I hadn't even considered door knobs at all...Didn't he realise, I must do hours of endless research before deciding on the appropriate ones?!
So off I went, completely clueless (more so than usual). The first place I thought to look was Bunnings. There were wooden knobs, round knobs, square knobs, brass knobs and even teddy bear knobs.
And, amongst it all, there was this knob. Modern, simple, made in Taiwan. I bought four.
Last night, I started my retrospective door knob research (sad, eh?) and stumbled upon Remodelista's top ten modern cabinet knobs list. Very handy!
Vola door knob designed by architect Arne Jacobsen. Image from here
Arne Jacobsen Vola door knobs, designed in the 1960s, made their list. It is made by Vola A/S which is a Danish company that make the iconic Arne Jacobsen Vola tap.
Vola tap image from apartment therapy
Anyhow, my Bunning's version is not too dissimilar...except perhaps for the made in Taiwan business and, of course, the price. Ha! (Sorry, the Vola knobs, at US$50 a pop, are not meant for cheap pine louvre doors.)
It seems as if Arne Jacobsen's design is not alone, as there are other versions of what is essentially the same knob.
This image is of a Hafele knob
This bedazzling Swarovski crystal door knob image came from here
The knobs I bought are probably not meant for bedroom cupboard doors, but I don't care. They look good on what are fairly ordinary looking louvre doors.
We were planning to replace these cupboard doors but as they were still in good condition a coat of white paint was enough to give them new life.
At least the knobs for the doors are discrete, which I think is a good thing for cupboards.
New door knobs on louvre cupboard doors
Freshly painted cupboard doors
Before of the old cupboard doors with their timber knobs