10.21.2011

Decadent Duo: Lucite and Brass

I am having a retro love affair right now with

B R A S S  &  L U C I T E

There is something so undeniably sophisticated and modern right now about this oftentimes dated duo. Seems contradictory right? How do you incorporate this look without appearing like a tried-to-be-thrift-store-ahhh-turned-thrift-store-blaaa you ask? Well, by bringing it back in sleek and streamlined rectilinear silhouettes and unexpected accents and accessories the vintage feel of the combination becomes fresh and modern and dare I say edgy yet again. Ahhh I love when the resurgence of period style elements reincarnates in the form of even-more-fabulous-than-before cutting edge modernity. To keep this look feeling fresh and new select pieces that are simple in shape and design, modern and mid century in aesthetic feel, and keep the ratio of lucite to brass heavy on the lucite side- the brass should serve the purpose of decorative hardware accents, or subtle banding and edge detailing. Furthermore, utilize this combo as accent or occasional furniture for the necessary "wow factor" in your space and top it off with luxe pillows, fabrics, furs, and posh and stylish vignettes.

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Side note: I DIE over this curtain rod...lucite...and brass...and the hardware is rectilinear....WOW

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A lot of the lucite/brass pieces you find will be vintage because, well its already been done a few decades back...and, as you may already know vintage doesn't always come cheap. Inexpensive ways to incorporate this look into your life for less would be to focus on smaller scale accents and accessories and thrifted finds, and, of course, DIY projects.

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Another Side note: This beyond amazing DIY cuff tutorial could easily be altered to a custom floral vase or desktop pencil/whatever holder given changing a few diameter and height dimensions.

Lucite/Brass = Clearly Fabulous
How will you incorporate it into your home?

 

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