September 19th, 2014

Chrome and stainless steel finishes have dominated the interior design industry in recent years  on kitchen appliances, faucets, accessories and furniture.  This finish, while practical in some applications, has become very common and so, as interior designers we are always looking to change things up.   I therefore love the new trend that is emerging that favours brass finishes.   In fact,  brass has been a mainstay of my aesthetic since I began my Interior Design practice.  It's wonderfully warm,  for example,  in a cool contemporary white interior or vintage and quirky in a more transitional space.   Here are some inspiring images of unlacquered brass. What do you think about the new brass movement? Would you use brass in your home?

The combination of the Arabescato marble and the unlacquered brass provides plenty of glamour and drama in this master ensuite. (Maddux Creative - photograph by Ricardo Labougle)

 We love how striking this touch of brass is in this kitchen sink adding character and drama ( Restart.it )

We love how striking this touch of brass is in this kitchen sink adding character and drama (Restart.it)

The bamboo inspired brass bedposts, unlacquered brass handles and small brass accessories tie the look together, and add a level of luxury to this white master bedroom for a young couple.  (Casey Design/Planning Group Inc. - photograph by Donna Griffiths)

This bold brass desk,  stark white walls and  textured graphic-patterned rug work so well together because of their inherent differences.  Dissonance can be a strong tool for successful rooms. (James Dixon Architects - photograph by Michael Stavaridis)

From the original vintage ship light fixtures that I sourced in New York, down to the pots and pans, this traditional kitchen (part of a large addition to this  historic house  in downtown Toronto) glows with brass and metallic finishes. Even the the hardware and the pot rail is  brass.  It's the heart of the home and we loved heading up this project  from the ground up to these important finishing  details.   (Casey Design/Planning Group Inc - photograph by Ted Yarwood)

White and wood  allow the brass faucet and gorgeous wall mural to shine in this master ensuite. (Casey Design / Planning Group Inc. - photograph by Donna Griffiths)

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AuthorTheresa Casey