Brass is Back

This underdog heavy metal is celebrating a resurgence. Great on black, white, or wood, it’s a welcome refresh for both modern and traditional interiors.

  • Sunburst Blast
    We love a good sunburst mirror, now richly updated in brass. Constellation mirror ($5,489), from Traditions, 1039 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-222-5253,
  • Bronzed Beauty
    Hang this sparkler for a modern statement in the hall or above a table. Confetti cube pendant ($759), from Filament Lighting, 5023 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-926-5007,
  • Quick Fix
    Update the frames in your wall gallery or spruce up an old lamp with a quick splash of brass paint. Metallic brass paint ($8.49), from Settergren’s, 2813 43rd W. St., Mpls., 612-920-2813
  • Wall Power Schumacher’s
    Aurora wallcovering is all about brass—envision this lining a powder room with moody sconces. Aurora wallcovering (price available upon request), from Schumacher, IMS, 612-338-6434,
  • Metallic Zoo
    Display these brass critters on the mantle or in the nursery. Threshold brass animals ($9.99 each), from Target,
  • Lights Out
    Without the bright golden glimmer, this feels industrial and masculine. Calver table lamp ($495), from Andrew Martin, 7101 France Ave. S., Edina, 612-208-0557,
  • Brassy Attitude
    A testament to how striking, yet subtle brushed brass accents look on rich wood. Claude walnut bar ($2,095), from Jonathan Adler, 1439 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-353-5311,
  • Bottle It
    Handy and stylish—what’s not to love? Brass bottle opener ($75), by Masanori Oji, from Design Within Reach, 2939 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-827-0990,
  • Wheel in the Cocktails
    This brass plated bar cart has leather handles and that dreamy aged look. Libations bar cart ($599), from Crate & Barrel, Galleria, 952-920-2300,
  • Hurricane Season
    Hang these inside until it’s time to go out on the porch. Hurricanes ($14.99–$24.99), available March 24 from Target,
  • Brass + Black
    The hottest color combo right now! This table has all the elements of refined living and a removable brass tea tray. Sunburst tray table ($2,550), from Hickory Chair, IMS, 612-354-7102,
  • Make it Matte
    Sleek silhouettes and matte finishes make pieces like this work in regal estates or bohemian lofts. Matchstick brass side table ($248), from Anthropologie, 4999 France Ave. S., Edina, 612-285-9164,
  • Hip Hardware
    Give your front door or cabinets an instant update—raw brass will age every time you touch it! Unfinished brass doorknob ($295), lacquered knob ($19.95) and pull ($11.88), all from Brass Handle, Galleria, 952-927-7777,