Whether you want to update the hardware in your kitchen or on an old dresser, have fun with it and mix it up. You don’t have to match or have a uniformed look. Your style can be depicted in mixing and matching different hardware. Mixing and matching gives your piece a unique and individualized look. But there are a few rules you may want to consider when mixing and matching:
· Limit the number of different texture and finishes on one item or in one room. Do not use more than two different textures to prevent a chaotic feel.
· Use complimenting colors and use a color wheel as a guide. Choosing different shades of one color is also a pretty look for any item or room.
· It’s best to stick to one pattern scheme and theme when it comes to mix and matching your hardware. If you choose chevron, stay with chevron-if you choose to do polka dots make sure all of them are polka dot.
· Slowly start to build a collection of hardware by visiting your favorite stores and putting together your favorite pieces. It’s a long process but definitely worth it in the end after you see your finished product!
Have fun with it and keep the hardware an extension of your personality and (Read More.....)
Stone Hardware Featured on Design Sponge
When you think of natural stones perhaps you picture some plain brown river rocks or even those white stones they use for gravel driveways. While, yes, people have used those for cabinet hardware, that is not what I am talking about. Natural stones come in a wide array of beautiful colors, textures and sizes that can fit virtually any décor. From amethyst to Tiger Eye, you are bound to find a stone that will be perfect for your cabinet hardware or other decorating needs. Here are some stones to think about:
1. Quartz – A common and relatively inexpensive mineral, quartz comes in a wide variety of colors from white to pink and even green. Unpolished, quartz has a cloudiness to it, but when it has been shaped and polished it is very shiny and durable. It can vary in shape and size, so it makes for a very good stone for many applications.
2. Amethyst – This purple mineral is a type of quartz but is not usually sold under that name. It is quite popular because of its beautiful shade and abundance. Naturally it forms sharp crystals and (Read More.....)
Anthropologie is more than a trendy clothing store for college-aged women and hip young mothers. The store offers one-of-a-kind designs for cabinet hardware in an impressive variety of materials and designs.
The Cottage Home
The sunlit rooms of cottage homes are often filled with small trinkets and details. Quilts, distressed paint and vintage décor are all the rage in the shabby chic designs that have traveled from the countryside into urban apartments from coast-to-coast. You can combine the sweet, natural elements of the outdoors with your cabinets by using ceramic flower knobs created by Anthropologie. You may also like porcelain knobs that are fashioned after birds.
Ginger Flower Knob,
The Colorful Home
Full of color and texture, homes with rich color pallets are perfect for displaying hand-painted knobs. Many of Anthropologie’s hand-painted knobs convey an old-world charm and feature bold colors. Consider using these knobs on kitchen cabinets and use a complementing painted tile for a backsplash.
Getting the Vintage Look
In a previous post, we profiled Out of the Blue Design Studios, which makes a unique range of glass door knobs. The studio’s colourful and fun collection of handmade knobs makes a real feature of any cabinet door, and complements a kitchen by adding a quirky twist and element of intrigue. One thing is for sure; the overall look and feel of a kitchen can be totally transformed and completed through choosing the right door knobs and handles. For this post, we explore that theory further.
One look that people often strive to achieve is “vintage”. Shabby chic cabinets are going through a phase of popularity as people seek to convey a feeling of days gone by. Distressed wood and classic cottage-style cabinets are in demand now, more than ever, as people seek to break away from the boom-time trend of inoffensive and clinical plain units.
However, as we know, the overall style of a kitchen much depends on the finishing touches. A traditional Victorian cabinet, for example, would be pointless if then paired with a 20cm-long stainless steel (Read More.....)
The impact of door knobs on the overall look of a kitchen is surprisingly significant. This is why there is such a large market for them, and therefore such a huge choice available. Most people will choose something safe and classic for their kitchens. However, what about when you want something really different? This article explores a range of imaginative and beautiful door knobs
on offer from an innovative design studio called Out of the Blue.
Works of Art
The products are so popular that they were recently featured on HGTV. Out of the Blue's products are a real mix of art and practicality. The studio features a range of over 200 handmade glass door knobs. It was founded 12 years ago by an art and glass collector, Alex Matheson, who was working in the business of
manufacturing commercial locks and decorative hardware. Alex stumbled upon the idea of making these beautiful door knobs when he was renovating a bathroom. He personally made a set of shower door knobs and was so proud of them that he started showing them to retailers. He received such a positive response that he decided to keep adding more designs, and he quickly extended his range to include kitchen hardware and (Read More.....)
Cabinet hardware includes all those pieces on your cabinets that help you to open and close the doors, as well as those that hold the doors onto the body of the cabinet. Hinges and pulls are the most important with respect to operating the cabinets on a day-to-day basis. Hinges and pulls are also the two items that play the most significant part in the overall look of your cabinetry. The right hardware lets you express your personal style while improving the look and feel of your cabinets.
On traditional cabinets, hinges are exposed to view. On European-styled cabinets, the doors partially or fully conceal the hinges while the doors are closed. Essentially, cabinets are boxes with doors. Traditional cabinets have a wood frame that sits on the open edge of the box. Traditional hinges attach to the frame and to the door. European hinges attach to the door and directly to the side of the cabinet’s box.
Hiding your hinges allows you to create a row of cabinets that flow from one to the other, uninterrupted by hardware. European hinges favor minimalist designs. In some instances, you can create the illusion that the cabinets are fading into the (Read More.....)
Laurey is the place to go for whimsical kids knobs and pulls for that unique chest that needs to be personalized for your sons or daughters room. The first knob that caught my eye was their Whim-Z Baseball in Mitt Knob, which I could just envision on a light brown or orange and white dresser. Who knew knobs could be so fun! They also have a Basketball Knob, (Read More.....)