A Ponte Verde, Florida Kitchen Gets a Costal Makeover with the Help of Top Knobs

A true interior visionary, Donna Mancini, of Donna Mancini Interiors & Flooring, works meticulously to provide her clients with exceptional design solutions. From consultation to project execution, Mancini has a well-developed understanding and appreciation for beautiful and functional spaces, and the emotions they evoke.

“My background is quite varied with over 30 years of experience in real estate, business, retail sales management, and interior design. Everything I’ve learned over the years has enabled me to bring a unique perspective and skill set to our current business.”

In her latest project, Donna Mancini deployed her talents to update a dysfunctional kitchen for a Ponte Verde, Florida couple who have a strong love of entertaining and cooking for family and friends.

Mancini began the renovation by eliminating two prep islands that did not offer much usable surface space and prevented the kitchen from its full functional potential. After removing both islands, Mancini created one large island that provided more seating, ample surface space and additional storage for her client’s small appliances.

Along the perimeter of the kitchen, Mancini removed the microwave above the stove and opted for a new range hood. The microwave was moved into a much more accessible and convenient location in the lower cabinets. This small change allowed for the addition of upper-stacked cabinetry where the homeowners could showcase their collection of home décor items.

With a new floor plan in place, Donna Mancini began her work refreshing the aesthetic of the kitchen to tie in with the costal décor of the rest of her client’s home. She relied upon her expertise and knowledge of current design trends and new products to lighten up the kitchen’s color palette and brought in texture and warmth with Top Knobs Ascendra pulls in Honey Bronze.

“I’m loving the warm golds, bronzes, and champagnes that are back in a big way,” says Mancini. “We loved the style of the Ascendra pulls for this kitchen! The lines are soft but clean, and the base provided just enough substance while remaining classic and refined. The look we wanted to achieve was coastal-inspired transitional and we thought this choice was perfect.”

Paired with Gray Mist colored cabinets, the Honey Bronze finish added the perfect amount of sophistication for a design Mancini’s clients are now proud to show off to family and friends.

Thank you, Donna Mancini, for choosing Top Knobs and sharing your project with us! For more design inspiration from Donna Mancini Interiors & Flooring, be sure to follow along on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

How to Expertly Mix Metals in the Home

There are many tried and true rules for home décor that most abide, but one thing that isn’t so far fetched is the idea to mix and match metals where you reside.

Black, brass, chrome, nickel and bronze, with so many options to choose, picking the right metal for your home can be a difficult process. Rather than dwelling on the right metallic finish for your space, consider mixing them up! Designers and homeowners alike are opting for this contrasting trend to add interest and depth for a one-of-a-kind look.

 

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With over 37 different hardware and bath accessory finishes, Top Knobs has the perfect combination of metallics to complete the look of any space and style. Read on as we explore this popular trends and share tips to incorporate mixed metals in each room of the home.

For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s a place for gathering and entertaining, therefore thoughtful space planning is required to ensure a kitchen is both inviting and highly functional. When incorporating mixed metals in the kitchen, we recommend beginning with a neutral color pallet. The key to mixing metals in the kitchen is layering. To achieve this look, divide your space into horizontal or vertical sections and select a different metal for each area.

 

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The living room is where designers and homeowners become creative and let their personal style shine. We suggest a bold look by coordinating the contrasting metals with different accessories and elements in the same finishes to emphasize the daring look and draw attention to the design details.

 

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Mixing metals can be a fun experiment in the bedroom but it does require some planning and structure. Bedrooms are a place for relaxation and their design should never be overwhelming. We advise choosing a dominant metal for your furniture then introducing a second metal subtly through accessories and accent pieces. We recommend incorporating no more than two metals in the bedroom for a cohesive look.

 

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Bathrooms used to be a space reserved for chrome and nickel finishes. With brass and bronze leading the finish trend this year, the bathroom has become the ideal spot to harmonize warm and cool tones. This look requires a thoughtful balance that shifts away from the traditional matchy look. Try opting for a cool silver tone as the base for your plumbing and cabinetry hardware and pairing it with warm bronze accents and bath accessories for a style will co-exist.

 

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Top Knobs Introduces Ellis, a Collection of Decorative Hardware that Exudes Southern Sophistication

Top Knobs, the leading manufacturer of decorative kitchen and bath hardware, introduces the Ellis Collection. Influenced by the opulent and intricate architecture of Savannah, GA, Ellis includes five series of delicately detailed knobs, pulls and appliance pulls.

“When you think of Savannah, you think of southern hospitality, tradition and classically inspired designs,” states Christine Zimmer, Top Knobs Product Manager. “Each of these characteristics have been modernized and are embodied in every piece of the Ellis collection, allowing interior designers and homeowners to bring that feeling of sophistication into every project.”

