Sunday, January 29, 2012

So You Thought Brass Was Out

For the past decade we have been told that brass is taboo.  Every client was sure she must replace her brass chandelier or brass hardware, for goodness sakes,  with something silver toned. 


Brass is back on the scene.  Start noticing as you peruse your monthly shelter magazines how many designers are embracing the warm toned metals.  Not coincidentally, yellow gold is back in vogue for jewelry.    

The classic parson's table in a goldtone finish is fabulous.  The warmth of it's  finish is a great compliment to the color of the walls and woodtones of the room.  Notice the drapery hardware and the legs on the accent tables.

Mixing metals is always a good design decision.  The black drapery hardware works very well with the antiqued gold tones of the drawer pulls on the chest and the gold frame headboard.

Don't be afraid to use gold tones with grays and taupes. The gold tones of the ceiling lighting is an unexpectected surprise and is quite lovely.


Select your finishes as you would any other detail in your room.  Don't get pinned down to what seems to be on trend or the most abundant and available.  Classic design is always good design and not always the most current trend.