Planning for now… and the future. If you have had a few challenges with your home life over the last 3/4 of 2020, you have either made some changes that need to be re-tweaked or have been trying to resolve something in an environment...
You know a well-designed and constructed kitchen by the details; counters that complement the overall decor, cabinets tailored to fit the space and create the interior architecture, all while creating an efficient use of space that takes advantage of the room’s set of unique parameters.
Stairs can make many design statements in a home. Think of all the different movie scenes that have a bride slowly descending, or a parent looking to the front door from the upper landing; and all the different drama that a set of stairs can add to the environment.
We’ve seen it, you know it, and likely even own it somewhere in your life be it in fashion, home décor or some other facet of your life. Color psychology is an important part of design as colors are used to spark an emotion, entice the palate around food zones or in the case of blue, evoke an overall feeling of calm.
Who couldn’t use more family time, more storage, more prep space, more casual seating… the list goes on! Here in a “warm nutshell” are the things we discuss with folks to think about with regard to the kitchen island so we can deliver a beautiful center piece that improves your lifestyle all year… and while holiday entertaining.
It’s the time of year when holiday decorating around the home starts with Thanksgiving… and comes full circle to a New Year… with a mix of religious celebrations in between. This is when the fireplace mantle takes center stage. It is where the warmth from the fire glows below and above provides just the right amount of space for a holiday focal point without disturbing the rest of your everyday life.
In the early 90’s; family rooms were the new “it” thing. The idea of a place you could put your feet up and furnish casually spurred a lot of interest. Unfortunately, it didn’t give much thought to how this new space would co-relate with the rest of the home; leaving living rooms to become seldom used.
“The new traditional” is a concept that we find ourselves debating as designers… well, Ray was actually trying to define the trend of how minimalism found a place during the great recession; after the use of “transitional” became cliché for the modern/traditional fusion in design.
IN THE NEWS: Metropolitan AF-690- Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2019 is announced and it is a surprise to us all. We aren’t sure what is more of a shock- the staying power of gray or the complete departure from last year’s pick, Caliente, a fiery warm red.
As holiday season approaches, our thoughts turn inside where the idea of entertaining friends and family suddenly becomes: Can I seat everyone? Is the kitchen going to accommodate both cooking and mingling? How can I keep it formal, but mix it with the casual entertaining space?
“Home organization central” used to consist of a wall calendar, paperwork, the mail and the kids’ school bulletins. The home computer wasn’t yet important enough to be the disrupter of designated larger space in the kitchen because you couldn’t take it with you.