Fall Design Trend: Gold, Brass, and Copper Accents

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Yup, the warm metallics are still going strong. This is the trend that just won't quit, but that's ok because we love it. This fall, try incorporating some gold, brass, or copper accents into your home design for a rich yet not too opulent look. Check out more fall design trends like Warm Woods and Comfortable Kitchens.

Check out our first Fall Design Trend: Warm Woods.

Modern home with Kitchen, White Cabinet, Medium Hardwood Floor, Wood Counter, Metal Backsplashe, and Pendant Lighting. The Mandayam–Vohra family gathers under one of Workstead’s signature three-arm chandeliers, shown here in its horizontal configuration. Photo  of Fall Design Trend: Gold, Brass, and Copper Accents

MINIMALIST BROOKLYN APARTMENTPublished as: Top Brass

Here is a great example of one family that has incorporated two of our favorite fall trends, warm woods and brass accents! For them, an updated kitchen meant rich materials, a warm walnut slab, and custom woodwork by Marcus Bartenschlager all courtesy of their architects Workstead. The real masterstroke is all that brass, touches of which include a chandelier that Workstead designed, a custom range hood from Rangecraft, and a faucet by Rohl that the architects had stripped and plated in brushed brass. “The use of brass throughout the apartment was a decision that we made early on," says Workstead founder Robert Highsmith, "to both speak to the clients sensibilities, and our own desire to have a warm, bright tone in the apartment.”

photos by: Matthew Williams

The Mandayam–Vohra family gathers under one of Workstead’s signature three-arm chandeliers, shown here in its horizontal configuration.

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Coffee Tables, and Rug Floor. In the living room, angel wings taken from a circa-1890s Parisian statue were discovered at Scott Landon Antiques in Vancouver. The vintage Petal coffee table, by Richard Schultz for Knoll, is topped with various brass and copper bowls found at secondhand stores, displayed alongside Form bowls by Tom Dixon. Photo  of Fall Design Trend: Gold, Brass, and Copper Accents

DESIGNER OMER ARBEL'S ECLECTIC HOME IN VANCOUVER

Designer Omer Arbel develops his latest works inside an eclectic Vancouver home filled with a teeming assortment of pets and prototypes. In the living room, angel wings taken from a circa-1890s Parisian statue were discovered at Scott Landon Antiques in Vancouver. The vintage Petal coffee table, by Richard Schultz for Knoll, is topped with various brass and copper bowls found at secondhand stores, displayed alongside Form bowls by Tom Dixon.

Photo by José Mandojana.

In the living room, angel wings taken from a circa-1890s Parisian statue were discovered at Scott Landon Antiques in Vancouver. The vintage Petal coffee table, by Richard Schultz for Knoll, is topped with various brass and copper bowls found at secondhand stores, displayed alongside Form bowls by Tom Dixon.

Modern home with Office, Chair, and Shelves. The copper-covered volume extends from the first floor, where it contains coat and shoe storage. Photo  of Fall Design Trend: Gold, Brass, and Copper Accents

NEW PROSPECTS

Here Brooklyn homeowner and architect Jeff Sherman built a volume that contains storage space and extends from the first floor to the roof of his renovated row house. He covered it in inexpensive copper flashing so it would read as a single object. Adding the copper was a stroke of genius.

photos by: Dustin Aksland

The copper-covered volume extends from the first floor, where it contains coat and shoe storage.

METAL VERTICAL WALLS

Ti, Al, and Cu are all excellent options for siding. These natural elements are nontoxic (you probably ate some copper in your cereal this morning) and easily recycled. But for us, copper takes the cake because of its chameleonic qualities and 200-to-300-year life span. While the investment clearly pays off, it's still a more expensive option than vinyl, but family-run Zappone supports DIY customers with an installation guide for their interlocking system, which will cut down on cost if you're willing to sweat. Photo  of Fall Design Trend: Gold, Brass, and Copper Accents modern home

METAL VERTICAL WALLS

Ti, Al, and Cu are all excellent options for siding. These natural elements are nontoxic (you probably ate some copper in your cereal this morning) and easily recycled. But for us, copper takes the cake because of its chameleonic qualities and 200-to-300-year life span. While the investment clearly pays off, it's still a more expensive option than vinyl, but family-run Zappone supports DIY customers with an installation guide for their interlocking system, which will cut down on cost if you're willing to sweat.

