The secret to a glamorous rom isn’t a color or pattern, it’s that certain joie de vivre that only comes with gold, silver, bronze, or mirrored decor. Think of it as jewelry for the room! A great option to add this wow factor to your dining room is to use a brass dining table. This is a trendy choice now but will always be fashionable option.
Considering the long lasting characteristics of brass, you are acquiring a piece of art and jewellery that if has good quality and is properly maintained, can last for a generation! Brass, in warmer, softer finishes, has made a strong comeback in home furnishings and accessories and is also entering the mainstream.
Recently, Wikman, owner and designer of Atlanta-based Bjork Studio, was approached by designer Brian Patrick Flynn about making some custom furniture for one of his Buckhead clients. In addition to collaborating on a large double-sided sofa, Wikman was shown images of vintage swivel chairs with a brass base.
“We’ve been doing furniture with brass or brass accents for several years now, but it is now considered a hot trend, said Wikman. “In fact, in one of the last full house design projects I did about seven years ago, I used many brass lighting and plumbing fixtures and brass hardware. It was more difficult to find at that time than today.”
Wikman is currently working on a special chair for another local designer that she helped design. It is also a swivel chair with a brass base, but this one will have a gorgeous brass mesh “skirt,” which brings to mind the mesh jewelry by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. “Someone who saw the brass linked mesh called it “Liquid Brass,” said Wikman. “I like that description, as it is a very sensuous material.”