Mixed Finishes Add Unique Style to a Modern Lake House Kitchen

When the owners of a single-family lake house in Wrentham, Massachusetts decided to remodel their home, the couple wanted something they had never seen before. With the help of Top Knobs cabinet hardware, Amy Kearns of Amy-Lynn Interiors gave them just that.

“The clients, they were a complete joy to work with. Their love for textures, patterns and their new lake views were clearly stated in every centimeter of this space.” Amy told us. Her modern take on lake house chic, with blue cabinets, Top Knobs pulls and beautiful wood floors gave this space the unique look her clients wanted.

Near the completion of the design when hardware options were being considered, Amy and her clients had originally selected a different Top Knobs collection. However, after her office got a sample of the new Hollin back plate and Kinney pull from the Lynwood collection, they quickly changed their minds.

“We texted an image of it to the client and said ‘do you love this as much as we do? Black on island and brushed on blue?’ And immediately she called us and said she and her husband agreed,” Amy says of the hardware change.

In the end, Amy used the Top Knobs Kinney pull and Hollin back plate in brushed nickel and black to complete the space. “Mixing metals makes our heart skip a beat! Ironically enough, we ordered one extra black pull and the client fell in love with the idea of using that to mark her rubbish. She thought it was a clever way of telling guest where to find it.”

The mix of Top Knobs back plates and pulls in mixed finishes created a great opportunity to do something unique, yet on trend, to bring the clients’ personal style into the kitchen.

“We really like what Top Knobs is about, they’ve got something for anyone who has a sense of style. It’s up to us as the designer to take the style and bring it to life, and the hardware plays a huge role in that. We always say this is the jewelry for the room.”

Thank you Amy for sharing your story with us! Follow Amy-Lynn Interiors on Facebook, Instagram, Houzz and Pinterest for more of her work.

All Photogtaphy by Keitaro Yoshioka.

Top Knobs Design Round-Up

From kitchens to bathrooms, laundry rooms to home offices, Top Knobs decorative hardware completes the look of any room. Designers and home owners from across the country use Top Knobs in their projects to accentuate their personal style – and we love when they share those projects with us!

Below is a round-up of some of our favorite spaces featuring Top Knobs decorative hardware collections. Want to be featured in our next round-up? Be sure to tag Top Knobs in your Facebook and Instagram posts and hashtag #TopKnobs.

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Ten Years of Dakota

Since its introduction in 2007 the Top Knobs Dakota collection has been a go-to choice for kitchen and bath designers for rustic yet contemporary decorative hardware. The collection has expanded since its launch and now includes 21 different knob, pull and cup pulls in a combination of 11 finishes.  With so many choices, which piece will you select to reflect your personal style?

Available at kitchen and bath showrooms nationwide, each piece in the Top Knobs Dakota Collection includes a proprietary sealed finish and Top Knobs lifetime warranty. Here we highlight the three main pieces in the collection: the Charlotte Pull, the Bergen Knob and the Dakota Cup Pull.

The Charlotte Pull

There’s a reason the Charlotte Pull has been a Top Knobs best seller for years. This gentle cabinet pull features a smooth handle and subtly flairs out in a circle shape at the base.  This thin, delicate style matches nearly any decor.

It is offered in three sizes, 3”, 4” and 6” center-to-center dimensions, with a coordinating 2 9/16” cup pull.

The Dakota Collection Charlotte Pull is available in seven finishes: Brushed Satin Nickel (BSN), Oil Rubbed Bronze (ORB), Patina Rouge (PAR), Polished Chrome (PC), Polished Nickel (PN), Pewter Antique (PTA), and Tuscan Bronze (TB).

The Bergen Knob

A style chameleon, the flat topped 1 ¼” Bergen Knob finds a home in any kitchen or bath. Depending on the finish selected, the knob adds either a contemporary or a traditional accent wherever it is installed. This style is one of Top Knobs Product Manager Christine Zimmer’s favorite pieces because of its versatility.

The Dakota Collection Bergen Knob is available in nine finishes: Brushed Bronze (BB), Flat Black (BLK), Brushed Satin Nickel (BSN), Oil Rubbed Bronze (ORB), Patina Rouge (PAR), Polished Chrome (PC), Polished Nickel (PN), Pewter Antique (PTA), and Tuscan Bronze (TB).

The Dakota Cup Pull

This 2 9/16″ cup pull adds a punch of style. The Dakota Cup Pull is the perfect shape and size for hands to grab and open drawers. The oval shaped cup pull includes faux screw marks for a touch of authenticity.

The Dakota Cup Pull is available in seven finishes: Brushed Satin Nickel (BSN), Oil Rubbed Bronze (ORB), Patina Rouge (PAR), Polished Chrome (PC), Polished Nickel (PN), Pewter Antique (PTA), and Tuscan Bronze (TB).

