Modern Bathroom Glam: Glass Wall DIY Install

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Want to add a modern, luxurious glam design to your bathroom? Then replace the boring and traditional dry wall with the look of  contemporary glass. Sounds hard? I used to think so until I came across a simple, yet thorough, DIY how-to from refurber.com regular, denouement. Before I jump into the details let me show you denouement’s bathroom improvement project. … Read More

Kitchen Island – How You Can Have One Too

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Kitchen islands are standard fare in new homes. However homeowners such as myself who live in homes that are 20, 30, 40 or more years old are left with kitchen island envy. When we moved into our home ten years ago we knew that quite a bit of remodeling would have to be done to take our home out of … Read More

Kitchen Cabinets – Stock, Semi-Custom or Custom? What's the Difference?

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Stock cabinets are the least expensive option and ideally priced for homeowners on a budget. Stock cabinets come in standard sizes and shapes and are typically in stock and ready for you totake home the same day.Semi-custom cabinets offer homeowners more styles, shapes and sizes than they would find in the stock cabinet category however the more flexible options do … Read More

Home Office Decor by Style Maker Saxon Henry

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{ DESIGN LOOK BOOK } Saxon Henry Style Maker Look Book: Home Office { SEATING } Stone Forest Adagio Chaise design find via Paul Anater) -Stone Forest { RUGS } Poem Rug – Home Infatuation { SEATING } Sign Armchair – Luminaire { Tabletop} Isabella Tulip Glassware – Juliska     { LIGHTING } Leucos Ether-FDV Collection { SEATING } … Read More

Saxon Henry Style Maker Look Book: Home Office

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Shopping Resources: Home Office Look Book Decor by Style Maker Saxon Henry Saxon Henry writes about design, architecture, the arts and travel.  Her articles and stories have been published in a variety of high-profile and prestigious publications such as the New York Times, Robb Report, Wall Street Journal, Woman’s Day and Modernism Magazine. Her new book on architecture “Four Florida … Read More

Kitchen Island Design & Plans

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Kitchen Island Design & Plans Kitchen island design is an integral part of the overall kitchen design.  When drafting kitchen island plans, it is important to consider the many available kitchen island designs, options, and accessories. Islands are great in large kitchens because they help with traffic flow, lessen the size of the work triangle, and provide more countertop/storage space.  … Read More

Clever Design Transforms a Trouble Space into a Spacious Contemporary Kitchen

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Contemporary kitchen by Jennifer Gilmer

Having designed thousands of kitchens has given award winning kitchen designer Jennifer Gilmer the insight and experience to tackle even the most daunting of kitchen design projects. Jennifer describes the design challenges and the solutions she and her design team used to create an amazing kitchen from what had previously been an awkward space (after photo shown below). Jennifer Gilmer: … Read More

Georgetown Kitchen Design Remodel by Jennifer Gilmer

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Georgetown Kitchen designed by Jennifer Glimer

According to Jennifer Gilmer, award winning kitchen designer and principal of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath in Chevy Chase, Maryland, “designing a kitchen [in Georgetown] can be a challenge due to a lack of space or poor original overall floor plans.”  A quick look at the redesigned kitchen (photos below) one can see that Jennifer was up to the design … Read More

Contemporary, Eco-Friendly Kitchen Design by Jennifer Gilmer

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Jennifer Gilmer, renowned kitchen designer and 2009 National Kitchen and Bath design winner, designed the stunning, Zen-like 276 square foot Bethesda, Maryland contemporary styled,eco-friendly kitchen pictured above.  Jennifer’s kitchen “Green” design focused on the usage of sustainable and environmentally friendly materials ranging from the custom mixed stain to the cabinetry.  The Columbia Forest Products’ PureBond hardwood plywood used in this … Read More

Four Florida Moderns : Book Review

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Four Florida Moderns by Saxon Henry

Four Florida Moderns an architecture and design book by author Saxon Henry is so much more than just another sexy literary addition to your design library. Saxon goes beyond offering the reader gorgeous photos of architectural design projects – she takes the architectural and design enthusiast on an experiential visual and written tour of a thoughtfully curated review of architectural projects … Read More