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2.23.2011

From the Brass Section

Jonathan Berger room via Decor Pad- Those sunburst mirrors that are so popular - many of them are brass.   
Biggs Powell French Brass Convex Mirror
When I was doing the Christmas Showhouse, I really wanted to use brass fittings in the Master Bathroom, the cabinet guy thought I was crazy.  Brass has lost popularity since builders in the 1980s & 1990s used that horrific lacquered yellow brass all over perfectly nice homes.  Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc - meaning that it comes in a range of colors depending on the mix. 
Scary yellow brass
There are many options on colors and patinas when choosing brass.  So while I wasn't able to use brass plumbing in the Master (too hard to a pretty brass toilet valve) - I am sure that in the future I will get my chance because brass is back.  So start buying those solid brass candlesticks and accessories that you see at flea markets and thrift stores because the demand is rising.  

These chairs from ABC Modern in Atlanta I have been visiting daily.  
$4 each at a thrift shop

Etch Light Brass
Tom Dixon Etch Light
Kelly Wearstler
That awesome brass bed I posted last week on my Best of Atlanta - still available.  And check out how these bloggers feel about brass:





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