Wednesday, August 5, 2009

This Week's Top 5 Favorite 1stdibs Items: Metallic Silver!

Metallics are an interesting breed of color and material. Futuristic, industrial, shiny and hard, metallic home decor items bring excitement, energy and shine to a space. Use a lot of them in a room to have a modern, industrial feel, or use them sparingly to inject a bit of interest into a dull corner or tabletop. Anywhere you put metallics they're sure to shine! For this post, we've focused on silver-hued metallic furniture and accessories:

1) Pair of 1970s chrome column lamps
This pair of column lamps gets its metallic shine from the material chrome. Minimal but heavy, these two pieces would give a very masculine feel to a table top, as well as reflect a lot of light!
Price: $1,800
Andrew Spindler Antiques

2) Pair of Italian chrome starburst chandeliers
Another lighting fixture made of the chrome material, these chandeliers also have a dynamic shape going for them. With each spherical piece reflecting the light it gives off, this is poised to become a major focal point in a dining space or other room. From the Las Vegas Maxim hotel, rock star Lenny Kravitz apparently has a few of these in his Miami residence.
Price: contact dealer
Prime Gallery

3) Nickel Plated Square Coffee Table
Designed in the 1970s by Milo Baughman, this simple coffee table packs a decor punch because of it's shiny, show-stopping chrome legs. Paired with a mirrored top, this piece would both stand out from the crowd but blend with any room's style.
Price: contact dealer

4) Sterling Silver and Gold Aston Martin Volante Sports Car Model
If you've been looking for a unique, but super shiny accent for your home, this sterling silver car model could be for you. Only about a foot long, this accessory could easily perk up a table top like a sofa table, entryway table or even a dining room buffet.
Price: contact dealer
Nicholas Brawer

5) 1940's Hollywood Sofa with Scrolled Arm Design
This gorgeous sofa proves that you don't have to buy a hard, metal piece of furniture to bring in metallic. Made of a light gray silk fabric, this sofa has a metallic-like shine to it, and is an excellent way to bring in softness and shine. It has great lines, too.
Price: $8,475
High Style Deco

Don't forget to check out the rest of this week's listings from 1stdibs, where you can find more fabulous, one-of-a-kind show-stopping pieces, as well as a number of other great pieces!

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