One of my favorite details in the carriage house is the hardware and plumbing fixtures. I knew I wanted them to be vintage-inspired and feel high quality. All of the plumbing fixtures, the exterior lights, and the door hardware was kindly gifted to us by Signature Hardware, which is my favorite place to find these vintage-inspired details.
In the kitchen, the big fireclay sink and polished brass faucet make the wall of windows feel romantic and like you should be filling up a vase for a bouquet of hydrangeas you just picked in the garden (which I have done here!). I’m hoping I can get my act together enough to do a photoshoot with my daughter playing in a sink bath here while she’s still little enough.
The living room and kitchen are one big room with doors leading to the bedrooms, bathroom, and laundry closet. These polished brass doorknobs and black paint help to make all the doors feel intentional and not like the living room is Grand Central Station.
I love this view of the bathroom, with the wood and brass and tile all playing so nicely together. This faucet from Signature Hardware is actually the same one I used here in our main house guest bathroom.
When you love baths but only have one very shallow vintage cast iron tub in your house, an extra deep soaking tub like this one is a total game changer. I’d be lying if I told you that I haven’t poured myself a glass of wine and come out here to relax in a bath a few times. I’m not sure about you, but the atmosphere of a bath is almost as important to me as a good candle and a good book or movie is to the experience. This exposed brass piping of the shower fixture makes me so happy, and it really makes this new construction bathroom feel like it could be one hundred years old.
Even the door stops in this space are intentional. Signature Hardware has gorgeous options for details you might not think about, but it’s those tiny things that take a space to the next level.
Outside, the door knocker is a little squirrel, which is a nod to the truly excessive number of squirrels we have in our back yard that Hank has a personal vendetta against, but has yet to actually catch.
I knew I wanted the carriage house exterior lights to be modern but to also be a nod to the craftsman era our main house hails from. Our main house was built in 1926, and our carriage house was built in 2022, nearly one hundred years apart, but they still look like they belong together, in no small part due to these vintage and antique inspired details.
Our hardware cast in order of appearance:
All listed items gifted by Signature Hardware. Thank you, Signature!
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