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New kitchen and bath holiday debuts


For those of you that celebrate, are you excited for the holiday season? I can’t wait–lots of family and friends and food, of course! I’ll be giving you a bit of a break for the next couple of weeks as I make rather merry. In the meantime, what little tidbits do I have for you? […]

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Pantone’s Color of the Year 2015

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Right now, the design-o-sphere on the web is all abuzz about the latest color of the year from Pantone. Before I get into the reactions, let’s start with the basics Who is Pantone? In 1963, Lawrence Herbert, Pantone’s founder, created an innovative system for identifying, matching and communicating colors to solve the problems associated with […]

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Greige is back

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Want to know how long it takes for a trend? I pegged the color greige (grey+beige) back in Jan 2013. — Kelly Morisseau (@Kitchen_Sync) November 12, 2014 So I tweeted this last month and then have been thinking about it ever since. This is not the first time greige as a color has been […]

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My So-Called Design Life: November 2014

Steps in Calcutta Gold. Photo courtesy of Artistic Tile

Last month, I ran a poll asking what you were interested in reading. Apparently, you all want to hear about my working life. People, are you sure? My days are mostly filled with math, meetings, more math, waving my hands around a lot, muttering a lot, researchresearchresearch and many house visits. Although, according to a […]

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Ready to Renovate? Here’s who to call


Here’s something that might be useful to those of you thinking about a home renovation or remodel. In the real estate section of the Washington Post: What to look for when picking a home renovation company by writer Wendy A. Jordan. Finally, a story that doesn’t try to scare homeowners. There’s a lot of good, […]

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Miele’s New Induction Range

Miele induction range

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit a couple of showrooms . One was Zephyr; the other was Miele. The Miele showroom has just relocated to a larger space in the same design building in San Francisco, and boy, is the showroom huge! There is a working kitchen within this space, and […]

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