Bejewel Your Home With Beautiful Decorative Hardware

Just as jewelry is the finishing touch to a woman’s outfit, door knobs and other decorative hardware are the bling that can bring your home’s decor from fine to fantastic. While the local home store has plenty of serviceable options, choosing special cabinet hardware and stylish new features for your doors and drawers can make a real difference. At ICFF 2016, we saw many options that were artistic and amazing. Take your pick at some of the most beautiful ornaments and exquisite door hardware and find the inspiration you need for a stunning and personalized home decor.

One of our favorites is Handle the Art. Designer and owner Gail Folwell is a contemporary monument bronze artist and each of her pulls and handles are small sculptural masterpieces. Her inspiration comes from the human figure.

These are "Adam" and "Eve" door pulls. Folwell has created pieces that are in private collections nationwide, including the Denver Art Museum, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Vail Resorts and Silver Oak Cellars.View in gallery

These are “Adam” and “Eve” door pulls. Folwell has created pieces that are in private collections nationwide, including the Denver Art Museum, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Vail Resorts and Silver Oak Cellars.

These knobs are Folwell's Open Minds collection. Each figurehead is named for iconic artists like Modigliani, Klimt, Giacometti and Munch.

These knobs are Folwell’s Open Minds collection. Each figurehead is named for iconic artists like Modigliani, Klimt, Giacometti and Munch.

These shiny, modern pulls are by Frost. The company was founded in 2002 by Hans Jørgen Frost. The company currently works with outside designers including Bønnelycke MDD and the design duo Busk+Hertzog.View in gallery

These shiny, modern pulls are by Frost. The company was founded in 2002 by Hans Jørgen Frost. The company currently works with outside designers including Bønnelycke MDD and the design duo Busk+Hertzog.

A wide selection of cool modern decorative hardware is available through FSB — Franz Schneider Brakel. The company’s descriptor “Getting a grip on ar­chi­tec­ture: It’s in your hands” is a creative way to stress that their hardware is architecturally design forward, and “ar­chi­tec­ture meets ‘handle culture.’”

Modern flowing and angular shapes are perfect for interior doors and cupboards...and maybe the shower door?View in gallery

Modern flowing and angular shapes are perfect for interior doors and cupboards…and maybe the shower door?

FSB carries an impressive array of modern knobs and pulls. The collections include exterior and interior fittings, including lever handles, knobs, glass door hardware, and window hardware.View in gallery

FSB carries an impressive array of modern knobs and pulls. The collections include exterior and interior fittings, including lever handles, knobs, glass door hardware, and window hardware.

Knockout Knobs creates custom knobs, pulls and handles for cabinetry and furniture, using 3D technology to print metal knobs and hardware. Using 3D printing technology eliminates casting and molds. Whether you want your monogram, a company logo or some other image, you can have knobs like no other.

This a sampling of the types of knobs and pulls that can be created for you by Knockout Knobs.View in gallery

This a sampling of the types of knobs and pulls that can be created for you by Knockout Knobs.

The knobs are just as beautiful in profile as they are from the top. the delicate structure makes the knobs stand out.View in gallery

The knobs are just as beautiful in profile as they are from the top. the delicate structure makes the knobs stand out.

Jewelry designer Marion Cage branched out into decorative hardware and accessories for the home. She has a passion for materials and likes to combine them in unexpected ways. We think her gorgeous pulls resemble dangling earrings.

These elegant pulls would dress up any drawer or cupboard.View in gallery

These elegant pulls would dress up any drawer or cupboard.

Branches and organic forms populate the collection of Philip Watts Design, a design and build team that works out of Nottingham, UK.  In a 2015 interview, Watts noted that “door handles are an overlooked interior object. People often forget to spend time looking at them…Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi once said ‘God is in the detail,” and he was right. It is for me: it;s all about the details.”

The large Branch door handle is truly a work of art. It is made of aluminum that is hand-cast from a real tree branch. On the right is his Plank handle, which looks like natural piece of wood.View in gallery

The large Branch door handle is truly a work of art. It is made of aluminum that is hand-cast from a real tree branch. On the right is his Plank handle, which looks like natural piece of wood.

