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You know the saying "every room needs a little black?" Well, with brass's amazing resurrection, the saying should really go, "every room needs a little black and brass." And, if you're the picky type, yes, black might mean bronze and brass might mean gold.

My favorite use of the classic combination is in understated or spare vintage spaces where brings the combo brings a lively sophistication.

1. Arteriors Walker Antique Brass Hammered Lamp
2. IKEA's ANGENÄM bowl
3. House of Antique Hardware's Black Porcelain Cabinet Knob With Brass Rosette cabinet hardware.
4. Schoolhouse Electric's Princeton Freshman sconce

5. Arteriors Expedition Iron Mirror with Antique Brass Hanger
6. Visual Comfort's Thomas OBrien Large Hicks Pendant in Bronze & Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass with White Glass
7. Rejuvenation's Wallace Pin-Up Swing-Arm Wall Fixture
8. Ochre's horn handle cabinet pull

9. Natural Horn Drinking Horn with Brass Cap
10. Dorothy Draper's España Bunching Chest
11. Tom Dixon's Beat Lights
12. Global Views Directoire Brass & Black Granite End Table

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