double boston functional library light, visual comfort
Is it too trendy? I guess I don't really care.
french library double wall lamp, circa lighting
Now imagine my surprise when I showed it to Michael and found that he instantly loved it too. We are going to do it over the sink in the kitchen. He really likes it in the antique brass finish shown above.
I'm still not sure which style of light we'll go for—but the question is the finish. I know it'll look great with the cabinet color. It's BM Stone Hearth, same as the wall color in Keri Russell's home shown here.
So we love the brass, and it works with the paint, but is it going to compete with the appliances? And hardware? And the faucet we already like?
I'd change out the faucet in an instant to match the light.
via the vintique object
house & home
The real dilemma is the stainless steel appliances. I've been thinking it can't be done. Then I stumbled across this amazing kitchen that I'd forgotten about.
house & home
I love it. It works. The warm brass makes the kitchen feel more elegant and cozy-room-like, less workspace and industrial. Adding that finish balances out the coolness of the stainless steel. Here are a few more shots to contemplate.
aerin lauder's home, vogue
Seeing all these images, I'm kind of excited about the prospect of doing a mix now, and not staying all matchy-matchy with the finishes in the kitchen. What do you think? Would you do it in your home? Or do you just like it for someone else's?! Would you do it knowing you were going to sell in a few years and needed to appeal to the average homeowner?