Interior designer Mary Douglas’ recent restoration project of a 1920s townhouse is featured in the latest issue of Traditional Home magazine and Top Knobs is part of the classic transformation.
Washington D.C. couple Barbara and Bill Sullivan, owners of the stunning townhouse on Embassy Row which Douglas re-decorated, are friends of the designers and knew of her talent and decor style from her flawless track record working with clients.
Douglas has been working to restore the “classic jewel box” for over 20 years and says “It’s really just evolved just as I have.”
The townhouse was build in 1924 by local architect Robert O. Scholz and the Sullivans wanted the place to have as much of a vintage feel and look as possible. Douglas was able to provide that by reintroducing vintage elements such as historic crown moldings, friezes, paneling and wood trim- all things synonymous with historical beauty.
The kitchen includes a silk checkered fabric used for draperies which sets the foundation for the rest of the room’s design. Top Knobs cabinet hardware was used to highlight the beautiful cabinetry.
“It has a simplicity and directness to it,” says Barbara Sullivan of her new restored home. “And at the end of the day, that’s what I hope people take away with them when they visit us: that they’ve been to a warm, inviting home that offers up a little bit of s surprise in each and every room.”.
The article “Past Perfect” from Traditional Home magazine is written by Brielle M. Ferreira, produced by Jenny Bradley and photographs by Ron Blunt.
There’s a new addition to the Top Knobs Chareau Collection: new Crystal knobs. Clear crystal is inlaid into the top of an emerald faceted body for a knob that has the appearance of priceless jewelry. It adds a touch of glamour to any kitchen or bath!
The Top Knobs Chareau Crystal knob is 1-1/8” and is available in 4 finishes seen below: Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel and Tuscan Bronze.
Retail price is $21.50 per piece. All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty. For more information, and to order a free sample visit www.TopKnobs.com.
Chareau Crystal Knob in Brushed Satin Nickel
Chareau Crystal Knob in Polished Chrome
Chareau Crystal Knob in Polished Nickel
Chareau Crystal Knob in Tuscan Bronze
Top Knobs has won multiple 2014 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) for the Mercer and Chareau cabinet hardware Collections in the products category. Under the Mercer Collection, the Tango and Oculus series each won a Gold award while the Quilted series won a Silver. The Holland, Glacier and Europa series were selected as final nominees in the judging as well. The Chareau Crystal knobs were selected as Gold award winners. Hosted by Design Journal Magazine, the ADEX Awards is a highly distinguished honor, which recognizes superior product design worldwide.
Top Knobs Mercer Collection Tango and Oculus series, and Chareau Collection Crystal Knobs each won Gold 2014 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX).
Chareau Collection Jeweled Emerald Knob
Mercer Collection Tango Series
Mercer Collection Oculus Series
Top Knobs Mercer Collection Quilted Series won a Silver 2014 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX).
Mercer Collection Quilted Series
Members of the ADEX Awards judging committee are top tier professionals in the architectural and design industries who are revered for their opinions in their respective areas of expertise. Winners of the ADEX Awards are featured in the highly anticipated April issue of Design Journal.
“It is such a tremendous honor for Top Knobs to win three Gold and one Silver ADEX Awards for our Mercer and Chareau Collections,” states David Tyler, VP of Marketing for Top Knobs. “Winning these awards is a true reflection of the superior design and innovation that Top Knobs products are known for.”