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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

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

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

The Best Home Coffee Brewers

Our addiction to caffeine is only exceeded by our dependence on coffee makers. For many of us we started our fickle habit with the simple percolator and soon moved on to the hour-glass shaped Chemex, then to French presses, eventually graduating to the age-of-convenience Keurig or the Nepresso. Now there’s a new brew of high-end, … 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

Family Kitchen

This magnificent Westchester County home built in the late 1920s is now a part of the historic register. We were hired by the homeowner to design the back of house, which consists of mud room, pool kitchen, main kitchen, and butler’s pantry. Architect Bana Choura did a fabulous job incorporating the old garage and old … 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