Precious Metals: The Allure of Metallic Decor

These lustrous metallic accent pieces from local shops will bring extra shine to your room.

Searching for a neutral that will complement an array of styles? Look no further. The reflective quality of metallic pieces brings light into a room and makes a small, cluttered space appear more spacious and clean.  These accent pieces range from modern to glamorous, industrial to romantic. No matter your style, metallic decor is a smart addition to your home design.

photos by chuck beard

Marvel at the glossy surface and sleek lines of this Balor table lamp [$499] from Arhaus.

With masterful design and masculine features, this Franklin desk clock [$349] from Arhaus will keep you stylish and on time.

With no green thumb required, this orchid arrangement in a pewter vase [$84.95] embodies an earthy design. Both from Roxanne’s Dried Flowers.

A conversation piece indeed, this pair of brass scissors [$280] from Weisshouse will sharpen your workspace. 

Comfort never felt more luxurious than with these glam pillows [$89/$119] from Arhaus. 

Add a touch of nature to your tabletop with this tier leaf dish [$75] by Dessau Home. Whether it’s storing cookies, tea bags, coffee or cash for a rainy day, this Miami jar [$152.50] by Go Home will meet your need for organization. Both from Valerie M. Interiors.

This handsome brass serving tray [$550] will make Sunday breakfast in bed all the more cozy and decadent, while a gold antler tray [$490] is a blank canvas for any busy coffee table. Both from Weisshouse.

With silvery simplicity, this mercury glass champagne vase [$417.50] by Go Home from Valerie M. Interiors is a dependable tabletop centerpiece, no matter if your table scape is simple or festive. Pretty as a picture, this occasional table [$125] from IDEAS Vintage Market is painted with a base coat of Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Duck Egg Blue. The tabletop is gilded using sheets of gold leaf over Annie Sloan Gold Size. 

This brass hematite box [$675] from Weisshouse pays tribute to the beauty of the elements. Hematite is made of iron ore, making it the perfect centerpiece in any Pittsburgh home.

A mermaid’s sunken treasure? The secret trinket box from a forbidden romance? No matter where your imagination wanders as to the origins of this iron box [$175] from Arhaus, you know it has a story to tell with its worn surface and antiqued iron finish.

A gilded shell box [$550] from Weisshouse is a treasure that looks as though it were discovered in a distant land. 

This iron warbler bird [$29] and iron sparrow bird [$29] from Arhaus will make your mantel sing. 

This gold-leaf chandelier [$125] from IDEAS Vintage Market brings as much elegance as it does light.

Inspired by the workings of a favorite mode of transportation, this bicycle table lamp [$399] from Arhaus is “wheely” great for any desktop or side table. Display seasonal foliage in this aluminum container [$100] from Roxanne’s Dried Flowers that will complement but not overwhelm delicate sprays of honeysuckle in summer, playful tulips in spring and amber oak limbs in fall.  

The Stores

Arhaus, 235 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside

IDEAS Vintage Market, 419 Beaver St., Sewickley

Roxanne’s Dried Flowers, 2115 Penn Ave., Strip District

Valerie M. Interiors, 519 Broad St., Sewickley

Weisshouse, 324 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside


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