I'm fascinated by the creative ways retailers use our decorative hardware for displaying merchandise. The other day, I was reminded of a buyer from a shop in Banff, Alberta who turned our banister finials into mannequin heads. Far fetched and fun. I probably should have insisted on seeing some pics of the finished project. I always notice how visitors to our studio gravitate to a grouping of small mirrors that are suspended with chains from our knobs anchored to the wall. Although they appreciate the clever application of a decorative knob, I can see them thinking and wondering how they can use this concept in their own homes. I thought it would be a good idea to offer some visuals on the subject. So I ruffled through my photos and put together some novel uses of decorative knobs and finals, which by the way, are easy to attach to drywall with the use of a plastic toggler or anchor that's inserted into the wall.
Erte finial is used as a robe hook.
Isabella finial adds extra drama to a tapestry display.
Merlin banister finial serves as picture hanger with cord and tassel.
One of the eye catching knob and mirrors that captivated visitors to our showroom.