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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

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

Parish-Hadley Tree of Life:  By Brian McCarthy and Bunny Williams

  Albert Hadley and Sister Parish set a standard in the design industry for more than 30 years. They were commissioned by the most prestigious families, everyone from the Kennedys at the White House, to the Astors, Rockefellers and Gettys. Now thirty of the most renowned designers and architects have come together to tell about their … 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

Would An Open Kitchen Floor Plan Work For You?

The Architectural Digest show ran from March 19th through 22nd. At the lecture THE ART & SCIENCE OF SOURCING THE KITCHEN the panel discussed the open floor plan kitchen as the direction of today – that an open land is the layout of choice…  Being a kitchen designer for 34 years my first thought was shouldn’t … Read the full article

Ask The Designers | Today’s Newest Kitchen and Bath Trends

Q: I am often asked, “What are today’s newest kitchen & bath trends?” First answer is, what do you love? It’s my job to incorporate the personal aspects yet maintain the authenticity of one’s home. This is a discipline that will allow the foundation of the room to be everlasting. The millwork in the home … Read the full article

Design Trends Today

I am often asked, “What are the newest design trends today? When answering this question I always think of the architectural style of my client’s home. Whether I am looking at a Georgian colonial or a contemporary home, I support an aesthetic design of the kitchen that respects the architectural style of the home. Next, … Read the full article

The Importance of Lighting, Part 1

When working in an existing space, there are times a client will pose restraints on the designer that I have learned over the years to work with and still, in the end, achieve a successful completion. There are, however, those times when what seems to be a “small existing condition” could turn out to involve … Read the full article

Steps to Prevent Etching on Marble and Limestone Countertops

More and more clients are selecting marble and limestone for their countertops. With these kinds of countertops it is important to be aware of Etching. Etching occurs when an acid makes contact with the countertop’s sealer. The sealer is typically removed by the acid ultimately leaving you with spots on the countertop. Here are some … Read the full article

Sarah Blank to Lecture on Classicism and the New Kitchen for New and Historic Buildings

Join Kitchen Designer Sarah Blank for a lecture on “Classicism and the New Kitchen for New and Historic Buildings.” Thursday April 4th, from 10:25 am to 12:30 pm, at the Traditional Building Conference Series in Norwalk CT. Located at the: The Hilton Garden Inn 560 Main Avenue Norwalk, Connecticut USA 06851 Some of the most successful kitchens … Read the full article