july 14, 2014

{Trend Report}: Mixing Finishes

Happy Monday readers! One of the joys of being an interior designer is that you get to break the rules! Lately, a very common trend has been mixing hardware finishes. This is still considered a design sin by many but I think it adds a collected and eclectic look to a space. Check out a few examples we love below:

bathroom mixing finishes

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Above: This masculine bathroom feels very strong with the black iron finishes and warm wood ceiling but adding in the brass adds some formality and pizazz.

mixing finishes kitchen

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Above: Lots of mixing going on here and it looks lovely and inviting!


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Above: This one is a little more subtle but there are four finishes going on here. Can you spot them all?

mixing finishes living room

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Above: I love the modern light fixture mixed with the traditional style sofa and a little brass sprinkled in!


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  • Tressa July 15, 2014, 12:04 pm

    I'm doing this in my new house, can't wait to see how it looks once construction is over!

  • {Trend Report} The Latest in Hardware » My Blog/Website September 22, 2014, 4:12 am

    […] No! In fact, I actually prefer if they don’t! Take a look at this picture from Andrew Ryan Interiors and read about Anna’s opinion on mixing finishes here. […]

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