Welcome to Monday's Method.
Suzanne M left me a comment on my orange and purple post last week. She has a hardware dilemma. Let's see if I can help...
My wedding colors (in 1985!) were lilac and apricot. :~)
With that said, I have a question about another color combination. Though this pertains to hardware - doorknobs to be specific! We are remodeling our kitchen and doing stainless steel appliances and sink with satin nickel pulls on the cabinets. We are putting in new french door to the deck and have chosen satin nickel for that hardware too. Since we are going to repaint the entire first floor of our small house, we are going to replace the 20+ yr-old knobs with levers while the painters have taken the old ones off. I wondered if it would be okay to use brass everywhere but the kitchen- I do have a number of gold (or wood w/gold accent) framed pieces, gold mirrors, and some nice brass candlesticks. Is this a crazy idea?? Thanks for any advice!
Hi Suzanne ~
Yes, you may use brass in the remainder of your home. Long ago, the thought of everything matching was the status quo. Today, mixing it up is a good thing. A very important design principle to me is harmony. In harmony, there is unity for cohesion and diversity for interest. I see the different finishes as the latter. If you are concerned that there may be disparity, use the same levers for the French doors in satin nickel that you are using in brass for the other rooms. The style will be the unity; the finish, the diversity.
I have had people ask me about purchasing furniture suites versus selecting different pieces and blending them together. I, of course as would almost any designer, say the differing pieces will bring so much more interest to the room. Consider it a puzzle that initially may seem disorganized and difficult to pull together but in the end, it can be truly magnificent and a work of art.
I hope this helps!
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