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James Swan’s Million Dollar Decorating Podcast

    I am so honored to be a part of James Swan’s Million Dollar Decorating Podcast. I have been a follower of his blog for some time, and am delighted to have recently had the opportunity to share some of my design philosophies with his listeners. If you haven’t done so yet, visit James’ blog … Read the full article

Art to the Avenue

  The opening festivities for Art to the Avenue began Thursday evening on May 5th. As a board member of The Greenwich Art Council I am truly honored to have hosted this most special event along with my fellow neighbors Circa Lighting, Janice Parker Landscape Architects and Waterworks. Exhibiting the work of six artists and photographers … 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

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

Summer Beam

There are ten kinds of framing timbers which were employed in the colonial house. Their use and their names have remained standard in frame construction for more than two centuries. The summer beam pictured here, is a heavy ceiling beam spanning the middle of a large room. When designing the kitchen, this summer beam was … Read the full article

Media Rooms

This blog is the first of a series of blogs to come, that focus on media rooms. In the 21st century, technology has become an integral part of modern day life. As we move forward in this era of technology, it seems that the media room is increasingly becoming an essential part of the home. … Read the full article

Molteni Range

If you are looking for a luxurious, professional grade stove for your kitchen, a Molteni range is an excellent choice.  These exquisite ranges are hand crafted from cast iron and brass components.  With custom enamel surfaces and other details, your range can be built to perfectly fit into any kitchen design.     Each Molteni … Read the full article

The Farmhouse Pantry

The Farmhouse Pantry: The farmhouse pantry evolved from butteries, larders, and cold rooms, to a space of task-specific rooms and storage areas such as cellars, dairies, washrooms, springhouses, and summer kitchens. Lasting well into the twentieth century, the farmhouse pantry was a staple part of most American homes.   Task Specific Rooms that Made Up … Read the full article

Sarah Blank to Lecture on Classicism and the New Kitchen for New and Historic Buildings

Join Kitchen Designer Sarah Blank for a lecture on “Classicism and the New Kitchen for New and Historic Buildings.” Thursday April 4th, from 10:25 am to 12:30 pm, at the Traditional Building Conference Series in Norwalk CT. Located at the: The Hilton Garden Inn 560 Main Avenue Norwalk, Connecticut USA 06851 Some of the most successful kitchens … Read the full article