Look what’s trending: copper

copper home accessories

Copper is trending for Autumn/Winter 2015. I love copper because it’s earthy, luxurious and it’s a natural resource extracted from the earth.

Copper has high thermal and electrical conductivity, the ability to destroy certain bacteria and a high resistance to corrosion. It’s found in electrical cables, antimicrobial research and culinary instruments. This finite metal has so many practical applications in fact, that I feel it’s a privilege to be able to use it for decorative purposes at all.

So if you want copper in your home, here’s some inspiration from the AW15 collections.

Copper for the table…

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1 Salt and pepper grinders €29

These ‘copper effect’ salt and pepper grinders come with coarse sea salt and peppercorns. Height: 20cms. Available at Next.

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2 Candle plate approx €29 (£21)

This Casa Couture hammered plate would be nice on the table for fruit or candles. Available at House of Fraser.

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3 Trivet €8.50

Use this ‘copper effect’ trivet for placing hot pans on the dinner table and protecting surfaces from heat damage. Diameter: 18cm. Available at Next.

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Copper for coffee…

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4 Copper coffee plunger approx €60 (£44)

Make up to 8 cups of coffee with this stylish brass plunger. Capacity: 8 cups. By Barista & Co. Available at House of Fraser.

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5 Milk-foaming jug €22.50

If I had a milk-foamer I would want this jug. H9.5cm x W10cm x D7.6cm. Capacity: 350ml. By Barista & Co. Available at Debenhams.

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6 Copper cocoa shaker €22.50

Powder your cappuccino with cocoa dust from this copper shaker. By Barista & Co. Available at Debenhams.

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Copper for measuring…

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7 Set of 3 measuring cups €18

I want these now and I want to hang them on display. By Jasper Conron. Available from Debenhams. You can also get a really nice set of 4 copper measuring cups by Helen James at Dunnes Stores.

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8 Copper measuring spoon €15

For people who like to spoon. By Barista & Co. Available at Debenhams.

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Copper for tea and toast…

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9 Copper Kettle €59.99 and Toaster €69.99

This 1.8 litre kettle and 4-slice toaster are ‘copper finish’. You can also buy the kettle as a part of a copper bundle that includes a 2-slice toaster and a food processor. By Trent & Steel. Available at Harvey Norman.

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Copper home accessories…

copper home accessories

10 Copper candle holder €6

This 16cm tall, hand-forged candle holder is designed to be hammered into wood or a cracked wall. Available at Moss Cottage.

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11 Copper watering can €67

This beautiful 1 litre copper watering can has a brass rose. Available at M&S.

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12 Copper coat hook €20 

Dark walls are in and copper hooks always look good on dark walls. It measures 12.5 x 4cm. Available at April and the Bear.

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13 ‘Copper look’ bowls €3

These hammered bowls are not real copper but they look the part. Available in stores at Tiger.

Tweet me pics of any copper decor you spot @JennaCrotty

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