Luxe Brushed Brass
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November 22, 2022
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of rich gold tones. I switched all the hardware in my kitchen immediately, but I’ve held off on updating the other hardware in my home, letting other projects come first. But one thing that always bothered me was my door handles. They’re dull, cheap, and extremely basic. They don’t feel like high quality and most importantly, they don’t feel like me. So I finally tackled this interior design detail and swapped out my old nickel levers with brushed brass door knobs–and I am beyond pleased!
With my kitchen project being such a success, I went back to the same parent company: Assa Abloy. One of their cabinet hardware brands is Schaub & Company while their door hardware company is called Emtek, though Emtek does also sell cabinet hardware as well. The quality is incredibly luxurious and I know these brass door knobs will last me for years to come. I went with a timeless yet stylish shape: the Verve knob. And I’m obsessed.
My first instinct was to go for a lever-style handle, just because that’s what I already had. Then it hit me that I could change that as well and I got even more excited. The knob feels like a more dramatic update, plus paired with the gorgeous finish, my home feels so much more high-end.
Besides the high quality and beautiful style of my new Emtek brass door knobs, I also love that I could customize the look. There are different shapes for the backplate as well as the knob itself. You can also choose if you want a lock, deadbolts, passage knob, dummy knob (non-functioning knobs for closets, etc.), and so much more. All door knobs come with the complete set for installation, but the hinges are sold separately, so don’t forget about those!
One major tip I have when selecting door handles is to always keep it consistent throughout the home. While it may be tempting to give each room their own personality with different door handles, it’s always better to keep them the same – at least in finish and style. So for example, if you want knobs for all the main door handles and levers for all the closets, that could work, but make sure they are all brushed brass or matte black or whatever finish you choose. Also make sure they’re both in the same style category, ie contemporary, modern, classic, etc.
In the end, I couldn’t be happier with my choice. I never thought I’d be swooning over door knobs, but here I am. This is 30 I guess – ha!
January 11, 2022 @ 9:24 am
I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the new handles …they look amazing against the black!
January 12, 2022 @ 7:14 am
Yayyyy thank you!!! Me too! I’m so obsessed with how they turned out!
January 15, 2022 @ 2:57 pm
Oh my gosh! Those door knobs are to die for! So gorgeous! I love the look of brushed brass. Such a pretty finish.
January 17, 2022 @ 6:51 am
Thank you so much! I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out! 🙂
January 17, 2022 @ 7:34 am
Aaaand you’ve just given me the sudden urge to swap out all the doorknobs in my home haha! What a great little project that makes a major difference! I love the ones you chose.
January 17, 2022 @ 3:13 pm
Lol! You totally should. I really can’t believe what a big difference it made!
January 17, 2022 @ 4:08 pm
It’s amazing what some quick hardware changes can do! The brushed brass is beautiful and I love the contrast against the dark door.
January 18, 2022 @ 10:54 am
Right?! It seems like such a small change but it really makes a huge difference! I couldn’t agree more. The contrast is awesome!
January 21, 2022 @ 4:29 pm
Wow, you’re right! gorgeous and oh-so-rich-looking!! I remember you talking about the knobs when I was there for Thanksgiving. Really makes a difference. Excellent choice!
January 24, 2022 @ 9:40 am
Thanks!! I couldn’t be happier with the change! I couldn’t believe what a big difference it made.