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RE: jeannie_kitchen...light fixture? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: jeannie_kitchen on 06.25.2009 at 07:56 pm in Kitchens Forum

Thanks!

That light fixture is from a fairly small company called O'lampia, located in the lighting district on the Bowery in NYC. They are awesome. All their fixtures are custom-sized, but our fixture was delivered in just a few weeks. We told them the size of the island, and the height of the ceiling, and they made the light the exact right size. No fuss, no muss. And it does do a good job of lighting the whole room. I have been consciously trying to use it, and not just automatically switch on the recessed lights.

We went to the store in person, but you can order over the phone as well.

Here is a link that might be useful: O'Lampia

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RE: Downside to knobs with 'skirt'? (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: jeannie_kitchen on 07.14.2009 at 07:45 am in Kitchens Forum

The only downside to backplates is the price!

I have backplates on both my knobs. I didn't originally purchase them with backplates, but they looked lost on my very tall cabinets with just the small knob, so I ended up getting them. I like them a lot, but it adds extra money. In my case, my backplates were almost as expensive as the knobs!

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RE: Downside to knobs with 'skirt'? (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: jeannie_kitchen on 07.14.2009 at 10:50 am in Kitchens Forum

Peytonroad, the ORB knobs are from Top Knobs, the Edwardian collection. The backplate is from RK International. Top Knobs didn't make a backplate for any of their ORB knobs. You can see that the finish is slightly different in the knob and the backplate, but in place, it is not noticeable at all. We were actually going to spray the backplates to make them a little shinier so they would match better, but once there were in place, it looked fine, so we didn't. Now, why didn't I just buy the RK International knobs that actually match the backplates? I honestly can't remember. It may have been because of the price, I know I liked the Top Knob knobs better.

And Jacy, as for the tall cabinets needing heftier knobs, it was definitely true in my my case. I ordered so many sample knobs you wouldn't believe it. And most of them just looked so lost and skimpy on the cabinets. It wasn't diameter, it was thickness. I had originally picked Top Knobs Ribbon and Reed, which has the same diameter as the Edwardian Knob, but the flat part of the knob is much shallower, and it just didn't look right. The tall backplate on the antique pewter knobs really made all the difference in the world.

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