If you’ve been following my Insta stories, you probably already know that the kitchen is progressing quickly. I’m definitely over-sharing, but I’m far too excited to keep quiet about the biggest renovation in my house so far! I’ll be sharing a full kitchen recap later this week, but today I wanted to chat about our cabinetry hardware. This week I’ll be placing my hardware order and it’s refreshing to finally be smack dab in the middle of the “fun” part of the process- choosing the final details and finishes. Click through for a peek at my hardware selection, my top 5 choices, the design reasoning, and the pairing I eventually landed on. Plus- there’s a giveaway at the end of the post, if anyone else is in the market for hardware!
First things first, choosing the finish. As much as I LOVE brass, I knew I wanted something different in regards to cabinetry hardware. I actually prefer mixed finishes in a space, so there’ll will definitely be a tiny bit of brass sprinkled throughout (think light fixtures, accessories, etc), but I had my heart set on nickel for the hardware. Our appliances have chrome pulls with a nice little knurling detail, and our plumbing fixtures are also chrome… just to give you a visual.
I discovered Pepe & Carol’s on Instagram, fell in love with their hardware, and later found out they are a husband & wife team, with a love for vintage… just like Emmett and I. I’m all about family-owned businesses and feel so happy to support and purchase products made with love by people right here in the USA. That’s always been a big deal for us and I’m happy to say- 90% of the items in our kitchen were made in America (cabinetry, hardware, appliances, countertop, sink, plumbing fixtures, windows, etc). Lots of the items were even produced right here in Salt Lake City. Our floor tile is really the only thing imported.
M Y T O P C H O I C E S
After scouring Pepe & Carol’s for hardware and chatting with Krystal (the owner), I ordered a bunch of samples and these are the options I narrowed it down to:
Option #1 pairs this pull with this knob. I really liked the interesting backplate on the knob… that was definitely an attractive feature to me. The pull also has a really amazing shape when looking at it from straight ahead.
Option #3 paired a custom pull (if you’re interested in it, email them and they can make it for you!) with this knob. I fell in love with the drawer pull… it had the perfect amount of traditional detailing, while still looking sleek and modern.
Alright, so which one do you think I landed on? Drummmmmrolll…………
OPTION #4. Why? In the end, I landed on the traditional pairing with the round knob to bring a classic and feminine shape into the space. We have a lot of hard edges and masculine details (like the industrial looking appliances with knurled pulls), so having a contrasting element is a smart and intentional design decision. I’m all about achieving juxtaposition and balance. Together the feminine and masculine elements throughout the space compliment each other and emphasize each specific style.
Another reason why I really love supporting small businesses? Customization. I needed some very specific sizes for appliance pulls (we have a panel-ready dishwasher), and Krystal was able to customize every single thing I asked for. Those are the kind of details that make or break a space.
I ended up with these pulls and these knobs, in a variety of sizes- and I couldn’t be happier! I think it’s going to look fantastic. I’m pretty excited for my order to arrive because that means we’re one step closer to having a finished kitchen! I hope I didn’t disappoint anyone with my selection. Ha! There really wasn’t a bad option, to be honest. Vote for your favorite below and enter the giveaway…
G I V E A W A Y
*Now closed… congrats to Kari for winning!
I asked Krystal to host a giveaway with me because I knew you all would love the hardware as much as I do! Enter to win $100 store credit toward hardware or anything else you like! Pepe & Carol’s also carries lighting, vintage furniture & decor, custom shelving, and even textiles (ahem, vintage rugs). I’ll choose a winner at random in 1 week! Here’s how to enter:
*This giveaway is sponsored by Pepe & Carol’s. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that allow us to create unique content while featuring products we actually use & enjoy!