Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Hot Metal; ROOMS LOOK TANTASTIC WITH A TOUCH OF BRONZE

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Hot Metal; ROOMS LOOK TANTASTIC WITH A TOUCH OF BRONZE

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Byline: YOUR HOME With Andrea McLean YOUR HOME With Andrea McLean

THIS is the time of the year when we want to rush headlong into the sun. Package holiday ads are filling our TV screens and all I want to do is get a little bit of bronze onto my sun-starved skin.

And it's amazing how much of a difference it makes to us, mentally and physically, to get that golden glow. Even faking it has become acceptable, so we don't even have to pretend we mysteriously managed to grab a holiday to the Seychelles between leaving work on Friday and arriving back at our desks on Monday.

Bronze or gold it all looks great. And there is something about this shiny hue that adds warmth and glamour, not just to our skin, but to our home too - whether fake or for real.

No one cares if that gold bling on your finger is the real thing. And they definitely don't care if that bronze bowl in your lounge is either.

As long as it looks the part, then that's all that matters.

More is more when it comes to hot metals in the home - and as I add another layer of bronzer to my pale and interesting face, I think the same applies here too.

WHAT a glorious specimen this is. It would command pride of place in any sitting room or bedroom. When it comes to "mirror mirror on the wall" this one is the fairest of them all.

I DO love the shiny red hue of copper and it works a treat in the home when you need to bring some warmth to a room.

This copper dish truly is top-notch. Beautiful enough to use as a stand-alone ornament or fill it with zesty lemons or limes for a fresh look.

Hammer copper dish, PS49.95, Mia Fleur THIS wouldn't look out if place in a Middle Eastern palace, but you don't have to hope for a genie to grant your wish that this is yours.

Just a few clicks on the internet and it could be on its way. …

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