Brass Is Class

I’ll be honest, I was never a big fan of the use of brass in interiors, much preferring the sleekness of chrome finishes. In fact I always found the shininess of brass to be a dated and dare I say it a tacky metal.  😳

But lately I’m beginning to develop a little crush on this shiny alloy.  Which is probably just as well as metals such as brass, copper or bronze are experiencing somewhat of a resurgence and (thankfully) a tasteful rebirth since the 1980’s brass that I so unfavourably remember!

It seems the days of that shiny tacky metal are long gone, replaced with a sophisticated glam that enhance todays interiors.


Here black gloss cabinets, marble worktop and brass fittings give a perfect blend of old meets new. Image from Brunch At Saks

subway tiles brass fittings

Subway tiles and brass fittings gives a classic New York feel to this bathroom.  Image from Dusk Jacket

The mixture of different metals, reclaimed wood flooring and modern cabinetry work really well together in this kitchen from 


I must say I do love these hammered copper pendants lights from Dunlin.

copper bath
You couldn’t but feel like a movie star while soaking in this beautiful copper bathtub designed by Michael Coorengel and Jean-Pierre Calvagrac. Image from Elle Decor

Aren’t these door handles from Alessia Garibaldi just simply stunning!


A gilt brass mirror and gold lamp tables blend beautifully against the contemporary black and white furnishings. Image from Pinterest 


A brass clad kitchen island designed by architects Sandell Sandberg.  Oh God, think of the cleaning! Image from Remodelista

So tell me, are you leaning towards the elegant charm of brass, copper and bronze or do you still prefer the coolness of chrome?

About Karen

My name is Karen Hughes and I'm an Interior Designer from Dublin, Ireland. I’m passionate about design and I started this blog as a way to connect with others just as passionate as myself. I tend to ramble on about all sorts of things, projects I’m working on, people, places and things that inspire me (and some that don’t). So put the kettle on, get comfy and settle in. I hope you enjoy your visit and don't forget to say hello. Visit my website to find out more about my services and view my work.

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