On-Trend Home Décor: Warm Metallics and Natural Materials

By Trisha Ferguson

Mix it up by using both metallic and natural finishes in your décor, as seen in the Pinehurst floor plan by Toll Brothers in Las Vegas, NV.

Photo: Toll Brothers

Creating a home interior that feels on-trend and up to date is easy to achieve by incorporating wood, stone and warm metallic finishes into your décor. Today’s top home furnishings design directions are drawing inspiration from nature and combine organic wood textures, marble and stone with metal finishes in brass and gold.

The perfect combination of rough and refined is a look that’s popping up everywhere—including the recent High Point Furniture Market in High Point, North Carolina, where product designers and manufacturers establish industry-wide trends. Here’s a look at what’s hot in home furnishings and how to incorporate the looks into your home.



Noir RA Sideboard


Photo courtesy of Noir

Featuring a rough-hewn teak wood face in a starburst pattern, the Ra sideboard by Noir is outlined in a bold, dark metal frame. Perfect for stylish storage or as an entertainment console, its organic attitude is tempered by a modern box frame base.




Robert James Bayroc side table

Photo courtesy of Robert James Collection

The Bayroc dining table from the Robert James Collection expertly features a natural pairing in wood and stone. The white oak top provides the perfect contrast to a chalk white cast stone base. Shown here finished in a rich Brunswick finish, the table’s natural wood tone will ensure your tableware and food presentations stand out.



Twin Star Marble Mantel

Photo courtesy of Twin Star Home

White marble continues to dominate home décor directions, as seen in this multipurpose table and gas fireplace with mantel—both from Twin Star Home. Fresh and clean, this crisp look is timeless and mirrors today’s kitchen and bath trends.




 Natural Light Origami Lamp

Photo courtesy of The Natural Light

While silver finishes dominated in recent years, warm metallics are now firmly on-trend. Look for soft shades of gold and brass to replace chrome and stainless finishes in lighting, furniture and accessories. An aged brass base and highlights gives the Origami table lamp from The Natural Light instant richness.




Hooker bunching tables


Photo courtesy of Hooker Furniture

Gold and bronze finishes look spectacular when contrasted with dark materials, as illustrated in these bunching tables from Hooker Furniture. Their open, geometric-inspired bases create an an airy, visually light feeling that’s ideal for small spaces. You can bunch them together to create a cocktail table and separate them when you’re entertaining or need more space.




Wildwood Ryland chandelier

Photo courtesy of Wildwood

Hammered gold, like the finish on this iron chandelier from Wildwood, creates a strong presence and makes a statement in sophistication. Perfect for over a dining table or a large island, it has an organically inspired shape and conveys artisanal character.

Regina Andrews nesting tables

Photo courtesy of Regina Andrew

When paired with glass, reflective gold finishes feel modern and contemporary. This unique set of bunching tables from Regina Andrew creates visual intrigue and can be used in a variety of ways to add personality to a room.

Rich metallic finishes and natural wood and stone materials symbolize today’s top interior design directions. Warm gold and aged brass provide rich contrast to the organic character of nature-inspired materials. Whether you incorporate large furnishings in your design plan or choose lamps and accessories in this look, it’s a winning aesthetic.


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Trisha McBride Ferguson is a trained interior designer, style editor and veteran of the home furnishing industry. If she’s not attending a furniture market or writing about style and décor, you’ll find her at the local paint store reviewing swatches for her own home.

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