Designed in 1968 by Italian architect and designer Roberto Menghi, the Globo di Luce Pendant ($1,355) is as captivating as it was 40 years ago. Blown glass defines the globe's shape, a transparent cable gives it the appearance of floating mid air, and its copper finish gives off a rich, warm light. It's practically solar. Unfortunately, its price tag is out of this world (for most) as well. Luckily, there's a more affordable alternative that's equally spellbinding. To see it, read more
Metallic touches are a great, modern way to bring style to your space, but silver and gold aren't your only options. HGTV host Danielle Colding inspired us with her copper-toned kitchen backsplash, so we've rounded up plenty of options to help you mimic the look. Hoping to find some modern pieces for your home this Fall? Bring a cool, contemporary touch to your rooms with these sleek, stylish copper accents.
Brass is undeniably beautiful, but this Winter season I'm attracted to the burnished warm color of copper as it adorns chandeliers, napkin rings, chairs, and much more.
There are plenty of gorgeous copper decor pieces to choose from, but I do have my favorites. Right now, I have a serious love affair developing with the Modernist Copper and Clear Crystal Prism Chandelier by Camer ($3,000, top row, left). This '60s-era modern crystal-prism chandelier is made from hand-blown three-sided prisms in alternating clear and copper crystals. It would add a spectacular focal point to a hallway, dining room, or living room. So chic!
On the more humble end of things, the Sur La Table Honeycomb Votive ($3, middle row, middle left) is perfect for decorating a holiday tablescape. Pair it with black tableware and copper-toned flatware for a truly dramatic table, or opt for rich purples for a warmer effect.
Finally, I'd be remiss not to mention another favorite — the Redsmith Dining Chair in Copper ($200, middle row, left). Commonly fabricated in cool silvers, the copper patina creates an entirely new look for the classic bistro chair.
Have your eye on other favorite finds? Shop each look by clicking on the image.
I fell absolutely in love with this bedroom shot by French photographer Jean-Marc Wullschleger, which I spotted on Desire to Inspire. My initial attraction was the color pairing of the robin's egg blue walls and the copper pendant; it's a palette I rarely see, and one I'm hoping we'll see more often! A second look, and I fell for the cozy, modern minimalism of the room. A faux fur throw and a hide rug add textural quality, while a teak stool and wooden bed bring rustic masculinity, and the butterfly chair, an affordable classic, is an understated touch.
It's a look we can all easily replicate in our homes . . . and I'm hoping you do! As you can see, there are no flashy architectural details to covet. The bedroom's success is its flawless color palette and its beautifully formed furnishings. Beginning with the eye-catching and timeless Globo di Luce Pendant ($468-$936), click each of the product images above to shop this look!
Though I've told you time and again that I won't be redecorating my home for Fall, I can't seem to keep autumnal palettes off of my mind. First it was these colorful Fall wallpapers and now I'm dreaming about the warm color of copper. The peachy metal plays well with silver and gold (the two other elements in its family in the periodic table), so it's quite a versatile finish for your home.
I love copper against deep eggplant and midnight blues. In fact, I think these Roost Copper Clad Mirrors ($212) would look smashing against this plum-colored chrysanthemum wallpaper. But if you're not sold on integrating so much of the dapper metal into your décor, there are plenty of smaller accessories and furniture items to choose from. Check out my picks below.
I finally found a benefit to procrastination. After making some enchiladas the other night, I left my dishes in the sink overnight. While the mess wasn't a pleasant morning reception, I did come across an exciting unintentional cleaning quickie for copper lovers.
There are copper cleaners that can take the grime off in relatively no time but they often require some elbow grease. My solution requires minimal scrubbing and best of all? It's au natural! The secret is in a small can that can be found in any grocery store. To see how it works, read more
The other day, I found myself making a cake that called for a nonreactive saucepan, and I wondered: What exactly does that mean, anyway? Nonreactive cookware is made from ceramic, anodized stainless steel, glass, or nonstick materials.
Often metals can chemically react to heat or various ingredients, altering a food's flavor. For instance, cast iron cookware reacts negatively with high-acid foods like citrus, wine, or tomato sauce. Copper, which is ideal for even heating but very reactive, is often lined with tin to minimize chemical reactions.Even uncoated aluminum pans may oxidize with food, imparting a darker color or metallic taste — although most modern-day aluminum cookware has been covered with a corrosion-resistant oxide coating.
Copper cookware is coated in tin, but tin is a soft metal and scratches off easily, so be cautious when cooking anything acidic or light in color. Do you take precautions when cooking with copper or cast iron cookware?
This Hollywood Regency Vintage Metal Stool ($450) from Bond & Bowery has a turquoise-y green patina that's appropriate for its age, seeing as it was built in the 1940s. There's a common name for this sort of coating that forms when copper, brass, or bronze are exposed to air or seawater over a period of time. Do you know the word that describes this patina?
Canadian actress Missy Peregrym — last seen as Andi on Reaper — is showing her home country some love: she's just taken the lead in the cop drama Copper, a Canadian production that will air in the US on ABC.
Copper is described as a Grey's Anatomy-type journey through the world of rookie cops. Amusingly, this character has the same name as Peregrym's Reaper role — though this one's Andy, not Andi. As The Hollywood Reporter puts it:
[Andy McNally is] a newly minted cop fresh from the academy and the daughter of a homicide detective. She is anxious about her first day on the job, which doesn't go as well as she had wished.
I wonder if she has a one-night stand with her soon-to-be boss, all Grey's-style?
Copper will start production soon in Toronto, and there's no word yet on when it will air on ABC. But does it sound like a show you'd check out? Will the world of rookie cops make a good primetime soap?
I spotted this photo in the portfolio of Swedish interior stylist Jakob Solgren and couldn't help but think the central copper pendant light looked quite familiar. It makes a very bold, masculine statement in the nearly all-white, very Scandinavian room, so it was hard to ignore. But where had I seen it before? To find out, read more