That’s right, folks. Brass is back, and mixing finishes is no longer considered design disaster. And thank goodness too, because I don’t know if I could handle not having the approval of designers everywhere. HA!
You’ve probably heard the saying “rules are made to be broken,” and in the past mixing finishes such as silver, brass, gold, and brushed stainless steel was a big no-no. It’s pretty evident however, that idea is falling away and people are feeling more empowered to take home design into their own hands. Interest in the mid-century modern aesthetic and designing with vintage pieces lends itself to a little mix and match. All the better, I say!
Here are some of my favorite brass pieces featured on Etsy.com that just go to show that brass is back in a big way (If you haven’t been to Etsy.com yet, you’re missing out.).
For more information about this piece, follow this link:
Brass Home Décor:
Link to Mr. Peacock and others: genrestoration
Brass Wall Hangings:
Link to TheWildWorld
Brass Gracing Dining Tables:
Link to Atomic Brass Candle Holders: MidCenturyObsession
Link for more: VintageShoppingSpree
Brass as an Accent for Mid Century Modern furniture:
For more info: OstrichandPeacock
Link to this and more! See TheCottageCheese “Brass Menagerie”
Here’s a quick tip if you decide to put some brass into your design. Use Brasso. You can get it at Lowe’s or Home Depot….and I’ve tried the half and half vinegar/water mixture and haven’t had much luck. Brasso works beautifully to bring aged patina back to bright and shiny. (Make sure to use a soft, lint free cloth)
It’s evident to me no matter where you shop, that brass is definitely back – and not going anywhere anytime soon. Feel free to step out of the matchy-matchy box. It can be done with excellent results!
Join me next week….we’re going to talk trending shops for Mid Century Modern Design.