Rachel is lusting after copper pans and jelly moulds for her new home and it set me thinking about the resurgance in the popularity of copper as home decoration. So, I bring you a selection of copper coloured goodies that excited me at the design shows in London and some DIY copper projects that I have created at home.
The copper bath tub from Kit Kemp's display at Decorex, London
and the one at Heals on Tottenham Court Road. Note the copper mirror, lamp and towel rail.
Black and copper lamps from Davey at Original BTC.
Scrumptious hand printed wallpaper from Rapture and Wright
If you prefer to craft your own copper decoration consider fabric stencilled with copper paint
I have used metallic stencil paint with an arts and crafts style border
and an Ottoman Tile design. Both were stencilled onto black velvet.
Mullan Lighting exhibited this oxidised wall sconce which I think is gorgeous and would look fab on my dark grey walls.
Transfer leaf is an easy and inexpensive way to achieve copper effects on home accessories.
This garden bench was gilded with copper transfer leaf and I gave the same treatment to some Moroccan tin lanterns.
Bravo Design Studio hail from Chile and use indigenous copper and lenga wood to make these tactile vessels that felt as good as they looked.
When I get my garden of succulents organised should I treat them to this lovely bowl from Bronzino?
There was an inspirational and informative stand at 100% Design called Copper in a Box. They were happy to discuss the versatility of the metal and show off a selection of design possibilities.
The copper bicycle from Van Heesch Design was featured
and copper sculpture from Co Works UK. The bowls by Tom Dixon at the top of this post were exhibited at Copper in a Box and I saw them for sale at Liberty later that day.
Finally, here are two rooms from my home that employ stencilled copper leaf as a decorative accent.
See it on the walls, screen, floor and radiator in this room
and on the walls of our arts and crafts style dining room.
Even my copper hair might be 'on trend' this year.
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