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KITCHEN TREND :: BLACK VS. BRASS

white kitchen with dark brass and black hardware litchfield-and-lanham-prep

Moving in with someone always has it’s bumps – and, my friends, I’ve just discovered our first one. My man’s aversion to brass. *gasp*. Now, I’ll admit that he has a pretty open mind when it comes to designing and updating the house, and he’s starting to come around to the idea of my favorite […]

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  2. Julie

    I couldn’t agree more! I recently toured a newly renovated home and the first thing that caught my eye in the kitchen was the matte black faucet. Intriguing, unique and glorious!

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  3. Heather

    These matte black fixtures are hot and so is matte brass. As a designer I have found that brass is a hard sell to most dudes, including my man. We compromised with brass allowed upstairs and oil rubbed bronze or black downstairs. Good luck -Divide and conquer!

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  4. Kristin

    I always thought black and white in combo looked very timeless and elegant – and you can definitely play up the look and feel with more modern fixtures and sleeker finishes. I absolutely love that kitchen – those windows!!!

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  6. Laura Dunn

    Although I hate to admit it. Sometimes its the collaboration between my husband and I that ends up with the best result. If I had it all my way we would have a peach bedroom instead it is a dark blue grey that looks amazing with my black and white obsession. It is hard for a head strong interior design girl like me to give someone else an opinion, but it’s worth it to have a space we both love. Best wishes to you on this big project!

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  7. franki

    There WILL BE challenges….fortunately, this time, the matte black is cool (I’m a tarnished brass kinda gal so that didn’t come easily.) franki

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  8. Megan

    You should look into Newport Brass. Their Matte Black finish can applied to all their faucets! Beautiful options and made in California too!

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  9. Kevin | Thou Swell

    I was looking at hardware recently for a project and I didn’t even consider going with matte black, but this post has convinced me that its great looking and can go both modern and traditional!

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  10. Elizabeth

    I would present him with divorce papers right away.. kidding! I love brass, however I admit the matte black looks amazing. If it starts looking a bit dull, how about covering the floor with patterned tiles in your favourite green? That way you’ll get close to the style that goes with brass and away from the farmhouse… 😀

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  12. Patricia

    Don’t know why I didn’t comment before, but the marble bathroom in your post is mine, and I have to say we haven’t regretted our black fixtures one second. We’ve had them for about a year now and they are a dream, it is my favorite room in the house. :)

    It does look great with some wood, we’ve opted for hardwood flooring and it works really well!

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IN THE KITCHEN :: MOD MEETS FARMHOUSE

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Lately, I’ve been drawn to the idea of bold color in the kitchen – specifically in primary tones of red, blue and yellow. But I’m not talking cabinets or wall paint – I’m talking vintage modern accessories mixed with farmhouse style. Think mod pop art, enamelware canisters, schoolhouse clocks and powder-coated industrial stools… In a super warm […]

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  1. kate zucconi

    I definately agree with you that this is a great idea, by using accessories for that pop of colour!
    For me also full on colour for units and walls is too much!!

    I love the retro feel of your chioces. Updating with accessories means that if you get bored or decide to move on with a different look then it is much easier to update.

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IN THE KITCHEN :: COMMERCIAL VS. CONVENTIONAL

industrial kitchen with light wood

i come from a restaurant family, so it’s no wonder that I’m drawn to a bit of a commercial style in my kitchen. After all, open shelving, plenty of stainless steel and a more ‘deconstructed’ feel isn’t anything new… But, how far is too far when taking this look into the home? The kitchen above just about […]

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  1. Minna

    It’s so funny because whenever I see photos of such beautiful kitchens (mostly on pinterest), I always surprise myself at the really big variety of styles I’m drawn to. While at heart I love my classic kitchens with a more rustic feel, I also have seen some uber-modern, sleek and minimalistic kitchens I love. That last kitchen is just the right balance though- so gorgeous and can only dream of having something like that one day!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Caris

    I love the romantic, industrial inspired kitchen with patterned floors, as well as the rustic, traditional kitchen with the morning light flooding in!

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  3. Serena

    I like the last kitchen with the glass door and the window with flowers or herbs beside because I’m into big romantic traditionally looking kitchens. Like you said, the light is very important when you cook and for me, also the possibility to get fresh air into the room very quickly is quite essential, especially when something goes wrong during cooking. 😉 I moved to Toronto a month ago and I want my new flat to be original so I’m thinking about trying vintage style. I found a list of some shops here last week and I’ve already visited some of them. They had some unique pieces even for the kitchen but I’m still not sure. What do you think about vintage kitchens? Is it a good idea? I would be thankful for any of your recommendation!

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INTERIORS TO INSPIRE :: URBANE ECLECTIC IN SPAIN

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I’ve noticed a shift in my interiors taste lately… which seems to happen every few years or so. It seems natural, of course, for this to happen. If we stay stagnant, we aren’t growing, and that goes for taste and life in general! But I’m actually surprised by some of the things I’m attracted to – […]

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  2. Kendra

    I totally understand this shift in style preferences. I have been finding myself leading towards some of the same things, in a way I feel like it grounds me a bit a I get older

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ROOM OF THE WEEK :: 7.17

thomas obrien west village loft kitchen

I’ve been paying an absurd amount of attention to kitchens lately. Why? Well, on top of the small remodel we did in our office studio, I’ve been slowly updating the kitchen in my loft, and of course daydreaming of remodeling the one in my guy’s house too. It’s an overwhelming task, and the more I look […]

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  1. Lianna@theresnoplacelikehomemke

    I love how casual that kitchen is. And the color of the cabinets are different from what you see every day. It is a beautiful space. I agree with you I have been loving brass pulls lately too, but wonder how it would be with the stainless steel. Good luck!

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  2. Holly

    I agree with what Lianna said. This kitchen reads so casual, it just invites you in. And the storage, like the OP said, amazing! Practical + Good looking is always great. The wallcovering, or brick facade, whatever it is, also provides a nice pop in the space. Same with the faux or true granite against the wall…

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