One of the metals that have been making resurgence in the last decade, and in particular in 2013, is BRASS. Not the bright yellow brass of the 80’s and 90’s…the new brass leans toward bronze and is warm verses bright. Its rich gleam is now seen in furnishings, accessories, hardware and lighting. No worries for you silver lovers-polished and brushed stainless are still with us. Or, consider mixing the two metals-with purpose, of course.
When repositioning an older brass building, it is less expensive to embrace the buildings existing metal. Think of the cost to replace elevator doors, control panels, door hardware, etc. So if your renovation budget does not allow for metal replacement, HDG recommends modernizing the metal by blending the new brass with the old.
An example of this concept can be seen at the recently renovated Meridian at Carlyle Apartments. Originally completed in the late 90’s, the budget did not allow for metal replacement throughout the building. The HDG design team and the Client made the decision to purposefully blend the old and the new. Warm bronzes and brushed brass was blended with the original bright brass (still seen in the doors). The space now feels boutique, current, glamorous and timeless.
In the spirit of the “new” brass, we rounded-up up a few accent pieces that seamlessly combine this classic material with modern lines. Brass is definitely in the design mix in 2013 – from new products to fashion and art, brass and mixed metals are “the” accents to embrace.
POSTED ON MARCH 3, 2013
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