Sunday, February 8, 2009

41 comments:

laurajane said...

Since I'm not sure what to say, can we discuss chrome vs brushed nickle? Preferences/opinions/thoughts?

Decorno said...

I can't stand brushed anything. But that's just me.

Ivy Lane said...

Fabulous!

Amy said...

Pretty!
can't stand brushed either. Love polished chrome (it's warmer than chrome) If you see them side by side pc looks almost like sterling silver.

Amy said...

Geez. Wrote that BACKWARDS. Love POLISHED NICKEL...chrome looks cooler, PN looks warmer (almost like sterling silver) Sorry, I need a glass of vino. PN is usually more $

Anonymous said...

Ah this blog is my home-sweet-home. Hate brushed, love high gloss.

Lorri said...

I have these in my white kitchen with white marble counters and I love them! Let me know if you want me to send you a picture. Oh... and definately polished nickel!

court. said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!

Kwana said...

Mmmmmmmm. Sweet Love.

LB said...

I like this handle and I just have to say that I hate when cabinets and drawers don't have handles or knobs. I always break nails on mine because there are no handles!

trust me said...

do the polished nickel, never do brushed

Anonymous said...

I thought it was a toilet paper holder...

puck said...

i guess it is because i am a car person...

i think chrome on cars is tacky.

and i like satin nickel. no shiny for me.

SmilingJudy said...

Ditto what Lorri said. I have these (mixed up with a few knobs) in my white kitchen w/ chocolate counters. Love the way they feel. Warning: you may feel the need to obsessively polish them.

Grant K. Gibson "the blog" said...

My office policy- polished nickel all the way!

Anonymous said...

The polished is beautiful but it will most defintely show finger prints. Not practial at all in a kitchen, that is...if this is what the pic is all about. Forget about it if you have OCD. It'll push you over the edge. But then, I'm thinking it's all about form before funtion with you decs. I can see why you likey though.

A-M said...

Gorgeous! A-M xx

Alice Almighty said...

Anon #2 hit the dog on the nose. But, then again, I love a nice toilet paper holder. Those spring and plastic telescoping things are enough to make me scream. I care less about the shine level, and more about the weight. Are they heavy? They should be. The same goes for silverware. If it has that gross hollowed out area on the back because of some money saving effort to use less material, it is just upsetting. Spoons and forks shouldn't have cavities, and neither should drawer pulls.

CMT has the worst movies ever. Alice

Anonymous said...

snooze fest. move on, this is getting really boring.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Anon 9:40 - pretty, but not practical. Especially in a kitchen. Gimme that scratch-n-fingerproof-less brushed stuff.

Anonymous said...

For a kitchen: a little too dressy, a little over-designed.

It would like great on a big Milo Baughman credenza. But it's too much for a room where you're dunking meat in beaten egg yolk.

Anonymous said...

Don't over clean them. Read Urban Grace interiors blog..they get a nice patina.

KO said...

Over the last several days, Paula Nater at 'Kitchen and Residential Design,' has been giving lessons in faucetry finishes.

Here you go ~

No really, what is a living finish?
http://paulanater.blogspot.com/2009
/02/no-really-whats-living-finish.
html

Patinas on a budget
http://paulanater.blogspot.com/
2009/02/patinas-on-budget.html

The Peoples' faucetry
http://paulanater.blogspot.com/2009
/02/peoples-faucetry.html

Anonymous said...

ANYONE: Please recommend a product to keep polished nickel fixtures spot-free & shiny in between cleanings.........

(Wiping fixtures after every use does work, sometimes that's not possible in every bathroom all the time....)
THANK YOU.

Jane said...

It's lovely but a little too polished and dressy for a kitchen handle in my opinion. I think it would look cool on its own but one on each cupboard might be overkill..

Anonymous Hardware Guy said...

Amy 3:32 is dead on with her comment - Chrome will reflect a cool blue and nickel will reflect a warm yellow. This is true for either a satin (brushed) or a polished finish.

The polished nickel will likely show fewer fingerprints because it is lacquered. Chrome - either satin or polished - is not lacquered because of the durability of the plating. Putting hands directly on the plating, however, lets more prints show.

PS. The PN is more popular in my showroom than the PC.

Orsalia said...

Beautiful...

I must disagree on the polished vs. brushed debate, however; brushed feels so much fresher to me. Also, it seems like keeping your shiny choice looking shiny in the kitchen will be a challenge (greasy fingerprints anyone?)

Anonymous said...

I thought it was a TP roll too.

longonstyle said...

I love this handle. I would mix and match, these on the lowers or drawers and knobs on the uppers.

Anonymous said...

Handles on everything is more ergonomic. Pulls also come loose.

Iheartfashion said...

Lovely.

Little Lantern said...

Toilet paper roll. I vote for polished chrome. I think that brushed is going to look outdated before sooner rather than later...

Suzanne said...

Have you seen it in person or have you fallen in love with it based on a picture? I chose my handles through a catalog (with the contractor assuring me that it would be average price - ha! - but that's another story) and they're much heavier (in looks and feel) than I would have liked. Your cabinets are gorgeous and I think these handles would steal their thunder. Hardware should not be the first thing you notice in a kitchen.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Suzanne: heaviness in door handles is no virtue. I also wonder if very heavy handles put wear and tear on the door hinge attachments after a while.

There are tons of door-hardware materials out there besides the silvery stuff: bronze, brass, glass, ceramic, iron, wood, etc. etc.

Chanel said...

I have polished chrome in the bathroom, with the marble floors- I love it! BUT-- HIGH maintenance!
keeping the polished floor shiny, the high gloss white laminate cabinets and the polished chrome! YIKES!!!
BUT- I go for glam over maintenance and have no (little )kids or a man- so cool with me!
I guess if you do not mind the polishing- go for it-- but the handles here do look too heavy and does look like my toilet paper holder---

katiedid said...

Brushed Nickel or Chrome, no. They are already dated. It is worth the effort to rub them down every once in a while. Brushed Stainless Steel, OK.

Anonymous said...

Brushed stainless steel: Not ok. Very Sears-trying-for-the-Viking-look-and-failing.

Elise said...

Oh, Katiedid posted?...I love her kitchen! Check out her white/polished pulls. Sa--weet!

kelleyp said...

have them in my mstr bathroom. white cabinets with carrera marble. they look amazing. no fingerprint issues whatsoever. get them. polished nickel is the way to go.

Anonymous said...

Um.....kelleyp, big difference between a bath and a kitchen. It's one thing to be touchin' this with clean hands. It's quite another when your in the middle of makin' breakfast and the pancake batter is all over the place. I have polished nickel on my cabinets and am constantly cleaning off shit. Thats not to say brushed wouldn't need to be wiped down, but it wouldn't show the fingerprints from my husbands inexplicable greasy fingers....the guy doesn't cook, but everytime he touches a handle it has his fingerprints smeared all over it and I follow him around cleaning the prints off! I love the look but hate the hassel, it isn't worth it, unless you have a someone who cleans up after you. Which I am assumming decs does.

Jennifer said...

these are pretty. and what's so bad about noticing the hardware in a kitchen first? I probably would.

whatever you choose, please don't match your cabinet hardware to your lights and faucet!