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#ProjectAvondale by Nectaar Interior Design Studio

While the classic white kitchen may be a perennial favourite, a colour palette that has come to the fore in recent kitchen joinery projects is green. Designers have experimented with the full spectrum, with every shade of green entering the kitchen space: from pale mint, soft sage and earthy olives to the more dazzling jewel-toned shades of emerald, mid forest and rich jungle green.

We can understand why this fresh colour is now a top choice for kitchen cabinetry. With its association to nature and the outside world, it is a colour with an organic quality that symbolises freshness, energy and revival yet imbues a sense of calm.

Green is also a surprisingly versatile hue as it pairs well with a whole host of other colours from pure white to midnight black. Natural wood accents, stone and metal elements all work wonderfully with this colour option.

Annie Bowen from Annie Bowen Design had us all pining for green kitchen cabinets when she debuted her #glebesemi project using our Kintore Pulls and Carlisle Pulls in brass, creating the effect of subtle jewellery on perfectly toned-down mint cabinetry, paired with soft grey natural stone. #ProjectAvondale by Nectaar Interior Design Studio showcases the effectiveness of black hardware against mid-green joinery with our Kintore Pulls in black.

Arielle states, “The beauty is that you can pair green with any of the metals: brass, aged brass, copper, nickel, white, black …it all works. While green and brass is a colour combination that works incredibly well together, we cannot wait to see some projects featuring green and our newly released bronze handles and knobs. These two finishes make for a stunning combination.”

1. #Glebesemi project by Annie Bowen Design
2. Green Kitchen Ideas: Image Credit: Wickes
3. Huckletree Workspace by Sella Concept, photo by Genevive Lutkin
4. Long Island kitchen of Athena Calderone, photo by Rebecca Wakefield via Studio Dearborn
5. Dakota Johnson’s mid century kitchen, photo by Simon Upton via Architectural Digest
6. Adelaide kitchen by Jag Kitchens

Dreaming Interiors’ airy and elegant ensuite is generously appointed and timeless. Floor to ceiling tiles by Beaumont Tiles add an element of luxury – and the incredible oval mirrors accentuate the height of the ceilings, turning a small space into a grand oasis. Our brass Aver handles complement the shaker style vanity and refined tapware, adding to the sophistication of the space. The stars of the show are the stunning polished concrete sinks in a beautiful dark grey by Nood Co, a perfect contrast to the lighter colour scheme.

The heart of the home – the kitchen – has a similarly bright and spacious feel. The white shaker cabinets and white countertop are accented by brass tapware by ABI Interiors and our own brass Aver Pulls, pulling together a look that is both classic and fresh. A gorgeous sliding door leads into a substantial butler’s pantry, where the space is maximised by use of open shelving. A well placed window lends even more light to the stunning interior design.

We can’t wait to see the rest of Dreaming Interiors’ Room Reveals – we love seeing our handles amongst such beautiful design.

Here at Lo & Co we are all about design aesthetics, quality and functionality. And understanding what our customers want! Over the past few months, the team has been developing a beautiful new range of hardware to respond to increased consumer interest in unique and textured products.

Our new Linear Collection, released in January, is a range of intricately designed and timeless cabinet and drawer pulls featuring precision cut linear knurling detail and smooth brushed satin ends. Made of solid brass, their textured and tactile finish not only creates character and depth but is beautiful to hold.

Drawing inspiration from the latest trends in fashion accessory hardware, Lo & Co co-founders Teegan and Arielle set out to achieve the perfect linear knurling for our Linear Pulls.

As explained by Arielle, “Knurled and tactile detailing is one of our favourite ways to add texture and interest to hardware. Knurling also protects against hand slippage by creating a textured pattern that is easier to grip.  But the challenge is striking the right balance so as not to overwhelm the handle. Proportionality is key. Different depths of groove were explored for the right amount of texture.”

“As with all our products, these handles are made of solid brass and feel substantial to hold. The understated glamour of these pulls is just so versatile. The design has a wide range of applications because it suits both traditional and modern design schemes. It can be used to enhance kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, walk in robe areas, even laundries as well as commercial spaces like offices and hotels.”

The result is a well-proportioned, sophisticated handle that is both practical and a statement in style and luxury.

Teegan couldn’t agree more. “These new handles add a beautiful accent to any space. The Linear collection also offers a fresh spin on Lo and Co’s most popular design; the Kintore Pull which is slightly more generous in diameter and characterised by our signature diamond knurling detail. The slender cylindrical shape of the Linear and delicate linear design is proving to be immensely popular.”

