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HEAVY METAL IN HOME DECOR

I'm Erika Ward

Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation.  My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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This article about heavy metal will not require you to listen to amplified guitar or wear a ripped tank top. It simply exposes the beauty of metal in interior design, outside of hardware and stainless steel appliances. I’ve encountered a number of really beautiful images of with innovative uses of corrugated metal and it reminded me of a previous article about achieving this look in your home.

This modern aesthetic may appear extreme to some but refreshing to others. Depending on the context, metal can make a space feel industrial, commercialized, cutting edge, or just simply add interest to a room. When paired with natural wood, metal takes on warmer qualities and becomes more livable. What’s even more convincing is that using metal in your interior finishes can even prove to be a cost saver. I challenge you to uncover your inner rock star and take a look at how this raw material is changing the face of design.

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 Danenberg Design

Interior designer Dan Danenberg gained inspiration from bamboo Asian shade shelters and created this remarkable stainless steel ceiling canopy. Other displays of metal craftsmanship can be found in the stainless-steel Japanese Furo soaking tub, metal framed mirrors, and hammered nickel sinks.

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 Frederick + Frederick Architects

Want to achieve an industrial look in your kitchen? Try refacing your cabinet doors with economical and hardworking corrugated steel. Combine this look with shiny black countertops for a style that teeters on the border of rugged and refined.  


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DIY: For around $30 you can craft a nifty headboard out of corrugated tin metal roofing. Your creative headboard problem is solved!

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For those afraid to fully commit to the heavy metal look, start small with accessories. The steel Gothic carver chair and metallic wall panel makes a cultural statement in this simple vignette.

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Hi, I'm Erika.
Your Design + Happy Healthy Home Advocate.

Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation. My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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