Monday, April 29, 2013

Design Trend 2013: BRASS

Brass has been foretasted as a big design trend for 2013. I love the metal finishes and brass happens to be one of my favorite!

What is brass? Brass is a mixture of zinc and copper (making it an alloy), and because the amounts of zinc and copper varies, brass comes in a bunch of different shades (with different properties). Brass is strong and corrosion-resistant, so it makes a great item that needs to last a long time. Brass can be inexpensive, too!

Brass has been around for a LONG time and was really big in the 70s! My family still owns brass furniture from back then. I recently picked up a really cute brass headboard for my client from a garage sale. Brass looks great in all kinds of room, whether it's accessories, furniture, or even a wall finish. It gives even the newest items vintage appeal. I love to see brass used in the most glamorous and colorful rooms!

Here's some stylish rooms that incorporate brass. I've even included a product board of some of my favorite furniture and accessories made with brass...




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How much do YOU love Brass?? Do you have any brass furniture or accessories in your home? Planning on adding some soon? Be sure to drop a comment and let me know!

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  1. Crazy! I was just thinking about spray painting all of my brass door knobs satin nickel...and still might, but interesting to think that brass might be coming back in style!!

    And - yay - I can comment now! :)

    1. Yay, Bree!! I'm glad to see that it's working again and also scared to know how many people had trouble commenting...

      In regards to your brass door knobs, I used to hate them. Now, I've learned to appreciate them. If you want to keep them brass, I suggest bringing in more brass accents in your home so that it seems as if it's done on purpose.

      I love brass now (along with all the other metal fixtures), so I'm looking for some accents now. I don't have brass knobs, although now I kinda wish I did...