Soft Metallics

Soft Metallics

Sarah Coffey
Feb 23, 2010

We've been enjoying Janel's posts on the trends at Ambiente 2010, and we've noticed a lot of soft, mellow metallics appearing in her photos. It's a trend we've seen at home as well as abroad, from catalog photos to snapshots from real homes.

While metallics (and gold in particular) have been trendy for a few years now, they're a little more toned-down this year. Instead of shiny, glam materials, we're noticing a lot of brushed gold, antiqued metals, and pieces that have some time-worn patina on them.

We like the look and think it's a timely response to the economic and cultural shift that's taken place recently. Second-hand pieces are popular, and flashiness has been overtaken by a more subtle aesthetic.

1 Graham and Brown Ophelia Wallpaper
2 Joanna and Dave's Arizona Dream Home
3 Arkona Wallpaper
4 Cerani Sheers from Romo
5 Chris and Heather's Happy, Hippy Heaven

6 Samuel's Glamorous Collector's Paradise
7 Martha and Ben's Southern Mix
8 Jessica's Small Space for Four
9 Marty's Warm and Inviting on a Budget
10 Judy's Sunny and Stylish Family Home

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