Behind The Blue Door

Statement Dining | December 28, 2015 |

Shimmering shades:

Embrace the metallic trend in your home



Whether you’’re looking for a burnished glow, subtle sparkle, or a hint of industrial decay, now’’s the time to buy into the metallics trend. Here are our links to the best inspiration and a few ways you can bring it into your own home.


Inspiration: Firmly dull and workmanlike, pewter is perfect for industrial and country interiors. House and Garden’’s comprehensive archive of bathroom inspiration includes an elegant silver grey bathroom featuring a cool pewter bath.

Shopping: Rose and Grey’’s Tolix-style bench (£235) is an interesting twist on the popular industrial chair. Great for busy hallways, its deliberately distressed finish means it will cope with knocks and scratches.


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Inspiration: Elle Decoration’’s glimpse of new London restaurant Duck and Rice includes creative ideas for several metal finishes. The huge copper beer vats may not be something you’’d recreate in your own home, but they certainly show how beautiful this warm metal can be.

Shopping: For a touch of glamour and practicality, this Tom Dixon Medium Hex Copper Bowl (£95) is food-safe for use in the kitchen – or alternatively it would add depth to a bathroom, holding perfumes and oils.


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Inspiration: This warm shade is gracing plenty of collections at the moment – and with good reason. Be it muted, antique, pared-back pure or bright, there’’s a shade to suit all tastes.

Shopping: Discover the incredible hammered gold kitchen belonging to Parisian designer Jean Louis Deniot – Abigail Ahern was astounded by it.

For decadent dining with trimmings, you can’’t go far wrong with this simple, chic Wedgwood Arris Carafe – it’’ll set the tone for the rest of your tableware and inspire conversation among friends.



Inspiration: Bodie & Fou’’s description of a design blogger’s’ dinner includes a shot of a kitchen that uses steel to great effect – contrasting its sleek, commercial harshness with weathered old wood and bargain basement white tiles.

Shopping: It may not be the height of summer but outdoor lighting can still be relevant, especially in party season. The Marimekko Hehkuva lantern (£209) is made from hand-blown glass and stainless steel and designed for indoor and outdoor use.

shimmering shades marimekko

Image source: Marimekko/Website

Discover more interiors trends, with our edit of chic colour palettes for 2016.


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The Jasper Conran Tisbury collection offers a plethora of informal tableware and home accessories that allow you to mix the collection into your everyday living. The tailored shapes with renowned Jasper Conran precision combine with a resilient porcelain, glass and wood to withstand wear and tear of everyday use. Natural colour styles contribute to an effortless look and feel.

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