Cabinet Hardware with European Flair: Top Knobs Mercer Europa Series

The Europa series pulls and knobs in the Top Knobs Mercer Collection offer a subtle minimal design that lets cabinets stand out. The contemporary collection offers a stunning access point of reference.

“Our Europa series with Tab Pulls and Cut Out Tab Pulls attach to the inside of the drawer for a minimal look that lets the cabinetry be the hero,” states Christine Zimmer, product manager for Top Knobs. “Our unique detailing adds ergonomic strength so that even the well-used drawer is easily accessed. Hand polished quality and detailing insures the Tabs and Cut Out Tabs are smoothly finished wherever they are touched.

Mercer Collection Europa Tabs

Top Knobs Mercer Collection Europa

The Tab Pulls and Cut Out Tab Pulls are beautifully styled with hand polished details that give designers something new to play with in this classic design genre. Europa is available in 1 knob and 4 pulls.  Tab Pulls come in 7 sizes 1-¼” to 12”, and the Cut Out Tab Pulls are available in 3 sizes 3-¾” to 6”.

Five trending finishes offer added versatility to the Mercer Collection Europa series including Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable and Umbrio. Retail prices vary based on size/finish from $5.50 per piece to $29.00 per piece. All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty. For more information, and to order samples, visit  TopKnobs.com.

 

In The News: Top Knobs becomes part of classic townhouse restoration

07 14 Traditional Home (TK)_edited-1Interior 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.

 

Fashion Inspired: Top Knobs Mercer Collection Quilted Series

Quilted patterns are a design chameleon. They can feel traditional or contemporary, crafted or sleek, high end or homey. The new Quilted series within the Top Knobs Mercer Collection does just that.

The Quilted Series of cabinet hardware offers depth and textural dimension that creates visual interest in whatever space it integrates with.

Top Knobs, known for their exceptional kitchen cabinet hardware, introduces the new Quilted series – within the Mercer Collection. The Quilted series offers depth and textural dimension that creates visual interest in whatever space it integrates with.

“Quilted is fashion inspired and fits perfectly with our contemporary new Mercer Collection,” states Christine Zimmer, product manager for Top Knobs. “For the Mercer Collection, our Quilted pattern uses the geometric shaping to create focal interest while maintaining a clean, modern line.”

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Inspiration for the Top Knobs Mercer Collection Quilted Series: the black quilted bag.

The Quilted series is available with one knob and 3 pull sizes. Five trending finishes offer added versatility including Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Sable and Umbrio.

Retail prices vary based on size/finish from $5.00 per piece to $14.00 per piece. All Top Knobs products come with proprietary sealed finish and lifetime warranty. For more information, and to get a free sample for your next project, visit our website at TopKnobs.com.

Top Knobs Nouveau III Collection featured in Better Homes and Garden Kitchens and Baths

Top Knobs make top media coverage!

The beautiful Square Bar Pull in Polished Nickel from  Top Knobs Nouveau III Collection was recently featured in Better Homes and Gardens Beautiful Kitchens & Baths magazine.

The story entitled “Baja Beauty”  written by well-known industry journalist Amber Dawn Barz, featured a Chicago based couple who wanted to have some of their romantic Mexico spa memories come alive in their master bath renovation with the help of Top Knobs.

Made of heavy duty zinc to allow for excellent durability and style, the alluring Nouveau III collection is the perfect solution when it comes to bringing beauty into the kitchen and bath.
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The couple enlisted the help of talented certified master kitchen and bath designer Brigitte Fabi, CMKBD who renovated the bathroom giving it a spa like feel with heated floors and multi-head steam shower for relaxing tight muscles.

“Thanks to Brigitte, our bath is now an inviting, tranquil space that we can visit each day,” stated homeowner Amy Koenigs. “And no reservations are required.”

To get the spa like relaxing look and personal beauty for your own bathroom, visit www.topknobs.com to see other selections of bath pulls that would be ideal for creating a zen like atmosphere in your bathroom.

