Back to the kitchen. Once
we I decided we were going to use brass as a big accent throughout the house, I knew we had to find some good hardware. It seems like all the interior designers I love out there say, “hardware is jewelry for the kitchen!” And, yes, I agree, but it’s more. It needs to be super functional, work scale-wise for the space, coordinate with other metals (or complement them) and set a tone for the style of the kitchen. It’s a big decision, you guys!
So, I took trips to Home Depot to look at what they had (not much), and when I realized I liked a bunch of what other bloggers used, I did what anyone would do…order one of each. OK, not each one, but three of these (plus a few black pulls before I decided black was not happening):
The Lew’s bar series, the first upper left, was gorgeous. The finish was amazing. Sarah Sherman Samuels put it in her kitchen here. I thought I’d love the cool geometry of the square pulls, but it felt chunky in my little space (scale comes in here). So I ordered the atlas and amber bar pull. I loved both but the atlas had a distressed finish I did not love, and the amber was a great shape but too brassy (that’s probably an oxy-moron, but you know what I mean.) So, I found the Lew’s bar pull in a round version and it is perfection.
lews bar pull here | stella sumner street home hardware here | successi it pull atlas hardware here | amber gold steel bar pull ckb brand here | purist/stillness cabinet knob kohler here | 26130 amerock pull brushed brass here | lew’s hardware round bar pull here | lew’s hardware round bar knob here
So, you need a coordinating hinge (if yours are exposed). Let me help you out:
find this guy here
It will not be a perfect match, but it’s a great color that will not clash with any type of brass.
For a faucet, I did not have the luxury of ordering one of each. So, I looked at some Pinterest eye-candy and knew I’d love the one I got. Here’s a peek:
I just realized that these are also the pulls I used. I thought I did so much sleuthing on my own! Dang. Welp, at least someone else also picked my combo!
stev antique brass kitchen faucet with water filtering here | foldable double handle kitchen faucet in antique brass here | this comes in an antique bronze but honestly, if you’re doing a copper kitchen you need this in your life! here | manhattan double handle here | delta trinsic in champagne bronze here