Guest Picks: Brass & Texture for November
I am joining the "I love brass" club! I love the new wave of beautiful pieces that are today's brass. They're warm and vibrant for fall and come with a little texture added in for depth. I hope you like them as much as I do! xo — Melissa from Melissa Loves
Mini Sputnik Chandelier, Brass - $1,250
This is a pretty fabulous light! It's an investment piece, but it's destined to be a classic.
Faux Fox Print by Hisss Illustration - $14
I love the solitary figures in Sara Broski's work. The quiet palette and single figure give you space to breathe.
Target Home Annandale Area Rug, Safari - $19.99
I love sisal — I just can't help it. I find myself drawn to it over and over again. It warms up any room and gives the floor character.
Bamboo Ladder - GBP 59
I love the unusual shape of this ladder and the pretty sheen of the brass. Would you hang something on it or just use it as a sculptural piece?
'Okapi' Hand-Printed Native Tribal African Print Pillow by Bark Decor - $38
I love that this pillow looks like it could be embroidered or maybe an old feed sack. It is actually hand-printed on linen, which gives it a lovely texture and great presence on a couch or chair.
Glittered Geometry Garland - $38
I've always been a sucker for shiny objects, and this garland doesn't disappoint. I love the shapes and subtle glimmer. It's perfect for the holiday season that is upon us.
Vanessa Mirror - $500
Wow, how can you not like this whimsical mirror? Stray Dog Designs always delights and surprises me. They always set their sights outside the proverbial box. It would be impossible to look into this mirror and not smile.
Robert Abbey Mary McDonald Pythagorus Table Lamp, Matte Brass - $693
I have a huge crush on this beauty. The monochromatic shade and base — not to mention the handsome shapes — are just gorgeous. This lamp is a statement piece for any room.
Jute Carpet - $69.53
This cute rug with its subtle jute texture and whimsical wording would surely brighten any spot. It's perfect for adding a little warmth to a small corner or nook.
Wildwood Square Linen Pillow
I love foxes, I really do. Maybe it is because of their beautiful coloring or maybe it is because of the (often-portrayed) contrast of them against pure white snow. Whichever it is, I am a fan. This lovely throw pillow would be a great way to switch things up a bit for the new season.
Worlds Away Davis Basket Weave Side Table, Gold Leaf - $525
This side table is running neck and neck with the beautiful lamp above. Perhaps they are twins separated at birth? This would be such a handsome addition to a den, office or anywhere you need a little extra surface space.
Vintage Midcentury Danish Style Raven Bird by Two String Jane
This little midcentury modern bird is just as appealing as when it first came on the scene. Plus, how can you resist his little brass legs?
Aged Rope Pot, White - $38
Ceramic and rope make such a great combination. I love the unexpected nature of these two materials together. This would be so beautiful on a sideboard or coffee table, or even in a bathroom holding some ordinary necessity like cotton swabs (after the candle inside burns out, of course).
Burlap Bed Skirt, Twin and Full by Paula and Erika - $100
I love burlap bed skirts. They seem so warm and ground whatever linens you may have on your bed in a natural and simple way.
Brass Peacock - $395
You'll be proud as a peacock for sure. This beauty would reflect light beside the fire perfectly, no? It would also be beautiful on a long farmhouse table as a centerpiece.
DBO Home Birch Dinnerware Set - $25
This subtle and lovely dinnerware could seamlessly move amongst pieces you already have or start a whole new collection. They would be so pretty with some gold mixed in for the holidays.
Woodfield Solid Brass Match Holder
I just picked up this great-looking little match holder. The top circle has a tiny hole that's perfect for hanging it by the fire. It is even brighter in person, and it reflects firelight beautifully as well.
Sea Grass Stool, Honey - $129
As far as texture goes, I never tire of sea grass. This little seat would be so pretty in a bathroom for holding towels or on a porch for extra seating.
Bolinas Ceramic Lamp - White Shade - $250
This great lamp has a much more subtle appeal. It is all about texture and would be perfect in a pair for your console or beside the bed.