Monthly Archives: February 2016

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History Lesson: Fornasetti

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“Piero Fornasetti was an Italian painter, sculptor, interior decorator and engraver. He created more than 11,000 items, many featuring the face of a woman, operatic soprano Lina Cavalieri, as a motif. Fornasetti found her face in a 19th-century magazine. “What inspired me to create more than 500 variations on the face of a woman?” asks Italian designer, Piero Fornasetti of himself. “I don’t […]

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Upper Cabinet Alternatives

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The last 10-15 years has seen a major shift to open floor plans when it comes to the space planning of the kitchen, dining, and living areas. Last year, our blog also addressed a more recently seen shift to less cabinet doors and more drawers in the kitchen. Now, kitchen design is seeing another big […]

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Industry Ed with Richard: Quick Tips Series

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In this post I will discuss quick tips that can be helpful when making simple updates to your home or even when full-on remodeling. I will be providing insight on solutions and practices based on my industry experience. Outdated Brick Fireplaces  Do you have an old brick fireplace that is looking a little outdated? This […]

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Exterior Lighting: Enhancing Architectural Detail and Providing Safety

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Source Proper Exterior Lighting is not only important for providing security against intrusions and even such things like falls, but also for enhancing the architectural details of your home and the beauty of your property. Outdoor lighting allows you to take advantage of your outdoor spaces after dark. Outdoor lighting can also add value to […]

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Trend Alert: Simple Box Hoods

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Lately we are seeing a trend of super simplified hoods in kitchens.  Just as we have been seeing a trend for less upper cabinets, today’s kitchens are sleek and functional. Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Look at those Bar Stools! See the history Marcel Breuer Chair in one of our past […]

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History Lesson: Toledo Drafting Stool

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Source “While today, Toledo Furniture offers a wide range of plastic, wood and metal furniture, it was founded in 1897, as a bicycle maker. After automobiles reduced the demand for bicycles, the founders, two brothers, Philip Uhl and Clement Uhl and several of the 10 Uhl brothers, switched to manufacturing ice cream parlor seats, and […]

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