From Blah to Ah! Design Pro Shares 3 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

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Smith Kitchen Design Project: Backsplash implemented in light reflecting glass tiles. Illuminate and Brighten. Glass tiles are very popular and are often used in contemporary kitchen design projects, eclectic kitchens, and transitional kitchens. The reflective qualities of glass tile are a great source of light and color, and help to create the visual illusion that your kitchen is much bigger … Read More

10 Home Decor Trends for Kitchen & Bath Designs for 2015 – 2016

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Kitchen Trends 2015 dekton by cosentino kitchen counter surface trend spotted at Rifra Eurocucina | The Decorating Diva, LLC

The 2014 I Saloni design fair in Milan was brimming with gorgeous and evocative illustrations of what’s next in interior design trends for kitchen and bath.  Many of the following home decorating trends, I believe, will be strong for the latter portion of 2014 and will be an integral component of bath and kitchen design in 2015 through 2016. 1. Model Silhouettes … Read More

Milan Design Week: BLANCO America’s ATTIKA’s Debut at Acheo Showroom

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acheo showroom milan BLANCO Attika sink | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Milan is a city renowned for its beautiful, sexy and stylish citizens, and it came as no surprise that BLANCO America  debuted its equally beautiful, sexy and stylish stainless steel ATTIKA kitchen sink in the heart of Milan’s Brera design district.  Surrounded by beautiful people, exquisite culinary delights and the best vinos Italy has produced, the BLANCO Attika made its … Read More

Smart & Sophisticated Storage Solutions from Clever Storage by Kesseboehmer

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One of the highlights of Milan Design Week was visiting the well-appointed showroom of Clever Storage by Kesseboehmer and taking in the numerous innovative and ergonomic organizational storage solutions for kitchen and bath that they offer. As one who truly appreciates well organized and efficient use of space, I was delighted to see each and every useful and functional Clever … Read More

The Wow Factor: Cheryl Kees Clendenon’s Divine Kitchen Design

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Cheryl Clendenon blue white kitchen KBIS 2013 | The Decorating Diva,LLC

Casual, cozy and contemporary:  Vibrant and gorgeous turquoise and white kitchen design by Florida-based interior design company, In Detail Interiors. I’m absolutely delighted to share with you the multi-award-winning kitchen design of my talented friend, Cheryl Kees Clendenon. I met Cheryl three years ago during New York fashion week, and have adored her and her work ever since. She’s one-of-a-kind … Read More

Kitchen Galley Design by HausScape

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Kitchen Galley Design by HausScape

The HausScape designed kitchen (shown above) features a long galley design  with lots of counter surface space to prep meals. The kitchen galley design can be ideal since it reduces the distance between kitchen appliances, sink and refrigerator and keeps everything in a linear space instead of the more traditional (and possibly less efficient) kitchen triangle design. Images copyright of … Read More

La Cornue French Country Style Kitchen

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French Country Inspired Kitchen by Luxury Brand La Cornue | The Decorating Diva, LLC

The name alone, La Cornue, speaks to the high-end luxury touches that are evident in each kitchen range and oven they bring to market. This particular kitchen is more traditional than what I normally prefer in kitchen design, but it was so charming and inviting that I had to share. 00000

Award-winning Kitchen Designer Jennifer Gilmer’s Design Tips

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Gilmer Kitchen Design Tips | The Decorating Diva, LLC

A round-up of the very best kitchen design posts (voted on by our fabulous readers –thank you!) written by multi-award winning kitchen designer Jennifer Gilmer. 10 Big Kitchen Ideas for Small Kitchen Remodels & Designs 4 Design Tips to Brighten Up A Dark Kitchen Kitchen Island Design & Plans 00000

Traditional White Kitchen with Contemporary Elements

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Beautiful White Kitchen Transistional Style | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Pretty, white, airy and light-filled kitchen designed in a cottage/beach house transitional style pulling traditional elements as noted in the cabinetry, classic lines of the faucet and apron farm sink, and mixing them with more contemporary details like the stainless steel refrigerator and modern, mosaic paneled backsplash. 00000

BLANCO Faucets & Sinks: Innovation & Craftsmanship in Design

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Luxury Sink & Faucet BLANCO AMERICA | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Photograph: BLANCO Handcrafted SteelArt Sink. BLANCO is one of the very best manufacturers of luxury kitchen sinks and faucets that I’ve encountered in my many years of covering the design industry. Exquisite craftsmanship melds with leading edge innovative technology coupled with a skilled eye to optimizing functionality in design which then in turn results in the creation of BLANCO’s award-winning … Read More

