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Something About Mary

  Mary Culbertson Please join me in congratulating Mary Culbertson on becoming an Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD).   This achievement involved hard work, study, and lots of spicy food (mostly Thai). Mary joined me just over a year ago and is ridiculously talented.  She has a fantastic eye for design and our [...]

January 4th, 2016|Design, Interior Design|

Surviving Your Kitchen Remodel

Temporary Kitchen During Remodel (courtesy of danksandhoney.com) Living without a kitchen during a renovation project can be stressful.  There are options:  use this time as an opportunity to explore all the restaurants, food carts, and take out places in your neighborhood. Since this isn’t practical for all your meals, I’m sharing the top [...]

December 16th, 2015|Design, Food, Kitchen|

Banquettes are Back

You may remember seeing banquettes in the kitchens of older homes – maybe even your grandmother’s house. They fell out of fashion for a time, but are now making a comeback. Clients find this to be a great way to fit dining seating into a small kitchen area, or to add or expand an island [...]

November 9th, 2015|Design, Kitchen|

Designing for Pets, Part II: Defend Your Décor!

Eclectic Entry by Other Metro Photographers Louise Lakier In Designing for Pets, Part I, I showed some examples of how people are customizing their kitchens to accommodate pets. But what about the rest of the house? According to the Humane Society, 164 million (or 62%) of American households have pets. While you know that your [...]

October 26th, 2015|Design|