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The Style behind the Brand

I recently had a meeting with a couple, one of whom had defined their style as “Restoration Hardware.”   When I asked his partner was her style was, she said she didn’t like the hard lines of RH but couldn’t really describe her style. Another client started by describing her style as “Pottery Barn”. This […]

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Some Thoughts on Design

One of our remodeling partners. Apex Construction Management, LLC, interviewed me for their website. Here I am; you can check them out at http://apexdesignbuild.com

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Beautiful Transit Hubs

Nancy and I attended a seminar last week on color trends and what is inspiring them. One of the slides was of the transit hub at the World Trade Center in NYC. It was so stunning that I thought I’d take a look at some others around the world. They make me want to head […]

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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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