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Koket's Obssedia dining table has a unique glass top, available in clear, smoked or bronzed glass, that rests on a plated gold aluminum base (www.koket.com). This is a striking way to bring metallics into spaces that can accommodate a strong element.
Koket's Obssedia dining table has a unique glass top, available in clear, smoked or bronzed glass, that rests on a plated gold aluminum base (www.koket.com). This is a striking way to bring metallics into spaces that can accommodate a strong element.
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Never been a heavy-metal fan? The new look of brass, copper, bronze and nickel in this fall’s decor might change your mind.


The finishes are warm, without the kitschy clash of some previous go-rounds. You’ll see these softer, richer-looking metals — joining gold and silver on the decor stage — as accents on accessories, as furniture embellishment and as a brushed finish on textiles.


It’s a classic look that can work in both traditional and contemporary spaces.


A simple bronze, steel or iron table is one of the season’s hot accent pieces. Nate Berkus has done a side table for Target in brass with an antiqued mirror top, and Pottery Barn has a collection of blackened iron ones with a polished industrial vibe. West Elm’s Element iron coffee table has an acid-washed, sandblasted trim. (www.westelm.com; www.target.com; www.potterybarn.com)


At the recent International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, bronze tables made by Nick Davis in his foundry studio in Bedfordshire, England, drew crowds. Their intriguing surfaces were embossed with skulls, rain scenes and other edgy elements. (www.nickdavisart.com)


Made Goods’ ceramic angular or bulleted stools with crackled gold finishes can do double duty as swanky side tables. And the studio’s Delancy bistro side table has a hammered base available in antiqued black, silver or gold on which you can add a customized top. The Arron lamp, with a base made of metalized stones coated with gold or silver, is an unusual and elegant accessory. (www.shopcandelabra.com)


Burnished silver, gold or copper bowls and vases are being offered by many retailers, some crafted in metal, some in stoneware or a sustainable wood and washed with metallic paint. Crate & Barrel’s Loki and Ophelia silvery free-form bowls are light and luminous. (www.crateandbarrel.com)


The Eiffel Tower is rendered in brass-finished aluminum in a stylish table lamp at www.worldmarket.com. The site also has 1930s-style Pharmacy lamps in bronze or rust finishes.


If you’re more attracted to the shinier side of metals, check out Tom Dixon’s reflective ball lighting. Crafted in mirrored silver, copper or bronze finishes, the fixtures have a spacey yet sophisticated look. (www.ylighting.com)


 
 
 
 
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