Brass is Back... a big way, and it's not like your parents' brass knick knacks from the 1980's.  It's fresh and of the moment.  Maybe we have Kelly to thank for its resurrection?  She's been using it in her designs for years, but I for one was not ready to embrace it till now.

Kelly in her Bergdorf's boutique

Kelly Wearstler

Sally Sirkin Lewis

Martha is a fan

via  MS Living

Used as accents, like jewelry in a room, brass brings a little added sparkle.  It's like gold's older, bohemian cousin.

Does anybody have a hookah?

Brass is mixture of copper and zinc alloys.  The lacquered brass is sealed and shiny.  The unlacquered brass patinas much like copper.  You can clean it with commercial brass cleaning polish and fine steel wool.

D'Aquino Monaco

 I die ~

Maison Charles Sunflower scones, 1st Dibs

Jonathan Berger via HB

The popularity of kitchen and bath hardware wearing brass again is gaining momentum, and mixing metals is perfectly OK!


This bed is a Modernist Dream (as is James)

RL cube bed via What is James Wearing?

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad to see the brass post! I just styled a cover try with a huge brass peacock on the coffee table so I guess I'm headed in the right direction. Love your blog and can't wait to meet you at the Designer Bloggers Conference in L.A. next week. Please do stop and say hello! sk