Brass is making a major comeback when it comes to home interiors. Maureen Stevens, a local interior designer, loves the trend and has already incorporated it into her own home.
"It's the metal of the moment," Stevens said.
One interior accent she uses are some classy brass candlesticks.
"I am a vintage shopper,” Stevens said. “So I got this from a very, very small town. It's called Lumberton, Texas. Every time I travel through the small towns of Texas, I have to stop at a vintage shop.”
While she’s not sure her husband is on board with antique shopping, the practice has scored her a number of unique pieces for her home interior collection.
"It's really not just one kind of candlesticks,” Stevens said. “It's different shapes and different heights. When I just sat down and put them all together, it all just jives."
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"One of the main things that is my secret as far as brass is this gold leaf pen,” she said. “For little tiny objects, or little crevices, this is what I use. I have those terrarium lanterns. They came in silver, so what I did was gold leaf each panel, so it would have the feel that I wanted.”
Larger objects can be painted to take on a metallic brass hue.
“I have these branches that I spray painted,” Stevens said. “I have this letter S, which is a vintage metal. It was yellow before and I spray painted that as well. This picture frame that I had to hand paint, so it would match all the other brass materials and items I have in the house."
Stevens feels that the gleaming look of brass lends a very sophisticated and modern glamour feel to a room.