 

 

Modern Envy kitchen spotlights Top Knobs Nouveau hardware

House 2 Home Design & Build of Silicon Valley California recently used Top Knobs Nouveau collection in a modern kitchen redo.

This project is called Modern Envy, where form meets function. It features a combination of Scandinavian clean lines that merge with transitional/ contemporary simple elegance including Top Knobs cabinet hardware.

Top Knobs Nouveau and Nouveau III cabinet hardware

Clean geometrical lines in slab door cabinetry and tile layouts demonstrate the Scandinavian elements. The transitional/ contemporary influences are the color palette and balanced blend of curvilinear lines in lighting and plumbing fixtures. Contrasting neutral colors with a splash of vibrant green apple reflect a crisp clean atmosphere with a warm and inviting feel.

The kitchen features a well laid-out floor plan incorporating all of the client’s spatial and functional needs.  The House 2 Home project created ease of access and functionality through space planning within each workstation section. The project created a place for everything and everything in its place.

Top Knobs Nouveau Collection and Nouveau III Collection cabinet hardware were used throughout the kitchen.

Lewer SocialMedia-9Top Knobs  M1146 Nouveau collection 5-1/16” center to center brushed satin nickel crescent flair cabinet arch pulls were featured on top and bottom cabinetry. This Nouveau pull is also available in Brushed Bronze, Tuscan Bronze,  Polished Chrome and Flat Black.

Top Knobs Nouveau and Nouveau III cabinet hardware

Top Knobs M579 Nouveau III ¾” indent knobs in brushed satin nickel were also used on drawer fronts. Other finish choices for the Nouveau III Indent knob are Polished Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Tuscan Bronze, White, Aluminum, Polished Chrome and Flat Black.

Top Knobs Nouveau and Nouveau III cabinet hardware

Visit House 2 House Design at h2hdesignandbuild.com to learn more about their projects and services.

 

 

Top Knobs honored as essential supplier in TRENDS Annual Top 50 American Kitchens

Top Knobs has been recognized as an essential supplier of top kitchen and bath hardware by a panel of prestigious judges for Kitchen Trends Magazine. Playing a significant role in 2013-2014 American kitchen creations, Top Knobs was recognized for excellence in design, function, product specification and style.

The Trends Annual Top 50 American Kitchens includes some of the most innovative and creative products from homes and kitchens around the world. Trends selection panel recognized Top Knobs’ integral part in making kitchens equipped with high performance, and stylish kitchen and bath hardware.

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“We are honored to be recognized as a important supplier in so many featured projects of Trends Top 50 program,” Christine Zimmer, product manager for Top Knobs. “Our products play a crucial role in many American kitchens and baths and we are thrilled that Top Knobs is the hardware of choice for designers and families.”

Trendsideas.com is a highly regarded portal for the home and commercial design consumer and professional industries. It offers an up-to-date searchable database of all the content from Kitchen Trends, Home Trends Bathroom Trends and Home & Architectural Trends publications.

Special Guest Post: Joyce Gaskins of Special Effects Interior Designs

JoyceGaskinsSpecial Effects Interior Design is a California based interior design company that started in 1984 and is owned by well-known interior designer and consultant Joyce Gaskins.

Gaskins and her team of designers have over the years worked with homeowners designing and re-designing interiors using Top Knobs cabinet hardware that are often their product of choice.

Top Knobs caught up with Gaskins to find out what inspires her designs and what some of her favorite collections are.

TK: Welcome to  the Top Knobs Design Board Joyce. Please tell us how did your association with Top Knobs begin?

JG: Well, I have used lots of Top Knobs products ever since being introduced to them. I have mixed, matched and tailored the collections to each individual project over the years depending on client style and preference.  I particularly like interchanging them with each other through a house. All things matching is a bore!

TK: What do you think makes the collections so popular with your clients?

JG: Top Knobs was one of the first to give us some great choices in appliances pulls, which I also frequently use “back to back” on shower doors and even closet doors in some cases. The majority of your finishes transfer throughout the collections. That’s critical for me since I am someone who rarely keeps everything the same so I need to be able to mix and match while maintaining the same finish.

header_Right_KitchenTK: How do you approach each collection? Style? Design? 