Ellis Collection Details:

  • 274 pieces
  • Five series: Telfair, Hartridge, Julian, Davenport, and Ellis
  • 12” and 18” Appliance pulls available in all 5 series
  • Pulls in all 5 series available in sizes ranging from 3 ¾” to 12”
  • Knobs in all 5 series available in sizes 1 1/8” and 1 1/2”

 

All hardware in the Ellis collection is available in Ash Gray, Brushed Satin Nickel, Flat Black, Honey Bronze, Polished Chrome and Polished Nickel. MSRP for the Ellis collection ranges from $7.35 to $175.00.

All Top Knobs collections come with a lifetime warranty. Visit TopKnobs.comfor more information.

Top Knobs Announces the Winners of the 25th Anniversary Design Board Contest

Top Knobs, the leading manufacturer of decorative kitchen and bath hardware, announces the five winners of its inaugural Design Board Contest. Entrants including interior designers, architects and trade professionals, were invited to submit their Top Knobs projects for a chance to win up to $5,000.

The Design Board Contest ran from June 3, 2019, to November 1, 2019, and winners were selected by a panel of design professionals led by Top Knobs President, Warren Ramsland.

“The Design Board Contest has provided our supporters with a platform and community to celebrate, share, and express their extraordinary designs,” says Ramsland. “We are filled with gratitude from the number of responses we received in our first Design Board Contest. To see the unique designs in which Top Knobs has been a part of has truly been an honor.”

Winning Designs

Grand Prize – Dave McFadden, PB Kitchen Design, Geneva, IL

Dave McFadden used the Flat Sided pulls from Top Knobs Aspen II Collection in Brushed Satin Nickel in his kitchen design. McFadden focused on creating a kitchen fit for entertaining while maintaining the industrial aesthetic of the rest of the house.

Second Place – Craig Couture, Cypress Design Co., East Providence, RI

Craig Couture remodeled a 1940s Rhode Island home with the goal of keeping the home’s existing character while creating a functional modern space. In the kitchen, Couture used Knobs and Pulls from Top Knobs Devon Collection in Honey Bronze to add a touch of warmth to the space.

Third Place – Katie Borchardt, Jean Stoffer Design, Chicago, IL

Katie Borchardt was tasked with creating a custom kitchen that was both elegant and functional for her client. Borchardt used the Rounded Pulls, Round Knobs, and Oval Knob Backplate from Top Knobs Aspen Collection in Light Bronze to harmonize the kitchen’s two-toned cabinet design.

Honorable Mention – Ariana Lovato, Honeycomb, Home Design, Arroyo Grande, CA

Ariana Lovato designed the home of her client’s dreams after a fire destroyed their previous home. With a modern farmhouse aesthetic in mind, Lovato opted for the Ascendra Knobs and Pulls from Top Knobs Transcend Collection in flat black to help bring the rustic design scheme into the kitchen.

 

Honorable Mention – Meadowcreek Builders, Inc., Waukesha, WI

The team at Meadowcreek Builders, Inc. transformed a dark and dated kitchen complete with an adjoining dining area into a bright and spacious retreat for their clients to enjoy. They used Top Knobs Somerset Weston Pulls and London Knobs in Old English Copper to add contrast and texture to the space.

Click here to view the full image gallery of the winning designs.

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Top Knobs Reveals New Additions During KBIS 2020

Top Knobs traveled to Las Vegas last week to showcase their latest collections at the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year’s show ran from January 21-23, 2020 and brought together architects, designers, and trade professionals to explore the latest innovations and trends in the Kitchen and Bath industry.

As the leading manufacturer of decorative hardware, Top Knobs is a regular participant at the show. This year, Top Knobs exhibited at booth N2763 where they unveiled their latest collection of knobs, pulls and appliance pulls, a collection of decorative hooks and much more!

 

 

TOP KNOBS KBIS REVEAL

Top Knob Invites Southern Charm into the Home with Ellis

Inspired by the opulent and intricate historic homes of Savannah, GA, Top Knobs will debut its newest collection, Ellis at KBIS 2020. Comprised of five delicately detailed series of Knobs, Pulls and Appliance Pulls, Ellis is a modern reinvention of classically influenced designs and traditions of the deep south. 


 Introducing the New Ryland Hook Collection

Top Knobs is unveiling its latest collection of decorative hooks, Ryland. The Ryland Collection offers added personality and storage to your space in familiar styles that complement some of Top Knobs’ most popular decorative hardware pieces.

 


Add Personality to Your Space with the new Amwell Bar Pull Series

Top Knobs expands its line of decorative hardware with the new Amwell Bar Pull Series. Available in four of Top Knobs most sought after finishes, Ash Grey, Honey Bronze, Flat Black and Brushed Satin Nickel, Amwell features a knurled design that is sure to make a statement.


