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What's in a HANDLE?

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Over the years we have learned that when designing painted furniture collections the choice of a handle can change the look, style and message of a collection completely and has probably led to more heated debates than any other aspect!

millbrook wooden round knobs

A Millbrook sideboard in Pearl with Grey Oiled Oak and a Chrome knob is a stunning piece of furniture, strong, contemporary & sophisticated. Take the same sideboard in Rockford with a white oiled top and white oiled Oak bun handles and you would be forgiven for thinking it is a completely different piece, friendly, soft spoken and the personification of English country living.

Well, we may be over thinking it, but that’s why we offer you the choice, no right or wrong answer just another aspect of your furniture which you can personalise.

If you're really struggling to decide which finishing touches to choose,
read on for some inspiration.

Traditional Brass
& Cup Handles Aplenty

Brass handles matched with the oiled oak tops create a traditional,
yet understated country-cottage feel.

oxford antique brass knobs & pull handles

If you're aiming for a traditional style with your furniture, we'd suggest a neutral colour such as a Wessex White or Custard Cream, finished with a natural oak top and brass pull handles for drawers paired with brass knobs for doors. Similarly, combining a cup handle in either antique brass or silver, will create a very sophisticated, timeless feel.

antique brass cup handle
antique brass knob
brass pull handle

contemporary chrome

If you want to create a very contemporary style consider adding either the Silver Trumpet knobs or the Chrome Knobs; they are simple, minimalist and sure to fit in seamlessly with modern décor.

oxford chrome knobs

Chrome paired with white painted furniture is also a good choice for matching contemporary décor. Colour can easily be introduced into the room with textiles and accessories to achieve a completely different look whenever the mood takes you.

silver trumpet knob
silver cup handle
chrome knob

A Perfect Combination

We like to think that each of our collections has the perfect mix of old and new; timeless furniture that will last a lifetime and adapt to a rooms' changing décor.

island breeze silver trumpet knobs & cup handles

If you have chosen a painted dresser from our Island Breeze or Oxford collections you have a classic British design with a contemporary twist. Add in some chrome knobs and your piece will work effortlessly in a striking modern setting, yet would adapt perfectly in a room decorated in subtle pastels, or traditional tones of creams mixed with darker hues and florals.

oxford chrome knobs
millbrook wooden handles

If you have chosen a piece from our Millbrook collection you have an elegant design that is equally relaxed and sophisticated. Add in chunky wooden knobs to match the tops and shelves and you can create a picture perfect country cottage look.
Alternatively, choose shiny chrome knobs and the piece will be the perfect balance between modern and traditional.

We believe that a high quality solid feeling handle is essential to the overall experience.
We hope you enjoy customising your Furniture with your own choice of handles.

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