We've seen high gloss chrome, brushed nickel and oil rubbed bronze, and now burnished gold is taking center stage. But my heart will always lean to my favorite patina....copper.
I just love copper! It's rich and warm, and it always ages with grace and panache!
Every chef covets a set of hand-forged copper pans....me too!
Designers are taking this soft, mellow metal and using it in all kinds of unique applications.
Who doesn't love the copper farm sink?
or the incredible free standing bathtub...
This Japanese soaking tub is the ultimate in luxury, don't you think? (Perhaps we need to bring along a copper step stool so you can actually get in!)
Lighting designers have jumped on the copper bandwagon as well, mixing traditional and modern design elements with this antique finish.
Casa Midy Lanterns
Artistic Kitchen Designs
Industrial Design Imports
Copper is a great material for cut away panels and screens too.
Think about the shadows this pattern would make in the light! Yum!
Parasoleil by Kari Seydewitz
I do love the way that copper creates a beautiful verdigis patina when it's left to oxidize.
My favorite color scheme too!
Furniture makers have begun experimenting with copper. The soft metal is more challenging to work with, but when it works, it's wonderful!
How unique is this!
Heaven for me when you marry the copper with drawers....I love drawers and cubbies!
Hobart Cabinet Co.
Distressed copper clad dining tables look great in outdoor spaces or homey kitchens.
Tile manufacturers have been adding copper to their lines for a while now,
Native Trails Tile
but penny tiles in copper are a new twist to an vintage design.
And then there's the real deal!! Talk about a "costly" floor!
Even Kitchenaide has gotten in on the act!
Wanna know how obsessed I am? This is my kitchen ceiling. Anaglypta wallpaper, faux painted by me....I needed a neck brace by the time I finished! But I love it everyday.
So, are you a fan of copper too? Jump on the bandwagon....there's plenty of room!