View the complete Top Knobs Dakota Collection at TopKnobs.com/collections/dakota.

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Back-to-Back Door Pulls: Moving Decorative Hardware Beyond the Kitchen

Decorative hardware isn’t just for the kitchen anymore. Bathrooms, bedrooms, showers — you name the door and Top Knobs Back-to-Back Door Pull Collection is a match. With special fittings to connect one pull to another, the collection provides the flexibility to integrate decorative cabinet hardware with doors in rooms throughout the home.

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Versatile applications

The versatility of the Back-to-Back Door Pull Collection allows the pulls to collaborate seamlessly with cabinet hardware. Exquisite attention to detail and quality enhancements make the pulls comfortable to grab no matter where they are placed on a cabinet or an interior door. The sealed finish also makes the Back-to-Back pulls a viable option for bathroom fixtures such as shower doors.

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Tuscany Back-to-Back Door Pull

Available in a variety of collections and styles

Designers and homeowners can choose between a wide selection of Top Knobs’ most popular styles and collections including:

  • Appliance
  • Asbury
  • Hopewell
  • Normandy
  • Normandy Birdcage
  • Normandy Twist
  • Nouveau Arrow
  • Nouveau Bamboo
  • Nouveau Brook
  • Nouveau Ring
  • Somerset Finial
  • Somerset Melon
  • Somerset Weston
  • Tuscany

The collection is available in up to 12 stunning finishes including Brushed Satin Nickel, German Bronze, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Old English Copper, Patina Black, Patina Rouge, Pewter, Pewter Antique, Polished Brass, Polished Chrome, and Rust.

Prices range from to $148.30 to $662.00. All Top Knobs products come with a proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty.

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Feminine and Masculine Styles Intermix in the Top Knobs Devon Collection Allington and Brixton Series

Introducing two series in the Top Knobs transitional Devon Collection: the Allington series and the Brixton series.

Crafted from the highest quality materials and backed by Top Knobs’ lifetime warranty, the Allington and Brixton series feature classic shapes that easily blend with any traditional, contemporary or modern kitchen or bath design. Both series include two new finishes: Ash Gray, a rich on-trend gray, and Honey Bronze, a light brass tone.

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Allington series – part of Top Knobs Devon Collection

Graceful style exudes from the Allington series. Each pull features a center floret for gentle feminine styling. The floral bud shaped knobs add a sweet touch wherever they are installed. Footed bases weight each piece to cabinetry.

Available in 5 sizes and 8 finishes:

  • Two knobs: 1” and 1 ¼”
  • Three pulls: 3 ¾”, 5 1/16”, and 6 5/16” center to center sizes
  • Eight finishes: Ash Gray, Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Honey Bronze, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable and Umbrio
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Brixton series – part of Top Knobs Devon Collection

Featuring a masculine, industrial look, the Brixton series includes knobs, pulls and appliance pulls. Classic in feel, the series works in any style design. Each has layered, pipe-like details at base. The pulls in the series are a modern interpretation of the Top Knobs Normandy pull.

Available in 10 sizes and 8 finishes:

  • Three knobs: 1 ¼” Rimmed Knob, 1 ¼” Ridged Knob and 1 ¼” Button Knob
  • Coordinating decorative back plate measuring 1 3/8”
  • Six pulls: 3 ¾”, 5 1/16”, 6 5/16”, 7 9/16”, 8 13/16” and 12” center to center sizes
  • Matching 12” Appliance Pull
  • Eight finishes: Ash Gray, Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Honey Bronze, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable and Umbrio

Each piece has a MSRP of $7.00 to $74.50. The Devon Collection of 36 pieces in five series is inspired by the character of harbor towns and villages of Devon County in southwest England.  All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty.

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Introducing The Devon Collection – Classic Charm Meets Modern Flair

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Top Knobs is proud to introduce the Devon Collection, a blend of transitional decorative pieces where classic charm meets modern flair.

Featuring knobs, pulls and appliance pulls from five series, the Devon Collection blends seamlessly into any design. The collection introduces two new finishes: Ash Gray, a rich on-trend gray, and Honey Bronze, a light brass tone.

“Our Devon Collection is inspired by the character of harbor towns and villages of Devon County in southwest England,” says Christine Zimmer, product manager for Top Knobs. “Made with the highest quality materials, Devon pieces have an industrial yet classic appeal to them. They easily blend with modern styles for truly versatile kitchen or bath design.”

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Top Knobs Devon Collection of decorative cabinet hardware

The Devon Collection includes 36 pieces each available in eight trending finishes – Ash Gray, Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Honey Bronze, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable and Umbrio.

