Friday, August 15, 2008

Heavy Metal Chic

This circa 1920 lead Belgian football player adds interest to an oak table.

The antique, iron-framed mirror gives additional depth to a bedroom corner.

An old mottled, galvanized sap bucket, originally used to collect maple syrup as it hung from a tree, now functions as a waste basket and provides a rustic touch in a bathroom.

Two small bronze mice hold forth in a bookcase niche.

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Metal accessories add another dimension of interest to a room and contrast pleasingly with wood and fabric. All the better if the metal has an antique patina, adding to your environment what the French call the sauvage touch.

Now, if I could just talk tall husband into buying that old Parisian zinc bar for The Bunny Bungalow! Too sauvage?


  1. I kind of learn that while living in France, that metal touches in the house brings extra depth. I bought quite a bit of accents there and they make the rooms that I have them in. I love the combination with beautiful wood. Nice post.

  2. Hi Elizabeth,
    Thanks for dropping by. You are so right about that French thing with wood and metal combinations. Now if I could learn their scarf tying/draping techniques without strangling myself.