Brass finishes are a huge trend right now and I’m so glad. Most of the time I absolutely prefer a brass finish over any finish on hardware, lighting, plumbing and furniture. I especially love an antique brass finish. However, I would be a little hesitant to use brass hardware and plumbing in my own home (as if I have a choice in my apartment!). I think I’m scared that it’s too trendy and I’ll get sick of it after a while. But if you think about it, replacing the knobs and pulls in a kitchen or bathroom is really not that big of a deal. My kitchen and bathroom cabinets don’t even have hardware, otherwise I might consider ordering some of these gorgeous brass pulls from Restoration Hardware:
For a while now I’ve considered these chandeliers my favorites. They are awesome. I don’t know what it is about this look (they all look very similar). I love them in Antique Brass, but I’ll take any finish, really. They are all manufactured by Visual Comfort and available through Circa Lighting or Mallory Mathison Inc. :)
The Bryant is also available in a larger size and a Bronze finish.
And possibly my favorite chandelier… the Vendome chandelier. Ahhh I love how feminine it is! Below is the small size in Antique Brass. It is also designed by Thomas O’Brien. I think he is my lighting god!?! I mean he is nailing it with his light fixture designs!