Call in the top brass: Put on a bold front with these classy objects


1. Antonio Lamp

£80, John Lewis. Give your kitchen a factory feeling with this cool pendant. 08456 049 049,

2. Tripod clock

£200, George Nelson/Vitra. You'll want to count the seconds with this classic mid-century table timepiece.

3. Kinsley Brass Chess Piece Bookends on bone base

£57, Artisanti. Checkmate! These quirky ornaments have ensnared us. 0845 259 1410,

4. Classique collection bottle vase

£10.39, Dunelm Mill. You'll want to stuff a message, floral or otherwise, into this charming ceramic vase with antique brass finish. 0845 165 6565,

5. Small brass porthole mirror

£52, Occa Home. Give your walls a sea change with one – or many – of these small mirrors. 0844 879 4258,