Nothing Hard About It
Switch up your hardware with these options from Pittsburgh stores.
photos by Chuck Beard
With so many choices of decorative hardware available today, changing yours can be a quick and dramatic way to update your home, style experts say. Beth Fay Lane, marketing director and hardware specialist at SPLASH Kitchen Bath Home, says at one time many homes contained the same pieces of standard hardware throughout each room. Now, the trend is to tailor hardware to the feel of each individual room.
“There is literally something for everyone,” she says. Whether you’re looking for formal or feminine, funky or fresh, these options are worth investigating.
Decorative hardware available at SPLASH Kitchen Bath Home includes a variety of motifs, from whimsic
al, natural, contemporary, elegant and artistic. The pieces are made from a range of materials, including glass, enamel, bronze, aluminum, mother of pearl, crystal and stone.
[1237 Freedom Road, Cranberry Township, 724/772-1060; 4807 William Penn Highway, Murrysville, 724/733-2600]
These decorative Manhandles pulls are handmade by Jaye Design and are available in 10 finishes at Crescent Baths & Kitchens, including the bronze shown here.
[6301 Butler St., Lawrenceville; 412/782-3300]
Doors are one of the items most often donated to Construction Junction. The store offers many antique door hinges, knobs and back plates, including the steel and brass versions pictured here.
[214 N. Lexington St., Point Breeze; 412/243-5025]
At Artifacts, “Bowtie” and “Button” hardware graces this Tartan Haberdasherery chest from the Alexander Julian Collection made by Jonathan Charles Furniture.
[110 S. Main St., West End; 412/921-6544]