Catherine Kwong chose a sleek brass and lacquered-parchment credenza by Scala Luxury to fit this San Francisco apartment. “The design of this sideboard is reminiscent of work by French modernist Jean Prouvé. The brass font imbues the space with warmth and the round ‘portholes’ provide an arresting geometric element.”
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“The brass accents in this room help to highlight the glamorous nature of the space,” says Amy Lau, who designed this Chicago townhouse. “While the sun is setting, this room just glows with a warmth that comes from the brass backs of the Milo Baughman chairs“ from Gustavo Olivieri Antiques. The room also includes a circa-1955 Italian teak, brass and marble three-light floor lamp from Van Den Akker Antiques and a brass gueridon with glass top by Osvaldo Borsani from Mark Frisman.
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The opulent entryway of this Ritz-Carlton residence in Los Angeles by Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design features a brass sconce adjacent to a Salvador Dalí–inspired gilded mirror and a columnar stone console.
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A sculptural chaise longue with a brass base is a standout piece in the bedroom of this Dallas home designed by Emily Summers Studio 54.
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Brass pendants by Alvar Aalto for Artek pop in this dark dining room that Studioilse designed for Herzog & de Meuron’s VitraHaus in Germany. The furnishings include Eames shell chairs and wire chairs.
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In this East Hampton, New York, home by Michael Haverland Architect, the dining table comprises a glass top on a pair of polished brass ram’s head sculptural bases by Alain Chervet from Milord Antiques. “Brass furniture and lighting warm the space and add a level of sophisticated glamour,” Haverland says. “Brass takes a modern house away from a more typical minimal design vocabulary often composed of cold stainless steel or aluminum finishes.”
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“The sectional was upholstered in a taupe mohair with a brass base because it reminded me of Studio 54,” says Sasha Bikoff, who designed this Upper East Side living room. “To go along with that theme, I loved all of the brass pieces, which also tied into the gold leafed ceiling I designed.” The sofa is by Milo Baughman, the ice cream print is by Donald Baechler and Bikoff designed the coffee table.
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In the living room of this Atherton, California, home by Matthew Leverone, the gem-shaped brass coffee table stands out amid the neutral sofa and chairs. “We were looking for a dramatic coffee table to ground this lofty room and large sectional — a piece with personality, substance and heft,” Leverone says. “This brush-polished brass custom Popova faceted table from Coup d’Etat fit the bill on every mark.”
Photo by David Duncan Livingston
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