Monday, February 13, 2017

Decorating with One-of-a-Kind Finials


 How to use a one-of-a-kind knob or finial in a decorating scheme can be puzzling. Of course there's always a cabinet with a solitary drawer that can use some spiffing up or a bare newel post at the end of the staircase. That's the easy stuff.
 I'm always amazed at some of the creative ideas that arise when trying to figure out how to use or where to put that one precious item that you're determined needs a place in your decor.


Now that's Clever
I'm always thinking of ways to display our finials. Hand sculpted, hand painted and standing 8" in height, they're truly works of art.  I remember  I happened to come across these large 5" jacks in a store and thought they would make great pedestals - an unusual display and very effective.
Another time I thought it would be cool to put a finial in a glass bowl, similar to an aquarium affect.  I think I borrowed the idea from a restaurant that had a single gerbera daisy resting inside a glass jar.

There's always the grand way of displaying a painting from a cord using the finial as the anchor. This works well with a knob too if you use a dowel screw. I am often quick to point out that our tiebacks make great hooks for hanging jewelry, evening bags and the like.



Doors that pull open and close such as closet doors are perfect for our knobs, pulls and even finials. This Jumbo Isabella finial is attached to a French door.                                                                             

I've even tossed a knob into a stash of collectibles from anything to shells, rocks, beach glass, etc. Believe it or not, the knobs look right at home in a grouping of found objects!

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