Designer Picks : Tamara’s Mixed Metals


Mixing metals has been considered faux-pas in the past. However, I believe mixing brass and chrome metal tones can be extremely chic. The key to this trend is balance and  some restraint – too much of either tone may look dated or overwhelming. I love art deco and neoclassic inspired home decor pieces in brass, I think this adds a touch of glamour with a nod to great historical design periods.

Here I have picked my favourite home decor pieces for a glamorous mixed metal bedroom. I started with the classic designed fabric headboard with brass nail-head detailing and fell in love with these antiqued mirror bedside tables. To accessorize these two staple pieces of furniture, I picked a chrome starburst mirror and an art deco inspired geometric brass based lamp. To finish off this bedroom, I would use chic throw pillows in white mongolian fur, silver metallic circles and a grey silk weave.

My favourite Benjamin Moore colours for this space are Horizon Grey 2141-50 and Excalibur Gray 2118-50.

What do you think of mixed metals? would you use these tones in your home?

Product Images: All available from Mountain Home Decor in Whistler, BC. 1. Chrome & brass metal images, 2. Chrome starburst mirror, 3. Assorted decorative throw pillows in white mongonlian fur, silver metallic circles and grey silk weave, 4. Fabric and brass nailhead headboard, 5. Antique mirror sidetable, and 6. Brass art deco lamp.


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