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Legrand Adorne Lighting System

The challenge that we face, both as homeowners and designers, is a place for our tablets, pads, and phones. Where do we charge them? Where do we store them? How do we charge them without leaving a cord octopus in a tangled mess on the counter or in a drawer? Well, looky what I found […]

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2014 Home Trends from KBIS & IBS: LED lighting


At the KBIS 2014/IBS Vegas show, I noted a small, but growing trend: LEDs making a quiet foray into all things home. They’re highly efficient, don’t cast heat into the room, are dimmable, give some pretty pure light, and they last a long time. If you’re asking what LEDs are good for other than general […]

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Kitchen flashback: 1946

KBIS 2014: 1946 Merillat kitchen display

So check out this kitchen from KBIS last week: No, it’s not “what’s old is new again” but it is a nod to the past: Merillat Cabinetry decided to recreate one of the first kitchens they had ever made, back in 1946.  Merillat has been around as long as I remember (well, not 1946!) and […]

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KBIS 2014: First Impressions

Teeny tiny sign

POSITIVE Okay, this post is going to be a bit more industry-related as I had quite a few professionals asking me to report back. I’ve attended a lot of shows over the years, and I have to say that combining both the kitchen/bath show with the building show was smart smart smart. Apparently I wasn’t […]

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Off to KBIS 2014!

Las Vegas

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS – pronounced Kay-biz) starts on Tuesday and is combined with the International Builders Show (IBS).  Yes, it’s in Las Vegas, so there will be the dreary rounds of parties and endless cocktails (and yes, I am joking!) There are a LOT of new products debuting at the show […]

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The future of kitchen design

Since I’ve been chatting with you about trends, I thought you might like to see what’s emerging for the future of kitchen design. For the past few years, I’ve been seeing prototypes and industrial ideas of interactive flat surfaces. Most of it has been imagination but it’s coming. Take a look at what debuted at […]

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