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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

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

Six Things I Cannot Live Without

My family: My husband Charles and my son David.   Teatro Olimpica, the last design by Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. The Trompe l’Oeil onstage scenery designed by Vincenzo Scamozzi is incredible to me. The stage set gives the impression of long streets descending into the horizon. I could sit there for hours.  Talk about … Read the full article

Fond Memories Begin in the Kitchen

    What is most important to you and your family? For most, it is love, security, and spending quality time together. When reflecting on the times spent together, we often find that many memories took place in the kitchen – especially during the holidays.The kitchen is truly the hub of the home. Each year, … Read the full article

Elle Decor | The Transformers

Architect: Fairfax & Sammons Interior Design: Brian McCarthy Photography: William Waldron                                                                                                                                                                             Author: Mitchell Owens December 2007 Sarah A. Blank’s exquisite redesign of a family kitchen was featured in Elle Decor’s “Home for the Holidays” edition. http://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/a7059/elle-decor-december-2007-45460/