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The ‘New’ Brass Is Back in Home Design

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By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine

It’s all about that brass. But don’t expect to see that 1980s super shine. Today’s trendy brass is more of an antique brass, which is being used in light fixtures, mirrors, frames, and even furniture trims.

Mandie Maguire, an interior designer and broker associate with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in Park Ridge, Ill., says antique brass fixtures are especially trendy with white kitchen cabinets along with a light quartzite countertop.

The antique brass also pops against gray walls.

“Brass is definitely back, but it’s a new brass – muted, less harsh, and not polished,” says Barbara Nazzaro, owner of A Simply Staged Home in the Boston area.

 

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Home Design Trends to Watch: The Herringbone Pattern

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Photo courtesy of Laura AnnDiaz of Laura Diaz’s Photography and Mandie Maguire, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

Herringbone is emerging as the pattern of choice in 2016. Herringbone is the arrangement of rectangles that is so named for its resemblance to the bones of fish.

This pattern is popping up on everything from hardwood floors, kitchen backsplashes and shower walls. It may be subtle or bold.

Mandie Maguire with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services says she’s noticed the herringbone pattern subtly appear on more kitchen marble backsplashes above a kitchen range. Also, in flooring, the herringbone pattern is being used with tile floors to give it a more rustic — even hardwood floor resemblance.

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11 Willowcrest Lane The Woodlands TX. Gorgeous George Weaver Mediterranean home in perfect location! Stunning architectural details with sweeping staircase, columns and beams in family room. Travertine floors take you from the foyer into the family room. Kitchen with granite and stainless professional cooking unit. Windows overlooking the spectacular pool and backyard. Low maintenance! Summer entertaining is easy with outdoor kitchen. Walk to the Palmer Country Club, bike easily to 4 shopping centers, ten minutes to Town Center! Galatas Elementary, Mitchell Intermediate, The Woodlands High School Research Campus.

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Public Open House Sunday…September 18…2:00 – 4:00 pm

59 Northgate Drive The Woodlands TX. Dreaming of a gorgeous updated custom home on .67 acre with backyard living space & pool! Look no further, this is it! Kitchen & master bath completely remodeled, expanded utility & mud area addition, private home office/media room, new windows, new carpet & more! Both formals flow into kitchen, family & outdoors is great for entertaining! Windows allow natural light into the home! Circular drive! Located in estate home neighborhood…convenient to shopping…park & ride…entertainment! Hailey Elementary School, Knox Junior High School, The Woodlands High School College Park Campus.

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