Abstract metal wall sculptures are definitely trending. I can hardly turn a page in Elle Decor or review my Pinterest feed without seeing one of the shiny beauties. However, unlike some of the other recent trends in home decorating, I am totally on board with this one! Here are some of my favorite examples of the emerging trend…
Artist Anish Kapoor seems to be reaping the benefits this trend. Her polished, concave wall sculptures come in a variety of colors and finishes and are popping up in some of the chicest, new homes. The above example is from Architectural Digest and depicts the Manhattan home of decorator Laura Santos.
In his former Manhattan duplex (featured–again–by AD), famed designer Nate Berkus installed this show-stopping, stainless steel wall sculpture by Octavio Abúndez.
Anne-Marie Midy and Jorge Almada’s eclectic home (pictured above by House & Garden) boasts a plethora of unique furnishings and decor. But even with all of its treasures, the burgundy, metallic, seemingly “crumpled” wall sculpture in the upper right of this picture is what draws my eye. I couldn’t find the name of the artist, but I’ve seen similar pieces (in different colors and finishes) floating around home decor magazines lately.
This is the picture that pushed my love of this new trend over the edge. A devoted Jean-Louis Deniot fan, I ate up Elle Decor’s coverage of his latest project: a stunning Paris apartment renovated and decorated for a real-life princess. The gold “nuggets” pictured here are by artist Romain Sarrot and intended to be displayed on the floor. However, Deniot–master that he is–opted to hang the gilded resin pieces on the upholstered walls in the master bedroom. He described them as “24-karat-gold popcorn”. Exquisite!
Well, I’ve gotta go hunt for my own metallic wall scupture(s) now. With any luck, I’ll
share Cher them in a future post.