Decorating & Furniture/kitchen


Hi Andrea,
Can you mix stainless steel appliances with bronze faucets and cabinet pulls?  
P.S.  My cabinets are dark stained.  Any suggestions on the pulls?
Thanks much,

Hi Stacey

I don't think I would mix them.

To me, stainless steel seems appropriate in a very modern kitchen whereas brass fittings and dark cabinets seem more of a traditional or country style so I don't think the two can be successfully mixed.

Do you need to change the pulls?  If they match your faucets, I would be inclined to leave them as they are.

You may find that adding new window treatments or flooring will give your kitchen a lift and a gold-y yellow would of course highlight your brass fittings.

Kind regards,


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I am happy to answer questions regarding decorating, use of colour, soft furnishings ideas etc. I love quick and easy ideas that help people like me - short of time, money and sewing skills! I own and run the website Decorating Vacation Property for Profit


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