I’ve been on a brass kick lately…no…not the builder grade shiny faux brass…

(No offense if this piece is hanging in your home…just a perfect example of “builder’s grade brass”)

 

Nope…I’m talking the rich, aged patina of brass (the real stuff) that adds warmth and elegance to any space…traditional, modern or anywhere in-between…

 - Camarilla - 2 1/8 inch Ring Pull - Windover Antique  - ( P3190-WOA )

Hall chest update with 6 of these…via myhardware.com

 

Wall sconces for the new AHD office…three of these gorgeous lights…via Restoration Hardware

Inspiration in brass is everywhere….

Amy Meier

Lauren Leiss

Two of my favorite designers are using aged brass mixed with other great metal finishes…and it is all in every shelter magazine on the rack…why??  It reads “vintage”…”heirloom quality”…”rich with history”…all the qualities designer’s need to create a room that has presence without feeling too “showroom”…a room with character!!  What do you think of aged brass?? Where would you use it??

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