Friday, November 2, 2012


Photo courtesy of House Beautiful by Jonny Valiant
New York-based designer Kevin Isbell included two different styles of curvaceous brass candlesticks in an airy, light-filled living room. Incorporating touches of it keep things chic and subtle

When House Beautiful asked me why I am currently craving brass, I knew that they had come to the right person with the right question. The stylish and sleek surface is top of mind for me, especially having come back from High Point Market with visions of great moments in brass. There is a warmth brass gives an interior whether it be a modern or traditional space. The golden hue of the metal provides a subtle, elegant gleam, and it is having a comeback because it mixes well with other metals and its patina gets better with age. Adding candlesticks is a great way to introduce brass into a room, both for their warm glow and stand alone glamour. Whether you incorporate vintage or new candlesticks, the golden hue elevates everything around it.

Jennifer, the brass Giraffe from Made Goods adds some animal attitude along with altitude.

For outsized glamour, there are these Brass Fleur De Lis Wall Sconces from Global Views.

Photo courtesy of Visual Comfort
Visual Comfort's Hargett Table Lamp by Randy Powers has a telescoping column and coolie shade making it a designer favorite.

Photo courtesy of Julian Chichester
Resembling a task lamp on steroids, Julian Chichester's Flip Floor Lamp through Candelabra provides ample reading light behind a sofa.

 Photo courtesy of Arteriors
Looking very Weiner Werkstatte, Arteriors highly textured York Vintage Cachepot adds a touch of elegance to all things potted and planted.

Photo courtesy of DwellStudio
A tangle of brass tubes in a table sculpture add a dynamic element. DwellStudio does brass well, and their Tubular Burst Sculpture is no exception.

Photo courtesy of Target
You can never have too many spots to place a drink and a book, that's why Target's spindly Threshold Collection Wire Accent Table is such a runaway hit.

  Photo courtesy of Jonathan Adler
If a piece is chunky and brass, I am pretty much guaranteed to love it. So it is no surprise that Jonathan Adler's latest Hans Hourglass Table has me smitten.

Photo courtesy of Harbinger
Brass reinforced corners and a kicky orange lacquer finish on Harbinger's Gould Coffee Table add gleam.

Photo courtesy of Bernhardt
The hit of High Point, newly appointed creative director Ron Foire's Bernhard Collection included the Brielle Table. Like the piece above, it was influenced by the Jansen classic.

Photo courtesy of Oly Studio
An intricate geometric overlay design on Oly's Ameila Chest provides a pretty, pleasing surface to brass sans hardware.

1 comment:

James said...

Some incredible pieces of work there! Often forget how much can be made from brass. works of art!