Design Digest: Matching the Right Hardware to the Theme of Your Home

When it comes to interiors, even the smallest design details can make or break the overall aesthetic of your home. One oft-overlooked feature is finding the perfect hardware match for your kitchens, bathrooms, living areas, and more. Hardware is like the jewellery of your cabinet design – the right accents can make your furniture more exquisite and functional, and add depth and character to the space.

If you’re unsure where to start, it’s best to identify the overarching theme of your interiors first. From there, you can focus on collections that suit your desired style, and then choose the pieces that go with each door and drawer. While you may be working with professionals to decorate your home, put a little more trust in your own taste and style – don’t be pressured to choose something just to keep up with the latest trends. If you like the result, consider it a success.

Need a little more inspiration? Read on for the three most-sought after hardware styles, plus tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.


Known for its clean, graphic lines, raw textures and neutral colours, industrial hardware suit modern spaces with stripped-back interiors. Think open spaces, exposed architectural elements, and minimal decor.

If you’re choosing industrial-style hardware, opt for pieces with a striking finish to make a statement. Armac Martin’s matt black lacquered finish can best enhance this style. Try the pieces in their MIX and Quinton collections (pictured above) to get the look.

Art Deco

A movement that soared in the 1920s, Art Deco is characterised by rich colours, bold geometry, and decadent detail work. As such, hardware inspired by this style is more deliberate with its use of shapes, where opulence and practicality are carefully balanced.

If you’re looking for pieces that suit elegant and timeless interiors, choose hardware that incorporates geometry and stepped-edge details to stand out from the rest.

Armac Martin’s Gaumont and Crossways collections offer a subtle nod to Art Deco, while their satin antique satin lacquered finish works to enhance deco-style hardware.


Charm and comfort collide inside a country home, but the choice of traditional interiors and furnishings can make the style look dated and boring.

If you want your space to lean towards a more contemporary and polished look, you can introduce luxurious fittings to create a sophisticated and refined design.

Achieve the homely and lived-in aesthetic of country interiors by opting for hardware in a burnished brass finish for a classic and clean look. Armac Martin’s Cotswold and Queslett collections, when mixed with natural materials, offer a rustic appeal that seamlessly blends with your theme.

Whether you’re consulting with professionals or decorating on your own, you’ll want your hardware to be the right mix of beauty and function. For superior hardware created for the most luxurious interiors, explore Gregory Croxford Living’s brands and products here.

For more design inspiration, check out An Elegant Updated to a 1920s Weatherboard Home by Carla Salsone, Classic Country Design with a Twist by Laura Hammett, and A New Way to Do Neutrals by Cella Jane. Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest from Gregory Croxford Living.