We’re in the process of looking for a rental home for our family to live in while we rent out our main house during the high traffic tourist season. Not a lot of long-term rental choices here for a family of six, although with some digging, we did manage to find one interesting place on the bay. While doing our walk through with the agent, I couldn’t help but notice the brass hardware in the master bath (along with indescribable wallpaper and mauve cabinets, ha ha). While mentally
picturing myself tearing out the wallpaper redesigning the bath, I couldn’t help but think “hmmm” about all that brass hardware. I usually dismiss brass, but this bathroom got me thinking.
I went home and found some lovely images that make me altogether rethink brass hardware.
Love the mix of brass and silver tones in this kitchen, above. Matter of fact, I think mixing metals in a room is just plain hot. I prefer that to all brass in one room. Seems more relaxed chic….or sophisticated…or something. The silver and brass tones on the hood made me think of the Lacanche, which is, of course, the Rolls Royce of ranges. These pups are born and bred in France.
This custom designed zinc and steel Lacanche range hood by Linda McDougald Design is so out of this world fabulous that my brain cannot even formulate thoughts well enough to discuss it rationally. Husband, I would promise to cook every single day if I had this.
Stunning use of mixed metals in this elegant space. Love those knobs and drawer pulls. Oh and they kept polished nickel for the faucet. Joy!
Yes friends, mixing metals is hot. You might recall the mind-blowing white kitchen I posted ages ago over here which boasts another impressive range, La Cornue. I have no idea how much these cost and will probably never find out ; )
Yet another elegant kitchen with brass touches from the La Cornue. I’m also totally dying over vintage plates, tongue and groove boarding and reclaimed wood beams, whew.
Back to brass. It’s funny, I’ve never second guessed using gold touches in the main areas of my home, such as gilt frames and other gold-toned accessories in the bedroom or living room.
But I’ve consistently shied away from brass in my fixtures. Here’s a bath boasting all brass. Not sure if I’m fancy or formal enough to pull that off, although it does look tempting…
There are obviously countless brass hardware options out there. This particular handle caught my eye. Could be gorgeous on soft grey cabinets or creamy tones. I really like the beads.
Maybe pair it with something soft like Benjamin Moore Horizon.
I think I can see a little brass entering my life…as long as there’s some silver to keep it all in balance.