This post is written by contributor Kate Cabiltes, a freelance interior stylist and writer living in Queens. You can follow her on Instagram @fueledbywhimsy and visit her blog Fueled by Whimsy:
For the past few decades, the silvery tones of chrome and stainless steel have dominated the home design industry. But brass - once considered a dated 80's look - is back! Whether it's in a chandelier or side table, a touch of gold or brass will make your home feel warm and luxurious. Here are some of my favorite pieces to add a little sparkle to your home:
1 - Pembrook Pendant - $1,560.49 - This three-light pendant would look great over a kitchen island or dining table.
2 - Round Hanging Mirror - $100 - Enhance the natural light in your home with this classic round mirror. Perfect over a console table, or in the entryway.
3 - Aura Pendant Lights - $345 - These bulbs surrounded by illuminating brass rings make a stunning focal piece over a bar or dining table.
4 - Ceramic Marble Canister - $9.99 - Nate Berkus for Target can do no wrong with his sleek, modern home accessories including this elegant marble canister. Great for storage in the kitchen or bath.
5 - Orientalist Scented Candle - $80 - Made in the UK, this candle has hints of rose petal and cinnamon stick. It comes housed in a chic, embossed brass cup.
6 - Arrow Gold Pillow - $18 - This handmade pillow features a gold arrow pattern on ivory twill fabric. It would be lovely paired with a bunch of bright or neutral pillows.
7 - Colored Pencils with Brass Holder Set - $76 - This brass pencil holder makes an attractive display for your desk.
8 - Brass Peacock Letter Opener - $98 - This stunner from Jonathan Adler's collection of bibelots is perfect for the old-school snail-mailers.
9 - Martini Side Table - $159 - It's the perfect size to set down some drinks, and this charming little side table also doubles as a stool.
10 - Brass Lucky Horseshoe - $58 - A classic accessory, this horseshoe would make a lovely paperweight, or look great displayed on the wall.
11 - Metal Basket - $12.99 - This simple basket serves as a great catchall for books or magazines.