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Northern Virginia decorator Lauren Liess has been blogging at Pure Style Home for more than seven years, writing about her life, work and the laid-back approach she takes to design. Liess runs an interior design and textiles firm in Great Falls with her husband, David, and her first book, “Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating,” was published in October.

We asked Liess to choose three splurge-or-save options for items in copper, a hot decorating material at the moment. She selected several accessories that can brighten and add warmth to any home.


(Anthropologie; World Market)

Copper-plated colander ($58 for large, anthropologie.com), left. Copper footed colander  ($10,  worldmarket.com ).


(Williams-Sonoma; Wayfair)

Copper round tray ($180,  williams-sonoma.com ), left. Round iron tray ($60,  wayfair.com ).


(Kohl's; Pottery Barn)

Old Dutch four-piece ­16-ounce copper Moscow mule mug set ($137 for four,  kohls.com ), left. 15-ounce copper Moscow mule mugs ($89 for four,  potterybarn.com ).