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And The Winner Is…

  And the winner is Sarah Blank of Sarah Blank Design Studio for Best Classic Kitchen in the At Home Magazine 2017 Awards! So thrilled to share this award with my wonderful, skilled team: Architect Sheldon Richard Kostelecky, Senior Designer Chip Raymond, Senior Assistant Adrisse Brandt and builder, David Brown. I’m so honored to win the At … 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

Institute of Classical Architecture and Art | Arthur Ross Awards

photo: Classically inspired kitchen and butler’s pantry in a home collaborated on with esteemed architect Richard Franklin Sammons   For the past 35 years the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art holds the Annual Arthur Ross Awards in the Mckim, Mead and White designed University Club at 1 West 54th St. There are no words to describe how … Read the full article

The Harvard Five

The Harvard Five was a group of architects that settled in New Canaan, Connecticut during the 1940s. Influenced by Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus movement and head of the architecture program at Harvard, the Five – John Johansen, Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores,  Philip Johnson and Eliot Noyes– made excellent contributions to modern architecture in … 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

The Marble House – Dorset, VT

  Not long ago, I attended a benefit in Dorset, Vermont. The event, a dinner and charity auction, raised proceeds for programs at The Marble House, or Manley-Lefèvre House. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990, the Federal-style property was built in 1815 with marble quarried from the land on which it resides. The original … Read the full article

Monticello

“Had he been only a philosopher, he would not have endured as he does. Had he been only a legislator, or only a diplomat, or only an inventor, or only an author, or only an educator, or even only a president he would not have endured as he does. He endures because we can see … Read the full article

Contemporary Kitchens

In this relentlessly fast-paced world of design and technology, let’s stop, catch our breath for a moment, and take a look at what defines a ‘contemporary’ kitchen today. We now live in the very public, noisy arena of Facebook, Linked-In, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, so it is not surprising that, in the private sector, we … Read the full article

Willingham Antiques & Interiors

  The Strickland Road Historic District is a cozy residential area tucked away in Cos Cob. Not long after The Battle of Strickland Plains in 1644, this winding path became known as Strickland Road. Though much has changed since, the beautiful village highway remains true to its history, thanks to the efforts of residents in … 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