Friday, April 20, 2012

Cabinet Pulls - Where to Put Them?

I just scanned a quick sketch of a cabinet pull layout for a bathroom cabinet on a project.  If you think this is one detail you don't need to spec out on a job, you're wrong.

Not very professional looking I know, but it worked and it was fast!

This is my modern bathroom job and I like the pulls all mounted horizontally on the slab doors to work with the horizontal tile banding in the space.  We're doing an appliance pull in the center top dummy panel for a hand towel, something I did in my bathroom and I LOVE it.  It works so well.

I found some interesting projects where the way the cabinet pulls were mounted definitely impacted the design of the space and some of them really make a statement.  This last bit of a detail can be so
visually powerful.

Kay Douglass in HB

I love how utilitarian and oversized these are. The placement is so repetitious and purposeful to the design.  It highlights the simplicity of the space and the integrity of materials.

Eldon Wong in HB

The uniformity of placement really makes a statement here. 

Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles - Harrison Design Associates

Michael del Piero and Joseph Decker - House Beautiful

Jeff Lewis - 2010 Kitchen of the Year HB

Stephanie Stokes - House Beautiful

Love the brass and how those oversized pulls are centered in the doors.  The hardware is truly the feature here, placed front and center.

Thanks to for two more project features, HERE and HERE!


Kathy said...

Always so many good pics and so much good information on your blog.
The over size pulls are so much fun and so creative.

Splendid Sass said...

Love the horizontal pulls, Carla, and I LOVE a place for towels there.
Amazing images.
Happy Friday!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Carla, love your drawing, it was perfect in showing the pulls. You found some great examples. I really love the look of horizontal pull.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

They do make such a difference...I was just looking at my pulls yesterday, wondering if I was getting tired of them...but they are so similar to many of the ones you featured, that I saw them in another light. Thanks!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

You are so right...a very important detail. Your work is just so lovely. I love that bath. XO, Mona

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