Hard Beauties: Cambria Surfaces at 2013 KBIS

Carmen NatschkeTo the Trade: Design Shows & Events

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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

Carmen NatschkeTo the Trade: Design Shows & Events

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

Carmen NatschkeTo the Trade: Design Shows & Events

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

mr.steam: Infusing Luxury, Serenity & Well-Being in Each Shower

Carmen NatschkeInteriors by Design

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After a whirlwind tour of New Orleans with the BlogtourNOLA team and two jam-packed days running around the design behemoth that is High Point Market, all I could think about was how much I wish I had a mr. steam steam spa equipped bath at home. My body was aching, I was depleted and exhausted – and my mind kept … Read More

BLANCO: ALTA Compact Pull-Out with Dual Spray

Carmen NatschkeShowroom Style, To the Trade: Design Shows & Events

BLANCO ALTA white Faucet Kitchen setting | The Decorating Diva, LLC

I’ve been a design fan of BLANCO sinks, faucets and surfaces since my first encounter with them at the 2009 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, and I was delighted to get my first in-person look at their new ALTA compact pull-out with dual spray faucet while attending the “Kitchens Unmasked” event hosted at Nordic Kitchens and Baths showroom in Metairie, … Read More

Poggenpohl: Modern Sensibility & Refined Elegance in Kitchen Design

Carmen NatschkeShowroom Style

Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2013 KBIS New Orleans (220)

Elegant materials, striking symmetry, and enriching visual interest are hallmarks of the Poggenpohl craftsmanship. Beautiful Poggenpohl cabinetry on display at Nordic Kitchens and Baths showroom in Metairie, LA. As long-time readers know, I adore Poggenpohl designs, and the one pictured above is one of my personal favorites – one that I spotted in London a few years ago.