SHERMAN 6L ANTIQUE BRASS CHANDELIER

Add a touch of brass to your space with this antique brass chandelier from Project Décor featuring swivel shades with white interiors. Photo  of Fall Design Trend: Gold, Brass, and Copper Accents modern home

SHERMAN 6L ANTIQUE BRASS CHANDELIER

Add a touch of brass to your space with this antique brass chandelier from Project Décor featuring swivel shades with white interior

Add a touch of brass to your space with this antique brass chandelier from Project Décor featuring swivel shades with white interiors.

GOTHIC ARCHED MIRROR

This 19th C. Yellow Gold Mirror has a magnificance and minimalism all at the same time. Photo  of Fall Design Trend: Gold, Brass, and Copper Accents modern home

GOTHIC ARCHED MIRROR

This 19th C. Yellow Gold Mirror has a magnificance and minimalism all at the same time.

Stainless steel may be the modern flatware standard, but warm-toned metals are making a comeback and we love this line designed by Cutipol, a Portuguese company schooled in the fine art of cutlery craftsmanship. Photo  of Fall Design Trend: Gold, Brass, and Copper Accents modern home

RONDO FLATWARE

Stainless steel may be the modern flatware standard, but warm-toned metals are making a comeback and totally on trend this fall. This line is designed by a Portuguese company schooled in the fine art of cutlery craftsmanship.

Stainless steel may be the modern flatware standard, but warm-toned metals are making a comeback and we love this line designed by Cutipol, a Portuguese company schooled in the fine art of cutlery craftsmanship.

British architect David Chipperfield's w102 Brass Table Lamp for Wästberg is sleek, minimal, and fully dimmable. Photo  of Fall Design Trend: Gold, Brass, and Copper Accents modern home

BRASS TABLE LAMP

Chipperfield's brass table lamp encapsulates the architect's luxe and streamlined vision with no visible joints and minimal directional movement.

British architect David Chipperfield's w102 Brass Table Lamp for Wästberg is sleek, minimal, and fully dimmable.

Jaime Hayon designed these copper vases for Gaia & Gino with an eye on Turkish geometric motifs. We love the shot of pure copper, especially when grouped as a trio. Photo  of Fall Design Trend: Gold, Brass, and Copper Accents modern home

COPPER GRID VASE

Jaime Hayon designed these copper vases for Gaia & Gino with an eye on Turkish geometric motifs. We love the shot of pure copper, especially when grouped as a trio.

Lighting designer Tom Dixon released this pendant lamp in 2006 at the Milan Furniture Fair. The shade is constructed of plastic polycarbonate and sheathed in a mirror-like copper finish. See more of the Copper Shade Pendant Lamp here. Photo  of Fall Design Trend: Gold, Brass, and Copper Accents modern home

COPPER SHADE PENDANT LAMP

Lighting designer Tom Dixon released this pendant lamp in 2006 at the Milan Furniture Fair. The shade is constructed of plastic polycarbonate and sheathed in a mirror-like copper finish.

Lighting designer Tom Dixon released this pendant lamp in 2006 at the Milan Furniture Fair. The shade is constructed of plastic polycarbonate and sheathed in a mirror-like copper finish. See more of the Copper Shade Pendant Lamp here.

Both sturdy and whimsical, the Copper Lamp 10Kg by Samuel Treindl and Tobias Sieber is a tongue-in-cheek way to collect a full ten kilograms of metal deposits as a long-term investment. Photo  of Fall Design Trend: Gold, Brass, and Copper Accents modern home

COPPER LAMP 10KG

Both sturdy and whimsical, the copper lamp is a tongue-in-cheek way to collect a full ten kilograms of metal deposits as a long-term investment.

Both sturdy and whimsical, the Copper Lamp 10Kg by Samuel Treindl and Tobias Sieber is a tongue-in-cheek way to collect a full ten kilograms of metal deposits as a long-term investment.

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