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Friday’s Photo: Bathroom beauty and a big announcement!

This past week I attended the Design Blogger's Conference in Atlanta. The speakers were fabulous and I came home both inspired and a bit overwhelmed. Although I do a lot of things right with my blog, there are also a few...okay...many things I need to work on. It...

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Fixture color trends- Matte black and brass

As you know, I had the honor of traveling with Modenus last January as part of BlogTourKBIS and this is my final trend report from the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Show. The main color story from the show for fixtures was matte black and brass.  Sleek and sophisticated,...

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Friday’s Photo: nature inspired

Designers are often asked what inspires them the most. For me it has always been nature and I am especially drawn to trees. This is a close up of a tree trunk outside the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. I love everything about this. The pattern, the color palette and the...

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My “rebirth” on BlogTourVEGAS with Mr. Steam

The first thing I am always asked when I return from a Modenus BlogTour is "how was it"? I respond, "it was amazing". The truth is, it's impossible to convey just how amazing BlogTour is. Veronika Miller who is the genius force behind Modenus has a knack for putting...

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Wilsonart Laminate, the come back kid

Let's face it, laminate has had a bad rap for a long time. Many of us grew up with it and then during the 80's solid surfaces like Corian became the new and improved counter top material. Corian and Corian-like counter tops eventually fell out of fashion and was...

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Woodmode Cabinetry: Beyond white

A little over a year ago I attended a designer event and met the editor of New England Home Magazine. She was making the rounds asking all the designers if they had a kitchen project that was NOT white because she was so bored of publishing white kitchens. She felt...

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Friday’s Photo: Tile trends

What's trending in tiles? Texture! Here are two new introductions from tile company Walker Zanger. These tiles are from the Kaza Collection and are intended to create architectural features in both residential and commercial spaces. Made of concrete they can be used...

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Mohawk talks flooring trends at KBIS2016

Part three in my continuing trend series from the 2016 Kitchen and Bath show is flooring. Mohawk Flooring was one of the generous sponsors for the Modenus  BlogTourVegas and who better than to discus flooring trends than the largest flooring manufacture in the world....

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Friday’s Photo: “Fashionable” Kitchen cabinetry

While at KBIS in January with Modenus and BlogTourVegas, I spotted this fashion inspired custom painted kitchen island at Signature Kitchen. Signature kitchen will custom paint any design of your choice or have one of their artists custom paint a design just for you....

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Appliance Color Trends from KBIS

I know I have jumped ahead of myself with my last two blog posts because I promised you more color trends from the Kitchen and Bath Show(KBIS) so today I will update you on appliance color trends. In spite of what you might have heard, stainless steel continues to...

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My personal favorite range from KBIS

My kitchen appliances have been on life support for over two years now. I am so tired of talking about how we plan to remodel our kitchen but we really are planning to remodel so I have been holding off on buying anything new until we have a firm design plan. So when...

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Friday’s Photo: 2016 kitchen trends all in one photo

I posted this photo last week in my cabinet color trend post from the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Show in Vegas. I am posting it again because I realize it has almost every trend that is hot right now. Black cabinetry Marble counter tops (or marble counter look-a-like)...

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Ditch your toilet paper and scrubbing brush

A few days before I left for BlogTourKBIS courtesy of Modenus and our nine generous sponsors, I attended a "What's On Tap" event at a local bath showroom, Designer Bath. It was a fun night of networking and learning about the latest new products from several of their...

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Friday’s Photo: Blanco Ikon

One of my favorite finds last week while attending the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is the new IKON sink by Blanco. It's sculptural, sexy and virtually indestructible. An updated version of the skirted farm sink it has a remarkable high tech finish called...

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Color Trends from the kitchen and bath show

Last week I was invited to attend The kitchen and Bath show in Vegas (KBIS) with Veronika Miller and the Modenus team along with 24 other design bloggers. We were sponsored by nine amazing vendors, many of whom had exciting new products to show us. I have so many...

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The home trend that has nothing to do with decorating

There is a growing trend happening in home interiors. Shelter magazines, decorating blogs and news show are all abuzz over it. What is it you ask? It is the desire to free ourselves from excess "stuff" and simplify our life by decluttering or "tidying". In case you...

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Holding onto the “gifts” of Cancer

I have always loved the start of the New Year. The thought of a clean slate, a new year to achieve ambitious goals and the belief that this is the year I really will loose those 20 lbs. Since my treatments for breast Cancer concluded near the end of 2015, this New...

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The 2016 Colors of the year

This morning the top dog, the big kahuna of color forecasting, Pantone, released their pick for the 2016 color of the year. For the first time ever Pantone chose not one but two colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz. My very first thought when I saw this image was baby...

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My messy little secret

Last Thursday was the big reveal of my family room makeover for the One Room Challenge. My husband and I love being in there now and I am no longer embarrassed when friends come to visit. The room is clean and uncluttered but would you believe that I am hiding a very...

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The One Room Challenge reveal of my Family room makeover

If you have somehow stumbled upon this blog post for the very first time, this is a very big day. For the past six weeks I have been participating in an online design blog event called The One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda of Calling it Home. I had six weeks to...

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ORC week 5: The final sprint

AHHHHHH! It is week five of The One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda of Calling it Home. Now it's serious crunch time, pedal to the metal and no time for indecision, or last minute second guessing. My photographer comes on Monday so I have just 3 days to completely...

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ORC week 4: All about the art

Well here it is week four of the One Room Challenge  hosted by Linda of Calling it Home. What had been a ticking clock has now become a booming drum constantly beating in my head. I have less than two weeks to complete my large family room before the photographer...

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ORC Family Room Makeover Week 3

Well week 3 of the One Room Challenge rolled in way too fast and the reality (panic) of this tight timeline is starting to set in. This is what my room looks like as I write this post. The room is painted and my husband installed the new ceiling light from Crystorama....

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Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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