2020 Catalog Now Available

Just in time for KBIS, Top Knobs releases its 2020 product catalog. The beautifully designed and easy to navigate catalog features all of Top Knobs extraordinary collections of cabinet hardware.

Also introduced to the 2020 catalog is the Ash Gray / Honey Bronze II Finish Collection. Returning favorites include the 2019 anniversary Grace collection and Ash Gray / Honey Bronze I finish collection.

Download the catalog here.


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Top Knobs Guide to Decorative Hardware Size Selection

Choosing the right decorative hardware for your cabinets requires a balance between functionality and style. The knobs and pulls you select will effortlessly tie your space together when coordinated with the relative scale of your cabinet doors and drawers. But how do you decide on the proper size of hardware to use?

While there are no strict rules to follow, the number of options can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why Top Knobs has created a comprehensive guide to ensure your hardware perfectly pairs with your cabinetry.

Before pulling out your measuring tape, it’s important to note some key terms when it comes to measuring knobs and pulls:

  • Overall Length: The distance from one end of the pull to the other end
  • Center-to-Center: The industry standard for measuring pulls, the distance from the center of one screw hole to the center of the other screw hole
  • Diameter: Refers to the width of a knob or width of the thickest portion of a pull
  • Projection: How far the pull or knob sticks out from the surface of the cabinet once installed

Now that you are familiar with the terminology and you can properly measure, let’s review how to proportionately pick hardware for your cabinets.

Knobs

Knobs are the most versatile hardware options. Available in a broad range of styles and finishes, standard size knobs range between 1-2 inches in diameter and will complement cabinet doors of any size.

When arranged on drawers less than 16 inches in width, we recommend installing one knob directly at the center. As for drawers larger than 16 inches, two knobs should be installed. For a symmetrical appearance, measure the drawer into thirds and set the knobs in the center of the two outer portions.

Pulls

Pulls come in a variety of styles and lengths, which can prove to be daunting when selecting proportionately sized hardware. Bar Pulls are traditionally measured center-to-center and they should not exceed 1/3 of the length of a cabinet door or width of a drawer.

Pulls 3-7 inches in length will sit the most comfortably on doors less than 24 inches tall. Cabinet doors 24-36 inches tall are best adorned with pulls 7-12 inches long, while cabinets taller than 36 inches such as pantries, built-in appliances and pullouts should be accompanied by pulls longer than 12 inches.

When fixed on drawers one pull 3-5 inches in length should be installed in the center at the center of a drawer less than 16 inches wide. Drawers 16-32 inches wide are best embellished with two smaller pulls 5-7 inches in length or one larger pull 9-12 inches long. Any drawer broader than 32 inches will require a pull longer than 12 inches.

Cup Pulls and Tab Pulls

Cup and tab pulls will follow the same sizing recommendations as bar pulls however, their placement will vary.

Due to their size and configuration, cup pulls are commonly reserved for drawers and are positioned at the top center or directly in the center. When installed on drawers, tab pulls should be placed along the top center of drawers. On upper cabinets, tab pulls are either installed vertically on the opening of the doors or horizontally on the very bottom.

Appliance Pulls

Appliances pulls are the perfect way to match your appliances and oversized cabinet doors with your decorative hardware. Appliance pulls are available in a variety of sizes from 12 to 30 inches. They should be placed on cabinet doors taller and drawers larger than 36 inches.

Want more design tips? Read our placement guide for a comprehensive look into positioning your hardware.

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TOP KNOBS COMPLETES THE GRACE COLLECTION WITH THE KENT AND BARROW SERIES

Top Knobs, the leading manufacturer of decorative kitchen and bath hardware, announces Kent and Barrow, the final two series in the Grace Collection of knobs, pulls and appliance pulls.

In line with Grace’s aesthetic, the design inspiration for both series was drawn from their namesake neighborhoods in New York City. The regal details in the Kent Series rounded knobs and bar pulls are reminiscent of the posh Upper East Side neighborhood of Kent. While the influence of Barrow Street can be found in the refined elegance of the Barrow Series.

“The Barrow and Kent series are a true reflection of the sophistication and unique style Top Knobs has displayed over the past 25 years,” says Christine Zimmer, Top Knobs Product Manager. “These two series complete the Grace Collection and are the perfect ending of this milestone year.”

