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The Detour That Led Me To Design A Kitchen For One Kings Lane

  It was a dreary rainy Spring but the Summer was exciting and fast paced. This glorious summer, I was approached by Debbie Propst, President of One Kings Lane, (and buyer of my home in New Canaan), to design a permanent kitchen in OKL’s first bricks and mortar seasonal store in Southampton. It was a … Read the full article

James Swan’s Million Dollar Decorating Podcast

    I am so honored to be a part of James Swan’s Million Dollar Decorating Podcast. I have been a follower of his blog for some time, and am delighted to have recently had the opportunity to share some of my design philosophies with his listeners. If you haven’t done so yet, visit James’ blog … Read the full article

5 Great Features for a Gourmet Kitchen

As they always say — at the heart of every loving home, there’s a kitchen. As an interior designer, I’ve had the opportunity to create many beautiful gourmet kitchens for a variety of clients, and while they’re always personalized and different, they usually have a few important features in common. 1. Convenient Work Stations – From … Read the full article

The Kitchen Banquette

Commonplace in restaurants and other public spaces, it is now the ‘benchmark’ for banquettes to be adopted for use in the home, and it is easy to see why. A banquette offers an alternative way to provide extra seating when space is limited. They can be cozy, warm, and inviting.  They are a place for a … Read the full article

Spring Ramps

    My husband Charles and I have always loved to cook. Not because I am a kitchen designer – I just love it and it is an added bonus for me. I never really write about it, but as I get more and more into writing blogs in between working in my Greenwich, CT … Read the full article

Advice from a Kitchen Designer « Choosing The Right Refrigerator For Your Home

Source: Gaggenau   As a kitchen designer I find that there are so many people, places and things that inspire me. Whether I am creating fine kitchen cabinets, baths, architectural millwork – or an everlasting, functional kitchen – I must ensure that the design fundamentals are going to meet today’s challenges. I must consider the integration … Read the full article

Break the Mold With These Kitchen Color Options

Say goodbye to boring and break free from the misconception that many homeowners have that says the kitchen must be white. Sure, neutral tones can be elegant, but so can shades of blue and green when executed to perfection! If you’re looking to put a unique spin on your luxury kitchen design, here are a … Read the full article

The Greek Key

“Invention was never far behind tradition.” –Robert Adam This fact is a compelling truth in the world of design. It is nearly impossible for a designer to create something new without borrowing from the past. For many centuries, the Greek Key, or meander, has been a ubiquitous design element. A series of interlocking shapes or … Read the full article

Planning Ahead: Inserts for Silverware

“The details are not the details. They make the design.” – Charles Eames Even the most minute items in your kitchen require organization. Well-organized and stored silverware will make access easy, as well as protect your cutlery. It’s important to know the make for the pieces to fit properly. You can never go wrong by … Read the full article

Top 10 Kitchen Accessories

Part of what makes a good design functional is making sure that the accessories used in your kitchen are the most efficient for your needs. Some may seem like a good idea, but when you really take a look at them they take up more space than it’s worth. Many of these items have clearances that need … Read the full article