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Ask Allie #1 – Metallics

Q: Dear Allie,

I’ve noticed that metallics are a big trend right now. How do I use them in my home without looking too flashy?

Cynthia Greenway


A: Dear Cynthia,

I love metallics because they add shine, texture, and personality. Like any decorating task, however, the key is balance. A little glitz goes a long way, and it is easy to overdo it. So, choose no more than three places in a room where you want to add a pop of metallic. For example, in a living room, you may have one pillow with a silver thread and shiny beading, a pair of beautiful silver candlesticks on the mantle, and a small grouping of silver-gilded  wood picture frames on the bookcase. Have fun with it! Every room should have a little sparkle here and there.

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