Here's a view of Watts' collections of large handles with some matching pulls. On the left is the Crushed collection, and the next panel features the Big Shim, Trafalgar and Driftwood handles.View in gallery

Here’s a view of Watts’ collections of large handles with some matching pulls. On the left is the Crushed collection, and the next panel features the Big Shim, Trafalgar and Driftwood handles.

Here's a closer look at the Driftwood handles.View in gallery
Here’s a closer look at the Driftwood handles.

In 1992, builder Robert Commons founded  Sun Valley Bronze in Hailey, Idaho because he could not find the decorative hardware he wanted for the fine homes and custom cabinetry he was building. Once he deicide to cast his own designs, the rest is history. The business is still family owned and produces durable, fabulous bronze designs.

These Gazelle Grip Handles would be a stunning adornment for any front door. These, like any of Sun Valley's knobs, levers or pulls, can be paired with any escutcheon, in a variety of finishes.View in gallery

These Gazelle Grip Handles would be a stunning adornment for any front door. These, like any of Sun Valley’s knobs, levers or pulls, can be paired with any escutcheon, in a variety of finishes.

These Gazelle Grip Handles would be a stunning adornment for any front door. These, like any of Sun Valley's knobs, levers or pulls, can be paired with any escutcheon, in a variety of finishes.View in gallery

These Gazelle Grip Handles would be a stunning adornment for any front door. These, like any of Sun Valley’s knobs, levers or pulls, can be paired with any escutcheon, in a variety of finishes.

Loving these levers! Paired with their quality hardware are wood agents that only add to the appeal of the designs. Sun Valley Bronze uses ipe hardwood (also calle Brazilian walnut), unless you;d like to supply your own for a truly custom piece.View in gallery

Loving these levers! Paired with their quality hardware are wood agents that only add to the appeal of the designs. Sun Valley Bronze uses ipe hardwood (also called Brazilian walnut), unless you’d like to supply your own for a truly custom piece.

When it comes to smaller, elegant knobs, the Sun Valley Bronze selection includes wood inlay knows as well as orange of gorgeous art glass knobs. These two -- one marbles, one with a floral design -- are our favorites.View in gallery

When it comes to smaller, elegant knobs, the Sun Valley Bronze selection includes wood inlay knows as well as orange of gorgeous art glass knobs. These two — one marbles, one with a floral design — are our favorites.

Waterworks may be known for designing and creating world-class bath and kitchen fixtures (and accessories) but at the recent ICFF 2016 we were most taken with the variety and designs of their decorative hardware selection. From leather handles to modern bathroom knobs and traditional style pulls, the options presented would be great for updating an exiting bathroom.

A wall of rainbow cabinet faces is an impressive way to display Waterworks's decorative hardware options.View in gallery

A wall of rainbow cabinet faces is an impressive way to display Waterworks’s decorative hardware options.

The Rockport is a saddle-stitched Italian leather handle, attached with hand-polished, solid brass hardware. The machine-stitched, vegetable-tanned leather is from Italy.View in gallery

The Rockport is a saddle-stitched Italian leather handle, attached with hand-polished, solid brass hardware. The machine-stitched, vegetable-tanned leather is from Italy.

Part pull, part knob, this modern piece of hardware is the Laguna. The curvilinear design is unusual, very stylish, and highly functional.View in gallery

Part pull, part knob, this modern piece of hardware is the Laguna. The curvilinear design is unusual, very stylish, and highly functional.

Petra is a a very attractive solid brass knob as well as a sculptural organic form. It is available in four different finishes and has a number of other complementary pieces of hardware in the collection.View in gallery

Petra is a a very attractive solid brass knob as well as a sculptural organic form. It is available in four different finishes and has a number of other complementary pieces of hardware in the collection.

This sampling of designer decorative hardware is a far cry from what you’ll find in the average home store and for good reason:  Just like jewelry, the difference between costume jewelry and fine gems and precious metals makes all the difference in the world. It’s more of an investment, but carefully chosen hardware can make a serious difference in the look of your room.