I’ve never tried to hide my love for pink in all its forms—peach, blush, apricot, salmon, coral. It’s fresh and fun, and when you pair pink and brass together as a color combo it gives a #sorrynotsorry edge and kick of class and timelessness, balancing the softness of the pink with the hardness of the metal. It’s modern with vintage flair—just the way design should be! Elsie Larson of abeautifulmess figured this out and used it on their 1970s ranch-style home in Nashville with this cute pineapple doorknocker that adds a little whimsy and hospitality as guests come to visit. Totally fun, and not too serious.
But pink and brass can be sophisticated, too. Like in this stately formal dining room that Timothy Corrigan designed when he renovated a storied French château in Loire Valley that was originally built in the 1760s. The detailed millwork, traditional furnishings and stunning Doris Leslie Blau rug ground the color scheme and helps it live up to the home's pedigree.
This office by Kelly Wearstler is dripping with pink and brass but it screams risk taker, because Kelly layered materials and finishes and variations of the colors to give the look a glam rock kind of feel. From the iconic brass hand chairs and patterned ceiling to the light pink textured walls, magenta draperies and fuchsia artwork, this room stops you in your tracks. It's bold, daring, and fashion-forward, and, judging by the polka-dot heels and fabulous orange bag, this room belongs to a powerhouse woman with a full dance card and fascinating stories to tell.
If you're as hot for pink and brass as I am, be sure to check out some of my favorite pink and brass combos below:
1. Suite One Studio’s handmade porcelains are as mouthwatering as the food you might put on them, especially when they’re rose-colored with a metallic gold stripe.
3. Jonathan Adler’s Bacharach swivel chair, especially in Rialto Ash, gives new meaning to the phrase sitting pretty.
4. This rose velvet and brass Cilindro stool speaks to the wanderlust within me, since it’s an Italian piece from The Apartment in Copenhagen. It’s a reproduction of Luigi Caccia Dominioni’s 1963 design, so it’s no wonder I love it.
1. This pink-and-brass two-seater sofa was designed by Fritz Neth for Correcta in the 1950s. Mid-century modern designs always seem to get it right.
2. Fashion and interior design go hand in hand, and tassels are definitely an element that find their way in both. Though there's no such thing as being too over-the-top, I love how these Fringe earrings by Lizzie Fortunato say glamour even without much glitz.
3. The Angled Brass Sofa is something I found through Early Work Studio, formerly Brook&Lyn. I love it because the angled polished brass bars that form the base are fashion-minded, lustrous and so unexpected, and Kvadrat’s Canvas fabric is the perfect complementary pink.
4. Window treatments are so important, and you should never underestimate the power of a good trim. I’m all about details, and this Greek key pattern by Samuel & Sons emboldens the light pink Calvin Fabrics drapery and delicate brass hardware used here by Anne Hepfer.