09/08/2014 03:53 pm ET Updated Nov 08, 2014

The Best Resources for Decorative Home Hardware

While often an overlooked aspect of home decorating, choosing the right hardware can take the design of a room to the next level and add a personal touch. Whether one's home is traditional, modern, rustic, coastal or something in between, there are decorative door handles and knobs and cabinet pulls to complement and elevate the style of any space.

To successfully navigate the world of home hardware and select the right pieces for one's taste, it is helpful to know what specialized showrooms and online stores are available. There are several great resources to choose from, including Emtek, Nanz, Renaissance, Sherle Wagner and Waterworks.

Dedicated to bringing well-made hardware back into American homes, Emtek's designs embody both function and beauty. In styles ranging from contemporary to rustic to Art Nouveau to Tuscan, the Los Angeles-based manufacturer produces a wide variety of decorative brass, bronze, steel and crystal pieces -- including door knobs, cabinet pulls, entry sets, bath hardware and more -- that are sold at retailers across the United States.


Most of The Nanz Company's pieces are historical reproductions that are produced from solid brass using the latest technologies. Nanz assists customers with the selection, specification, scheduling and coordination of high-end hardware for residential projects.


With more than 800 pieces to choose from, Renaissance boasts one of the most comprehensive architectural hardware collections in the world. From the classic elegance of Baltica to the rustic feel of Sun Valley Bronze, Renaissance clients are sure to find the perfect hardware for their design sensibilities.


Since its founding in 1945, Sherle Wagner International has been a go-to source for exquisite bath accessories and hardware designs of all kinds. Whether contemporary or traditional in style, Sherle Wagner pieces are unmistakable due to their distinctive glamour and fine details.

Sherle Wagner

Known for their commitment to craftsmanship and use of state-of-the-art materials, Waterworks is a top resource for bath and kitchen design. With showrooms and sales representation across America, the brand offers a complete assortment of products for the ultimate bath and kitchen experience, from faucets and tubs to towels and accessories.


The Best Resources for Decorative Home Hardware