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Archive for June, 2012

Center of Attention Drapery Medallion Sets

Posted by Misti On June 28th

Metropolis Iron

239-298-0561

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This is one of our Center of Attention Drapery Medallion Sets.  It has an over sized center crown with matching side medallions. All of the castings are from the same family and belong together in a set.  We have grouped them together to make the selection process as simple as possible.  These pieces are a little bit tropical and a little bit contemporary. They are made from aluminum so they can be used as outdoor drapery hardware as well as indoor drapery hardware.

Fun Table Bases to Add Pizazz to Your Home

Posted by Misti On June 25th

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2011 ASID Showhouse

2011 Design Excellence Award Winner of Best Product Design for Furnishings for Melissa Allen of MGA Interior Design. This table was provided for the 2011 ASID Showhouse in the Lakoya Subdivision at Lely Resort.

 

Metropolis Iron

239-298-0561

http://metroiron.net

 

 

Unreadable, thin address numbers

Unreadable, thin address numbers

Address plaques can add elegance, style, and curb appeal to any home if done correctly.   If your house numbers are too small, faded, or too fancy, they aren’t useful.  While address plaques serve many purposes, their main one is to provide identification of your house number to emergency response units, delivery drivers, and visitors.

When an address plaque has numbers that are not legible, identifying your home can be a difficult task.  The most common number mistakes we see are: peeling numbers, faded numbers, numbers that are too small, numbers that are too thin, numbers that are too fancy, and numbers that blend in with the house.

 Metropolis Iron’s line of address plaques was created to help homeowners avoid the above numbering issues.  Each address plaque is created from aluminum which is non-corrosive making them weather resistant in even the harshest climates.  Also, all of our address plaques are created with 5” numbers.  We can even make them with 8” numbers upon special request.  They are available in an array of paint finishes so they are sure to compliment your home.  We want to help your visitors find your house easily and be in awe of such a beautiful address plaque all at once.

Unreadable, curly address numbers

Unreadable, curly address numbers

Choosing a Medium/Large Drapery Medallion

Posted by Misti On June 18th

 

Medium/Large Drapery Medallion

Medium/Large Drapery Medallion

Medium/Large drapery medallions are by far the most popular choice for designing eye popping window treatments.  While, extra small, small, and extra-large drapery medallions are perfect for custom design projects that require a different sized medallion, the most commonly used medallion sizes are medium/large.

Medium/Large drapery medallions range in size from 4 1/4” to 6” and are best used as a stylish alternative to a traditional drapery rod.  Using medallions in your window treatment design allows you to swag, swish and drape in ways that drapery rod applications cannot.  Metropolis Iron’s enhanced line of medium/large medallions all include a simple to install wall mount bracket.  Projection for our medium drapery medallions is 3”, but custom projection is available upon request for design projects that include shutters or blinds.

 

The Asian Greek Address Plaque

Posted by Misti On June 17th

Metropolis Iron

239-298-0561

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The Asian Greek Address Plaque appeals to those with a flair for European or Asian style.  The Greek Frieze easily portray your Greek hertiage yet can also take on the Oriental style with the square simple lines.  The numbers are 5″ H. It is 12-1/2″ H, the length will vary depending on how many numbers are in your address.  As shown the address plaque is 12″ W.  YOU WILL NOT FIND AN ADDRESS PLAQUE THAT APPEALS MORE TO THE ASIAN EUROPEAN STYLE THAN THIS ONE AND IS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM METROPOLIS IRON, INC.  A $25.00 packaging and shipping fee will be added to your project for shipping within the Continental U.S.

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. Additional charges may apply.

http://metroiron.net/the-asian-greek-address-plaque/

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239-298-0561

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Our Portfolio

Posted by Misti On June 14th

Metropolis Iron

Curious what we do and how we can make your home even more beautiful and classy? Check out our portfolio to find the perfect piece(s) for your home or call me for a consultation for a custom piece made just for YOU!

239-298-0561

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Creative Ways to Use Decorative Brackets

Posted by Misti On June 11th
Counter Top Support Brackets

Counter Top Support Brackets

Corbels and brackets are mostly used in design plans as countertop support brackets, but can also be used in a variety of other places in your home and yard.

Corner Brackets: 

Corner brackets are great for a variety of design uses.  One fantastic design idea is to use a set of ornate corner brackets to embellish a window or entry way.  Also, in a home with post and beams or a screened in porch or lanai with posts, corner brackets can be used to add depth to posts.

Hanging Brackets:

Hanging brackets can be incorporated into interior or exterior design plans in a variety of ways including hanging plants, bird feeders, and candles.

Mailbox Brackets:

Mailbox brackets are used as support from your mail box to the post and while many designs are made for functionality, a decorative bracket is extremely functional and also provides curb appeal to your home.

Mantle Brackets:

While mantle brackets are generally wooden, an iron mantle bracket can be a unique alternative.

Shelf Brackets:

Decorative shelf brackets provide a wonderful alternative to drab, industrial, shelving units.  Shelves with decorative brackets can provide a unique display area in any room of your home.

Metropolis Iron provides brackets of all shapes and sizes and all of your design projects.  If you don’t see the item you are looking for on our website, please feel free to ask for more details!  We love custom projects!

 

Custom Shelf Brackets

Custom Shelf Brackets

Metropolis Iron

239-298-0561

http://metroiron.net/portfolio/

This is one of our Center of Attention Drapery Medallion Sets.  It has an over sized center crown with matching side medallions. All of the castings are from the same family and belong together in a set.  We have grouped them together to make the selection process as simple as possible.  These pieces are a little bit tropical and a little bit contemporary. They are made from aluminum so they can be used as outdoor drapery hardware as well as indoor drapery hardware.

Metropolis Iron

239-298-0561

http://metroiron.net/portfolio/

Dazzling Drapery Medallions

Posted by Misti On June 5th

METROPOLIS IRON

239-298-0561

http://metroiron.net/item-1001-5-h-x-3-78-w/

This collection of drapery hangers and curtain hangers is for your spaces that may need some bling or sparkle since they are made with mirrors, Swarvoski Crystal Elements and more. . You won’t find these anywhere else, they were designed and developed by Metropolis Iron. Metropolis Iron is happy to offer some of the most unusual medallions and rosettes in the industry.

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

http://metroiron.net/item-1001-5-h-x-3-78-w/

Scrolls for Sonia Address Plaque

Scrolls for Sonia Address Plaque

Our “Scrolls for Sonia” address plaque design came about as Metropolis Iron owner, Misti St. Pierre struggled to find the perfect end of year gift for her daughter’s kindergarten teacher, Sonia.  Sonia held both a special place in Misti and her daughter’s heart as she helped nurture and guide both through the trying first year of elementary school, so not just any gift would do!  After trips to countless stores and shops, the perfect gift had still not been found.  At this point, Misti decide to fall back on her art of designing and creating unique address plaques and make Sonia the perfect end of year gift, a custom designed address plaque for her home.  Weatherproof and durable, an address plaque was the ideal gift for Sonia as it would last for years and bring back the memories of time spent in the classroom with Misti’s daughter throughout the years.

The “Scrolls for Sonia” address plaque features traditional scroll work and 5” aluminum numbers.  This address plaque design is 8.5” high and length is determined by your address number, allow for the plaque to stand out from your home.  Available in a variety of finishes, the “Scrolls for Sonia” address plaque is a great choice for any homeowner or person looking for that perfect gift!    Misti’s daughter just finished 2nd grade.  Guess what her teach got for a gift?  You guessed, a custom address plaque.

Scroll's for Sonia 2nd Grade Gift

Scroll's for Sonia 2nd Grade Gift