Despite their tough exteriors, polished copper and hammered brass bring an elegance and warmth to the home. Emma Henderson presents her edit of the metallic trend.


“The copper trend arrived when designer Tom Dixon brought his pendants to the public consciousness as the must-have metal in your home,” says Kate Butler, design manager for Habitat. “Whereas chrome could seem cold and clinical and gold signalled ‘a bit of bling’, copper provided a warming, sophisticated glow that could be easily incorporated into interior schemes to add an element of understated, cool lux. The copper ‘moment’ shows no sign of slowing down – its affordability has led to a huge resurgence on the high street and at Habitat we’re seeing a real demand for copper products and more understated, warming metals such as brass and rose gold across accessories, furniture and, most notably, lighting where the materials warming glow really comes into its own.


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Article by: Emma Henderson

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