Stainless steel, chrome and brushed nickel are the most readily available metals for kitchen hardware. Put a fresh but classic spin on your kitchen island with satin brass. While polished- and lacquered- brass styles come across as dated, the understated look of satin brass is more transitional and up to date.
A custom-built metal vanity with wood drawers is topped by brass-accented mirrors and a backlit panel. The vanity's white concrete countertop sits flush with its metal frame and flows seamlessly with the white vessel sinks and subway tile backsplash. Vintage drawer pulls give a nod to the period of the house.
This interesting console that divides the foyer from the living room of this Haddad Hakansson-designed Boston penthouse features white, flat-front drawers set within a textured wood chest. Simple metal pulls complete the look.
"Existing in this condo was this strange alcove adjacent to the dining room," said designer Debbie Perez. "Knowing our clients love eclectic, reclaimed and funky things, we designed a custom dry bar to look like it was made from salvaged metal and old drawer pulls."
For classic, transitional style, the basic cabinet hardware was replaced with high-end satin brass pulls that add warmth to the glossy red drawers and door fronts. To add a layered element, the brass hardware was paired with the stainless sink. To successfully mix metals in a room, choose no more than two different finishes.