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The Detour That Led Me To Design A Kitchen For One Kings Lane

  It was a dreary rainy Spring but the Summer was exciting and fast paced. This glorious summer, I was approached by Debbie Propst, President of One Kings Lane, (and buyer of my home in New Canaan), to design a permanent kitchen in OKL‚Äôs first bricks and mortar seasonal store in Southampton. It was a … Read the full article

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Sarah Blank Design Studio (‚ÄúSarah Blank Kitchen and Bath‚ÄĚ) operates several websites including¬†, and profiles on¬†,¬†,,, and It is Sarah Blank Design Studio‚Äôs policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites. Website Visitors Like most website operators, Sarah Blank Design Studio collects non-personally-identifying information of … 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

Founding Fathers And Unlikely Friends | Thomas Jefferson And John Adams

As the 4th¬†of July is here, I figured we would pay tribute to two of our Founding Fathers, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson ‚Ķ¬†and¬†talk a little bit about the architecturally magnificent Monticello which I will address in further detail in another blog. The friendship that these two figureheads developed over the years is captured in … 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

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‚ÄôOeil 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

Classical Language in Design

We are all fortunate to live in a community enriched in an architectural tradition that dates from the late 18th century to present.¬†Studying these classical wonders has provided us with the knowledge to design homes that look and feel as if they have always been there. This discipline which I refer to as the Classical … Read the full article