Hung Up on Hardware


I’m a sucker for hardware; brass hinges, bevelled handles, geometric door pulls, a well-designed vent cover – oooh I love them all! On the hunt for various pieces for our new kitchen I came across these lovelies that had me a quiver. Does anyone else share my passion for hardware?

Above: Equilateral Nails, Winsome Brave Shop , Brass shelf bracket, Futagami, Rose gold door knob and Brass Vent cover E. R Butler


Clay House Numbers, Heath Ceramics

Oji Masanori

Individual brass hooks, Oji Manasori 

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Door pulls and card holder Schoolhouse Electric

Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

2 Comments on Hung Up on Hardware

  1. Hayley
    Thursday, May 30th, 2013 21:18 at 9:18 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m the same. I have put antique brass fixtures and fittings in my lounge but not sure if I can mix brass and polished chrome for the new kitchen diner??? I have white kitchen, carara marble work tops and splash backs, polished chrome handles, black aluminium doors… Sockets and switches chrome or black…????.. Need to source 2/3 lights for over the island… Black/chrome and brass??? Or just glass Jim Lawrence??

  2. Rohini:TheBeatThatMyHeartSkipped
    Thursday, May 30th, 2013 22:32 at 10:32 pm (6 years ago)

    Hayley – we are getting a new kitchen and was having the same conundrum, i love brass handles/taps but what about the rest…

    I saw many kitchens that mixed both and as long as the chrome is a brushed finish it works really well. The effect is actually more beautiful and multi-layered than rooms with ONLY brass which can look a bit on the traditional side.

    This kitchen convinced me! [click on slideshow]

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