Archive | September 2011
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An Italian tradition is to serve Lenticche at midnight on New Year’s Eve, to bring good fortune and hope that you will not want for cash in the following year. The lentils symbolize little coins. Italian dishes tend to be seasonal, so this is an obvious choice for late fall/early winter. My sister Cheri was […]
Our office building is a converted 1890’s brick Victorian home, in the historic Brewery District/German Village area of Columbus, Ohio. The showroom is on the first floor, and our office space is on the second. The attic & basement are strictly for storage, and have never been finished (the basement wigs me out a bit, […]
FREESTANDING AND ANGLED TUBS Design by: Susan J. Klimala, CKD The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn, IL Photo: Carlos Vergara Photography Large freestanding tubs are taking front and center in bathroom design, and in this master bath retreat, the tub is centered and visible through French doors leading to […]
Happy Fall, one and all! The foliage is turning (started here 3 or 4 weeks ago). There’s a definite nip in the evening air, and the haunted houses/mazes are gearing up for the season. Fall makes me think of warm & cozy nights with a hot bowl of soup or chili. I follow a GREAT blog, Good […]
THE ATTRIBUTES OF GLASS Design by: Kirsti Wolfe Kirsti Wolfe Designs Bend, OR Photo: Paula Watts Photography The National Kitchen & Bath Association is seeing glass shining and glimmering throughout kitchen and bath designs this year. Lighted panels of Mica art glass incorporated into the design of the volcanic stainless […]
TACTILE APPEAL THROUGH TEXTURES Design by: Aimee Nemeckay Susan Fredman Design Group Chicago, IL Photo: Nick Novelli, Novelli Photodesign The use of actual and implied texture offers a tactile and visual feast. Lines, colors, and patterns can act as either a point of interest in a given space or a mellow […]