Collection details:

  • Five series: Allington, Brixton, Exeter, Kingsbridge and Torbay
  • 8 knobs in 3 series. Sizes range from 1” to 1 7/8”
  • 27 pulls from all 6 series. Sizes range from 3 3/4″ to 12”, including two 12” appliance pulls.
  • 1 decorative back plate from the Brixton series measuring 1 3/8”.

MSRP are $7.00 to $74.50 per piece. All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty. Visit www.topknobs.com to view the entire collection.

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Barrington: a graceful and fluid decorative hardware choice

Graceful and fluid. Two words that well describe the Top Knobs Barrington Collection of decorative cabinet hardware. Available in 36 shapes in five series, including crystal and glass knobs, Barrington adds style and refinement to any space.

The collection spans the spectrum of elegant yet sleek design. The knobs and pulls from each series in this transitional collection can be used individually or together to reflect a designer’s style and create a unique look in any kitchen or bath. Barrington knobs and pulls are available in an assortment of finishes including Flat Black, Brushed Satin Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable, Tuscan Bronze and Umbrio.

Visit Top Knobs’ website to view the complete collection, and to order samples of your favorite pieces.

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Handcrafted excellence in decorative hardware

Top Knobs strives to offer designers decorative cabinet hardware that’s crafted with tradition and built to last. That’s where the Aspen and Aspen II Collections come in. Both are created from 90% recycled bronze and hand-finished for a beautiful, elegant style at an affordable price.

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Raw bronze, the beginnings of the Top Knobs Aspen Collection.

What began 5,000 years ago as the standard for creating art, jewelry and armor has become the standard of excellence. Intricate copper formulas and traditional casting techniques are infused into each handcrafted Top Knobs design.

Each piece is coated with a proprietary sealed finish that helps Aspen’s light patina and natural distressed look stay protected from age and wear.

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Molds are filled with hot liquid bronze to create the Aspen Collection

Every Aspen piece is hand-cast and hand finished, which accentuates the one-of-a kind look and feel. Made with solid castings of artisan grade bronze, the quality of Top Knobs can be felt in the palm of your hand.

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Hand filed and handfinished

Available in a variety of Old World inspired shapes – twig pulls, button knobs, cup pulls, square knobs, rounded pulls, flat sided pulls, peak knobs, rounded knobs, egg knobs and decorative backplates in an assortment of shapes – Aspen and Aspen II fit many decorative styles.

For traditional spaces, the Aspen Collection is a match in four finishes: Light Bronze, Medium Bronze, Mahogany Bronze, and Silicon Bronze Light.

For more transitional spaces, the Aspen II collection includes the same handcrafted cast bronze designs in three contemporary plated finishes: Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel and Brushed Satin Nickel.

Top Knobs Aspen II

Top Knobs Aspen II Cabinet Hardware

Visit www.topknobs.com to view the entire Aspen and Aspen II Collections.

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Top Knobs Perfects A Lakeside Cottage Kitchen

SigKitBathTop Knobs has helped transform another beautiful kitchen, as seen in Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine.

Designer Jill Brecheisin of Kitchens By Design was hired by the owners of a lakeside cottage in Michigan to transform their L-shaped kitchen into a beautiful entertainment destination for their friends, children and neighbors. While the original 31’ by 14’ was spacious, it lacked style and didn’t utilize all of the floor space to it’s maximum potential.

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Using a custom planked decorative range hood as the focal point for the kitchen, the designer also included two island counters, one for food prep and one for dining. The antique white cabinetry was perfectly accented by Top Knobs cabinet hardware in Patina Rouge.

The remodeled kitchen includes knobs and pulls from the Normandy collection, as well as Somerset Finial from the Appliance Pull collection.

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Around the world with the Passport Collection: The Trevi Fountain

The Passport Collection from Top Knobs features designs from well known landmarks all over the world. One of the most familiar landmarks visited by patrons both near and far is the Trevi Fountain in Italy.  Located in Rome, legend has it that if one throws a coin into the Trevi Fountain it will ensure their return to Rome someday.

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The Trevi Fountain, or Fontana Di Trevi, is the largest baroque fountain in Rome. It stands at 85.28 feet high and 160.72 feet wide. Each day, the fountain spills over 2, 824, 800 cubic feet of water. The fountain itself is made out of travertine and carrara marble.

The same half dome that is seen above the fountain was the inspiration for Trevi Fountain pulls and knobs in the Passport Collection. The cross weaved design that is on the half dome can be seen in all of the styles of the Trevi Fountain pulls, cup pulls, and knobs.

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All of the products in the collection are available in five unique finishes including German Bronze, Patina Rouge, Polished Nickel, Pewter Antique, and Tuscan Bronze.

Like all Top Knobs products, the Trevi Fountain series of the Passport Collection comes with a lifetime warranty and a protective seal finish.

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