OUR KITCHEN UPDATES: NEW BRASS HARDWARE PULLS AND FAUCET
I think I’ve been talking about this forever… It all started about five plus years ago, when I painted our then, single pendant light over the kitchen island, brass. I knew at that moment I had to have more of it in our kitchen – I wanted new brass hardware pulls, a brass faucet, and I also want brass trim detail added to our range hood – (which is still on my wish list). I’m even envisioning a stainless and brass two-toned hood for a really bold statement, although it may be a while for that one, if it even happens! For now, I am thrilled to share our new brass hardware pulls and kitchen faucet that have truly helped bring my vision to life, after all of these years.
I’d like to extend a HUGE thank you to Belwith-Keeler, who I’ve partnered with today, for generously providing all of my new brass hardware for our kitchen. Although I have compensated monetarily and received product in exchange for writing this post, all words and opinions are my very own! *Please visit my disclosure policy for more information here. Affiliate links are provided throughout this post – see my full disclosure policy here.
OUR NEW BRASS HARDWARE PULLS
I admit it! There was a time, about 15 years ago, when we built our previous home, that I shunned anything that remotely reflected warm metal of any kind. Cool metals were all the rage – even in jewelry and fashion – no gold or brass in sight! I even had my yellow gold engagement ring dipped in platinum when we got married 19 years ago…I wanted nothing to do with yellow gold of any kind!
Then I slowly started to notice that warm brass and gold tones were slowly making a major comeback in all of my design and fashion magazines that I would pour through religiously. It’s common that trends take years to trickle down from high-end design to the masses, and this is no exception. I can honestly say I am beyond ecstatic that we have so many incredible choices at our fingertips today, and our new brass hardware pulls are so gorgeous, I’m thrilled to finally reveal them!
Looking back, I regret not having put more effort into finding brass fixtures and hardware at the time we designed this kitchen. There really wasn’t even that option available to the mass market, unless it was your standard, run-of-the-mill 80’s and 90’s brass that we all love so much haha. I guess everything happens for a reason…
So, I went on to choose chrome finishes in this space – which are still very classic and timeless – but there is something about that old-world feel of brass that speaks to me. And with all of the modern designs on the market now – there’s definitely no going back now! Let’s take the tour, and I’ll share all the details of our updated kitchen.Let’s talk about our gorgeous new hardware pulls I found from Belwith-Keeler! These are called Studio II, in Satin Brass. They have a beautiful brushed look, with a satin finish that’s luxurious and refined, and I love that they don’t show any fingerprints – one of my major pet peeves – read all about what my hubby, Neil, has to say about that, right here!
Our previous chrome pulls, which I loved, are called Studio from Hickory Hardware, a division of Belwith-Keeler.They were sleek and modern, with a classic feel, and had a hefty visual weight, that I love. I knew I wanted our new hardware to look as similar as possible, and when I found these, I knew they were the perfect fit for our kitchen. They have that same visual quality as well as sleek lines, with the exception of a small curved corner detail that added just the right amount of European elegance that I love.
That small corer detail also happens to echoe the shape of the toe kick on our cabinetry – what could be more perfect?They’re solid, just like our previous ones, and feel great in your hand when you hold them. Another favorite detail? The brass against the black island!! It adds stunning contrast and they stand out so much more than before.I’m also loving the warm metal against the cream tone of our perimeter cabinets. So darn gorgeous!!
We looked at many different options when making our decision – some were light and refined, some had feminine curves – I knew I wanted a look that was as close to our original pulls as possible, but I also felt the need to explore options to be absolutely sure.
You can see them all in the photo below – our original pulls are installed on the bottom drawer.
We couldn’t be happier with our choice, and I am so thrilled to finally have my brass vision come to life. It’s elegant, sophisticated, warm and welcoming, and adds even more classic, casual elegance to this space.
We designed our kitchen nine years ago, with a traditional, ‘old-world-meets-modern’ feel, and a casual elegance that invites guests in to linger and hang around.
These new brass hardware pulls complete that vision, and I could not be happier.
OUR GORGEOUS NEW BRASS FAUCET
Of course, my vision would not be complete if it weren’t for our new brass faucet that I recently purchased as well. A little old-world charm with modern convenience – this was a small splurge that was well worth it.
I love the color, which is called Champagne Bronze, it has a soft brass tone, and the brushed finish also has a soft, satin feel to it. Water marks wipe up very easily with a towel, which I love. No scrubbing necessary, which sometimes is the case with brushed finishes.
It picks up on the brass detailing in our pendant light, which also has a vintage vibe, and they both compliment our white farm sink.
I especially love all the brass details in here, mixed in with my blue and white pieces. If you know me well by now, you know that it’s one of my favorite combinations. Something about the blue and brass is classic and oh so chic.
