'Architectural Hardware' refers to door & cabinet handles, deadbolts, latches, numerals, letter plates, switch plates, door knockers, wall or cabinet hooks, door hinges, drawer runners, window fixtures etc. These items are the 'parts' that make things work. It is your interior designer &/or architect's job to select these items for you. The saying "the devil is in the detail" comes into play when selecting your architectural hardware. 

To me, any added decorative architectural hardware, like door knockers, handles or hooks is like adding jewellery to an outfit. It is the final piece added, the icing on the cake; it just finishes it all off. 

I have searched high and low for handles and hooks, and every time I find myself on the same website , Anthropologie.

Dick Hayne founded Anthropologie after being dissatisfied with the shopping options available, there was a lack of stores that indulge the consumer's creative side. The brand caters to creative, educated and affluent 30-45-year-old women. It opened in 1992 Pennsylvania and now operates over 200 stores worldwide. Sadly, it hasn't hit Australia yet, but on a more positive note, we can shop online. 

When I read the description for their customer, I felt a connection to the brand; I thought "this is me…"

Our customer is a creative-minded woman, who wants to look like herself, not the masses. She has a sense of adventure about what she wears, and although fashion is important to her, she is too busy enjoying life to be governed by the latest trends. To her, Anthropologie is a portal of discovery—a brush with what could be. A place for her to lose—and find—herself.

The handles & hooks I am obsessed with are eclectic, glamorous, quirky and divine. Take a look at my faves of the moment.