Swapping out mundane hardware for more special styles is an easy upgrade that gives a big return. Opting for brass intensifies the results. Who would have thought that the design world’s sudden penchant for brass, especially brass pendant lights, on the heels of it being considered so utterly bourgeois would have such staying power? Brass accents instantly brighten and freshen a space. Doing brass in the kitchen is big.
Gone are the days of the builder’s brass chandelier over the dining table. There is so much good brass lighting on the market. My favorite lighting sites include StyleCarrot partners Lumens and Ylighting. Let’s look at the 21 modern brass pendant lights I picked out from there and elsewhere, including Serena & Lily, Crate & Barrel, and Rejuvenation. [Updated Aug. 2020]