Seahorse Knobs and Pulls for Coastal Kitchens and Bathrooms

August 01, 2020

Seahorse cabinet knobs installed

There’s no denying that Seahorses are incredible creatures. Believe it or not, they are the only fish in the sea that have accomplished male pregnancy!  The male seahorse carries the fertilized eggs in his brood pouch for 2 to 4 weeks, contributing all the necessary nutrients for the embryos to develop and mature. 

When the fry are ready to be born, the father seahorse expels them with contractions, usually at night. Because of protected gestation in the father’s pouch, survival rate of infant seahorses is higher than other fish.

Additionally, seahorses have extremely simple digestive systems that require them to eat constantly in order to stay alive.  Using the camouflage of seaweed or coral, Seahorses anchor themselves with their prehensile tails, just like monkeys, and use their long snouts with elastic energy to snatch floating small crustaceans.

Unlike other tropical fish, they swim upright on little coiled tails, steering themselves around the reefs with tiny pectoral fins. Appropriately named, they give off the appearance of miniature horses riding on unicycles through seaweed forests.

Seahorses are Ideal for Coastal Home Decor

Due to the whimsical and unique qualities of these fascinating ocean creatures, Seahorses make a perfect accent for ocean themed decor!  Peter Costello, marine life artist, has created designer quality Seahorse Cabinet Knobs for your coastal décor. His original Seahorse drawer knob is a fun caricature that is bound to make you smile.

Smooth seahorse drawer knob matching set

His second Seahorse style, which is available in small, medium, and large sizes, is a flawless representation of the lovely and graceful Seahorse. The large Seahorse cabinet pull has double posts for larger cabinet doors.  Another distinctive feature of Peter Costello’s seahorse collection are “left” and “right” facing knobs to create hardware symmetry.  What a design faux pass it would be to have all your Seahorses facing the same direction on opposite doors!

Small seahorse cabinet knob matched set

Dark bronze medium Seahorse drawer knob

 Large seahorse cabinet pull

Seahorse Accessories for Your Beach Decor

Peter Costello’s Seahorse collection offers more than cabinet hardware; he has designed unique beach home decor accessories, including:

  • A Seahorse towel hook or robe hook, fabricated from a sturdy 1/8” brushed aluminum bar, with a 1.5" diameter hook that allows quick and easy draping of your towel or robe near your shower, tub, or pool. 

seahorse towel hook

  • A Seahorse towel bar that can accommodate 1-2 bath towels and will embellish the coastal décor of your bathroom or kitchen with left and right facing Seahorses. It’s available in customer specified widths of 10 to 30 inches.

Double seahorse towel bar

All products in the Sea Life Cabinet Knobs collection are designed by Peter Costello, and are made from solid, lead free pewter, making them sturdy and long-lasting.  Each cabinet knob is cast with a brass ferrule for lifetime durability. We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about how Seahorses can take your seashore decor to the next level.


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