Hardware from Valli&Valli gets Snow's vote for its good design and its quality. "It makes some sense to invest in well-made, precise pieces that are nice to touch, and are solidly attached," she says. "These are that and also look great." This Serie Bernina handle is made from solid brass and comes in three finishes. Valli&Valli, 212.326.8811; www.vallivalli-us.com.
Julie Snow Architects
Julie Vandenburg Snow. FAIA