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Contemporary Kitchen Design: Navy Blue and White

Color and Design Trends at the 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show Elegant, luxury kitchen design from Signature Kitchen Suite. Contemporary, European influenced design in dramatic hues had a very strong presence at this years' KBIS. This was one of my favorite kitchen designs employing saturated navy hues complimented with cool silvery finishes on sculptural cabinet hardware. Luxe materials meets high tech functionality in this contemporary kitchen design by ...

2017 Table Top Trend: Painterly Effects

Luxury dinnerware brands from all over the world set out their best tablescapes at the  Ambiente design fair in Frankfurt, Germany this winter.  One predominate design direction that appeared on the tables of luxe labels was patterns or prints executed with painterly strokes. Villeroy & Boch water-color inspired 2017 dinnerware collection in an array of divine hues. Gorgeous color-saturated brushstrokes captivate the eye on this tabletop collection from La ...

Alfonso Architects’ Hidden Grotto in the Heart of Florida: Acqua Pietra Spa

Acqua Pietra, translated literally from the Italian means 'Water Stone', but another more fitting  interpretation of the Italian  'pietra' is 'jewel' or 'gemstone'. And, a jewel in the very heart of Florida is what internationally acclaimed Tampa-based architect  and artist Alberto Alfonso of Alfonso Architects, Inc has designed at the  Acqua Pietra spa located at the Streamsong Golf & Spa resort in Streamsong, Florida. Wall plaque at AcquaPietra spa with ...

Creative Cafe // Artist & Designer Pamela Copeman

Today, the enchanting and talented artist and interior designer Pamela Copeman joins us in the Creative Cafe to discuss her passion for art, what inspires her and her life-long dedication to creating things of beauty. Pamela Copeman and her art studio at home. I am inspired by books, movies, theater, and I also find great inspiration from television shows, especially period pieces such as Downton Abbey and Mad Men. Whether it is ...

Global Gardens: 5 Countries, 7 Captivating Courtyards

The beautiful hidden garden courtyard of Palazzo Capello Malipiero Barnabò in Venice, Italy. Mediterranean and Moorish influenced courtyard with container garden and manicured hedges at the historical Deering Estate in Cutler Bay, Florida, United States. Hidden patio/courtyard garden in Oppenheim, Germany with a priceless view to the iconic gothic style church, Saint Katherine which is elegantly framed by the patio walls covered in climbing ivy vines and accented ...