That said, Hawthorn Builders has noticed a new trend in custom home building- the fixture finish. Lately we have seen an increase in the demand for brass. Anything from larger pieces such as lighting fixtures to smaller details like cabinet hardware, customers are finding more options readily available in a brass finish.
When discussing this further with Hawthorn’s Design Director, Jessica Chabot, she confirmed that most often when thinking of brass, people tend to picture 1970s, heavy, shiny brass but recent products are focusing on a warmer finish for brass. Ideally this is a perfect compromise for those looking to design their home in a style that falls somewhere between rustic and traditional. “Satin and Antique brass give a warmer finish and work well with oil-rubbed bronze finishes and/or traditional fixtures,” says Chabot.
Some of Hawthorn Builder’s most current projects showcase both cabinet hardware and lighting in brass. See the pictures below for real life inspiration on possible ways to incorporate brass into your life.