Brass is Back!

Brass is making a huge comeback and popping up everywhere you turn.  From accessories to furniture and accent hardware, brass has been making a grand reappearance in the last year or two.  Those shiny builders-grade brass-plated fixtures from the 80’s and 90’s were down-right garish and cheap, and those are definitely not the kind of brass products that are becoming so popular now.  Satin, polished, antiqued, or hammered brass pieces with a great patina are much more subdued and very elegant.

There are some very good reasons why brass is so on-trend today.  Good quality brass has always been attractive and works well in both traditional and more contemporary settings.  The variety of tones to choose from can help to create a sense of warmth and sophisticated modern glamour.  Look for chandeliers, faucets, doorknobs, cabinet hardware, candlesticks, beds and other furniture pieces in heavy, high-end brass to make an important design statements in any room.  Or, haul out the stash of brass you may have packed away in your garage or attic!  Trends may come and go, but quality is a trend that will never go out of style, and we think that quality brass is classic, timeless, and always in style.

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This Hyde Park all brass four-bed is from Charles P. Rogers.

 The antique brass finish is true to its 19th century English heritage.The Kohler’s Purist Moderne faucet has a sleek and fresh shape that is more contemporary.

The Naomi table from Arhaus is inspired by the Art Deco period.  Glamorous and contemporary, this brass table is the epitome of fine art and sculpture.