From fashion to home décor, precious metals are seizing the spotlight in shades from gold and silver to bronze. Local boutiques have embraced the trend, searching out shiny new finds for every room in the house.
With its sleek midcentury aesthetic, the Clive brass chandelier ($379) by Blake Tovin is worth its weight in gold. The thin, graceful brass tubes make for an intuitive modern design that brightens any space. Crate & Barrel, The Mall at University Town Center, 140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, (941) 702-9900.
Dancing ($15,000), by Sarasota’s Jorge Blanco, is an exuberant piece created from polished aluminum and acrylic. No. 3 of an edition of four, it stands 16 by 15 by 10 inches. Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art Gallery, 1288 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota, (941) 366-2454.
With a distinctive layer of metallic gold that fades as it climbs the sides of each glass, these mouth-blown stemless goblets ($18 each) exemplify inspired modern design. Mercantile Home & Apparel, 1463 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 366-2457.
His finger unerringly on the pulse of interior design trends, Kurt Lucas knows how to incorporate what’s next. For metal architectural elements, he suggests Porcelanosa, thin porcelain panels in sizable sheets of 39 inches by 118 inches from Daltile. JKL Design Group, 1839 61st St., Sarasota, (941) 358-4994.
Designed by Meret Oppenheim in 1939, the Traccia ($3,400) side table is crafted of polished cast bronze. Its clean lines and unexpected bird’s legs add a surreal accent to your space. Home Resource, 41 Central Ave., Sarasota, (941) 366-6690.
The handsome Bergen chest ($1,699) in matte zinc-finish helps ground a room while providing ample storage. The chest nods to 19th-century campaign trunks while the drawer pulls add a modern industrial vibe. Ethan Allen, 271 N. Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, (941) 924-3875.
Designed by Lou Henry, the stainless steel body and warm acacia handle and knob of the Bulbo Kettle by Nambe ($125) add flair to this functional piece. The Tabletop, 205 W. Venice Ave., Venice, (941) 485-0319.
Designed by Christopher Spitzmiller in collaboration with Alex Papachristidis, the AP Alex lamp ($3,955) in mixed gold and platinum luster with 23K gold water gilt base and paper vellum shade is modern, retro and utterly elegant. Pecky, 100 Central Ave., #1026, Sarasota, (941) 957-0300.