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Looks we love: Brass is back

2013 August 22

Rio Pendant by Jonathan Adler

1. Bernie Series Double-Arm Wall Sconce No. 8913-8915 by Holtkoetter 2. Bash Vessel by Tom Dixon  3. A330 Pendant by Artek 4. 5220/1 & 5221/1 4. Semi-Flushmount by Holtkoetter 5. Amy Table Lamp by DelightFULL 6. Tripod Clock by George Nelson 7. Jana Desk Table Lamp by Arteriors 8. Halo Wall Sconce by Robert Abbey 9. Model 2097/30 Chandelier by Flos 10. Tenda Pharmacy Floor Task Lamp by Sonneman

This ain’t your grandma’s metal–brass is back, and we’re quite liking the look of this timeless finish in modern interiors. Paired with modern silhouettes, brass lighting is refined for today’s taste, rather than the hyper-floral, pink carpeted image that’s often evoked by the mention of brass fixtures.

Whether it blends in with a mid-century modern motif or provides a pop of glam to a more muted space, brass is one sassy addition to a room, and lighting is a great way to bring it in. We love it paired with white for a crisp, modern balance of hard and soft. In an eclectic space, it brings in vintage cues without going overboard. For clean, minimal spaces, brass can warm things up better than a silver/nickel finish. Check out a few of our favorite finds for working brass lighting into contemporary spaces:

A Tom Dixon Etch Pendant punctuates the ceilings of this cozy room:

Contemporary Bedroom by Dallas Media and Bloggers Sarah Greenman via Houzz
This glam-modern bathroom from Jonathan Adler features a suspension and sconces from his Meurice Collection.
Contemporary Bathroom by Kohler Kitchen and Bath Fixtures Kohler via Houzz
I love the way this dining space just works with a seemingly random combination of pieces. A Flos Model 2097 Chandelier is the perfect glitzy accent:

These Artek 330 Pendants add a just-right shine to a modern/industrial kitchen:

Wood, white and metal, oh my! The Billy Table Lamp by Delightfull looks right at home on this eclectic desktop:

Billy Table Lamp by DelightFULL

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