|A brass bowl from the eighties...bringing it back out!|
My collection of "décoratifs" includes silver, brass, gold leaf, oil rubbed bronze, and black wrought iron finishes.
Being a little bit obsessive about following some kind of real or imaginary decorating rules it used to bother me about mixing finishes.
|A brass lamp from the eighties...|
The challenge for me has been how to use various metals in one room. (And if we are "allowed" to do that. ha!)
I admit that I have been too much of a nut about this issue of mixing metals...but maybe I am "over it." ha!
|Another brass lamp from the eighties...|
I know that some of you are from my "time." I must be getting really old...because I tend to think things were better in my "time." ha!
I try not to look at these youngsters who shun convention as being rebellious young homemakers. I"m kidding.
I admire all of the young homemakers and mothers trying to navigate this very challenging time of "anything goes" out there in the world.
I am trying to roll with some of the newer relaxed ways of homemaking and designing.
I think that my daughter is glad to know those traditional things that I taught her about table linens, place settings, and lamp heights. :-) And, she is passing down some of these traditional things to her daughter.
|Making silver and gold work together...|
Originally I worried about using a gold mirror frame and silver/chrome faucets.
I did not want brass faucets like I had in the Georgian. Been there done that...although I saw in a magazine that brass faucets may be coming back. Heaven help me!
So...I already owned the mirror and it fit perfectly over the hall bath vanity. Silver and gold it would be then!
Would I feel better if a design guru were to pronounce far and wide that mixing metal finishes is just fine?
Maybe...because I guess I still want to abide by some design rule. ha! I guess I am not 100% sure about mixing metals...but I am doing it anyway.
And here you see our beloved golden...Mikey in the pic with my gold pears and old brass bowl. Mikey went with everything. He was usually the highlight of any photoshoot.
...I believe it works.
Do you mix metals and finishes in your home?
Are you a design rebel with your home?
Do you mix gold and silver in your jewelry?
Do you have design insecurities too? ha!
Am I asking too many questions? :-)
I invite you all to share your feelings about design rules. Won't you share with us!
Thanks for visiting.
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