Joe Fava's Picks for Metal Home Decor

by charlyne varkonyi schaub | May 12, 2015 | Culture Home & Real Estate Lifestyle

After metallic accents rocked Maison & Objet in Paris, Miami Designer Joe Fava finds local examples of the trend that can transform a room from bland to beautiful.

The Miami Design District’s City View Garage, designed by architect firms IwamotoScott and Leong Leong, as well as artist John Baldessari, features a modulated aluminum screen.

“Brushed nickel was everywhere in contemporary design a few years ago,” says Joe Fava of Fava Design Group, whose current projects include a house in Pinecrest, a condo in the Manatee building in Surfside, a condo on Galt Ocean Mile, and two condos in Boca Raton’s Mizner Grand. “Then we saw the addition of polished chrome. Everything happens in a cycle. Now the pendulum is swinging, and designers are adding lots of woods and warmer metals such as chrome with brass and gold tones. Rose-gold metal accents also were introduced at the Fall High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina. This is where I see design headed in the next few years,” says the winner of the Ornare Miami Tastemaker Award and the Rising Star of Design Award from the Design Center of the Americas in Dania Beach. Fava suggests a few ways to use the metallic look in your Magic City residence. 7636 NE Fourth Ct., #103, Miami, 786-536-5380

Says Fava, “The metal accent of the Shards mirror creates bold and graphic shadows on the wall.” Sally Sirkin Lewis for J. Robert Scott, Jerry Pair ($8,305). South Florida Design Park, 2862 Pershing St., Hollywood, 954-923-3330

“This hand-polished nickel beauty from Tony Duquette reflects light in all directions and would add drama to any space.” Niba Home ($9,130). Miami Design District, 39 NE 39th St., 305-573-1939

“Perfect interpretation of all-things-metal theme in this fabulous wool and silk creation.” Stark Carpet (price on request). South Florida Design Park, 2870 Pershing St., Hollywood, 954-925-3500

“A graphite cage provides a fresh approach to a modern swing chair,” says Fava. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams ($4,320). Miami Design District, 3800 N. Miami Ave., 786-609-9920

Fava describes these pieces as “fabulous vases that evoke the feeling of melting gold.” Armani/ Casa Miami ($315–$645). Miami Design District, 10 NE 39th St., 305-573-4331

“Brushed stainless wrapped with leather—white hot and sexy.” Artefacto ($10,105). 4440 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Ste. 1600, Coral Gables, 305-774-0004

“Wood and metal combine to give new meaning to table art.” Roche Bobois ($5,995). 450 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, 305-444-1017



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