For the summer, I decided to keep our open shelves simple and minimal in color. Glass apothecary jars, cake stands and some simple white pieces, for a clean, uncluttered look that allows my blue and white pieces to stand out alongside my beautiful new kitchen hardware pulls.
MAKING A STATEMENT ON OUR FOCAL WALL
Lastly, I LOVE the brass handles and how they pop off of the drawers flanking our stove. It makes a bold statement without being overdone, and finishes off this focal wall exactly how I had hoped.The cool, white backsplash and grey quartz counters add just the right amount of contrast to all of the warmth that’s happening over here on this wall.
It’s taken a few years to get all of the brass details completed in our kitchen – and well, it’s still not quite complete. I really want to jazz up our range hood, or go seriously bold with a stainless and brass combo I was talking about earlier.
What started out as painting a light fixture – which is now in our entryway (click here to see it), slowly transformed into what it is today. It took a few years, but it was worth it!After painting our original pendant light, we added our candle sconces, updated our lighting and finally, our kitchen hardware pulls which truly have brought this space to another level. Even though brass is all the rage and everywhere you look, I know it is here for a very long time.
I think it brings a sense of comfort to a room with it’s warm, nostalgic feel of another era. And it truly fits into our kitchen as if it’s always been here.
Thank you again to Belwith-Keeler for partnering with me on this project with me, and for outfitting our kitchen with our new kitchen hardware! Tell me below what you think of our new brass hardware pulls!! If you’re new to CitrineLiving, and would like weekly updates, you can sign up for my newsletter here, or at the bottom of my post. Thank you for taking the time to tour our updated kitchen – I know this was a long one, but hopefully it was worth it! I hope you love it as much as we do, and maybe I’ve convinced you to jump onto the brass trend that I know is not leaving any time soon! xoxo
Jen, thank you my friend!! I am SO happy you like everything, we are so in love with it all, and I love that you approve!! Thank you for stopping by! Muah!! xox
What a beautiful upgrade to your incredible kitchen! You are so right about the new Belwith-Keeler hardware…. they definitely add an elegant European vibe! The satin brass finish you selected looks so timeless! I love your brass faucet too. Great vision and finished look! 💕
Erin thank you sweets! I’m thrilled you like it all! We are so in love with it, and can’t get over how much it adds to our kitchen! Thanks for reading with me today! xox
Shauna thank you so much, that means so much to me, my friend! You know how much I love everything you do, I’m trilled you love it!! Love you! xox
Heather thank you!! I’m so happy you like it all, you are so kind! We love how much the hardware stands out it’s really amazing the difference it makes in here! Thank you for coming by to say hi! xox
Love, Love, Love your new brass handles and faucet Tam!! It’s added another layer of chic style to your gorgeous kitchen!! The new changes must make you grin every time you look at them!! Stunning!! Xo Heather
LOVE that new gorgeous hardware Tam! So sleek and what a statement against your dark cabinetry! A beautiful addition to your gorgeous kitchen!
They look SO good Tam! It’s amazing what a difference something like that makes! Just when I thought your kitchen couldn’t get any more beautiful! XO
Kelley thank you my dear! I love that you love them that makes me so happy! xox
Tam, your brass hardware and faucet just warm your already gorgeous kitchen right up!! Love the additions!!
Bree you are the sweetest, my friend!! Thank you so much! I’m so happy you like it all and we are in love with the changes in here! Thank you for stopping in!! xoxo
Tam what a stunning transformation!!! I absolutely love the new hardware and faucet and love the sparkle it adds to your already beautiful kitchen!! Beautiful job my friend!!! Xoxo
Amy thank you so much! The quality is gorgeous and the styling is perfect! You’ll love them – they have so many great choices!! Thank you for stopping by to say hi! xox
I am seriously in love with this hardware, it really warms everything up perfectly. Your kitchen is gorgeous! Thank you for this great source, I’ll be searching for new cabinet hardware soon so I am so glad to see your beautiful end result!
CC you are so sweet – thank you so much! I’m thrilled you like it!! Muah!! xox
Absolutely love that new hardware! Your kitchen is a dream my friend!
Summer thank you so much!! I didn’t know you have the same faucet! I love it! So happy you love the hardware – I could not love it more!! Thanks for stopping by! xox
Haneen, thank you so much my friend!! xox
Omgosh Tam, The hardware you picked out is absolutely stunning! Clean lines and yet unique. It looks so good against your dark cabinets especially! And I love that faucet too… I have it and we are so thrilled with it. Your choices are all gorgeous. They make your kitchen look even more stunning! XOXO
LOVE the updates, Tam! Gorgeous hardware!