Styling with art: Warm Metallics

Posted by Charlotte Broomfield on 02nd May 2014

This week we're playing with warm metallics. The piece we've chosen as a starting point is 'connection' by Andrew Crane. 'Connection' isn't actually made from metal but it's gold in hue and its cement semblance associates itself with the focus on materiality common of other metallic interiors pieces.

Andrew Crane

Andrew Crane discovered cement by accident. To his amazement, once sealed, it took oil paint really nicely and had the added charm of all the surface imperfections. Since then, he's explored other unconventional materials, like black varnish and more recently, brown paper tape. Andrew's piece 'As Above' was recently featured in Living etc. Interiors-wise we looked for bronzes, irons and golds to compliment its industrial composition. We can't get enough of this peg rack (9), forged and riveted by John Churchill Blacksmiths in Devon, or, in quite a different way the decadence of this vessel by Michael Aram (3). Tune in next week and we'll be pairing a brightly coloured art work with brightly coloured accessories.


1. connection by andrew crane
. gold napoleon bee velvet cushion by timorous beasties available at liberty
. michael aram sona vessels available at heal's
. brass pendant ceiling light from another country
. drip tease mug by reikokaneko
. hartnell metallic velvet dove grey throw available at heal's
7. 145 metal table from folklore
. neom le comforting diffuser available at heal's
. john churchill peg rack from the new craftsmen
0. copper real good barstool from blu dot

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