Brass details can really bring a spark of glamour and luxury to your contemporary home! Whether burnished or lacquered, brass can elevate a room, so from traditional spaces that use brass as an accent to contemporary rooms that embrace bold brass decor, here are some interiors that demonstrate the many ways to incorporate the golden-hued metal in your contemporary home.
In this contemporary home, the architecture is very organic — lots of stone, wood so touches of brasse are the perfect bling to bring it to life. Providing other glamorous moments are a B&B Italia bed, a Verellen chair and a Kelly Wearstler floor lamp, all atop a Ben Soleimani rug.
If you want to really embrace this metal, try using furniture designs that also feature this material.
The warmth and radiance of gold tones provide a touch of elegance and are used in this contemporary home‘s power room to playfully interact with the contemporary Echo wallpaper. One thing to consider is whether you want to watch the metal patinate over time — especially in a bath or powder room. Personally, we love a bit of age on my metal finishes and prefer an unlacquered texture. The wallcovering looks extra glamorous combined with the Patricia Arnillas gold-leaf decorative treatment.
For this glam modern kitchen in Los Angeles, brass is part of a strategic colour story. The Benjamin Moore Chrome Green and the gold play off each other perfectly and evoke a classic, regal vibe. The designer grounded the glitz of that pairing with sophisticated marble and a fresh take on standard subway tile. Since dark green and gold have the ability to read as neutrals, albeit amped-up ones, the designer added a punch of colour with the turquoise Lawson-Fenning stools for one more layer. The pendants are Tom Dixon, and the backsplash is by Ann Sacks.
Whether with details, or full-on brass designs, any contemporary home is uplifted.
The custom-designed bar cabinet stands out against the white walls, bringing a warm, golden glow to the room. Many times brass is used to add more warmth to spaces!
Mixed metals are a very updated approach, as opposed to the old days when it was all shiny brass of dulled-out silver tones. We especially love working with brass and blackened steel for added warmth and tonality. Aged brass is complementary across many design styles and can tend contemporary or traditional when pushed either way. In this contemporary home, a Lindsey Adelman light fixture hangs above a limited-edition table and stools by Kelly Wearstler, all providing bronze accents. The walls were hand-painted by artist Caroline Lizarraga and the ombré stair runner is by DMc.
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