The Linear Pull is available in a choice of five finishes – brass, black, nickel, white and bronze and comes in three lengths 20cm, 32.8cm, 52cm, all with a 3.5cm projection.

The Gables by Smout Property, photographed by Brock Beazley

“The Gables of Ascot” is the high-end transformation of a traditional 1930’s Queenslander owned by property developers, Rebecca and Francisco of Smout Property in Brisbane. Together with architect Graham Llloyd and builders CHS Building they have created a glamorous home which exudes contemporary luxury yet maintains a relaxed resort-style vibe.

Features of the home include a light-filled open plan living and dining area, five bedrooms (including a walk-in-wardrobe of grand proportions), three bathrooms, wine cellar, office, media room and large alfresco entertaining space with adjoining pool and landscaped grounds. All masterfully planned on a block size of just over 400m2!

An elegant blend of high-end finishes have been utilised including, terrazzo tiles by Fibonacci Stone, arabescato marble benchtops and splashbacks, bespoke cabinetry by Lux Kitchens, decorative wall panelling and French oak herringbone flooring.

A standout feature of the kitchen is the use of textured profile panels by Scandanavian Profiles which add depth and interest to the space without overwhelming it. This contoured timber joinery feature is continued throughout the residence, including vanity drawers and cabinetry in the bathroom and stylish bar/entertaining area.

Our Carlise Pulls in brass are the perfect complement to this style of textured cabinet profile and add a pop of warmth and elegance to each space.

And what a perfect match they are to the show-stopper brass kitchen rangehood and magnificent brass bar racks by Ifab Steel! A visual delight.

The Gables by Smout Property, photographed by Brock Beazley
Corso4 Project by grayHAUS, photography by Brock Beazley

The Brisbane based luxury residential and construction design firm grayHAUS have created a stunning midcentury home with a contemporary feel. Their latest project on the riverfront Brisbane Corso is a spacious family home, with an elevated aspect and open layout.

Raw materials such as concrete and metal are subdued by warm timber elements, creating a welcoming atmosphere in such a generous space, while suspended concrete floors and floor to ceiling windows allow for an unobstructed view of the backyard and swimming pool. The layout of the main level flows seamlessly from one room to the next, making entertaining easy and enjoyable.

Our black Alpha Knobs are utilised against dark timber in multiple spaces to amplify the home’s midcentury feel. Our Kintore Pulls pair beautifully with thin shaker profile cabinetry by Mivis Joinery and an island bench from Porta Timber and Finestone Granite and Marble to create a striking kitchen area. Connected to the living and dining spaces and opening up to the outdoor entertaining area, the kitchen is the true focal point of the home.

This midcentury modern family home was well worth the twelve months it took to design – with no detail left out, it’s a beautiful and fresh take on a classic style.

Corso4 Project by grayHAUS, photography by Brock Beazley

Bone Made’s California Bungalow is the perfect marriage of form and function. Home to a family of six, and originally a heritage building, the space maintains a gorgeous sense of style while allowing its personality to shine through. The interior design is a mix of classic and contemporary, paying homage to the home’s past with beautiful herringbone flooring, shaker cabinets and brass fixtures. The muted colour palette adds warmth and enables the details to stand out, including a mud room with green tiling, and a wallpapered office space. We are so happy to have been involved in such a beautiful project – our Luna pulls are used effectively on rattan and oak cabinetry in the living room, while our Kintore handles become a striking detail against white cabinetry in the kitchen and master bedroom. While it can be difficult to combine modern and heritage design, we feel as though Bone Made have done it perfectly in their California Bungalow.

We are so spoilt by choice these days with a number of stunning cabinetry profiles which add texture and interest in your space and takes joinery to a new level. But have you ever wondered what the profile is called and which profile matches your style of home? You may have heard names such as Shaker, Flat, V Groove, Thin Shaker and Custom just to name a few. Well we are here to tell you a bit more about them and which handles work best for these profiles!

SHAKER

The shaker profile is one of the most classic designs and can be defined by its picture frame border and flat inset centre. The shaker profile is one of the more popular profiles and most commonly used in traditional and Hamptons styled homes. When selecting a handle to complement a shaker profile, we recommend a long pull handle. On drawers the pull handle generally sits horizontally in the flat inset section of the drawers whereas on cupboards the pull handle sits vertically on the border closer to the edge of the cabinet. Some of our pulls that work the best on shaker profiles are the Kintore pulls, Curve Pulls, Hentley Pulls and Linear Pulls. We generally do not recommend any handles on overhead cupboards, as otherwise the space can look quite busy and overcrowded. However if a handle is a must, we recommend a small round knob on the overhead cupboards to complement the long pulls. Our small Ascot knobs are the perfect match and these would sit on the border close together.

