Nov 29, 2011

Brass and Glass

Just placed an order for a client for a lovely brass and glass coffee table.  I'm so excited about it.  She initially balked, thinking glass (or even mirror) would be too modern for her highly traditional living room.  No way!  I showed her choice photos of brass & glass in comparable settings, and she became a believer.

image via Decorpad

Brass Mastercraft Doe Foot Cocktail Table via Nines

image via Elle Decor

Antique Maison Bagues Brass Two-Tier coffee Table via Jean-Marc Fray

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Ginko Table by vanCollier Designs via Inspire.Me. blog 
Whitney Interior Design
Worlds Away Robert G table via ElleDecor Marketplace

Using a glass table can be tricky for many reasons, foremost being safety.  All-glass tables make homeowners nervous about breakage or injuries.  Small children can be rough on furniture, and older adults can sometimes bang their legs on a hard-to-see glass table.  But, glass encased in a strong, visually-obvious metal frame eases the mind a bit.  The strong metal of brass is my favorite for furniture.  It can go warm or cool, mod or trad.  Obviously, glass allows for more visual circulation around the room, including a better sight line to stunning carpets or floors underneath. 
Grant K. Gibson

Rounded Corner Brass and Glass 1970s low table via 1stdibs

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Dominique Coffee Table by Matthews & Parker for Brunschwig & Fils

image via Elle Decor

Brass Ram Heads Coffee Table. 
You might as well punch yourself in the face because this beaut is no longer available from 1stdibs.  Argh!

Bob Coscarelli

Side Bracket Brass Cocktail Table via Horchow

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Greek Key Brass Low Table via 1stdibs

image via FigStreet blog

Sabine coffee table by Jan Showers
And another plus side of a glass coffee table top?  No coasters!

1 comment:

Lawrence Halter said...

Brass does provide a solid foundation for glass, in terms of sophistication. I suppose it's due to the texture and color of the metal. It does a great job in blending together with glass. Beautiful stuff, by the way!

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