brass brass baby

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:

Amerock Polished Brass Face Mount Self-closing Hinges (Pack of 10):

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:

Elizabeth Lawson Design | Photo by Jennifer Hughes Photography:

via elizabeth lawson designs 

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

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