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The In Box By Susan Martin: Golden rules

etals and metallic finishes are warming up in 2014 as gold, bronze and brass make stunning comebacks. Whether it’s a polished gold finish on a faucet or golden-hued shoes, you may be tempted to give nickel and chrome the cold shoulder. Take a look:

Let it flow: Kohler includes gold finishes in its Purist collection of faucets. For options and buying information, visit

Rise and shine: Classic twin alarm clock in bronze finish is priced $24.95 at Pier 1,, where you can also check for local store availability.

Fancy feet: Golden-hued shoes by I.N.C International Concepts are part of Macy’s upcoming offerings for spring. Priced $69.50.

Pass the brass: Classic salt and pepper shakers are made of solid brass to dazzle your dinner guests. The set is priced $39.95 at Williams-Sonoma,

Good as gold: Square link and pave necklace is part of the spring collection of accessories from Ann Taylor, Priced $79.95.

Don’t read in the dark: The Chelsea lamp base features a swing arm and weighted base and comes in three finishes, including antique brass. From the Pottery Barn catalog or online at, $279. Shade sold separately.