Today, I want to talk about door hardware and what I selected for our house. The last of your worries might be door knobs, plates, and hinges when you’re building. I’m telling you it makes a difference! I went pretty simple in our first two home builds. The reason was that I had no idea there was beautiful door hardware available! I am here to tell you today that it does exist! I wanted the new house to feel more custom, so I was on the hunt for door hardware that made a statement. I’m so glad I came across Nostalgic Warehouse. I instantly fell in love!
My current design style right now is classic, timeless, coastal farmhouse with lots of neutrals and soft colors. What caught my eye about Nostalgic Warehouse was its vintage-inspired design. With their 12 collections, you can do various combinations of plate/rosette with any knob/lever in any finish. This will depend on the look you want for your home. I took a lot of time (too much time) looking at all the different collections as shown below. I decided to go with the New York design for the whole house except for Nick’s garage loft. Since that area is separate from the rest of the house, I went with the Mission design.
Here are the finishes you can choose from: antique brass, antique pewter, bright chrome, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass, satin nickel, timeless bronze, and unlacquered brass. I did antique brass for the whole house except Nick’s office loft which is oil-rubbed bronze.
I picked the New York design because of its’ clean and classic look. For the back plate, there were options of doing a long plate, short plate, or rosette. I love how the long plates make a statement, so I went with those for most of the doors. For the closets, I went with the short plates.
I was SO excited to get these beauties in the mail!
…and even more excited when the door hardware started to get installed…
Here are all the doorknobs we went with for the new house:
New York plate and New York knob – This is the combination I did for most of the house. Depending on the door, some were passage, privacy, or single dummy. I have this in the exterior garage door, breezeway, my office, foyer, kids’ bedrooms, boys’ bathroom, upstairs laundry, four seasons room, pool house, and basement.
Studio Short plate and New York knob – As mentioned before, the long plates are a statement. The closets don’t have to be, so I went with the Studio short plates. This can also save you some money! I have these for the boys’ closets and boys’ bathroom linen closet.
New York plate and Crystal knob – I changed the knobs for certain rooms where I wanted it to feel fancier. For the dining room, I kept the New York long plate, but did the Crystal knob instead of the New York knob.
New York plate and Waldorf Crystal knob – This particular set is in the powder room, master bedroom, and Johannah’s bathroom.
Studio Short plate and Waldorf Crystal knob – I did the Studio Short plate for Johannah’s closet doors too like the boys’ closets but went with the Waldorf Crystal knob for hers.
Mission plate and Craftsman knob – Nick’s office loft is above the garage, and I wanted to do something different in this area of the house. I thought the Mission and Craftsman was the perfect combination for a man cave/office.
Stay tuned for the reveal where I show these door knobs installed in the new house! Here’s a little glimpse!
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