Master Gold and Silver's Metallic Mix

Metallics are all the rage at the moment, which means silver and gold alike are topping the d├ęcor charts. If both hit your fancy and you’re worried you are going to have to select one or the other, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Gone is yesterday’s perception that silver and gold do not belong at the same ensemble; in actuality, mixing them is supported.

Metallics are dynamic by nature, and the mix of silver and gold in particular lends not just an intriguing contrast but also a feeling of visual measurement and feel. With the right balance of the two, your house can feel equally tasteful and eclectic.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or intimidated by this venture, keep reading for several recommendations to begin making the look work for you. Happy mixing!

For People design

Don’t feel like you need to go wild off the bat. Rather, build your confidence by beginning small. It might be as simple as introducing a chair with silver elements into a space with gold accessories.

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc..

Or pull gold accessories right into a room with silver hardware. By starting with smaller quantities of both gold and silver, you can get a sense for how the 2 metallics play off each other without worrying about too permanent a commitment.

Amoroso Design

Play with vignettes. Don’t feel like they have to be complicated: Transferring a silver chair under a gold-framed image will give you a feeling of how each component acts within the space.

Jamie Laubhan-Oliver

Add more silver and gold accessories for your vignette to see how different colors of every interact. Try many different objects until you get the balance right. Knowing how to attack equilibrium in smaller sections will give you more confidence to pull off the colors across the space, if that is what you’re aiming to ultimately do.

CIH Design

Instead of accessories or frames, see how gold or silver furnishings work inside a vignette. Being both silver and gold, this piece does double duty: it is silver backsplash produces a balanced contrast against the gold lamppost and image frame.

For People design

Once you’re feeling more sure of yourself, you can pull silver and gold further into the area. In case you have gold near the top of the area, such as in a light fixture, pull down the color by including a rug with gold accents. Pepper the space in between, for example table surfaces, with silver accessories to achieve that feeling of balance.

Nina Jizhar

Step away and look at the big image. Have you ever chosen curtains with a gold hue in your dining area? Center your desk in front of the chimney and hang on a silver ceiling fixture; even once you walk in the space, you are going to see just how one complements the other.

Heather Garrett Design

This is another case of looking at the big image. In case you’ve got several gold pieces in your walls, think about balancing the look with a silver coffee table or even silver accessories beneath your current coffee table.

Susan Jay Design

Be daring with your contrasts. Finish a silver vanity counter in the toilet with a gold sink and tap.

Sindahl

Consider how you see to your walls. 1 option is to pick wallpaper with metallic features, then fill the space with silver and gold accessories to play off the wallpaper.

Chic Decor & Design, Margarida Oliveira

Or think about translating among those colors into a relaxing shade with paint. Think buttery gold or silver grayish silver. These can mix with both silver and gold accents without stealing the show.

Martha O’Hara Interiors

In case you’ve got a large space, look at creating a separation of places by concentrating more gold in 1 space and more silver in a different. In this bedroom, the sitting area features more colors of silver while the mattress itself is heavier in golds, creating distinction in every space. On the other hand, the entire area as a whole feels cohesive as the drapes and paint pull in both colors.

Jerry Jacobs Design, Inc..

Look at going big with a single colour and settling for accents with the other. This set of Japanese silver screens invigorates this space with an eclectic punch; gold accessories onto the coffee table provide just the ideal subtle variation.

Panache Interiors

Or if gold is more your colour, make a splash with a ceiling painted in the shade. A mattress frame in silver complements the daring paint option so it will not seem overwhelming. Who could not help but feel glamorous beneath this stunning ceiling?

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5 Fragrant Mid-Century Modern Homes

The term Mid-century Modern tends to be pitched around aimlessly (I’ve been guilty of this myself), so we’re going to have a look at some dazzling houses that truly embody the style. The majority of the examples below are recently renovated, to undo 1970s or 1980s renovations, to add to the square footage, and/or to make them more energy efficient.

In every job, the designers admired the spirit of the first details and plans. And we’ve got full home tours of each, which you might link over to and research through the numbered titles.

The Office of Charles de Lisle

1. 1950s William Wurster ranch: Architect Charles Delisle respected the background of the home in California’s Portola Valley, keeping the spirit of this era living by means of a mixture of modern and custom pieces.

The Office of Charles de Lisle

This new custom built cupboard plays a classic mid-century color palette and blocky geometry, but includes a fresh appearance.

The Office of Charles de Lisle

A group of ceramics is a nod to the background of mid-century in California.

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Hammer Architects

2. Mid-century Modern second home on Cape Cod: The first butterfly-roofed wing to the house on this site was designed by Henry Hebblin, who’d studied together with Eero Saarinen and functioned for Alvar Aalto.

When Mark Hammer was hired to winterize the home and layout an improvement, he kept Hebblin’s part of the home and gleaned inspiration from the butterfly roof.

Tour another modern Cape Cod renovation by Hammer Architects

Hammer Architects

The last renovation was designed with sustainability in mind. The once seasonal dwelling now functions as a yearlong home, with elements that can be shut off and save energy when there aren’t guests, also makes the most of natural light. Most importantly, Hammer has created continuity between the mid century and the new structure.

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Beth Dotolo, ASID, RID, NCIDQ

3. Family-friendly Mid-century Modern: Pulp Style Studios was charged with developing a stylish nest for a young family. A gentle modern approach filled with vibrant color was the answer. The classicly open space is grounded with all the lively Missoni rug and includes a classic Bertoia Bird Chair.

Beth Dotolo, ASID, RID, NCIDQ

A child’s size Cherner table and chairs is perfect for small modernists. There are many classic child-sized pieces on the market these days that it’s easy to take a mid-century aesthetic into childrens’ bedrooms and playrooms.

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Beth Dotolo, ASID, RID, NCIDQ

The artwork arrangement is a variation on the classic modern grid, alternating horizontal and vertical rectangular frames. It is a wonderful way to keep the family photos on screen in a tight, modern manner.

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Jenny Mitchell

4. Atomic Flair from the Blue Ridge Mountains: For blogger and vintage maven Jenny Mitchell, the home was love at first sight.

Her attention for atomic style and talent for discovering thrifted treasures have caused a fun and cheerful home that combines old and new seamlessly.

While a self-described”minimalist-maximalist,” Mitchell knew that all this terrace needed was two bright butterfly chairs to provide it a big mid-century pop of design.

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Gary Hutton Design

5. 1962 Custom Eichler House Renovation: Located on San Francisco Bay, the house’s original mid-century charm was wiped out by a misguided 1980s renovation. Designer Gary Hutton was able to get his hands to the first plans and bring this home back to its original glory.

Gary Hutton Design

Nothing brings out a mid century house’s best like among the best royal furniture and art collections around. Here we’re looking over a Nelson Marshmallow Sofa to a first Andy Warhol.

Gary Hutton Design

Saarinen Executive Chairs, a Florence Knoll table plus a PH Pendant create the ultimate mid-century area.

Gary Hutton Design

Ultimately, a rare Eames match table using a massive slice by Sarah Morris from the backdrop produces a vibrant corner. In terms of the head to the desk, I don’t have any idea. Does anybody know its history? Please discuss in the Comments section. See more of the home.

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