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  • Tamiko Gleeson

Mixing Metals: One Simple Trick for Seamless Design

brushed brass and black on wood mood board

Brushed brass... brushed copper... brushed gunmetal... matte black... stainless steel... the options are endless.

You've probably heard that you 'shouldn't be mixing metals', and it's better to keep cohesion and consistency within your home.

But what if you love more than one finish, and you want more than one type?

Our most ever played reel on @howardlanedesigns shows you exactly how one simple trick achieved consistency and seamless design with brushed brass AND matte black.

Achieving this in your home will unfortunately come at an extra cost, that is of the extra handle that you will need to purchase. For example, you will need to buy identical brushed brass AND matte black handles - and halves of each will be made to create one unit. This will then create waste (unless you happen to have another door that has an opposite door swing). So for every bathroom (or room) you wish to do this for, you will have the extra cost of one door handle.

You then need to decide for yourself if the extra cost of an additional handle is worth the luxury of having consistent finishes in a bathroom and hall. For me, it was a no-brainer, and it's made even better when friends visit and take notice too!

What are your thoughts? Are you a one-finish person only? Are you in the school of mixed-metals-no-matter? Or is this a project you might try in the future?





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