 

Kent Details

  • 1 ¼” Knob
  • Pull Sizes: 3” cc Pull, 3 ¾” cc Pull, 5 1/16” cc Pull, 6 5/16” cc Pull, 7 9/16” cc Pull, 8 13/16” cc Pull, 12” cc Pull
  • Appliance Pull Sizes: 12” cc, 18” cc
  • Finishes: Ash Grey, Brushed Satin Nickel, Flat Black, Honey Bronze, Polished Chrome, and Polished Nickel
  • MSRP: $7.30 – $135.10

Barrow Details

  • Knob Size: 1 ¼” Knob
  • Pull Sizes: 3 ¾” cc Pull, 5 1/16” cc Pull, 6 5/16” cc Pull, 7 9/16” cc Pull, 8 13/16” cc Pull, 12” cc Pull
  • Finishes: Ash Grey, Brushed Satin Nickel, Flat Black, Honey Bronze, Polished Chrome, and Polished Nickel
  • MSRP: $7.40 – $43.74

All Top Knobs collections come with a lifetime warranty. Visit TopKnobs.com for more information.

Top Knobs, Top Designs

From master bedrooms and bathrooms to mudrooms and laundry rooms and every space in between, Top Knobs has been the go-to decorative hardware brand for the past 25 years!

With pulls, knobs and appliance pulls, available in 37 finishes; Top Knobs offers a wide array of styles to match nearly every décor and color pallette. Interior designers and homeowners continuously turn to Top Knobs to complete the look of their project.

Below are some of our favorite design projects featuring Top Knobs’ collection of hardware. Want to be featured in our next round-up? Simply tag Top Knobs in your Facebook and Instagram posts and use the #TopKnobs hashtag!

 

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The Henderson & Pomander Series From Top Knobs Grace Collection Invites the Allure of Manhattan into the Home

Top Knobs, the leading manufacturer of decorative kitchen and bath hardware, introduces the Henderson and Pomander series to the Grace Collection of knobs, pulls and appliance pulls.

Influenced by the historic charm of Henderson Place in New York City, the Henderson series mirrors the traditional architecture of the neighborhood in the refined details of the rounded knobs and matching pulls. While the simplistic elegance of Pomander Walk is the notable inspiration behind every pull in the Pomander series.

“Grace is an unparalleled collection that tells the story of the historic streets of New York City,” says Christine Zimmer, Top Knobs Product Manager. “The Henderson and Pomander series are the next page in the story that invites the allure of Manhattan into the home.”

Henderson Details

  • Knob Size: 1 ¼” Knob
  • Pull Sizes: 12” cc, 8 13/16″ cc, 7 9/16” cc, 6 5/16” cc, 5 1/16” cc, 3 3/4” cc
    Finishes: Ash Gray, Polished Nickel, Polished Chrome, Honey Bronze, Brushed Satin Nickel, and Flat Black
  • MSRP: $8.00 – $43.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pomander Details

  • Pull Sizes: 12” cc, 8 13/16” cc, 7 9/16” cc, 6 5/16” cc, 5 1/16” cc, 3 3/4 “ cc
  • Appliance Pull Sizes: 12” cc
  • Finishes: Ash Gray, Polished Nickel, Polished Chrome, Honey Bronze, Brushed Satin Nickel, and Flat Black
  • MSRP: $10.65 – $100.35

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From Dark and Awkward to Bright and Functional: A Louisiana Kitchen Gets a Total Makeover

The power of thoughtful space planning is essential, especially when renovating an older home. Designer and Blogger, Arianne Bellizaire from Arianne Bellizaire Interiors, stripped-down an entire twenty-five-year-old kitchen in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to create a uniquely designed space from scratch. The once dark and dated kitchen became a bright, stylish and functional space through enhancements of products and planning.

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After

With an end goal of presenting a practical beautiful space for her clients, Arianne Bellizaire bases all of her design decisions on finding the right balance between functionality and creating a visually appealing space that makes guests want to take a second look. She creates homes specifically so homeowners can alter their style.

Sometimes with particular designs such as rustic or minimalism, homeowners can tend to feel stuck with one style.

“I never want you to be able to pinpoint one defined style of any of my spaces. Rather I want them to be a healthy mix of complementary styles that help to tell the homeowner’s story,” Says Bellizaire.

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After

Although the masterpiece came out as a stylish, functional space, Bellizaire faced some crossroads during the renovation. The extensive construction led to the removal of an 18x cypress beam that provided structural support to the home. She also removed the upper cabinets making the space feel larger. Bellizaire had to ensure the new design incorporated enough storage and included a walk-in pantry to the plan.

With the installation of all-new cabinetry, Bellizaire was on a mission to find the perfect hardware to compliment her design, leading her to Top Knobs.

“Top Knobs is our go-to hardware resource. We love how much variety there is in the product line and how much depth there is within each collection. The Kinney and Hollin combination was the perfect, sleek complement to this kitchen renovation” Bellizaire commented.

The transition between the before and after of the kitchen was so impactful because of the versatility of the new space. From dark and awkward, to bright and functional, the homeowners have new space can that can easily evolve with their changing styles.

Thank you Arianne Bellizaire for choosing Top Knobs and sharing your project with us! For more design inspiration from Arianne Bellizaire Interiors be sure to follow on Instagram and Facebook.