19 January, 2009

Metal Inspiration

Want to peek inside the workings of LiLu Interiors? Every week we meet with sales reps who present us with the newest materials that are available on the market and every week I find that I am in love with the materials that make up a finished home. Metal, tile, granite, lamps. light bulbs, light fixtures, fabrics, wood the list is almost endless and the designers at LiLu are charged with staying current on what's old and what's new.
I am devoting this entry to metal. I will talk about other materials and uses of them in future entries.
Metal is fabulous. We are currently working on a kitchen where we are using metal studded with rivets as the center panel in some of the cabinet fronts, and as an accent in other areas (keep an eye out for it's completed photos in our work area of the website). I met with a fabulous metal shop and found it inspiring.

[caption id="attachment_66" align="aligncenter" width="334" caption="Metal Mesh can be used to divide space."]Metal Mesh can be used to divide space.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_85" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="Custom Metal Bracket"]Bracket[/caption]

Metal has so many applications and can be used in so many ways. I hope you will find this an inspiration to think about using material in ways that you may not have considered before. Metal could be used for a wall covering, a floor covering, and it comes in all kinds of forms, woven, chain, sheet and tile. I hope you will continue to check back for inspiration updates. If you would like to check out more metal ideas you might visit the following sites.