Modern Bright White & Dark Wood Kitchen Design

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Bright Light Kitchen with Dark Cabinets | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Shying away from dark wood cabinets and floors for your kitchen design? There’s no need to, just follow the example above and add touches of bright white on the counters, textured tile backsplash and beach white upholstery for kitchen seating surfaces. 00000

Contemporary Kitchen Dressed in Silestone’s Blanco Maple

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Silestone White Engineered Stone Counter Surface | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Kitchen surface materials are such an integral element in kitchen design routinely used as counters, backsplashes and even custom stand-alone elements like breakfast bar counters and customized kitchen furniture.  I had the opportunity to learn more about the Silestone natural quartz surfaces brand from its parent company, Cosentino, during the 2013 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in New Orleans. The … Read More

Cheryl Clendenon of In Detail Kitchen & Bath

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Award winning kitchen design In Detail Interiors | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Cheryl Kees Clendenon, a California transplant to Northwest Florida, has been in the design industry for eleven years and continues to learn something new every day.  She credits an education in the fine arts for helping to shape her perspective and how she views spatial relationships. Her award-winning designs have graced the pages of over 50 national consumer magazines. She … Read More

Warm Contemporary Poggenpohl Kitchen Design

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Poggenpohl Cabinetry Contemporary Design | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Warm and inviting modern styled kitchen cabinetry by Poggenpohl. Clear kitchen counter bar table with matching “invisible” bar stools and stainless steel appliances make for a contemporary and clean kitchen design with an open, light-filled and airy feeling. 00000

La Cornue Contemporary Kitchen Design by Matthew Quinn

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Modern Style La Cornue Kitchen Design | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Love this kitchen designed by Atlanta-based designer, Matthew Quinn, who I’ve had a long design crush from the first moment I saw the Intarcia bath collection for MTI Whirlpools that he lent his immeasurable design talent to creating. So wonderful to see how Matthew skillfully balanced the more traditional La Cornue range and oven, and farm sink with warm, yet … Read More

7 Small Kitchen Design Ideas

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Large,airy, open kitchen design | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Is your kitchen small? Does it feel closed, dark and cramped? If so then you’ll love these kitchen design and remodeling ideas that will help move your kitchen out of the suffocating darkness and into the spacious light. Add light to the kitchen. The right mix of natural and artificial light will immediately brighten up the space and make it … Read More

Kitchen Galley Style Glam with Ergonomic Benefits

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Team 7 Kitchen Inspiration in White

Clean lines, neutral colors sophisticated faucets and plumbing fixtures with just the right  touch of glamour combine to produce the well-designed, and ergonomic kitchen by Team 7 featured above. Images copyright of respective companies. Home Decor Buyer Resource: Team7 00000

Hard Beauties: Cambria Surfaces at 2013 KBIS

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Though several of the Cambria vignettes at the 2013 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show were styled in a more traditional style than is my liking, and to be honest, I had a difficult time overcoming their less than stellar choice of wall coverings, I was able to overlook those style transgressions and focus on Cambria’s beautiful natural stone materials. Their … Read More

Häfele: Beauty in Universal Design at KBIS 2013

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Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2013 KBIS New Orleans (305)

Spotted at Häfele’s KBIS 2013 Booth Easy access to cooktop for wheel chair bound individuals & ergonomic hardware handles for easy access to cabinets and drawers. Since my first Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in 2009, I have eagerly evangelized for Universal Design and I enthusiastically embrace companies that “really get it” and don’t just give the concept lip-service for … Read More

Svelte Curves & Elegant Surfaces at ROHL KBIS 2013

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ROHL Plumbing Fixtures KBIS 2013 | The Decorating Diva, LLC

Spotted at ROHL’s KBIS 2013 Booth BATH DESIGN ROHL Perrin & Rowe Undermount Bowl (U.2525WH) with Finished Brass Wash Stand with Glass Shelf and Perrin & Rowe 3-Hole Traditional Country Spout Widespread Lavatory Faucet (U.3720L). ROHL Perrin & Rowe Jubilee Collection 3-Hole High Arc Spout Widespread Lavatory Faucet (U.3760L) and ROHL Perrin & Rowe DECO Basin and Pedestal. ROHL Michael … Read More