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Consider Copper
Warm metallics are making a comeback in home decor


March 2015

Free-Form Sculptural Bowl: The organic shape makes this nature-inspired bowl, made of ceramic with a copper finish, timeless, while the copper sheen adds a modern edge. McNabb & Risley Home Collection, Thiensville

Warm metallics, especially copper, is a hot trend in home decor. With its reflective sheen and rich tone, the metal instantly injects warmth into a space. From light pendants and furnishings to accessories, hints of copper add a touch of glamour to any room.

"Nature-inspired design trends are hot for 2015, and copper accessories are a natural choice to add a warm glow to any setting. I love to mix metallic copper accents with modern rustic interiors that feature natural jute rugs, live edge tables and linen upholstery. Copper is classic, a little retro and a fresh way to update your home this spring," says Tara Wilke, owner of McNabb & Risley in Thiensville.

Copper Real Good Chair: This dynamic and comfortable chair has a copper-plated finish that is intended to patina naturally with age for a unique look. Available online at

Antique Copper Five-Light Chandelier: Archibald Collection by Kichler. Illuminate your room in the warm glow of copper with this clean-lined, transitional chandelier. Elektra Lights, Wauwatosa

Globo Di Luce Pendant: Designed by Roberto Menghi. Although his Globo di Luce Pendant (1968) has been reinterpreted many times, nothing compares to the iconic original. This handcrafted globe-shaped pendant consists of blown glass dressed in a metallic finish, reflecting both the room around it and the period of its own design. Design Within Reach Studios, or (800) 944-2233

Artichoke Lamp, Copper: The consummate modernist chandelier, Poul Henningsen’s Artichoke Lamp (1958) is composed of layers of overlapping "leaves" that produce crisp, glare-free, 360-degree light. Each leaf is laser-cut for precision and configured by hand. Design Within Reach Studios

Satin Copper One Light Pendent: Kettle Collection by Quorum. This sleek satin copper pendent is a classic style that will add casual sophistication to a room. Elektra Lights, Wauwatosa


Handcrafted 18"x14" Copper Tray: This handcrafted tray shows off all the beauty, texture and uniqueness of natural copper. McNabb & Risley Home Collection, Thiensville,, (262) 242-1000


Dowry Trunk: This unique dowry trunk, with antique copper strapping and details, originated in India. Warren Barnett Interiors, Brookfield, warrenbarnett .com or (262) 790-1111




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