Brass is Back…and has been (Part One)

We had a great fall weekend full of pumpkins (and pumpkin ice cream), hiking, flag football, apple cider and sewing.

My husband pointed out an article in this weekend’s WSJ Going for the Brass and said I was ahead of the Journal because I’ve been saying that for months.  It’s no secret in the design world that brass is back!  The article of course mentions Kelly Wearstler, Celerie Kemble and Jonathan Adler as leading designers using brass in their designs and product lines.  I agree with Adler in that silver-tone metals are “cool and high-tech” while “brass equals warmth, English clubiness, Moroccan craft and Italian mid-century fantasy…brass has a more colorful past.”  It also pairs nice against natural woods and leather.  I think Nate Burkus could also make the list as an expert in mixing brass with other materials in a design.

(click on each photo to link to designers site)

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Celerie Kemble

Cameron Diaz's Manhattan Kitchen Is a Gorgeous Little Jewel Box  Kitchen Inspiration In Shades of Green and Gold.

Kelly Wearstler

Jonathan Adler :: Interior DesignJonathan Adler

Nate Berkus

The Journal went on to highlight their top brass choices.   And while they are gorgeous, I thought I would feature some more “attainable” options.

This is the largest graphic, but click on image to see larger and scroll over arrows for info.

1. Threshold™ Wood and Brass Finish Bar Cart (Target)$129.99

2. Gold Love Sculpture (ABC Carpet & Home) $95

3. Colossal Golden Wishbone (Anthropologie) $58.00

4. Industrial Task Floor Lamp – Black + Brass (West Elm) $179

5. Nate Berkus™ Multiple Taper Candleholder (Target) $19.99

6. Nate Berkus™ Accent Table – Gold and Antiqued Glass (Target) $79.99

7. Threshold™ Stamped Metal Accent Table – Gold (Target) $59.99

8. LOVE Candy Metallic Gold Print (Made By Girl) $37.00

9. Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler Catherine Elephant Accant Lamp $50

(click on each title above to link to the product)

This doesn’t begin to even scratch the surface for my love of brass!  In a future post, I will cover finding vintage brass treasures because the patina of older pieces adds so much texture to a room.

In the meantime check out my Brass board on Pinterest.  After reading the article this weekend, I went through my boards and found plenty to create a board with over 350 brass-ilicious pictures and products to inspire you.

See you tomorrow for my update on Kevin’s room!!!!  Also, check out today’s One Room Challenge updates over at Calling It Home.

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