In designing kitchens, I believe in the adage of form follows function. It is important to keep both in mind with every design. A number of factors came into play with this kitchen design. The family needed to be able to store their children's toys.
Double islands are truly the new breakfast table because they create a ton of extra surface space within the kitchen and offer an amazing flow for entertaining. One way we keep the kitchen from feeling repetitive is by playing with the cabinet finishes and using
The brick ceiling is evocative of a countryside French farmhouse and pairs so well with the wide plank French Oak flooring. We are seeing a resurgence in the modern farmhouse aesthetic and this is a beautiful representation of that trend. The warmth of the brick
They are embracing the idea of a space that’s inviting and durable by choosing leather bench seating or Sunbrella-upholstered benches and opting for freestanding furniture instead of built-in banquettes. I think of it as this: My clients should have the best table at the restaurant
Due to the consistent demand for timeless white kitchens, I find that more clients are open to incorporating color through their dinnerware. I am constantly on the hunt for statement porcelain that ultimately allows for a homeowner to add a semi-permanent commitment to say, a
Maybe that's the pattern's origin, or the way it ties in with your particular architectural language. If you do decide to go bold on the floor, let other layers within the space create a sense of quietness or pause so the bold pattern on the
Don't worry if you only have one electrical box above a space. The right type of single light gives you the look of multiple pendants with only one entry point, as shown with this Astoria Chandelier.
Mixed materials and finishes on everything from cabinets to hardware and fixtures has become popular as well as cabinetry with open shelving and even sliding doors. Appliances in a variety of colors are also trending.
While it's not necessary for the style of sconces to match overhead fixtures, it's best to keep them in the same finish family to maintain unity in the bathroom's overall design. Shop the style from this chic bathroom with this fixture.
With the last few kitchen renovations I have done, we have opted for a concealed hood. There are a couple of functional reasons why. The projection and angle on a lot of hoods bump into taller family members while cooking, and keeping the hood clean