Beautiful Brass

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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:

Gilmore Pull

Utility Latch

Or this pretty antique brass window hardware

And now some pictures that might inspire you to add some antique Brass to your life…

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Urban Grace Interiors’ Coastal Living house.  Notice the brass faucet on the sink – love it! [source]

those brass chairs!  [source]

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John Derian’s NYC bathroom [source]

Have you ever seen such a gorgeous hood? [source]

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Diane von Furstenburg Brass (or Gold) flatware… available from Neiman Marcus

West Elm also has a less expensive collection of Brass (or Gold) flatware

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[source]  Notice the Hicks pendant over the sink :)

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Steel Windows

Since yesterday’s quick post was on the subject of steel windows, I decided to share a few more.  I would love to live in a house with black steel windows some day.  I love the industrial look – it adds so much character.  Sometimes painting the grid or casing of a window black can have a similar effect and not break the bank.

Meg Ryan’s kitchen via Elle Decor

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 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

McAlpine, Booth & Ferrier

 

 Beth Webb via House Beautiful

Seekircher Steel Windows via House Beautiful

 

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