Author Archives: 2018

How High to Hang a Vanity Mirror

I’m working with one of our contractors on a mid-century modern remodel. Part of the project includes a bathroom with original wood plank ceilings that are a bit low. We are installing a vanity at the now standard 36” height; the original was 32”. There is a tile wainscoting (we are replacing the original but […]

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What’s New With Kitchen Sinks?

Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve shopped for kitchen sinks, or maybe you’re in the middle of redesigning your kitchen and are overwhelmed by all of the choices. We’d like to tell you about a few new and creative updates that we really like!   The Kohler Prolific is a deep, single bowl stainless […]

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Weird and Wonderful Faucets

There are some incredibly cool faucets out there!  I hope the following photos tweak your interest and prove that faucets are more than just utilitarian. The most interesting use of technology goes to those that use LED lights.  I only have a few shown below but there is a plethora of them out there, many […]

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In the Navy

We love blue, and it’s been fun over the last year or so to incorporate it into our kitchen designs. Shades of navy especially can be seen on islands all over Pinterest and magazines and home tours. If you are considering a white and blue kitchen, we’ve pulled together some great colors for you to […]

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What’s Your Neutral?

Choosing a color palette for a room can be daunting – all those beautiful choices!  It can be tough to know how to start so I thought I’d tell you how we do it. First, identify your neutral.  A neutral, according to Webster, is “not decided or pronounced as to characteristics” which means it has […]

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Always Something New to Learn!

We learned something new today about tile that we’d like to share…  the difference between cement and encaustic tile! You may never need to care about these types of tile UNLESS you’re thinking of redesigning your Mediterranean villa, or, and possibly more likely, tiling  an exterior area such as your new outdoor kitchen (increasingly popular […]

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Weird, Wacky, Beautiful Sinks

Several years ago we were enamored with Elkay’s Mystic River Sink.  It’s beautiful, useful (for cooling drinks and entertaining party goers) and fun to watch as the water runs downhill to the drain.  But its been a while since we checked out what other fun sinks are out there and wait ‘til you see what […]

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Scents of the Season

I’m looking forward to this Thursday – all the yummy smells that broadcast the start of the yummy smell season!  I dug a little into why that is such a comforting thought; and why we are investing money in aromatherapy technology in our homes.  Interesting stuff: Lavender and orange citrus scents have both been proven […]

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Architectural Problem Solving

Most of us add on to our homes when we need more space and don’t want to move.  And of course most of us are on a budget.  It’s a designer’s job to help identify how much additional space is needed and how to lay it out most economically, staying within a client’s budget and […]

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