Kitchen + Bath

Kitchen & Bath Highlights of 2009

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We have seen some amazing products and designs this year already, so we compiled this list of our favorites for the year thus far. Click on any thumbnail image for a larger version. If we have blogged about this topic or product previously click the title of the highlight to see the blog post: Kitchen High-Tech Kitchen Faucets: Meet the faucet [...]

Shades of Red - Using Red Products in your Designs

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Red can be a very difficult color to get right. Use it too much and its depth and saturation can be annoying, use it too little and it looks out of place. However, red is an exciting color to use in your interior design color palette because it leaves a lasting impression and definitely garners attention. The trick is using the right shade in the right spo[...]

Designer Profile - Ludovica+Roberto Palomba

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Ludovica+Roberto Palomba are well known for their bathroom and furniture designs, which have been characterized as defining the art of living. As architects and designers, the Palombas deal primarily in architecture, industrial design, exhibit design, art direction, communications and marketing consulting. Roberto Palomba is also a professor at the Polytechn[...]

Manly Décor...

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The title itself sounds like an oxymoron, but believe it or not there is a lot of manly décor out there these days. There are plenty of masculine finishes, modern furnishings and state-of-the-art fixtures for delving into a “gentlemen’s club” inspired makeover. Many men prefer designs with perfectly straight lines, dark brooding colors, rustic and earthy acc[...]

Redefining The Country Kitchen

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Right down to the cornices and grooved pilasters of the cabinetry, country kitchens always conjure nostalgic feelings. The warm wood finishes, open sideboard units for baskets and bottles, and glass doors with top light sash bars evoke a feeling that is naturally simple, yet always cozy. Creating a snug, country house ambiance with a high standard of detail,[...]

The Stylish Green Kitchen

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The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that lighting, refrigeration and cooking are responsible for 41.5 percent of a home’s energy consumption. Fortunately, the popularity and technological efficiency of Energy Star appliances, compact fluorescent and LED light sources, and water conserving faucets have enabled homeowners to make the kitchen a greener and [...]

Green Designs With Style!

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We see more and more green designs these days, despite the fact that sustainability is not necessarily a new trend in Architecture and Interior Design. This has produced even more amazing designs that are completely sustainable and LEED Certified, much like the Founding Farmers restaurant we wrote about last week. Here are just a few of our favorites that we[...]

Open Plan Design

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Thanks to loft living design and the “don’t box me in” aesthetic of the 60s’ and 70s’, kitchens and baths now make for wide, open spaces. With upscale kitchen and bath renovations ranking as the most expensive home improvements, it’s a shame not to showcase them. This is where the loft living or open floor plan concept is introduced. The open kitchen has bec[...]

MGS Designs Recycled Stainless Steel Faucets

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MGS Designs is a high-end luxury manufacturer of kitchen faucets, bath faucets and also designs and manufacturers luxury hardware for the bath. As with many of their products, their latest kitchen faucet, the ANTARES kitchen faucet, is made from recycled solid stainless steel which cuts down on waste and carbon emissions. The ANTARES faucet pictured is ava[...]