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.

 

Crystal Chareau Knobs: A touch of glamour

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.

Top Knobs Chareau Crystal knob brushed satin nickel

Chareau Crystal Knob in Brushed Satin Nickel

Top Knobs Chareau Crystal knob polished chrome

Chareau Crystal Knob in Polished Chrome

Top Knobs Chareau Crystal knob polished nickel

Chareau Crystal Knob in Polished Nickel

Top Knobs Chareau Crystal knob tuscan bronze

Chareau Crystal Knob in Tuscan Bronze

 

Top Knobs wins three Gold and one Silver 2014 ADEX Awards for Mercer and Chareau Collections

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.

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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

Chareau Collection Jeweled Emerald Knob

Mercer Collection Tango Series

Mercer Collection Tango Series

Mercer Collection Oculus Series

Mercer Collection Oculus Series

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Top Knobs Mercer Collection Quilted Series won a Silver 2014 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX).

Mercer Collection Quilted Series

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.”

 

Top Knobs helps DIY show Kitchen Crashers with a farm house makeover

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The “before” kitchen was plain and equipped with outdated appliances.

Noted kitchen contractor Allison Victoria was at it again! When you see her coming, look out!

“We are looking for nasty kitchens,” the host of the popular DIY network Kitchen Crashers show tells unsuspected families and couples shopping for home repair items.

After hunting down shoppers, Victoria finally comes across an unassuming young married couple Anne and Matt who are in desperate need of a kitchen makeover for the home they share with their small children.

Top Knobs kitchen hardware brings beauty to the new kitchen!!

Top Knobs kitchen hardware brings beauty to the new kitchen!

That was music to Victoria’s ears!

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Victoria showing the new Top Knobs Somerset II collection cabinet hardware to the homeowners.

She follows them to their urban farm house to see the kitchen and realizing how outdated it is, returns with a team of builders to redo their kitchen adding Top Knobs hardware to the cabinets.

Over a period of three days, the entire team with the help of the homeowners’ friends and family, tear apart the old kitchen and create a new, stylish one for the entire family.

The Top Knobs Somerset II cabinet hardware collection in oil rubbed bronze, gives added beauty to the kitchen and mixes in very well with the lime colored fresh paint.

Victoria even gets homeowner Anne involved with the cabinet hardware installation by letting her attach the pieces to the cabinets using a handheld drill.

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The “after” new kitchen is stunning and kid friendly!

The end result is a beautiful, updated and modern urban farm house kitchen with stunning new Top Knobs hardware that the family can enjoy and cherish forever in their home.

The renovated kitchen is now kid friendly. The homeowners can now spend more time in the kitchen with their new seating and appreciating the new ultra modern decor without worrying about their children’s safety.

For more information on how to get the look featured in this kitchen, please visit www.topknobs.com

 

 

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.

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