Thursday, 9 July 2009

That's a Great Idea


The scanned quality of this image is so terrible I know but if you look really closely it has a great idea shown...they have used large mismatched door knobs as coat hooks - I love that idea! I also love the mix of that modern vibrant rug with the soft grey and white floral wallpaper.

Image - Inside Out Magazine

23 comments:

Simply Mel said...

Brilliant idea!

Callie Grayson said...

i was just reading through this articale today on the train, in a different magazine, Inside Out.

I love that rug with the Florence Broadhurst pattern. I also loved that orange chair in the same article.

FancyPants-design said...

Oh this is a great idea. Love it.

orange sugar home said...

the bold rug and more subtle and sophisticated wall paper combo is brilliant. must study this photo more.

Vivi said...

That is a great idea - good reason to hunt for some vintage door knobs!

Beach Vintage said...

This is the best idea.

missb@dragonflyvintage said...

I've been hoarding, uhm, collecting vintage doorknobs for years...always wanted to make a coat hook thing out of them...but don't really get how to attach them to anything!

Still I'm pretty pleased with my bag'o'knobs...

And I, too, love the juxtaposition of the bold mod rug with the elegant romantic wallpaper...

Jami said...

Fantastic!! Love this idea! Very creative.

Alicia said...

I love it!! Repurposing always gets me going!!
Thanks Anna.

Bella said...

What a fabulous idea. And I love that wallpaper.

Mollie said...

oohhh.. so pretty. love that idea! how would you attach them to the wall?? thanks for the idea:)- Mollie

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

That is an interesting idea! Wonder how they hung the knobs?

Arianna Belle said...

That rug is fabulous!

twin2trip said...

That is a great idea. I actually picked up some door knobs @ the antique store today...funny.

I also love that you are tumbling.

Christina

Fabulously french said...

Great idea, I also like the coat!

Leeann

Yvonne Anderson said...

I too like that idea. Highly unconventional yet highly delightful!

Southern Aspirations said...

That is a great idea!

Dagny- I bet they just used a shorter screw on the back of the knob and just screwed it into the wall? Probably predrilled the hole first. (this is one of the reasons why I married an engineer, so I can bring him these fabulous ideas and he can figure out how to execute them). :-)

Jordan said...

Sweet idea! I love the gray wall and blue carpet.. it stands out fabulously!

kirsten schueler said...

So cool! We actually have done this and it was my husband's idea. We found out you can attach them to the wall with what's called a dummy plate but we couldn't find dummy plates for anything cheaper than like $8-$10 each and it's just a simple screw like thing. So we found double ended screws at the hardware store and we glued one end of the screw in the doorknob with epoxy and the knobs work fabulous! We hang our preschooler's bookbags and our jackets and my heavy diaperbag on them.

Dirty Dolly Design said...

Yeah great idea. It'd work well in the bathroom or even at the front door too. Annie

Room design studio said...

Hah look at that .. who would've ever thought ! Great Idea!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Love this!

TheDecoDetective said...

If we click the image we get the large version, and it looks fantastic. Great idea!