How copper is taking over our homes
It's safe to say 2014 was the year of copper in the interiors world. From bathroom fixtures to lamps and side tables, we saw the warm and glossy metal in every interiors magazine's top trends list, whether used as a subtle detail or a statement feature. Copper has always been a popular choice in interiors but it really saw resurgence last year and it shows no signs of letting up. It's no surprise that even Dulux has announced Copper Blush as its colour of the year 2015.
Copper and rose gold have been on my radar for a while, not just in interiors but also in fashion and jewellery. I remember getting skeptical looks when I announced I had decided to have my engagement and wedding rings made (hubby was kind enough to propose with a cocktail ring and let me choose the real thing, clever guy?!....) in rose gold (erm, and a few diamonds for good measure!)... 'It is just a fad', 'it'll go out of fashion', 'Go for a more classic, timeless design'... I heard it all. Well, five years on and I am still hooked... What can I say... Avant-garde?! Or just obsessed with adding a bit of pink everywhere I can...
Copper is so sumptuous and warmer than other metals, and really adds that bit of glamour and drama into a space.
One of my favourite designers of all times, Tom Dixon, works extensively with copper. He first launched his Copper Shade back in 2005 (I want one in every room of my house!) and since then he has continued to work with this metal not just for his lighting range but also as a feature material in various projects. I will let you swoon over this shot of his most recent work of art, the Mondrian Hotel in London. I mean, need I say more?!
So where to start? A great way to incorporate this trend into your own home is by adding copper accents into your interior scheme. It compliments beautifully a luxe and glamour vibe with velvet and plush accessories, but I also love the combo with raw materials like reclaimed wood and concrete. Lighting is a good start, but a side table or even an accessory like a tray or a scented candle goes a long way. If you're feeling bold, how about a copper bed?! You know you want to!
I've compiled a moodboard and shopping list with my current favourite pieces that are all affordable ways to add a little copper touch to your home. Happy shopping!
1. Copper hanging planter - £38 - from Homeplace
2. Martini side table - £129 - from West Elm
3. Copper toilet brush holder - £29.50 - from M&S Home
4. Vita Copper light shade - £79 - available from Black by Design
5. Bolina Mirror by House Doctor - £55 - available from Royal Design UK
6. Kartell Componibili storage unit - £150 - available from www.amara.com
7. Plant pots on a tray - £14.99 - from H&M Home
8. Alana king size bed in copper - £449 - from Made.com
9. Tom Dixon scented candle - £55 - available from Heal's
10. Tam tam chromé stool by Branex Design - £57 - from Made in Design