Du Verre: Sculpted Hardware That Inspires

Carmen NatschkeSpotlight: Decor & Furniture

duverre hardware drawer

Artistically designed, finished by hand and eco-friendly, Du Verre Hardware elements command attention and make a striking and unique addition to your kitchen and bath. Stunning jewelry to adorn kitchen and bath cabinets from traditional to contemporary. Thinking outside the box – love the use of this Du Verre hardware element as a decorative hook.

2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Highlights

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Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2013 KBIS New Orleans (383)

DESIGN SPOTLIGHT Striking elegance and glamour in bath design from Ann Sacks and Kallista. Beautiful design pairings combining TOTO bath fixtures and Villeroy and Boch tub and sink. Stunning black Lavastone counter and sinuous kitchen faucet from Rohl. CREATIVITY on DISPLAY at KBIS Brizo’s creative and inspiring bath sink and faucet water fountain display had the KBIS crowds oohing and … Read More

New Kitchen Ideas That Work by Jamie Gold

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“New Kitchen Ideas That Work” published by The Taunton Press

“ Enhancing your kitchen is an investment in your home, and this book is designed to make that investment as smart and stylish as possible.”  – Jamie Gold on her new book New Kitchen Ideas That Work. One of the leading design trends for 2013 we are focusing on here at the Decorating Diva is the desire to cocoon at … Read More

Designer Andie Day’s Holiday Decorating & Entertaining Tips

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Serene, beautiful kitchen design by award-winning designer and Aging-in-Place specialist, Andie Day. The always elegant and stylish, Boston-based designer, Andie Day, shares the following fabulous and chic holiday decorating advice: Whether you envision holidays filled with elegantly decorated rooms or radiating exquisite simplicity the key to success is an organized home. We suggest tackling this sometimes overwhelming task with an … Read More

Creative Freedom that Inspires in Kitchen Design

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What Inspires Me: “Darren Morgan, a kitchen designer based in Ireland, is not only one of the greatest talents in kitchen design I’ve met, but someone who inspires with his willingness to take risks and who chooses creative freedom over security. Surely someone with his vision could get a great job with one of the great design firms in this … Read More

Interior Designer Julie Bova’s Holiday Recipe: Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

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Kitchen Details:  Julie designed this kitchen, in a house located on an incredible horse farm, that proves attention to detail matters. Some of the material details such as the  Knotty Alder,Stone and Butcher block and an elegant Onyx backsplash that reflects the light capture the warm, welcoming nature of this kitchen. At The Decorating Diva, LLC we are quite fortunate … Read More

Design Lust: 3 Poggenpohl Kitchens That Will Set Your Heart Aflutter

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#1 Design Lust:Contemporary, striking and beautifully appointed Poggenpohl kitchen with just the right touch of color (the rich purple backsplash ) makes this design my top pick. Poggenpohl has always held a special place in my design heart, and when I had the opportunity to visit their well-appointed London showroom in September (as a design ambassador with BlogTour London), I … Read More

BLANCO: The Serious Business of Kitchen Design

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 BLANCO Stainless Steel QAUDRIS Kitchen Faucet. High-end kitchen sink and faucet manufacturer BLANCO captured my attention with their stainless steel QUADRIS kitchen faucet which is decidedly modern and minimalist in design, and sports a strong square profile (almost as in homage to the great cubist artists.) . The QAUDRIS faucet is more than an attractive kitchen faucet, it’s also highly … Read More

Kelly’s Kitchen Sync by Kelly Morisseau

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Several years ago I decided to give my kitchen a facelift and set about: pulling magazine pages for inspiration; visiting kitchen and bath showrooms to talk to designers about cabinets, counters and plumbing fixtures; reading how-to do kitchen remodel books from cover to cover; and walking the appliance aisles at the big box stores all with the intention of creating … Read More

Studio M

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Designer Notes: With this kitchen, it is all about modern, sleek contemporary finishes to play up reflective surfaces. The espresso cabinets are complimented by elongated hardware to create that contemporary feel. Glass paneled pantry doors add a unique feature and another element of reflective materials to the space.  Designer Notes: Contemporary, spa, and zen-like are all words I’d use to … Read More

Layla Altman of Posh Living LLC Shares her Favorite Holiday Recipe

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Prince George 1

The Crystal Bud Chandeliers add an elegant, feminine detail to this classic style kitchen design by Posh Living, LLC Crescent Chicken Squares 1 teaspoon salt 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/8 teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated crescent melted and divided rolls 2 cups chopped cooked chicken 3/4 cup seasoned croutons, crushed 2 tablespoons … Read More