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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

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

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

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

Bayou Bend

  John Staub was born during the late summer of 1892 in Knoxville, TN. His grandfather, Peter Staub, a Swiss-German tailor, was the first to settle in the railroad city. Peter’s business and investments brought him fortune and recognition so that by the time John was born his family had already been absorbed into the … 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

Luxe | Time Traveler

Author: Brielle M. Ferreira Photography: Pieter Estersohn Summer 2012, New York ed. Yet again, Sarah Blank teams up with legendary designer Thomas Jayne to redesign a kitchen to match the Old World Classical style of this luxurious upper west side apartment. CLICK_HERE_LUXE   Sarah Blank Design Studio is a high-end architectural design firm that specializes … Read the full article