Archive | October 2011

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Standout Design Trends in 2011 From the NKBA (8 of 10)

NATURAL ELEMENTS      Design by: Lori W. Carroll      Lori Carroll & Associates      Tucson, AZ      Photo: Jon Mancuso       This refined rustic southwestern powder room is the perfect example of the use of natural elements in design. An agate slab became the foundation for this bathroom space that’s as unique and […]

Standout Design Trends in 2011 From the NKBA (7 of 10)

DETAILED CEILINGS      Design by: Jodi Hook      Klaff’s, Inc.      Danbury, CT      Photo: Digital Arts   This sophisticated design has a rustic touch that relies on traditional architectural features paired with sleek contemporary finishes and materials. The rough-hewn barn beam ceiling is beautifully detailed, and although the detail was newly created, it appears […]

Standout Design Trends in 2011 From the NKBA (6 of 10)

WALK-IN PANTRIES      Design by: Sheila Off, CMKBD      Signature Woodworks, LLC      Gig Harbor, WA      Photo: Brian DalBaclon       With the introduction of greater amounts of open wall space, and less in the way of wall cabinets, the need for a larger separate pantry has been prompted. Open plan kitchens are […]

Chicken Vegetable Bake

Several years ago when I subscribed to for losing weight, I gathered ideas from other recipes, and came up with my Chicken Vegetable Bake. I don’t add any sides to it, because it’s filling enough all by itself. The liquids from the ingredients blend to create an aromatic, flavorful broth, so this dish is best served in bowls. […]

iPad 2 New Year’s Giveaway

On January 2nd, 2012, we will give away an iPad2 to one lucky winner! Each entrant may earn up to four entries for the prize. Deadline to enter is 11:59pm EST on January 1st, 2012. Only U.S. residents aged 18 or older may enter. Prize will be shipped to a U.S. mailing address only, at no cost […]

Standout Design Trends in 2011 From the NKBA (5 of 10)

ESPRESSO AND CHOCOLATE IN CABINETRY      Design by: Melissa Nierman      Rutt of Los Altos     Los Altos, CA     Photo: ©Dean Birinyi Silky hues of chocolate and espresso are shimmering from the doors and drawer fronts of distinct cabinetry, incorporated into striking kitchens, ranging from contemporary to traditional. Natural finishes—absent glazing, distressing, and overall […]