, July 30, 2012

Mixing Metals and Wood Finishes

I am putting a living room design together for a client and we're going for a modern, mid century look. I love the idea of mixing metals and wood finishes in a space and plan on doing that here! I think sometimes, people may be afraid to mix metals in a room, thinking they all have to match. If you have a chrome lamp, that doesn't necessarily mean every metal has to also be in chrome. Why not mix it up with a little gold for an eclectic look?? The same goes for your wood finishes. I love seeing light and dark woods in the same room, just like when mixing design styles. You can really take an everything goes approach, within reason. Here are some great examples of mixing things up...

Light woods with Dark...





Mixing Metals...













 
 


Try it out! You'll be surpised that it actually goes together!

6 comments:

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

I love that design has moved away from the matchy-matchy into a more pieced together over time, eclectic look! Mixing adds so much character and interest to a space. Great post!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

This is a tough sell with clients, but you're right - it does work beautifully!

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Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Totally agree. I love the freedom of not having to make sure everything 'matches'.

pam {simple details} said...

I agree, it creates a much more intersting look by mixing it up a little!

amber wallace said...

I just had to fight for this in a client's house! It looks so much better. Great post!

Whitney @ drab to fab design said...

Great post!! It love the non-matchy look!

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