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Dummy Doors

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Previously, we featured some of our beautiful door hardware, but didn’t delve into the types of hardware options we offer. Let’s look a bit more closely at the various types, so that placing your order will be a breeze. In this post, we’ll focus on interior doors only, but will address entryway or exterior doors next.There are four main types of doorknobs to consider when deciding what you need for your home. These descriptions will help you sort out your needs.

First, single dummy knobs consist of a knob only on one side of the door. These would be appropriate for a closet door with a magnetic or ball catch or on a bi-fold door.

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Solid Brass Round Dummy Door Knob (Georgian Roped Plate Polished Chrome)

The second type of doorknob is the double dummy style, consisting of a knob on each side of the door, but do not turn or operate a latch mechanism. An example of where these might be used would be on french doors.

Passage style knobs are a third type of doorknob we have available. These are a pair of knobs, one on each side of the door, which turn and operate a latch mechanism. These most often are used on closet doors, french doors, or doors that include a separate deadbolt.

Our last option is traditionally used for bedroom and bathroom doors. The privacy style doorknobs turn, latch, and offer a locking mechanism. This type may be unlocked from the outside in an emergency by using a long push pin.

Solid Brass Round Functioning Door Knob (Georgian Roped Plate Polished Chrome)

Whatever your door needs, we offer a wide variety of interior styles. All the types mentioned above are available in a variety of materials and finishes, such as Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Polished Chrome, Brushed Nickel and Oil Rubbed Bronze, designed  to match your home decor. Hopefully this information assists you in deciding which doorknobs you need to upgrade your home.

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July 24, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Ingress and Egress

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“Be an opener of doors”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ingress and egress, entrance and exit, come and go. Our homes are designed with doors so that we may perform this perfunctory function. But at Look in the Attic & Company, we know that function and beauty should go hand and hand, or more specifically when we think of our doors, knob in hand.  Our door knobs for interior doors are works of art, many utilizing designs culled from the past and given new life through our preservation efforts.  Here are several examples indicating the fine workmanship and detail we consistently provide to our customers.

 

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Solid Brass Eastlake Floral Style Dummy Door Knob Set in Antique Brass Finish

 

 

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Solid Brass Laurel Style Dummy Door Knob Set in Antique Brass Finish

 

 

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Solid Brass Romanesque Style Dummy Door Knob Set in Antique Brass Finish

 

As you take steps to make your home truly unique and reflective of your tastes, consider our  doorknobs to add interest and detail and to set your home apart from all others. Next we will examine the various options available in our doorknob selections, including a purchasing guide to determine which type of knob and backplate you will need. Check back soon for more information, and until then,

 

“Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.” 
― Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

 

Summer Check Up

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Summer is steaming along, and those projects that were fresh and exciting back in the planning stages this spring have either been accomplished or are regrettably foundering. We know how it is: you set out determined that this is the “Year of the Yard!” Your landscape, patio, porch or entry will speak volumes about you, presenting a delightfully soothing vista for all who visit. Instead, that “to do” list lingers.

Let us help you with a few quick beautification options for your yard and garden. One way to add an instant pop of color is to place one of our planters at your front door or on your patio, filled to the brim with cheerful annuals. We offer a wide variety of planters and pots to accommodate  your decorating tastes. From rustic to refined, you’ll find what you need at our website. Below are just a few of our offerings, all made of the finest materials.

