Soft metallics such as gold, brass and copper add glamour and warmth to any room, said designer Dabito, who runs the studio Old Brand New.
A man of many hats — he is also an art director, graphic designer and blogger, as well as the photographer behind artist and fellow blogger Justina Blakeney’s latest book, “The New Bohemians” — Dabito incorporates metallic tones into his interior schemes to achieve a cool, sophisticated, textured look. We asked him to come up with options for anyone hoping to achieve a modern luxe look for less. Here are his top picks.
SPLURGE: Hammered metal coffee table, $499 (westelm.com). SAVE: Gold Cala hammered coffee table, $300 (worldmarket.com).
SPLURGE: Sidnie lamp in natural brass, $449 (schoolhouseelectric.com). SAVE: Threshold metal table lamp, $50 (target.com).
SPLURGE: Mepra Due Ice Oro five-piece place setting, $150 (barneys.com), left. SAVE: 20-piece rush gold flatware set, $80 (cb2.com).
SPLURGE: Kapona tray table in copper, $128 (anthropologie.com), left. SAVE: Round fold-down accent table, $43 (overstock.com).
SPLURGE: C. Jeré brass urchin sculpture wall art, $1,500 (jonathanadler.com), left. SAVE: Sea urchin ornamental wall decor, $15 (target.com).