Coppa in Kitchens

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Copper is usually seen in lampshades, or crockery, or even a bath, but it never usually features in kitchens. These two photos are prime examples of why copper is such a great material to use. It bounces light like no other but also it’s easy to clean, modern and gives a room a sense of style. I love the way they have used copper pipes to hang their crockery on a truly inspirational setting. Funnily enough this metal is one of the only metals that is warm, steel and aluminium are terribly cold materials.

 

 

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Top made: Pics this week

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Made.com is an online market place for designer furniture with up to a 70% discount. This is great for any savvy designer wanting the latest finds at a cheaper price. Here’s a look into some of the best pieces on the site this week!

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This Alana mirror and hanging piece is perfect for any bedroom or wardrobe area. One of the hottest metallics of the moment, brass will keep your interior looking on trend and stylish. This would suit a minimalist interior to the T. This piece is also available in copper on the site.

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his item is also from the Alana collection, definitely worth taking a look at all the items from this collection! I thought this was such a different idea for a single bed. Accessorized with white sheets and blush tone pillows, this bed would be perfect for all ages and looks great as a feature piece.

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The Jenson collection is also one to watch this week! However, this bench really caught my eye as a great piece for an entry way or bedroom. With the added storage this makes such useful and stylish piece. The raw wood and grey fabric also make it versatile and effortlessly modern. This would look great mixed with other wooden items and a Scandinavian scheme.

Styling your kitchen

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The kitchen in most homes is the heart, where you spend time with the family and entertain guests. The most sacred room full of food, laughter and many a social gathering. Why not keep your kitchen in top condition so that it is a haven for you and your guests? By styling certain areas with simple changes you can create an interiors magazine worthy kitchen in your own home. Keeping a few pans out, providing they aren’t the result of a recipe gone wrong, can look natural and homely. Look out for copper or gold pans which not only look good but can last a lot longer than your average steel ones. Leafy greens not only look fresh and smell great but will make you look like the healthiest host, always a great look! Ikea have great solutions for hanging herbs or just tie them with string to a hanging rack for a more natural approach. Lastly keep a few bits out that you use a lot or are your favourite pieces for the kitchen, this will show personality and a lived in home which is welcoming for all guests. Keep your kitchen ready for any social occasion with these quick and simple changes!

Brassy notes

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Copper may have stolen centre stage for the metallic this season but brass is coming in close behind with a cheaper and long wearing solution. Brass mixes really well with whites and natural materials such as wool and copper which is easy to find and add to any interior. The minimal trend lends itself extremely well to brass as delicate furniture below shows. Smaller details as with any trend can be added into an existing styled room such as frames and lighting whereas if you are on the hunt for a more substantial piece why not add some statements like these gorgeous taps for an updated kitchen. Brass can come in many finishes so try your hand at rustic, chic or a mish mash of both for a stylish and modern interior.

Trend Alert- Copper

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If you haven’t seen copper blasting through the interiors and lifestyle industry then you must be under a rock! Similar to rose gold this metal has changed up the norm of silver or gold to really bring out a modern touch in accessories and fixtures. Bowls, lamp shades, picture frames and stationary have all been touched by the copper magic. A whole house could be decorated in copper but that may be slight overload so for now maybe start with a string of lights from Anthropologie or some decorative bowls to spice up a tired room.

 

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To see new upcoming designs and colour combinations check out this article:

http://www.interiordesign.net/articles/11310-design-forecast-10-trends-to-watch-for-in-2016/

 

My favourite is the rose quartz but the neat design spaces are also fascinating. Especially the copper sink (it looks as though Potter has put a spell on it.)