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The Kitchen Banquette

Commonplace in restaurants and other public spaces, it is now the ‚Äėbenchmark‚Äô 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 ¬ę 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 ‚Äď or an everlasting, functional kitchen ‚Äď I must ensure that the design fundamentals are going to meet today‚Äôs 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

Art to the Avenue | Sarah Blank Kitchen and Bath

  Art to the Avenue starts on May 5th! This year at Sarah Blank Kitchen and Bath we are showcasing the work of six fabulous artists, and we hope to see you at our beautiful studio located at 19 West Putnam Ave in Greenwich, CT. Every¬†May,¬†with the overwhelming support of the Greenwich business community, the … Read the full article

The Greek Key

‚ÄúInvention was never far behind tradition.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďRobert Adam This fact is a compelling truth in the world of design. It is nearly impossible for a designer to create something new without borrowing from the past. For many centuries, the Greek Key, or meander, has been a ubiquitous design element. A series of interlocking shapes or … 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

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-Lef√®vre 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

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‚Äôs worth.¬†Many of these items have clearances that need … Read the full article

Contemporary Kitchens

In this relentlessly fast-paced world of design and technology, let‚Äôs stop, catch our breath for a moment, and take a look at what defines a ‚Äėcontemporary‚Äô 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