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:
Or this pretty antique brass window hardware
And now some pictures that might inspire you to add some antique Brass to your life…
Urban Grace Interiors’ Coastal Living house. Notice the brass faucet on the sink – love it! [source]
those brass chairs! [source]
John Derian’s NYC bathroom [source]
Have you ever seen such a gorgeous hood? [source]
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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