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Archive for April, 2012

Bronze and Stained Glass Light Fixtures

Posted by Misti On April 30th

Metropolis Iron had partnered up with JSW Studios to provide stunning bronze and stained glass light fixtures.

These Tiffany style replicated stained glass light fixtures range from chandelier type to table top to free standing floor models. The metal portion is made from bronze. The stained glass portions are fabulous hues of color combinations from oranges and reds to blue and purples and every color in between.  They are not just a light fixture; they are a work of art.  What a unique conversation piece for your home or office decor.

Have fun decorating your home!

Pictures don’t do these light fixtures justice! Contact us for information of to visit our showroom.

Metropolis Iron

239-298-0561

www.metroiron.net

 

Counter Support Bracket 101

Posted by JessicaSala On April 30th
Scored Scroll Countertop Brackets

Scored Scroll Countertop Bracket

The kitchen counter undoubtedly decides the final look and feel of any kitchen.  Most homeowners are choosing timeless durable heavy stone materials like granite and marble.  Because these materials are so heavy, it’s critical to install countertop support brackets at certain intervals under the overhang to provide the necessary support for a safe and effective application.

Countertop support brackets (also known as corbels) come in a variety of materials ranging from plastic, resin, wood, aluminum, iron and more.  Decorative support brackets made from iron are the most durable of these materials.  They are also easy to maintain and have a high weight tolerance.  Overall, they are your best option for adding charm, character and safety all at an affordable price.

Countertop support brackets are easy to install, all you need are mounting screws and a drill.  When you order them from Metropolis Iron we even include touch up paint for you to apply to your screw heads after installation.  For more information on counter support brackets visit our website MetroIron.net.

Hoops Countertop Bracket

Hoops Countertop Bracket

Make a Timeless Edition to Your Home

Posted by Misti On April 24th

Metropolis Iron has partnered up with JSW Studios to provide the most gorgeous bronze statues and fountains you have ever laid your eyes on.   Sizes range from small desktop to more than life sized and beyond.  Many of our statues come already plumbed so they are an easy and perfect addition to gardens, pools and pond areas.

Our bronze pieces are made from lost wax cast. Styles range from nautical life such as fish, dolphins, turtles and mermaids to children swimming, swinging and smooching to wildlife such as eagles, bears and elephants.  We also offer many styles of religious type statues, zodiac type styles and can even custom make a bronze statue to replicate a special person or event in your life.  Bronze statues are a timeless addition to any area of your home.

Do you need a specific type of statue?  Contact Us!  239-298-0561

www.metroiron.net

 

Does your Home Meet Local Addressing Regulations?

Posted by JessicaSala On April 23rd
Non-Compliant Home

Non-Compliant Home

Address plaques are designed to add curb appeal to your home and make your home recognizable to visitors, but in many areas having your address clearly marked is mandated by state and regional 911 laws.  These types of regulations state that single family residences must be have an identifiable address marker.  In instances of multifamily residences, not only the street address must be shown, but also each individual unit.  Mobile home parks are also required to comply with address identification laws.

In some areas regulations on address plaques are stricter than others.  Stricter regulations can include:

  • Type of Material:  Some regions require address numbers to be displayed on an address plaque made of fiberglass, resin, or metal.
  • Placement:  Regulations in some areas require specific placement of the address plaque.  Generally this is near the driveway and roadside intersection and free of any landscaping or objects that may block its view.
  • Mounting of Address Plaque:  Most areas require the address plaque to be mounted in a well-lit area, at eye level on a secured pole or structure.

If you have a fire code inspector giving you specific or unusual requirements for your residential or commercial address display please contact Metropolis Iron for assistance. We offer a wide variety of metal address plaques that are compliant with even the strictest addressing regulations.

Asian Greek Address Plaque Available from Metropolis Iron

Asian Greek Address Plaque Available from Metropolis Iron

Unique and Classy Address Plaques

Posted by Misti On April 19th

Add elegance and pizzazz to your outside decor with a unique and class address plaque. Draw attention from your neighbors and passerby’s that will have them talking.

If you would like your plaque painted colors that match your house we would request that you email us both a far away and close up shot of your house after you have ordered your address plaque.

Don’t see a style address plaque you like? Let us design one specifically for you.

Need a unique and special gift idea? Have an address plaque custom designed today.

Metropolis Iron

239-298-0561

http://metroiron.net/category/address-plaques/

Traditional Medium Drapery Medallion

Traditional Medium Drapery Medallion

Creating custom window treatments is exciting but also can be challenging.  Uncommon sized windows, over-sized windows, breakfast nooks, arched windows, curved walls and other unique spaces can provide challenges to even the most qualified window treatment designer.  In these types of situations drapery medallions can be a great décor solution.

