Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Knob Knob. Who's there?

Knobs are a great option for drapery hardware.  They come in all different shapes and sizes and all different materials and finishes.  They can be used in a wide range of styles from contemporary to transitional to traditional.  And they can be used for a wide variety of window treatments from drapery panels to valances to swags and jabots.  Check out these pictures that show the many possibilities for knobs.
These are slouch panels with tiebacks on wood knobs from Paris Texas Hardware.
Anne Marie Weissend, Vitoch Interiors

Here are point to point swags with side jabots on metal knobs from Amore Drapery Hardware.
Janis Reed, Interior Design Source

 This is a scalloped valance with bias cut horns on ceramic MacKenzie-Childs knobs.
Bev Dyminski Interior Design

Knobs can also be used to solve installation dilemmas presented by arched or angled windows, bow windows, and corner or bay windows.  Here the metal knobs from Amore were angled to follow the shape of the window.
Bev Dyminski Interior Design

 Here the Cirque de Paris knobs from TMS Menagerie follow the curve of the bow window.
Bev Dyminski Interior Design

Sometimes knobs are used to add a detail or special feature to a window treatment.  The design of this swagged valance is taken up a notch by raising the center knob.
Janis Reed, Interior Design Source

Here a contrasting fabric was introduced to the design by mounting the knobs directly on the striped cornice.
Janis Reed, Interior Design Source

Knob Knob.
Who's there?
Bean who?
Bean wondering what hardware to use?  Try knobs!  If you are looking for a workroom that can sew far better than tell jokes, contact me at peggy@parkwaywindowworks.com