Mixed Materials: 10 Fab Finds That Mix It Up

Try out a trend with these 10 home goods whose mix of materials will add chic contrast to any space.

February 26, 2018
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Photo By: Sarah Busby, Styling by Jill Tennant Anderson

Acrylic + Upholstery

Sculptural and streamlined, this small, occasional chair is sure to be the center of attention on any occasion. The kiln-dried hardwood seat frame and mortise-and-tenon-joined acrylic legs ensure maximum durability while a wide variety of upholstery options let you suit your style. BUY IT: Williams Sonoma Home, $895 and up

Fabric + Metal + Wood

Storage gets stylish in this fabric-wrapped chest that beautifully incorporates brushed nickel nailheads and a stained wood base for a stylish storage piece that would look equally great in the living room as it would in the bedroom, nursery or home office. BUY IT: Grandin Road, $499

Enameled Iron + Bamboo + Jute

This oversized coffee table proves that the contrast of organic materials with sleek, modern elements is always a winning combo. Angled bamboo canes, woven together with natural jute, make up the table's base which is topped by a removable iron tray that has been enameled in a bright glossy white for maximum durability and ease of use. BUY IT: Serena & Lily, $498

Natural Teak + Hammered Copper

Earthy teak wood is carved into a rugged bowl shape, then covered with sheet copper that's hammered to create a gleaming veneer for the bowl's interior. Hand-crafted by artisans, each bowl is truly one of a kind; available in small, meduim and large sizes. BUY IT: Terrain, $78 and up

Iron + Hemp

This nautically inspired chandelier brightens up the sunny master bathroom in HGTV Dream Home 2018. The fixture's iron frame is constructed in the silhouette of a traditional crystal chandelier, then covered in rustic, hemp rope for a nautical nod to the Gig Harbor, Washington home's maritime history. BUY IT: Wayfair, $829

Cement + Acacia

With a sturdy, eco-friendly fiber-cement top (a composite made of cement reinforced with cellulose fibers) and natural acacia wood legs, this low stool can provide stylish seating and display space either indoors or out. BUY IT: Terrain, $198

Mango Wood + Enamel

Featuring a design reminiscent of super-trendy indigo batik, this large bowl's enameled interior ensures that — whether you fill it with an oily salad or cut fruit — clean-up is a snap. BUY IT: World Market, $29.99

Glass + Brass

Like a sculpture under a cloche (or bell jar), this center of this lamp sparkles with a handmade brass urchin or Sputnik-style satellite suspended within. BUY IT: Ballard Designs, $249

Water Hyacinth + Cotton

Handwoven from water hyacinth, a highly invasive plant that's considered a destructive weed in many global areas, this basket is not only durable, its creation helps to clean global waterways. Topped with knotted cotton fibers, this is one storage piece so stylish you'll want to keep it on display. BUY IT: Anthropologie, $128

Ceramic + Lucite

Combining the best of streamlined mid-mod design with a playful pop of color, this is one table lamp that’ll brighten up any space in your home but adds a special charm to kids’ rooms. With a sturdy lucite base and glazed ceramic body, it’s stylish enough to see them through childhood and straight on to college and beyond. BUY IT: Grandin Road, $199

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