An antique brass chandelier hangs above the dining table with Windsor chairs. The wallpaper and floor-to-ceiling curtains, along with the collections of blue toile plates, give this dining room a romantic, vintage feel.
To dress up the bland, contractor-grade doors, the fronts and backs are wrapped with batting and cranberry-toned faux ostrich vinyl. The finishing touch is the paneled effect created with antique brass nail heads.
In this contemporary living room with a red cabinet, the Park Slope cocktail table by Century Furniture has multiple levels, a steel base with an antique brass finish and a Mozambique wood veneer in a rich melange.
A custom, built-in mirror with rosettes adds antique charm and brightens up this transitional dining room. Polished brass accessories are glamorous accents that decorate a lacquered banquette featuring contemporary brass drawer pulls.
A modern dresser with clean lines does double duty as a nightstand, offering easy-access bedside storage. A traditional style desk lamp on top has an adjustable body with a matte black finish, antique brass accent and metal matte black shade.
Coat hooks are the perfect scale for keeping everyday baking and cooking utensils organized and within arm's reach in a kitchen. Here an antique brass hook is attached to the side of the kitchen island to keep mixing spoons easily accessible.
This eclectic neutral dining room features white and gold patterned chairs with gold burnished wood trim, surrounding a walnut table with a colorful arrangement of natural elements and stylish candlesticks. A unique brass chandelier draws the eye to the focal point of the room, while antique-finished mirrors pair with a white and gold buffet table and vintage accessories to add visual interest to the opposite wall.
Dark stain on moldings and doors complement the traditional architecture of this Brooklyn townhouse. Original details include a wood paneled wainscot and a transom window above the wide front door. A glass pendant with antique brass hardware fits with the style of the entryway.
Inspired by antique brass animals, Bustamante created golden horse place card holders to add a touch of glam to the mix. These pretty conversation pieces were made with plastic toy horses, metallic paint and wire—genius! Get the DIY here.
A round nightstand on each side of the bed offers a spot for framed photos and books for nighttime reading. A long-necked sconce with a salt-blasted glass globe and antique brass-finished metal frame on the wall on each side of the bed offer soft and stylish lighting.
If you have a fireplace in your kitchen, add quirky and collected elements for instant farmhouse style. This mantel, featured in Susan Sully’s book, “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques,” mixes inexpensive brass candlesticks, baskets and classic blue-and-white platters along with affordable resin bear statues and a deer bust for a rustic farmhouse feel. “When you group it in an interesting way, they work together,” Sully says.
Gold is a regal choice that demands attention in this once-overlooked guest bedroom. Glass and antique brass side tables give the room a more modern look, and are topped with lamps from a discount home store selected by Atlanta designer Jennifer Foster. A streamlined slipcovered headboard offers flexibility for future makeovers.
To create drama, think of each decorative element in reference to its visual weight and shape. This table for four is lacking in a table cloth or runner; instead, different textures and sheens of varied materials, from the seagrass and cork chargers to the antique brass place setting and the coarse texture of the thistle centerpiece, anchor the tablescape.
Transitional design is best described as a mix of modern and traditional and it tends to work well with many other styles. The wingback chair used in the bedroom is upholstered in pinstripe wool and adorned with antique brass nail heads. The clean lines of the fabric give the otherwise traditional piece of furniture a clean, modern-day update.
In this formal dining room, designer Vanessa DeLeon achieves an appealing balance between feminine and masculine with a pair of romantic Kravet banquettes in black crushed velvet on the ends, accompanied by eight sturdy leather and antique gold barrel dining chairs. A stunning blue velvet rug adds a splash of color while pulling the look together.
Most designers prefer to stay consistent with metal finishes in dining rooms, from the hardware and lighting and down to the flatware on the table. While stainless steel and pewter have remained the most popular choice nationwide, antique brass is a more unique yet classic and timeless option. In this dining room, brass was used on the chandelier, the Brutalist mirror sculpture and in the framing of the children’s art.
This modern white cottage guest bathroom features a marble topped antique dresser vanity with a traditional white sink and chrome wall mounted faucet, brass wall sconces, white painted shiplap walls, and antique mirror and glass door knob.
Ornate decorative moldings adorn the walls and ceiling and are complemented with black paint and gold accents. The ceiling is a standout feature which consists of multiple elevations of diamond-shapes designed to draw the eye to the center of the ceiling where an oversized brass chandelier resides. A crescent-shaped macaron bar adds visual interest and additional counter space. The back wall features handsome antique mirrors to serve as the backdrop to the Macaron by Patisse signage embellished with brass-trimmed shelves designed for additional storage and showcasing macaron towers.