The metallic look is a popular design trend right now. Gold seems to be especially hot:
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A mix of metallic finishes is also encouraged:
My preference, though, has always been for silver:
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In keeping with my favorite rustic contemporary style, I have created a dining room style board combining the shimmer of silver with the natural look of branches. To add a little color pizzazz, I chose a deep fuchsia for the background which would make a great wall color.
|Clockwise from top left: Orli Silver Coral Branch Chandelier from Clayton Gray Home; Branch Bowl from Z Gallerie; Icicles by Neve Campbell from Z Gallerie; Tree Trunk Dining Table by David Barrett from 1stdibs; Silver Twig Potted Tree from Z Gallerie; Manzanita Branch Candelabra from West Elm; Global Views Branch Cabinet from Zinc Door; Silver Branch Mirror from Shop Ten 25; Frost Chair from Blue Sun Tree; Center background; Hokku Designs Sprig Grey Rug from Wayfair.|
This look would add a casually sophisticated elegance to any home. In fact, I think I would feel obligated to dress up for meals served in this lovely room -- now if only it came with a gourmet chef and someone to serve the food!