Design Files: 16 Bathrooms That Get Gold Hardware Right

If I ever get to renovate a bathroom of my own, I fully plan on using stunning brass hardware for the sink and shower fixtures!

It just looks so… awesome. Rich. Luxurious. Like you’re in some fancy hotel.

I recently realized most of the bathrooms I was pinning and saving in my instagram feed had brass fixtures.

Behold, a few of my favorites…

source: Ali Cayne via One Kings Lane

Source: The Everygirl

Source: House Beautiful

Source: Domino

Source: MyDomaine

  Source: @witanddelight_  Source: @erinkestenbaum

Source: @caitlinkruse

Source: MegMade

Source: @larkandlinen


I would argue that brass fixtures are NOT trendy. I’d actually sooner say that the black fixtures – which I also love – are trendier. Brass has been around for over a century.

I’ve been trying to convince my sister and brother-in-law to fully embrace the look in one of their own bathroom designs they’re working on… but it reminds me sister of the shiny brass fixtures we had in our home growing up in the 90s. I keep telling her to get that out of her head because there is SUCH a difference.

Here’s a little something we’ve worked up for them!


grey vanity with marble countertop (and sink built in)

faucet in polished brass

wall sconces in brass

infinity brass mirror

brushed gold knobs (also like this style)

marble hex tile for floor

white subway tile on walls w/ grey grout

gold shower fixture

brass shower door hinges

brass towel bar

vintage rug

wooden picture frames

basket hamper

white flowers

white porcelain canister

Would you ever do brass fixtures in a bathroom? Or do you prefer to stick with classic chrome?