I know, I know. The word “brass” gives you flashbacks to all that very lacquered, fake looking, gaudy ’80s stuff. But that image of brass is all wrong. Let’s set the record straight.
Today’s brass has earned that oh-so-popular design word, “patina.” It’s unlacquered and thus a living finish, which means it changes over time and gets even better with age. It can go glam, traditional, modern, new bohemian … it’s really just about what you pair this warm finish with. Here are some of our favorite fresh ways to welcome brass back into our homes.
Menu Duane Pendant. An assemblage inspired by repurposed lamp parts, this powder-coated steel light is a black hemisphere on the outside, and illuminates the bulb by surrounding it with a warm glow inside.
Chilewich Rectangular Drift Placemat. Inspired by traditional Japanese woodblock prints, this woven mat adds a base that will bring metallic movement to your tablescape.
Ferm Living Brass Tray. Impress your guests. This is an easy way to corral your booze and glassware in a chic arrangement.
Menu Franklin Chandelier. This solid brass piece is a tribute to old-school Manhattan hardware stores.
Menu Pepe Marble Mirror. Inspired by the glamorous style of Italy in the 1950s, this mirror is at once modern and an elegant throwback, crafted with a brass frame and marble base.
ferm LIVING Hexagon Brass Pots. We’r all for mixing metals, but if you’ve switched out your fixtures and hardware for brass you may just want to coordinate. ferm LIVING has all kinds of accessories including a brass toilet paper holder and a brass paper towel holder. The small vase seen here would do a great job as a toothbrush holder.
Will you be bringing brass into your home? Please let us know how in the comments section.