Precious Metal from MarthaStewart.com Article By Melissa Ozawa
What was once considered, well, brassy is now something to covet and keep. From small moments to large statements, today’s brass is tasteful and elegant — with gorgeous patina to spare.
Go bold. A wall clad in sheets of unlacquered, untreated brass laminate adds high drama to a living room. A complement to the forest-green sofa and brass accents in this room, the partition will develop a rich patina over time. To achieve a similar effect on a smaller scale, try applying the sheeting to the back of a bookshelf or wet bar.
Raw brass laminate, by Chemetal, 2′ by 8′, $305, manhattanlaminates.com
Pask floor lamp, in Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass, $625, aerostudios.com
Hammered-brass plates, from $10 each, michelevarian.com
Nevada linen pillows, in Charcoal and Khaki, $95 each, wolfhomeny.com
Murphy sofa, in Vance/Emerald, $1,399, roomandboard.com
Concord rug, 8’ by 10’, in Ash, $1,695, mgbwhome.com
Steel nesting tables, $595 for 2, abchome.com
Brass is a stunning accent on wood and painted surfaces, such as these gray kitchen cabinets, opposite.
Here are some of our favorite brass door pulls — from sleek and modern to rustic and traditional.
Modern pull (#70760), $57, peguerin.com
Bedford Brass Awing Cup cabinet hardware pull, by Martha Stewart Living, 3″, $2, homedepot.com
Brass pull, by Charlotte Dubois, in Antique Bronze, $17, thebrasscenter.com
Cabinet pull, by Merit Metal, 3½”, in Satin Brass, from $80, thebrasscenter.com
Polished-brass pull, by Colonial Bronze, $14.50, thebrasscenter.com