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Better in brass

Aged, Brushed, Polished, Burnished are just some of the Brass finishes we are seeing in all our favourite interiors right now!

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Better in brass
Lori Bolon
July 14, 2022

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It’s not a new material, but it’s making a comeback and trending in online searches across interiors. With so many finishes available, brass is versatile and adds interesting detail to most product categories, from tapware to ironmongery and even cladding. Here are our 10 favourite brass bathrooms covering every style, colour and mood.

1. Cabbage Tree House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture uses weathered brass cladding on the walls to reflect the landscape. The brass provides an industrial feel opposing the surrounding natural environment.

2. For this 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival house on the westside of Los Angeles, Studio Shamshiri wanted to strike a balance between old and new as if the house had been cultivated over successive generations. Classical brass sanitaryware is paired with midcentury furniture and spruced with a pop of bold marble for the wow factor.

3. Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick's mountain getaway bathroom is equal parts rustic and refined. Using recycled timbers and tumbled stone for a rustic feel, the brass tapware provides that Hollywood glamour and sophistication.

4. Lantern House by Herbst Architects embraces dark tones throughout the house to allow the views to take precedence. Brass highlights are included to create a vibrant contract.

5. Twig Hutchinson’s London home perfectly combines old world and modern interiors. The Parisian chic interior relies on traditional materials and sanitaryware to provide a sense of familiarity to the spaces.

6. Tasmanian Shack Culture by Denison Rivulet, Taylor and Hinds Architects saw the redesign of the shack as an opportunity for purposefulness. The bathroom design was about how the light plays with material when it comes in. Using Brass cladding on the walls and floors to achieve playfulness and purpose of the light is a beautiful result.

7. Woollahra House by Decus Interiors was designed so no two spaces are the same. Inspired by the clients charisma and style, Decus used strong marbles and reflective sanitaryware to create a bold and playful space.

8. Greenwich Loft by Studio Giancarlo Valle played with old world materials in a stripped down way. Designed to avoid delicacy in favour of “real materials that you can see and feel”, the small pop of brass tapware is used to provide a robust and authentic feel.

9. Feldman Architecture and Commune Design collaborate on a soulful Santa Cruz beach house for a family with surfing in their blood. The mix of Mid-Century and coastal interiors has an elevated sophistication with the modern brass tapware.

10. Potts Point Residence by Flack Studio is typical of the architect's design - bold and playful. The muted plaster walls and pink marble benchtop enjoys the weathered brass detailing bringing life to the other materials.

As we can see, Brass lends itself to so many applications and styles. Robust and beautiful, it’s no wonder this finish is an obvious favourite amongst the designers right now. 

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