So finally I asked hubby to contact his grad school buddy Kim to see what she'd used in her house. Kim shares her Minneapolis home with her boyfriend Kyle and the big yellow dog. They have a beautiful 1920s Tudor - complete with picture rail trim. I love the way they have decorated their home. I wish they had a blog to showcase their decorating/design skills! I did take a few pictures of one of my favorite places in the house. It's the big yellow dog's cubby - complete with squirrel art!!
Kim said her search for the perfect picture rail hooks was exhaustive. She finally found them online at a place called House of Antique Hardware. I ordered the plain tapered picture rail hook in an oil-rubbed bronze finish. Kim described them as the perfect balance of clean but not too modern and they were! And against our walls, the dark finish of the oil-rubbed bronze really looks good.