When it comes to kitchens, finishing touches make all the difference. From dining chairs to knobs to tableware, these components can enhance a design-savvy setting.
Here are four silver and gold pieces — stools, hardware and a bowl — that can take a kitchen from humdrum to exciting. Each item complements the mixed-metal palette, interesting shapes and transitional looks we showcased in our kitchen lighting post.
Cabinet hardware is the jewelry of the kitchen. Consider adding these Cardinal knobs to your space. You’ll be celebrating exceptional craftsmanship and design and our state’s official bird. Pictured in white brushed bronze, these Cardinal knobs are from Ted Boerner’s Collection for Rocky Mountain Hardware. The knobs are 2-1/4 inches-high and come in nine finishes. They’re $134 and available through Pleasants Hardware.
Also pictured from the Boerner collection is the “Shift” pendant pull ($142). I think its tapered toggle design would work well for a number of kitchen styles—modern, Deco, even nautical. The pull is made in ten finishes, and like the Cardinal, is cast in recycled art-grade bronze.
Whether you prefer counter stools with backs or not, Gabby delivers. The company’s “Angela” barstool (top row), with its sexy Lucite seat, was just recently introduced. I’m besotted.
Gabby’s “Frederick” counter stool, also shown, has a polished presence, too. Its aged black iron base has architectural roots, and with its oak footrest, presents a compelling mix of materials. The stool’s white linen cushion adds softness and can be removed for washing. It’s $507 at Summer Classics.
The Golden Bowl
The “Han” soup bowl (pictured, $160) is opulent for sure. Made by L’Objet, the bowl and the whole Han collection can be found at Saks Fifth Avenue. What a lavish addition to a silver and gold-set table. Crafted in Portugal of Limoges porcelain and gilded in 24-karat gold, this Han bowl and its platinum counterpart are fit for royal kitchen décor.