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My Five Favorites | Mixed Metals


Hello lovelies!! I’m so glad to be back here with another round up of five favorites along with Kris of Driven By Decor, Jennifer of Dimples & Tangles and Pam of Simple Details! You know these three always have tons of beautiful and creative ideas for the home and today is no exception. You’re going to love their posts!This month we are so happy to have the insanely talented Claire Brody of Claire Brody Designs as our guest host. Claire is amazing at pulling together a space and creating eclectic, fun and interesting designs.

Claire Brody Designs

Check out Claire’s  simple formula for putting together a bar cart for a peek into this designer’s style vibe and while you’re there don’t miss this living room she redesigned for her parents for the One Room Challenge! Thank you for joining us Claire!

Today we’re all musing about mixed metals. Mixing metals in a space is a great way to add visual interest, and the bit of glitter brings some life to a room. Here are a few ways I’ve mixed metals harmoniously in our home.


IMG_0718Our master bedroom has gold sconces, gold curtain rods, and a gold vanity table stool, so when I made a piece of art for this wall over our bed I intentionally gave it a silver border to break up all the matchy matchiness.


copper pot in foyer

In a house with a lot of neutral elements, I love the warmth a bit of copper brings to a space. A little goes a long way and it mixes so well with other metals like the silver door hardware and black accents in my foyer.

I used a jar of pennies as a bookend in our family room built ins and it adds warmth and shimmer along with the gold pages of the albums.


Don’t forget your Moscow Mule mugs, they are fantastic for mixing a bit of copper into other metal tones in your home!


bar cart ice bucket

A bar cart is a great place to mix metals and bring some depth to a room. My changing table-turned-bar cart was so much fun to style! A leaning gold mirror paired with a shiny silver ice bucket, or metallic barware on mercury glass shelves (these ones are an easy DIY!) compliment each other so well and give a space a bit of glam.

diy bar cart




I’m starting to sound like a broken record but silver or pewter baby cups are such a great accessory to use around your house. They are special, AND they give a pop of shine that looks so pretty with black or with any other metal.





I use black or dark oil rubbed bronze window hardware a lot because it looks great with whatever else goes into a room. PS, I finally bought, lined and HUNG new curtains in my dining room and living room! Like the stenciled drop cloth curtains that served us so well for 5 1/2 years before these, I hung these curtains on dark cabinet pulls on either side of two bay windows because my windows are odd and I couldn’t run a rod across both of them. The wrought iron light and window hardware play happily with silver, and are neutral enough to allow me to change up my table with whatever color scheme and metallics I’m in the mood for.


Thanksgiving table


My co-hosts are all so great at pulling together the little details that give a space personality and interest. Don’t miss how these fine ladies mix metals in their own homes.

Pam @ Simple Details

Kris @ Driven By Decor

Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles

and our special guest,

Claire @ Claire Brody Designs!


Yesterday we moved my mom out of her house, and it was also our 6 year anniversary in this house! While I’m still rocking baloney colored countertops and 80s tile, just taking a peek around our house for this post has made me realize how very far we’ve come since day one. I’m long overdue for some house updates here on the blog and will be sharing some before and afters around here this month. Thanks for coming along for the ride as we made this house our home!

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Friday 5th of August 2016

Love mixing metals and the bar cart you've shown is a favorite. Happy weekend, Lisa!


Wednesday 17th of August 2016

I sold that bar cart because I ran out of space but I miss it! Definitely need another one on a smaller scale. Every house should have one don't you think? :)


Thursday 4th of August 2016

All fabulous ideas and vignettes lisa, you know me, I'm a big Brass lover!


Tuesday 2nd of August 2016

Love your bedroom paint color, Lisa! The gold finish of the sconces totally pop against the wall color. Your DIY drop cloth drapery panels are beautiful! I love the pattern. I clicked over to your post way back when you did them. You are such a DIY guru! Patient too. :) Did you say that you are replacing them?! Can't wait to see all the house updates you'll be posting soon...


Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

Thank you Carol! The ones I showed in this post are actually the new ones. They have a similar pattern to the stenciled curtains. I loved the stenciled ones but was ready for a finer fabric after 5 years! The new ones are from West Elm and are linen. I love them!

Pam @ Simple Details

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016

Such great examples, you did find a bunch! :) Oh my gosh, you are too clever with your jar of pennies! You know I love those gold sconces against that dark blue, so pretty!


Tuesday 2nd of August 2016

Thank you my dear! Dark blue it seems is a fabulous background for metallics, I think that's why the pennies pop too!


Tuesday 2nd of August 2016

Darling examples! I really love the jar of pennies-fun! And this is a reminder to dig out my silver baby cup!


Tuesday 2nd of August 2016

Thank you! The pennies were on my kitchen desk area anyway and I loved them against the blue. A jar of copper.....currently my favorite decorating accessory :)