With mixed metals on the rise, it's no surprise that interior designer Holly Mathis
has seen a sudden interest in adding brass pendant lamps
to what once was stainless-steel-only territory: the kitchen. "A few years ago, I couldn't talk anyone into a brass light," she says. "Now, it's so popular I've practically memorized the SKU." The no-fuss semicircle works with almost every taste, from traditional to country to steampunk.