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House of Brass on How Home Interiors are Being Given the Metal Treatment
House of Brass is a Nottingham based architectural fittings specialist offering a wide range of decorative metal pieces for every room of the home. The company has been looking at recent interior design trends incorporating metallic features.
By: House of Brass
"If the 1980s were the years of the emergence of gold and brass, 2015 was the year that copper really came into its own. But in 2016 the word is just metal. You can mix brass, chrome and iron as much as you like and still be on trend," says a spokesperson.
House of Brass recommends using metallic elements in wallpapers and flooring and adding metal features to suite your taste. "You can have chrome taps and fixtures in your bathroom and kitchen and have marble with bright brass flecks on the floor and walls, plus delicately forged iron light fittings," they suggest.
"In your kitchen you could have stainless steel appliances with brass taps and fixtures and oil-rubbed brass or black iron cabinet hardware. Don't forget decorative metal shelf brackets either."
According to House of Brass, many designers are choosing to cover things in metal and some will even use it to clad buildings in place of traditional brick. Interior designer Sharon Elalouf, founder of Ash Design, used metal mixed with marble on the floors on a recent London development. She said, "We use metal a lot when there are columns in flats – we cover them in cuts of metal."
Another interior designer, Kimberley Duran, said, "While 2015 was the year copper became 'the metal of the moment', I predict that this will start to wane and brass and gold will take over as our chosen metallics. Golds and brass warm up a space and reflective surfaces bounce light around a room and using a few well-chosen pieces as accents creates a glamorous and affluent look no matter what your individual style. Consider bringing in a few gold metal trays, brushed gold hardware or a contemporary brass light fitting."
House of Brass says that there appears to be a new freedom in how metal can be used, whilst staying on trend. "If you are on a smaller budget, look to the little details that can make a small change but a big impact," they suggest.
House of Brass sells a range of metal fixtures and fittings for the home both at their shop at 282-284 Huntingdon Street, Nottingham and online at http://www.houseofbrass.co.uk/
House of Brass
0115 947 5430