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Where to Shop For… Unique Hardware and Fittings
They may often be overlooked against larger, more important items like furniture pieces and built-ins, but your interior fittings can just as well make or break your home’s look.
Problem is, you probably won’t find that sleek, rose-gold mixer tap or brass handle you’ve always wanted in your neighborhood hardware store. So, if you’re looking for something a lil’ fancier, you’ve got to dig deep. But maybe not too deep because here, we’ve done the scouring for you! Here's a list of local (and overseas) suppliers to check out for stylish, uncommon interior hardware and fittings.
For: Unique, handcrafted knobs and handles
Quirky with a touch of the rustic, Lavavella specializes in handcrafted interior hardware made from materials like glass, brass and metals. Perfect for bringing an eclectic charm to a space, homeowners can even customize knobs and handles for a one-of-a-kind look.
For: Brass hardware with an Oriental slant
While its main mode of business is Chinese antique furniture, Hidden Treasures also has a well-curated selection of Oriental-inspired brass door knobs, drawer pulls, hinges and knockers. Likewise, the store also offers customization services for its hardware products.
For: On-trend, contemporary bathroom fittings
An emporium of stylish bath and kitchen fittings, Hemsley Bath Shoppe carries a roster of emerging and well-known brands, such as Australia’s NOOD Co. (colourful concrete basins), Grohe, Hansa (bathroom fittings) and Reginox (Copper/Brass Kitchen Sinks).
For: Sleek, modern interior hardware
If you’re looking for something understated, Japanese brand Kawajun does the classics well with an updated, architectural slant. Its extensive catalogue features stylish hardware such as handles, knobs, locks, bathroom and kitchen accessories in trendy finishes like rose gold and brushed black stainless steel.
For: Classic, luxury ironmongery
A distributor of luxury interior fittings, Thrive Design and Trading is where you’ll find the perfect cabinet handles for your industrial shaker kitchen or barnhouse-themed home. Burnished brass pulls, rusted iron knobs and even antler-shaped door handles are just some of its offerings, on top of customization services.
For: Affordable, trendy interior fittings
Is there anything you can’t find in IKEA, seriously? Besides its huge range of affordable, apartment-friendly furniture, the megastore also has a dedicated section for hardware. And surprise – there are some solid finds! We particularly love the OSTERNAS leather and BAGGANAS polished brass handles. So trendy.
Overseas Online Stores:
For: All things brass
Whether it’s lion head knobs, mid-century modern drawer pulls or brushed brass door handles, Forge Hardware Studio has got your brass hardware needs covered. Not a big fan of the ‘Midas Touch’? The e-shop also stocks copper, black stainless steel and bronze hardware too.
For: Edgy industrial hardware
Looking more like pieces of jewellery than something you use to help you open a drawer, all of Buster + Punch’s solid metal cabinet and door handles, pulls and accessories feature the brand’s signature knurling pattern, great for adding a cool, cosmopolitan edge to your space.
For: Too-pretty-to-handle accents
AKA every female’s Pinterest interior dream come to life, Anthropologie stocks a wide range of gorgeously eclectic hardware. Coloured glass, rose quartz, enamel and even mother-of-pearl, you’ll want to replace every cabinet and drawer handle with their pieces.
For: One-of-a-kind interior fittings and hardware
The global marketplace is a treasure trove for everything and anything – sink basins and drawer handles included. While you can spend hours – days even – trawling through quirky (sometimes antique) hardware and bathroom fittings, here are some of our favourites:
For: Literally anything under the sun (sometimes at super-affordable prices)
We've heard many a savvy homeowner sourcing his/her fancy hardware, bathroom and kitchen fittings from Taobao - with good reason. The site stocks up an unimaginable amount of stuff in all sorts of styles. Whatever latest home decor trend or Pinterest-worthy interior fitting you're looking for? You can probably find it here, sometimes at seriously affordable prices.
Proof? Below are a couple of stores on Taobao we’d totally bookmarking for our spaces: