How To Mix Metals – A Closer Look At Our Beach Front Project

One of our most frequently asked questions is whether it is ok to mix metals and finishes when designing kitchens and bathrooms. Our answer to this question is a resounding yes! It’s one of our favorite ways to create interest and a crisp modern look.

However, we understand that designing with multiple metal finishes can feel confusing or overwhelming. It does create another step to the decision process. With this in mind, we wanted to provide a visual guide to how we seamlessly mixed metals throughout our Beach Front project. While each space has a different mix, all the spaces come together to create a cohesive, elevated design throughout the home.

Photography – Rebekah Westover

In the kitchen we chose a chrome kitchen faucet paired with polished nickel, 6 inch drawer pulls. For the lighting we picked our airy, glass Ivy pendant light with chrome detail above the island and brass cone sconces above the open shelving. All of these different finishes blend beautifully while giving character to the space.

For this guest bath we loved the pairing of the 12 inch, aged brass pulls and the brass finish Ivy wall sconce. A chrome widespread faucet breaks up what would otherwise be something we refer to as too  matchy, matchy of a look.

In the primary bathroom a beautiful traditional design, brass wall sconce is showcased between too mirrors with chrome detail. Again the aged brass, 12 inch pulls tie the design together and pair perfectly with a….

glass, globe pendant above the freestanding tub. A chrome tub filler echos the chrome faucet on the bathroom’s sinks. These pairings create a beautiful, refined space.

beach front bath

This home has several bathrooms and we wanted each one to have its own unique feel. For this guest bath we choose aged bronze for the sconces and mirror, while continuing our choice for a chrome finish with the one lever, wall mount faucet.

This double vanity bathroom is clean and modern with a minimal aged bronze (sconces), chrome (faucets) and white (mirrors) palette.

Another guest bathroom with the combination of brass vanity sconce details, a chrome faucet and aged brass pulls.

Finally, this bathroom is one of our favorite spaces in the home. There are a couple unique elements that make this space. We love the ceramic, cylinder pendant with brass accents and the single lever wall mounted, chrome faucet. Unexpected and fun elements for this pretty bathroom.

Thank you for stopping by today. We hope this post will be helpful as you consider your metal finishes while designing your kitchens and bathrooms. Check back soon for more of your biggest design questions answered. Have a wonderful day.



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