DECORATE WITH BRASS

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.

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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

Kitchen Hardware

Brass is a stunning accent on wood and painted surfaces, such as these gray kitchen cabinets, opposite.

Brass

Brass

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

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