Why Matte Brass Might Be The New King of Metallics
When I first started this blog it was called “The Brass Petal” because it combined my two favorite things – brass and flowers. But after I won DesignStar I figured it would be better to have it be my name (and Emilyhenderson.com was taken by a graphic designer- you’re welcome “Other Emily”). This is all to say that my love of brass and gold goes 10 years back. These days all metals are competing for most glamorous and matte brass is having a bigger moment. Now before you send all your shiny brass to the pawn shop and flood our comment area with “I thought you loved all brass, ” know that I still love polished brass, specifically unlacquered brass (for how it ages naturally and has a patina) but yes, matte brass is happening and we are into it.
It could be brushed or satin and I’m not talking about “aged, ” the brass we are talking about is bright and beautiful like it’s polished sister just less shiny, and it’s everywhere right now. While I do love an antique ornate frame or chandelier if you want to do this in a more modern way go for simpler shapes with less ornate detailing, carving, or fuss.
While this one may technically not be a residential living room, those matte brass chairs and tables are just too good not to include and is making us want to jump on the first flight to Milan to stay in this beautiful hotel. If this is tempting you and making you consider going to the gold side, we’ve rounded up many a piece that is on the market now for your shopping/styling/loving pleasure:
Coffee Tables: 7. Metal Clad Coffee Table | 8. Two Tiered Coffee Table | 9. Brass Block Table | 10. Tiered Circles Coffee Table | 11. Lucite Coffee Table | 12. Pedestal Coffee Table | 13. Terrance Coffee Table | 14. Charity Coffee Table | 15. Round Drum Table
Side Tables: 16. Brass Drum Accent Table | 17. Polygon Table Set | 18. Pedestal Side Table | 19. Side Table With Drawer | 20. Tripod Side Table | 21. Cube Table | 22. Marble Top Side Table | 23. Teardrop Table | 24. Gold Wire Nesting Tables
Lighting: 25. Flush Mount Ceiling Light | 26. Conway Chandelier | 27. Task Lamp | 28. Swing Arm Sconce | 29. Diamond Table Lamp | 30. Double Sconce | 31. Brass Globe Pendant | 32. Breaker Sconce | 33. Diamond Pendant Light | 34. Sculptural Table Lamp | 35. Scalloped Pendant | 36. Brass & Marble Table Lamp | 37. Mobile Chandelier | 38. Marble & Brass Lamp | 39. Brushed Task Lamp
Accessories: 40. Decorative Wire Object | 41. Gold Leaf Stemless | 42. Round Brass Mirror | 43. Gold Hexagon Tin Candle | 44. Taper Candle Holders | 45. Wire Basket | 46. Rectangular Brass Mirror | 47. Brass Handled Vase | 48. Mirrored Tray
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