 

15 Inch Porcelain Earthenware Pots Planter

15 Inch Porcelain Earthenware Pots Planter

 

14 1/2 Inch Porcelain Amber Crackle Planter

14 1/2 Inch Porcelain Amber Crackle Planter

 

 

10 Inch Porcelain Fruit and Cherub Planter

10 Inch Porcelain Fruit and Cherub Planter

 

If you’re looking for something more adventurous to add to your landscape, consider one of our attractive and unique copper weather vanes as an addition to your outdoor living spaces. No longer just for mounting to the roof line or your farm house or barn, the eye catching statement pieces are found in many yards, secured on a post, fence line or other creative display venues. Available in polished or weathered finishes, the choices we offer may appeal to your whimsical nature or remind you of simpler times. Enjoy the preview offered here:

53 Inch Tall Copper Eagle Weathervane in a Polished Copper Finish

53 Inch Tall Copper Eagle Weathervane in a Polished Copper Finish

 

53 Inch Tall Copper Sailboat Weathervane  in a Weathered Copper Finish

53 Inch Tall Copper Sailboat Weathervane in a Weathered Copper Finish

 

Don’t throw in the towel on your summer curb appeal projects! You can still have the outdoor living spaces that will be the envy of the neighborhood, with a little help from Look in the Attic & Company.

 

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July 10, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Through The Window -Selections in Hardware for Your Windows

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I remember, I remember
The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun
Came peeping in at morn:
It never came a minute too soon
Nor brought too long a day.

                                               ~Thomas Hood

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Rectangular Georgian Roped Solid Brass Sash Pull (Polished Brass)

Windows are funny little things, or big things, depending upon construction and edifice. Most are functional, utilitarian in nature, serving a purpose and for the most part going unappreciated. Granted, occasionally we come upon a breathtaking stained glass window, a large landscape revealing plate glass wall, or a tiny adorable notion of an opening with rippled panes of glass. But, the usual window is a standard affair.

Here at Look in the Attic & Company, we aim to help you take your mundane window and dress it up a bit. The sash locks and pulls we offer provide you with the rich details needed to make your windows a striking feature in your home. We offer a variety of styles to match your period restoration or to enhance your contemporary construction. Take a look at these examples, then visit our website for even more. You’ll find the sash accessories to complete your windows with style and charm.

Eastlake Solid Brass Window Lock in Polished Brass.

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Art Deco Style Window Sash Lock in Japanned Style Finish

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Broken Leaf Solid Brass Sash Pull in Antique Brass Finish

He jests at scars that never felt a wound.
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

~William Shakespeare

Glass, Crystal and Brass (Bronze) Coat Hooks

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Glass and brass coat hooks are a fun and creative way to introduce new colors into your home and giving you more space in your closets. Although there is no one officially credited with “inventing” the coat hook these simple devices have been used in homes for centuries. Many houses were (and sometimes still are) built with limited closet space so hooks were installed into the walls near entryways for the residents and guests to hang their coats, scarves and hats. Although designs and materials have varied in popularity over time the basic function of the coat hook has remained the same.

Glass and brass coat hooks are a timeless addition to any entryway, bathroom or bedroom because of there beautiful patterns and classic design. The brass base provides durability and strength while the beautiful glass accent knobs introduce or enhance the colors of your decorating style. Popular colors include Ruby Red, Cobalt Blue, Emerald Green, Crystal Clear, Depression Pink, Light Green, Light Blue, Milk Glass, Amber and Amethyst. The brass base is available in Polished Brass, Antique Brass and Pewter.

Coat hooks are easy to install and convenient to use. These beautiful hooks can be used in entryways, bedrooms, bathrooms and even kitchens. The traditional design and hint of color provides a great opportunity to enhance previous decorating styles and introduce new patterns into your home. Remember to replace other older and worn hardware (such as doorknob sets, cabinet knobs and pulls or lighting) with brass hardware to further tie your new look together. Consult home decorating catalogs or with an interior designer for additional help and suggestions to further coordinate your theme.

These coat hooks are readily available online and in many home decorating catalogs. Look for solid brass and glass construction and be sure to ask questions. Coat hooks are a beautiful addition to any room and can be tied together nicely with other existing or new home hardware. These coat hooks are available online through LookInTheAttic & Company and they offer free design assistance and help.
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Written by Period Style Hardware

August 22, 2009 at 11:41 pm

Using Ornate Bamboo Bath Hardware

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Bamboo style bath hardware is a wonderful and creative way to add beautiful detail in your bathroom while introducing a whole new decorating style into your home. This elegant bamboo pattern was inspired by the use of bamboo found in gardens in South and South East Asia where bamboo holds not only cultural significance but is vital to the economy. The use of bamboo in art and architecture dates back to the earliest dynasties and was used in many different societies around the world because of its strength and versatility.