FLAT

A flat profile is certainly the most popular profile and is more commonly used in modern and contemporary homes. This minimal profile provides the ability to mix and match colours and finishes to create a more interesting space. Timber and laminate finishes can be used on flat profiles for which there are a stunning array of finishes available. When choosing handles for a flat profile we cannot look past the Luna Pull, which when placed together on a vertical cupboard creates a circle. The Luna Pull can also add a different shape element to the space which creates interest and another layer to the space. To maintain the minimal look, other popular choices of handles are the Lincoln and Carlisle lip pulls. These lip pulls sit on the edge of the cabinetry so you can just see the edge of the handles which is perfect for the person who wants the functionality of a handle but a more clean minimal look. However pretty much any handle/knob can be used on flat profiles, so now to choose which one!

V-GROOVE

One of the most current trends, the V-Groove, also known as a VJ Groove and a Tongue and Groove profile, is certainly currently in the spotlight. The V-Groove is defined by its vertical wide lines which creates the look of wall panelling. The V-Groove profile suits many different styles including a modern, contemporary and coastal home. The vertical lines add texture and interest to a space without looking too cluttered or busy. The best handles to use for a V-Groove profile are long pull handles as these follow with the vertical lines. These include the Kintore pulls, Curve Pulls, Hentley Pulls and Linear Pulls. Other favourites to consider are the Lincoln and Carlisle lip pulls which sit on the edge of the cabinetry so you can just see the edge of the handles.

THIN SHAKER

Just as the name describes, this profile is the same as a shaker profile, however the picture frame border is a lot slimmer, making this profile much more minimal and suited to pretty much any style home including modern, contemporary and traditional. This profile is perfect for keeping your cabinetry super simple while still adding a bit of interest. One of our favourite profiles currently, this profile looks stunning with long pull handles including our Kintore pulls, Curve Pulls, Hentley Pulls and Linear Pulls however can also look great with our thin Carlisle lip pulls.

CUSTOM

If you are wanting to take your joinery to the next level, these custom profiles are just stunning and add shape and impact to your space. The appearance of close together vertical lines and scalloped edging (whether inset or outset) creates a gorgeous subtle shadow along the vertical curve. There is a large range of vertical-lined, panelled cabinetry options to create different looks, or if you can’t find what you’re after, you can create your own custom profile. Polytec and Porta timber have some some amazing options. Handles can be tricky to place on these profiles, so the handles we recommend are the Lincoln and Carlisle lip pulls. These sit at the edge of the cabinetry and provide the perfect crowning jewel to your cabinetry.

Our Curve Pull and Ascot Knobs have landed in aged brass. For all of you who want a beautifully aged look to your brass, this finish is a must. It accentuates the beautiful ageing process of natural brass, and is slightly darker than our natural brass.

The Curve Pull and Ascot Knob are a match made in heaven, both with stunning curved lines.

If you appreciate the aged look of brass then this is the finish for you!

We have seen brass tap ware and hardware make a huge statement over the past few years and we have loved seeing the beautiful finish add warmth and interest in all spaces. But current trends have seen bronze make its mark as the new “It” metal and we can certainly see why.

Like brass, bronze plays well with other finishes and colours and is a little bit more neutral and minimal. Bronze will complement any style, whether traditional or contemporary and add that subtle warmth that we all love.

We have seen designer tap ware brands including Brodware and Astrawalker release stunning bronze finishes and we have therefore released a beautiful bronze range to ensure we have the perfect handle for your space.

See it in gorgeous interior spaces and every interior trend that you swoon over.

The latest styled shoot of some of our newest beauties.

The Brass, Bronze and Nickel ranges continue to expand with the highly anticipated arrival of our Curve Pulls…and yes folks if you look closely enough you can see our Kintore Pulls in bronze. These are due to arrive mid-October, along with our Hentley Pulls in Nickel and White.

Our marble collection expands with the arrival of the Dot Pulls, the gorgeous shape is so on trend, and the length of them makes them perfect for larger cupboards.

The Harper & Harley and Mabel & May knobs feature flat lay shows us the endless mounting combinations that these geometric lined handles can create. The aim is to be bold, double hang them, offset them and be as creative as you like to create something truely unique.

Last but not least this is the first sneak peak of our Linear Pull, the long rounded pull, with linear knurling. Its the simple handle with the detail that makes it oh so special!

xoxo

Lo & Co

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