I like shiny things. I am unabashedly drawn to gold things, silver things, sparkly things. But lately, I've been noticing a trend away from these traditionally glam metallics, and toward copper, with its warm luster and rich patina.
Copper's warmth can lend it a vintage, lived-in feel that makes it a good fit for rustic or cozy spaces. Often used in kitchens, around fireplaces and in bathrooms, copper is an intimate metal, less bombastic and showy than its more precious counterparts.
Here is some copper inspiration, as well as various pieces on the market now.
1 Copper fireplace by Del Weale Interior Design and Samantha Farjo Design, photo by Sarah Hartill in Canadian House and Home;
2 Penelope Bianchi's bath, photo by Victoria Pearson for House Beautiful;
3 Anatolia Copper Collection from Pottery Barn ($49-$99);
4 Redsmith copper chairs from Anthropologie ($198);
5 Cirque 2-Door Sideboard from Crate & Barrel ($999);
6 Bronze Tea Light from Sur La Table, on sale ($2.76);
7 Vintage Copper Spice Rack from Davey's Vintage on Etsy ($40);
8 Oval Copper Bucket from Grandin Road ($129-$199);
9 Vintage Mexican Sugar and Creamer Set from Mecox Gardens Chicago ($375);
10 Hammered Copper-Finish Cookie Jar from Target ($38.99).
Images: as linked above