Bamboo style bath hardware are a wonderful way to update your older bathroom switch plates, cabinet knobs, towel bars, tissue holders, soap dishes, robe hooks, and even your vanity sets. Hand cast in pewter and custom finished this hardware is available in a wide variety of colors that can match or enhance any existing decorating style. Popular finishes include Rubbed Bronze, Pewter Matte, Pewter Bright, Satin Pewter, Brushed Pewter, Matte Black, Bronze, Antique White, Antique Copper, Verdigris, Antique Brass Gold, Iron Red, Rust, Black Terra Cotta and Black Copper Wash.

Bamboo (Oriental) style hardware is produced today – allowing you to incorporate this design into your bathroom, kitchen, bedrooms and furniture. It is a simple way to transform a boring room into a showpiece – but be sure to follow a few simple steps. When redesigning your bathroom with bamboo style hardware be sure to replace all the existing hardware to create a common theme. Second, choose a finish that will coordinate well with your existing hardware (such as faucets and doorknob sets) if you do not plan on replacing this items. Similar or complementary finishes will help to tie the look together for you. You can also ask an interior decorator or other design expert for additional help.

Bamboo style hardware is readily available online as well as in many home decorating catalogs. Search for pewter construction and be sure to ask questions. When you work with bamboo style hardware you can be sure a variety of different designs within this style will coordinate nicely with each other. This bathroom hardware can be found online through LookInTheAttic & Company and they offer free design assistance and help.

Bamboo Pull - Antique Brass

Bamboo Pull - Antique Brass

Awesome Bamboo Pull

Awesome Bamboo Pull

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August 15, 2009 at 8:51 pm

Solid Antique Brass and Oil Rubbed Bronze Switch Plates

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Solid brass switch plates are a great way to introduce a new design theme into your home and replace older and worn switch plates with new durable covers. Switch plates come in a variety of materials and colors but solid brass switch plates are especially beautiful because they are available in a variety of finishes (therefore matching your current home hardware) and can be used to create introduce new patterns into unexpected places in any room. By using solid brass switch plates you can integrate your home hardware into your overall design scheme rather than working around it.

Solid brass switch plates are a wonderful addition to any room in your home. These switch plates are available in a variety of design styles and configurations – making them great for bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, kitchens and more. Solid brass switch plates also provide the opportunity to match existing hardware because it is available in many finishes including Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Antique Copper, Weathered Black, Antique Nickel, and Verdigris.

Solid brass switch plates are produced today – allowing you to incorporate their patterns into your home. It is a simple way to enhance or create a theme throughout your entire house and show attention to detail. Be sure when your choosing replacement switch plates for your home to make sure the plate you choose is available in all the configurations you need. Feel free to use different patterns and designs in different rooms – you do not need to use the same type of plate to create a common theme. Replacing other home hardware such as older doorknob sets, curtain tie backs, lighting, and cabinet knobs and pulls is another great way to tie your new look together for you.

Brass switch plates are readily available online as well as in many home decorating catalogs. Search for solid brass construction and be sure to ask questions. When you work with solid brass hardware you can be sure that different shapes and combinations will work to tie themselves together nicely.

These switch plates are available online through LookInTheAttic & Company and they also offer free design assistance and help.

Venetian Bronze Electrical Switch Plate Cover

Venetian Bronze Electrical Switch Plate Cover


Antique Brass Switch Plate

Antique Brass Switch Plate


Bamboo Switch Plate

Bamboo Switch Plate

Written by Period Style Hardware

August 12, 2009 at 5:47 pm