August 3, 2012

Kitchens & Brass


I'm giggling to myself about this title because I used to work at a tiny little kitchen design studio for about a year during college - I had forgotten about it until I decided to do a post about brass hardware in kitchens, as this place was called Kitchens & Brass.  So, in homage to that short time in that little studio, I've titled this post "Kitchens & Brass."

Anyway, it's taken me a while to warm up to the resurgence of brass, but now that I've seen it in modern settings, I'm loving it.  Brass is back, but in a VERY different way... with subtler tones and sleek modern lines.  I stumbled across the above photo while flipping through my dwell magazine the other day, I can't get enough of it.  Brass with white and natural wood... the brass warms up this kitchen in a way that polished chrome or stainless steel couldn't do.  And it adds a little touch of formality, but in a non-stuffy way.

A few more examples of brass in modern(ish) kitchens:
from cococozy





A common element, and what makes it all work, is the whites and grays in these spaces.  Come to think of it, I may have just the client for this combination... 

What do you all think?