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For the love of brass

Things have been a little quiet around the house lately – No massive projects (or even small ones) to speak of. After the unexpected joy and excitement of stumbling upon our new-to-us bar cart last weekend, we’ve sort of taken a backseat to “doing” and have focused more on “living.”  The past week has been full of Mad Men watching, eating out with friends, random trips to Target just ’cause and enjoying some quality chat time at home just the two of us (with our three crazy, wild animals pacing around us).

But to keep your eyes and senses occupied this morning, I wanted to let you in on my most recent obsession – Brass. This is definitely a new thing for me, as I have always been loyal to shiny silver and brushed nickel. That loyalty is still there, but I have come to really appreciate the warmth of a good brass accent or piece of furniture. Rather than acting as a neutral like silver often does, a nice polished brass adds color and richness to a space. Metallics have been trending a lot in the past year and brass is right up there on my list of favorites.

Sure, there are definitely “bad brasses” out there (I’ve even been known to cover it up, as seen here), but I think even the bad ones can be used stylishly in a space as long as you know how to balance the sheen out in the rest of the room (without going overboard). I have unconsciously begun to pepper brass accents throughout our home, especially in the living room  – It’s subtle but a few pieces here and there has really given the room a lux retro feel.

To further convince you sceptics, feast your eyes on these gorgeous spaces – You’ll notice that brass never overpowers, but instead enhances a color scheme and gives just a touch of needed sparkle.

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If you’re still not convinced, I really can’t blame you since I used to cringe at the sight of it not too long ago. Maybe it’s an acquired taste.

Anyway, I have big brass-hunting plans for tomorrow – John and I are making our now-standard trek downtown to scour the Estate Specialist for a brass bed frame for the twin bed in the studio. I’m hoping a more sophisticated and sleek shape will get me one step closer to a perfect space. I know the look I’m going for, it’s just taking longer than necessary to get there…

So what are your thoughts on brass? Love it? Hate it? Not sure yet?

Have a great weekend!

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  • March 2, 2012 - 10:22 am

    Ainhoa - I’ve never been a fan of brass… but you had me at the first picture. I love that side table!
    And I think it’s great you’re focusing on living instead of doing – that’s what we should all be doing, definitely!ReplyCancel

    • March 2, 2012 - 10:26 am

      Carrie - LOVE that side table…And thanks! I agree =)ReplyCancel

  • March 2, 2012 - 10:27 am

    Spade - Oh those beautiful beautiful brass! I have never been able to keep my hands away! They took my attention, so I never realised that they dun dominate! But man are you right! They do not dominate, at least not as much as silver!ReplyCancel

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