Is it possible to be in love with a faucet? Why yes, yes it is. We got the Delta Trinsic faucet in this gorgeous "Champagne Bronze" finish and we absolutely love it. It's a pull down faucet that has a spray setting and a very high arch which is ideal for washing big pots and pans. It's simple, modern, European design also contrasts well with the raised panel cabinets and traditional farmhouse sink we chose and brings out the golden tones in our butcher block even more. It's just perfect!
Before we bought it I was a little hesitant about the brass finish because chrome, stainless steel, and nickel seem to dominate the market for kitchen fixtures and accessories. But then I saw these pictures of white kitchens with touches of brass and was so inspired by the unexpected glamour the brass hardware brought to the spaces.
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Pretty, right? So over the Christmas break I bit the bullet and went ahead and bought it from Amazon at a really great price (plus free shipping!) When I opened the box my jaw dropped. It really is a beautiful piece of hardware and solidly built. The magnetized pull-down spout is so convenient and goes back in place really well. And the finish is way better than I expected. It looks like brass that has taken on a beautiful patina.
Do you want to see a sneak peak of what I chose for our backsplash and pulls? Sure you do! ;)
Since we saved a lot of money by not getting expensive countertops we were able to spend more on our backsplash. I've always loved the look of Carrara marble but it can be so expensive. Then I found this beautiful Carrara-like marble subway tile at Lowe's at $10.48/sq ft and I knew it would look perfect with our butcher block because of the subtle gold veining running through it. Putting it up will most likely be the last thing we do in our kitchen reno but I'm sure it will be worth the wait.
The pulls I chose are very simple 4 in brass ones made by Richelieu. I found them on HomeDepot.com after seeing them used in a stunning kitchen makeover below by Canadian magazine House and Home (a design magazine I'm currently obsessed with right now.)
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What do you think of the brass hardware trend? Obviously, I'm smitten with it and have no regrets but I'm interested in hearing your thoughts. Fab or Fad?