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Traditional Vs. Contemporary Drapery Medallions

Posted by Misti On October 28th

ContemporaryDraperyMedallionWhen looking for that perfect drapery medallion for a design solution many designers can become frustrated attempting to locate a medallion in a specific style.  Metropolis Iron offers the largest selection of custom designed, hand forged drapery medallions including traditional and contemporary medallions.

Our line of contemporary drapery medallions are an ideal solution when an edge of today’s style is needed in a window treatment.  Contemporary medallions can include our unique medallions, dazzling drapery medallions, coastal living medallions, tropical medallions and many more.

The Metropolis Iron line of traditional drapery medallions take designers back to a simpler time.  This line features drapery rosettes and traditional Victorian and other period recreations.

Out traditional medallions work well in classic, simplistic window treatment designs, while our contemporary medallions give a design a bit more pizzazz.


BananaLeafAddressPlaqueAddress plaques are used for a variety of reasons; giving your home an identity, jazzing up your home or landscaping, identifying your home to visitors, delivery drivers, emergency services and more.  Metropolis Iron’s line of address plaques was designed with looks in mind and you’ll find that all our address plaques are very different than the plastic numbers and plaques you’ll find at your local home improvement stores.  This is true of all our address plaques, but especially our Banana Tree Boulevard Address Plaque.

This custom address plaque designed by Metropolis Iron brings a tropical theme to your yard with breathtaking swirled banana leaves encasing your 5” address numerals.  Forged from sturdy aluminum, the Banana Tree Boulevard Address Plaque will withstand even the harshest weather conditions and was designed to stand the test of time.

RichliteEye catching and durable, recycled paper countertops are a great green home material, and they surprise many with warmth like that of stone countertop option. Recycled paper countertops are composed of postconsumer wastepaper, nonpetroleum-based resins and pigments.  This mix is heated and compressed into a dense, monolithic slab with a feel that’s often compared to a warm, soft stone, like soapstone.

The primary manufacturers, PaperStone, Richlite, ShetkaStone and Kliptech, all offer several colors, though the material typically is available only in medium to dark hues, all in a smart-looking matte finish.  Recycled paper countertops generally cost $40 to $80 per foot.

The dense, durable, nonporous construction makes recycled paper surfaces stain resistant and easy to maintain. Because this material is a heavier weight than natural stone, slabs should always be used with a corbel or countertop support bracket to accommodate the additional weight.  The material is heat resistant only to 350 degrees, so, as with many kitchen surfaces, it’s best to keep trivets nearby.

Recycled paper countertops are easy to clean with a damp cloth, though skip the soap and wipe up any moisture to ensure that your slab and finish look great for a long time.

To learn more about recycled paper countertops or corbels visit the Metropolis Iron Learning Center.