Choose Your Own Adventure | Door Hardware [sponsored post]

Finding the right hardware for our home is like finding the right jewelry for your wardrobe.  There is no absolute right or wrong but rather you want these elements to reflect your home's personality in a consistent way.  There are endless choices when it comes to door hardware styles - both a blessing and a curse.  If you are struggling with finding the right hardware finishes for your home, I've created a fun little choose your own adventure guide below with my friends at Schlage.  Simply pick the image that appeals to you, and I'll select a door finish and a couple of doorknob styles that would suit.

Ready, set, go!


Love shiplap? Clean lines mixed with vintage accents? Bold colors in chippy paint? Then your style just might be what I call 'modern rustic'.  You want the modern advantages of open, renovated space but you appreciate a fine patina.  You'll want to select a finish that will work well with both sides of the spectrum.  Aged Bronze is the perfect middle ground.  The nearly black finish is contemporary while the subtle bronze highlights are a nod to the past.  This finish is a great crossover to bring together brass, bronze and black finishes that may appear elsewhere in the home.


Are neutrals your favorite colors?  Are you drawn to large, all white rooms with high ceilings? Do you like clean counters and uncluttered closets? Do you design a room with entertaining in mind?  If so, you might be more of a 'classic contrast' lover.  The best finish choice for your aesthetic is matte black.  Clean lines and a flat finish work in all types of homes and make for beautifully grounded accents against white and neutrals.  Hard to go wrong with this type of finish whether it be in door hardware, bathroom fixtures or cabinet knobs.

Do you prefer an eclectic mix of decorative objects collected over time?  Can you not pass an old bookstore without searching the stacks? Does your home tell a story about your life?  Do flea markets fill you with joy? Do you have a least one serious collection?  If so, you might just fall into a 'cozy cottage' decorative style.  You shy away from modern and lean into a warm, collected feel.  The perfect finish for your home is antique brass.  Not overly shiny or golden, this finish works well with your favorite older pieces and architectural details.


Does the idea of a minimalist life appeal to you except for the part about giving away all your stuff?   Do you have a mid-century style chair with a frilly pillow on it? Do you have a collection of mismatched glasses in your cupboards? Your are a mix of all kinds of styles that should not work together yet your home is perfect for you.  You are sweet and simple and everything in between.  Your hardware should be quiet and practical while still pretty to look at - a satin nickel finish is just the thing.



You have reached the end of the adventure. Have you found the door hardware finish right for you? Did I capture your style?


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Schlage. The opinions and text are all mine.



disclosure: This post is sponsored by Schlage but all opinions expressed are my own.  Thanks to all of my partners who support Brooklyn Limestone.

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