 

Drapery medallions come in a variety of shapes and sizes, the most common being the medium drapery medallion.  Medium drapery medallions range in size from 3” to 4” in diameter.  While medium drapery medallions are small enough to use in difficult space scenarios, they are also large enough to stand out against even the most complicated of designs.  Metropolis Iron offers the widest selections of medium drapery medallions in an array of finishes and styles!  If you don’t see a style or finish that suits your needs on our website, just ask!  We love custom orders!

Contemporary Medium Drapery Medallion

Contemporary Medium Drapery Medallion

 

Metropolis Iron

239-298-0561

Buy it HERE!

http://metroiron.net/item-10121-6-12-h-x-7-12-w/

This collection of large drapery medallions are the perfect solution for displaying your window treatments. They offer a creative and stylish alternative to the typical drapery rod scenario. They range in size from 6-1/4″ – 7-1/2″.

These solid iron drapery medallions are great for elegantly hanging, swaging, slouching or scarving any type of window treatment. They also give you added flexibility over drapery rods for installation in strange and unusual spaces.

There are (10) standard faux finishes to choose from. Custom paint finishes can be accommodated but additional charges may apply.

Each drapery medallion comes with an easy to install wall mount bracket that projects 3” from the wall. Custom projections can be accommodated but additional charges may apply. Metropolis Iron, Inc. has fabricated drapery medallions that have projected as far as 8” before. This allows you to add window treatment over other drapery panels, blinds or shutters.

 

Metropolis Iron

239-298-0561

Buy it HERE!

http://metroiron.net/item-10121-6-12-h-x-7-12-w/

Metropolis Iron

239-298-0561

http://metroiron.net/

 

Metropolis Iron, Inc. is a member of The Interior Design Society at a National level, a member of the Naples Chapter of the Interior Design Society and a member of the Sarasota Chapter of The Interior Design Society. In addition she is a member of NAWBO (The National Association of Women Business Owners) both at The National Level as well as a member of the Southwest Florida Chapter. She currently sits on the membership committee at the local level.

Metropolis Iron, Inc. greatly appreciates the opportunity to work with you and your company. Let’s work together to make your vision a reality!

How may Metropolis Iron assist you today?

Contact us or call (239) 298-0561 today!

 

http://metroiron.net/

Plastic Numbers from "Big Box" stores

Plastic Numbers from "Big Box" stores

Many of us work our whole lives for our dream home. When we finally reach our goal of buying, remodeling or decorating our dream homes we pay detail to the color palette we choose inside and out, the flooring, the window treatments and even the outside landscaping. One commonly overlooked element is the identifying address numbers. Seems like we spend pain staking hours paying attention to every detail and then we slap up some 3” plastic numbers from the local hardware store or attach sticky numbers to our mailboxes in hopes they might endure the outdoor elements.

Take for example the home below – someone’s dream home for sure! They spent a lot of time, love, detail and money to make this house beautiful. Then they finished it off with a mailbox with bright yellow, peeling numbers. It’s not exactly the icing on the cake. Take that little bit of extra time and money to add an address that makes you proud of not only your home, but your address too!

Metropolis Iron offers a variety of address plaques in an array of colors and finishes. If you don’t see what you are looking for on our website, please ask! We love custom color orders and are here to help make your property look wonderful!

Mailbox of the beautiful home to the right!

Mailbox of the beautiful home below!

Beautiful home!

Beautiful home!

Higher Ceilings Need Bigger Drapery Medallions!

Posted by JessicaSala On April 2nd
Exclusive Extra Large Fish Drapery Medallion from Metropolis Iron

Exclusive Extra-Large Fish Drapery Medallion from Metropolis Iron

Home designs have changed dramatically in the last several decades.  The ceiling height of a standard home many years ago was 10 feet.  Now, ceiling heights have grown to 20 feet or higher when a grand foyer is involved.  No longer does a 3″ typical medium drapery medallion make a statement when it’s place 20+ feet high.  It looks more like a spec than it does a medallion.  The demand for taller ceilings has increased the demand for large and extra-large drapery medallions.  The size of a drapery medallion will make your window treatment appear more dramatic and allows your medallions to stand out when using drapes that are hundreds of inches long.  A large drapery medallion will measure 6-1/4″ – 7-1/2″ while an extra-large medallion is 7-5/8″ or larger.  Our largest extra-large medallion is over 12″ W.  You asked for bigger drapery hardware pieces and Metropolis Iron is listening.  If there is a style or size drapery medallion you are looking for let us know so that we can accommodate you.

Extra-Large Drapery Medaillion from Metropolis Iron

Extra-Large Drapery Medallion from Metropolis Iron