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.