One of the loveliest interiors looks around at the moment incorporates copper in both minimalist and high-luxury settings.
Where shiny chrome and silver-shaded metallics have ruled the roost for so long, now copper is enjoying a feature role in design.
For a while we have seen designers showcasing the material in all its glamour in very modern and creative settings: splashbacks…
…or even as a striking wall covering.
Though we see this warm-hued metal brazen in statement pieces currently, there is a likelihood that it will become an option for the mainstream in the future. I expect we’ll see more copper in high street retail lighting departments over the next few seasons: maybe even tiling trims and door handles. Where is the rule that says your bathroom hardware has to be restricted to stainless steel?
Modern though these ideas are, it’s not the first time we fell in love with copper’s russet charms, and it’s possible to see it still preserved resplendent from a previous heyday. Next time I’ll show you some examples of this metal’s past glories, when we took a trip to Cornwall and found some treasure.