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Mixing Metallic Finishes in your Home

When deciding to remodel your home, whether it is one room or many, we get the same question quite often. “Can I mix metal finishes in my home?” There seems to be this misconception that since your door knobs or bathroom faucets are brushed nickel you cannot have anything but brushed nickel in every room. Why? Is there a medal finish Sheriff out there waiting to write you a ticket? Think of it this way…would you mix gold and silver for an outfit for the evening? Yes! Many jewelers mix silver, bronze and gold why can we not mix them in your home?

Once you decide on your finishes layer them so not to focus on just one. In the below picture black and gold appliances, copper pots and brass pendants warm up this otherwise white kitchen. These warm toned metals work well with the wood floors.

Try mixing different lusters of one metal, gold matte and shiny finishes. Stainless steel with hammered silver creates a unique look.

Can you have brushed nickel knobs within the home and have a chrome kitchen? Yes! Can you change the knobs in one bathroom to chrome while the rest of the house remains oil rubbed bronze? Yes, treat each room as its own and make it your own. Blythe Strait SCM DESIGN GROUP Two Hughes Landing 1790 Hughes Landing Boulevard - Suite 400 The Woodlands, TX 77380 Office: 281-516-8180 Cell: 214-727-2302 Photo Credit: The Woodlands Remodeling Services SCM Design Group Crossville Tile Emser Tile http://kitchenlabdesign.com/ http://www.an-architectpdx.com/ http://melaniegiolitti.com/

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Phone: (281)-516-8180

1790 Hughes Landing Blvd.

Suite 400

The Woodlands, TX 77380