Happy Holidays!

Taking the opportunity to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season as I head off. I have to say, I’m looking forward to the brand new year. 2016 was a bit challenging for many of us. See you in 2017 as I cover the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Orlando Florida Jan […]

Design Life: Take Two

I apologize for the long silence. For the past year, I’ve been sole caregiver to my designer mother.  This August, she died of complications from years of smoking. For over 35 years, she dedicated her life to designing. Kitchens were always her first love and even with our busy schedules, she always found time to […]

We have a Zephyr hood winner!

I asked you all to pick your favorite Zephyr hood fan. if you were picked as a winner. I would have thought there would have been a general consensus on which hood was the most favorite, but no — you were all over the board with your picks. This morning, I put all the entries […]

New Cambria Galley in San Francisco

Last week, I was invited to attend the grand opening of Cambria Quartz’s new San Francisco Galley. Located in the SoMa district, off the corner of 8th and Bryant, it’s a large 2-story brick and beam building. I arrived early with another designer to this, but it really was a lucky shot… Inside, the party […]

600th Post!

I was a bit startled to discover that this makes my 600th post since I started blogging.  If you’d told me back then that I’d one day write that many…well, I would have laughed, to be honest. In any case, I think it deserves a celebration — or at least an acknowledgement from me that […]

Spring Design Inspiration

Happy spring! I thought we could all use a blast of color around this time of year. When Americans think of blues, yellows, mint, pink, the image that comes to mind first is that of a baby’s room. However, other countries embrace these colors as a way to brighten up the home.  When I was […]