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Accent with Brass
This winter, infuse warmth into your home with brass accessories and decor.

By STEPHANIE S. BEECHER

January 2016

Buddha; Great Finds & Designs

Brass is making a comeback. But if memories of Grandma’s house, "Dynasty" and shoulder pads come to mind, think again. Contrary to the shiny, polished variations popular in the past, this brass is set to complement any room — not to overwhelm it.

"We’re not looking at it like brass, we’re looking at it as a warm accent," says John Edbauer, owner of Fringe Interior Design and Home Furnishings in Whitefish Bay. "The old brass reminds me of the ’80s. This brass is soft and dull and warm and beautiful."

"The antique style is great because it doesn’t project itself into the room," adds Curt Lamon, owner of Delafield-based Great Finds & Design. "They are more richer and darker."

Designers say today’s brass is more likely to be antique, mottled, weathered or textured. And don’t rule out polished brass out just yet. When it’s not overdone — say, adding a brass midcentury lamp or two, or when mixed with cool metals — it can really make a room shine.

Brass foo-dogs; Great Finds & Design, 631 Genesse St., Delafield, (262) 303-4356, greatfindsdesign.com
Arteriors Athens trays; Peabody’s Interiors, 8655 N. Deerwood Drive, (414) 962-4550, peabodysinteriors.com
Arteriors Jordan vase; Peabody’s Interiors
Hand-forged metal lamp; Fringe Interior Design & Home Furnishings
Arteriors Athens trays; Peabody’s Interiors, 8655 N. Deerwood Drive, (414) 962-4550, peabodysinteriors.com

 













 


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