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2013 Design Trend- Brass is Back

2013 Design Trend- Brass is Back

2013 Design Trend Brass
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “History repeats itself”. Well what is true for history is also true for fashion and in home interiors. Everything is cyclical. The resurgence of brass in home interiors is a growing design trend for 2013. That’s right, brass is back. But not the overly shiny brass that was in all the homes built in the 80’s. (GASP- the 80’s! I’m reliving those zipper jeans, scrunchy socks, dolman sleeve shirts and the dreaded side ponytail.) Today’s brass is re-imagined with a warmer aged vintage patina. 

Gold is a precious commodity these days. Why not use it in your home? The key to using brass in your home is to use it in small doses. This satin finish brass faucet is seriously chic. The warm brass finish is complementary to the warm tones in the wood counter top.

 This brass coffee table makes a bold statement to be sure. We wouldn’t expect anything less from Million Dollar Decorator, Mary McDonald. Here you see a juxtaposition of the warm brass tones against the cooler grey backdrop. It works and is an up to the minute look.

If you’re skeptical, why not try brass paint? You can give your current furniture a “facelift” with painted brass accents. This simple desk goes from basic to brass-tastic just by the simple detail on the legs. The modern look is repeated in the picture frames. A graphic striped rug anchors the space.

2013 Design Trend Brass
If your home was built in the past decade, no need to empty your bankroll changing everything out. Mixed metals are also hot now. The brass hardware on this simple cabinetry is on trend but can be easily changed out should the homeowner need to update their kitchen in a few years.
Unlacquered or raw brass will develop a patina that only gets better over time. Used sparingly brass is a very nice design touch that elevates a space and calls attention to details that would have gotten lost amid all the grey, greige, silver and brushed nickel that have dominated home interiors for the past decade.
We think this design trend is one that can enliven a space and will continue to grow in popularity for home interior’s today. When building a new home or redecorating your existing home be sure to research the current design trends. And if you haven’t changed a thing since the 80’s, then rock those zipper jeans and your side pony and pat yourself on the back for being so trendy!!!

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