JG: I  appreciate that I can depend on Top Knobs to give me a comfortable projections on knobs and larger centers on pulls giving the client easy access while giving the cabinet door or drawer some visual style and a bit of “presence”.

TK: If  you had to design a bathroom or kitchen, what Top Knobs collection would you choose and why?

JG: Wow, that really all depends on the style of kitchen or bath and the person using it. It will likely be a more rustic simple style if it’s a mountain home, whereas a more formal or contemporary design will call for something entirely different. I also work in “Universal Design”, when working with handicap people, the range of motion may be different and ease of access becomes critical. So all I can say is “thank you” for giving me things I can use in my many different situations.

TK: And finally, what is your signature design of choice?

JG: I hope I don’t have a “signature” other than good design based on the classic, whether that be contemporary, art deco, old world period, American ranch, etc. It all completely depends on the client, their project needs & budget. If everything looks like a designer’s signature that usually means the designer wasn’t listening. Growing up in Europe and living in many of our States, the “looks” can be vastly different. All good… but often very different.

Learn more about the Top Knobs Design Board, and how to join my visiting this page.

3” Pulls – The Key to Retrofitting or Updating Old Cabinets

3 inch pullsSwitching out cabinet hardware is a quick and easy way to change the look of a kitchen. In fact, it is a popular home improvement projects for homeowners.

Unfortunately, today’s larger hardware designs do not match the screw holes on older cabinets, making it more difficult to find new cabinet hardware that will integrate in the old cabinetry. Most kitchens made 15 to 20 years ago feature 3” center-to-center measurement between screw holes.

Top Knobs has responded to this need by creating right sized 3” pull in 14 of their best collections. The 3” pulls are available in the following collections:

  • Additions
  • Asbury
  • Aspen
  • Bar Pull
  • Bronze
  • Dakota
  • Edwardian
  • Normandy
  • Nouveau
  • Nouveau II
  • Passport
  • Sanctuary
  • Somerset
  • Stainless

Plus, Top Knobs 3” Pulls are available in an assortment of finishes to match any décor, including: Tuscan Bronze, Antique Copper, Brushed Satin Nickel, Polished Nickel, Polished Chrome, Brushed Bronze, Patina Rouge, Oil Rubbed Bronze, German Bronze, Antique Pewter and Flat Black.

To view product information about the Top Knobs 3” Pulls, click to the Products section of TopKnobs.com. There you can sort by product type, size, color, etc, and get detailed product information. You can also order samples of select Top Knobs styles directly from the website.

 

Selecting a style of cabinet hardware

If you are replacing kitchen knobs and/or pull handles on existing cabinets, it is helpful to know what style type hardware you are shopping for. Kitchen cabinet hardware is divided into three broad style categories: Traditional, Contemporary, and Transitional.

Traditional

Aspen Collection

Aspen Collection

Often known as “Old World” these are classic designs, often inspired by historical architectural and design features. Traditional style is the most popular category of cabinet knobs and pulls, because most kitchen designs are traditional.

Traditional collections from Top Knobs include the Normandy, Tuscany, Edwardian, Aspen, Britannia, and Bronze (oil rubbed) collections.

Contemporary

Sanctuary

Sanctuary Collection

Contemporary designs feature sleek lines, sharp angles, minimalist features, and modern finishes such as brushed satin nickel, polished chrome, and stainless steel. The look of the kitchen is modern, sleek, and elegant.

The Contemporary collections available from Top Knobs are Sanctuary, Sanctuary II, Nouveau, Nouveau II, and Nouveau III.

Transitional

Somerset II Collection

Somerset II Collection

Transitional knobs and handle pulls are a blend of Traditional and Contemporary styles. These can be Traditional designs with Contemporary finishes, or Contemporary designs with Traditional finishes. The look can be quite striking.

Top Knobs Dakota, Asbury, Somerset I, and Somerset2 collections are considered Transitional looks.