Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Eclectic Design ... (Translation: I Can't Make Up My Mind)
How many types of metal hardware does the world have to offer. There's oiled bronze, brushed nickle, chrome, antique brass, polished brass, lacquered brass, copper, stainless (what am I forgetting?). How in the heck does one make such a choice when trying to pull off designing a home? To start with, I have an heirloom dining room light (from my grandparent's home) with antique metal brass trim, a milky white glass shade, and amber prisms. My kitchen appliances will be painted white with titanium handles (this is ok as I've seen lots of stainless mixed in country kitchen designs). The hardware to my bedroom set is oiled bronze ... which I'm now leaning towards for the rest of the fixtures. The last house had shiny laquered brass ... don't want that again. Thank goodness for the eclectic design catagory. Most of our furnishings were bought separately and don't belong to a "set" ... This we did on purpose as if we've just been collecting over the years (which we have). Then there's the little cast iron wood stove that I can have painted. Don't forget the door knobs and faucets too. This has to be narrowed down soon as I have an appointment later today with the indoor/outdoor lighting company. Let's see, my hair appointment is at 10:00 AM ... should I have her put in some copper highlights?