by Marisa Marcantonio

Photo courtesy of Kelly Wearstler
Kelly Wearstler's home accessories collection for Bergdorf Goodman Decorative Home is brass heavy.

Brass is back. The warm metal, whether with a patina of age or bright and new, can add a mellow golden hue in the way silver, nickel and chrome can't. With a nod to Kelly Wearstler, who opened the door for more, today's brass is sexy and suave. Whether you are going for 70's Italian, Studio 54, or 80's redux, the glint of brass adds a glamorous glow.

Photo courtesy of Flair
Flair Home Collection has a Vintage French Screen with teal and gold lacquer that is the tops.

Photo courtesy of Oly
Amelia, a bombe chest from Oly is wrapped in brushed brass. Place it in a front hall as a statement piece or in a living room with a pair of great lamps on it.

A small drinks table from Jayson in brass with an x base and cut corners is just the spot for something small. Place it next to a sofa or by a cozy chair for some luxe gleam.

Photo courtesy of Jayson Home and Garden
Spindly brass wall flowers have a fun slinky - like movement to them that will make you smile. Available through Jayson Home and Garden.

Photo courtesy of Made Goods
Links of polished brass make this light and airy lidded box from Made Goods a gorgeous decorative element.

Hammered brass box and vase from Studio A has grooved texture that gives it the metal a softer look.

Photo courtesy of Urban Electric Company
The Travers sconce, designed by Amanda Nisbet for Urban Electric, mixes brass, etched glass and cherry wood for a subtle shadow play.

The stunning Baroque Lamp with high relief swirls from Laura Kirar for Arteriors is a little bit art deco a little bit disco.

Dwell for Global Views spiky ball is the sort of decorative object every coffee table should have. Consider it the modern day equivalent of the Moravian star Albert Hadley loved to use.

Brass and ebony iron accents make this mixed material orb with large studs an object of interest. From Dwell for Global Views.

Photos courtesy of Global Views
Make a tablescape even better with a piece that has a bit of height. Marble and brass in this dynamic piece from Dwell for Global Views has a Brancusi feel.

Tom Dixon created The Etch Pendant for DWR out of digitally cut and etched brass. It casts a radiant glow.

Photo courtesy of Made Goods
A dodecahedron in gold ceramic from Made Goods has many facets that all look great. From a bookshelf to a side table they are unusual additions.

Perch on this spun gold garden seat from Waylande Gregory or use it for a side table, whatever purpose it suits, it will be gorg.


by Marisa Marcantonio

Color, shock and awe! Since 1998 New York based family- friendly decorator Amanda Nisbet has been infusing interiors with color and a joie de vivre. It is not unusual to see fuscia silk and a chartreuse woven paired together to great effect. Her color sensibility, attention to how the client really lives and exuberant details come together in rooms that are fantastical and uplifting. When you meet Amanda you realize this exuberance is who she is, and her joyful personality can't help but manifest itself in her interiors!
She recently launched a capsule lighting collection, & Lighting with Urban Electric and fabric line called & Textiles, with Holland and Sherry. The color saturated collection of print and woven fabrics include patterns with graphic geometrics, circles, watercolor brushstrokes, and stylized flowers. With showrooms in New York, Chicago and DC, her fans will have to seek out samples, but they will be glad they did, the results are shown below.


Francesca in Berrylicious

Francesca in Blueberry Crumble

Positano Silk in Kumquat

Airdrie Silk in Bluebell

Airdrie Silk in Blueberry

Chip in Tuttu Frutti

Chip in Citrus

Chip in Cornflower

Chip in Fiddlehead

Chip in Cherry

Annie in Beautyberry

Annie in Plum

Annie in Fiddlehead

Annie in Limone

Annie in Cherry

Pizetta in Raspberry

Allanah 2 in Blueberry Pepper

Allanah 2 in Raspberry Pitaya

Allanah in Pitaya

Maderia in Beatyberry

Maderia in Rutebaga

Maderia in Fiddlehead

Maderia in Limone

Maderia in Cherry


Dramatic Gothic looking pendants kick it up a notch with hot pink candlesticks.

The Allanah wall sconce of cerused oak backed with her signature chainlink motif in antique brass has staggered candles giving a mod feel.

All photos courtesy of Amanda Nisbet Design
The red painted metal Anna Leah standing lamp is reminiscent of a DNA model and seems to stay upright while looking as though it might spring up further at any moment.