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Tile Tuesday: Parente to Parasol, Old Tradition-New Expression

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Welcome to the second installment of the Tile Tuesday series! If you missed part one you can find it right here. If there is one big takeaway from last week’s post it is that there are two sides to Sevilla, the constant play between old and new.

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Big Trends from KBIS Part II

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Last post I shared some of my kitchen trend discoveries from KBIS2015, the 51st Kitchen & Bath Industry Show held last month in LasVegas. Today I’ve got the scoop on what’s trending in the bath. Gorgeous sculptural free-standing tub by Clark Architectural.

Summer, the Season for Outside Cabinets

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Summer is in full swing! I must confess I’m one of the few who loves a hot steamy Florida summer. Recently I got a call from a potential client with some extra space to fill outside by the pool (lucky them right?) Adjacent to the dining room and tucked into an alcove a new idea sprang to mind!

The Future Lies Beneath the Counter Top

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They say that what’s inside is what counts. That couldn’t be more true when it comes to some of the newest technology for your kitchen. The counter top is one of the most integral parts of your kitchen.

Natural Stone 101

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Natural stone is sexy. There, I’ve said it. If you want a countertop that makes a unique statement with lots of movement and natural variations I recommend natural stone. Granite is a natural stone that blends perfectly with so many styles. Photo by Mike Spallholz Photography.

KBIS2017 Part III-Exploring Surfaces

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This is Part III of my KBIS2017 recap. You can find Part I here and Part II here. Ok where were we? Ah yes, I believe I promised you something to do with rhino poop and a surprise inside the shower.

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Kitchen Case Study: Tips and Products that Can Bring Your Design to the Next Level

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Designing a kitchen is a bit like solving a puzzle, eventually all the pieces come together and it all makes sense from both a visual as well as a functional perspective. This new kitchen design in Wellington Florida is a great example of that.

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Reinventing White Shaker Cabinets

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There’s a reason why white Shaker cabinets are so hot; it’s because they are so versatile, just like pasta, the final result depends on what you put with it. Not only can you get this style in any price point but you can make it work with your own unique design style.

Museum Inspirations, Italian Style

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There are still a couple of amazing experiences I have not shared from my Milan adventure, as a part of the Blanco Design Council earlier this year. One of them was a visit to the Triennale di Milano Design Museum. The Triennale di Milano Design Museum.

Sisterhood of the World Blogger’s Award

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Recently I had the honor of being nominated by the dynamic and incredible visionary of Boomersmarts, Mitzi Beach. We finally met earlier this year as members of the Modenus Blog Tour Vegas. I greatly admire her sense of style and design not to mention how lovely she is as a person.

Artisan Shares Creative Vision with Mosaics

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“Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials.” ” -Wikipedia. At the intersection of “skilled artisan” and mosaic art” you will find Ariel Shoemaker. Actually this talented artist found me.

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A Quest for Efficiency Fuels Passion at TecnogasSUPERIORE

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What is hot, sexy, Italian and soon to be gracing kitchens across America? No, it’s not my husband , it’s TecnogasSUPERIORE. I had the pleasure of meeting the new SUPERIORE line during my recent daytrip to Miami.

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Frida, Diego and Their Kitchen

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There’s new exhibit in town and I’m excited! Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection & 20th Century Mexican Art from The Stanley and Pearl Goodman Collection opened Wednesday at the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale.

Big Tile is the New Style

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I had the pleasure of meeting so many talented professionals last year on my great adventure with Tile of Spain, but that’s another story. Photo courtesy of MS International, Inc.

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Gold and Bold for Your Powder Room

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The powder room is one place where you never have to be shy and it should decked out to impress! Normally I shy away from the pedestal style sink for everyday usage but as an artful, sculptural element it can be the perfect focal point for your Powder Room.

Tile Tuesday: In Valencia Art is a Way of Life

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Welcome to today’s installment of Tile Tuesday! The second half of my adventure with Tile of Spain took us to Valencia, location of Cevisama the annual trade show held to showcase the latest innovations introduced by the Spanish tile industry.

The Best of KBIS 2016

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Another show is in the books and although it’s been a busy week “back at the ranch”, I’ve been dying to share my finds with you right here on Artful Kitchens.

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Eva Hesse: The Artist and The Kitchen

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THE ARTIST. The biggest trend in design today is “personalization”, the late painter and sculptor Eva Hesse spoke of personalization before many of us were even born!

The Art of Ceramics: Innovations with Tile of Spain

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Last week Artful Kitchens hit the road again for a mini-trip to my hometown, Miami. I was excited to re-connect with some of the great people I met earlier this year on my visit to the Cevisama tradeshow (if you missed that, you can read about it here ) with Tile of Spain. I was not disappointed!

BigTrends from KBIS2015 Part I

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Day two of the Modenus Blog Tour was opening day for the 51st annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). The Bloggers were given an inside peek into many of the booths at the show and as we toured, trends most certainly did emerge.

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Getting Creative at Cavastone

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Time to switch from “turkey talk” to tile! Hope you had a great holiday. If you haven’t found the new Kitchens for Living page on Facebook , please check it out and give me some love (ok I’ll settle for a like).

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Spain Takes the Stage at Cersaie 2014

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Tile of Spain, a collective of 90 Spanish ceramic wall and floor tile manufacturers, recently showcased new collections and innovations at the Cersaie 2014 show. Held last month in Bologne, Italy, Cersaie is THE yearly international exhibition of ceramic tile. Porcelanosa – Antique Series.

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Blog Tour Preview

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As you know, I’ll be heading off on Sunday to immerse myself in all the magic of KBIS2015, courtesy of super design site Modenus. This is a HUGE show for our industry and you can be sure I’ll be partying taking careful notes and lots of pics to share with my blog peeps!

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Tile Tales and Great Resources

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Today tile and all the wacky and wonderful things you can do with it takes center stage. Whether your style is wild and crazy or serene and sedate there are many ways to be creative and many types of tile to consider.

KBIS 2017 Countdown- Newest in Kitchen and Bath Design

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I don’t know about you (actually I might) but I’m ready for a fresh new start so I’m welcoming 2017 with open arms. I’m excited about all the new adventures in store. First up is the always inspiring and exciting Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).

Tile Tuesday: Beauty & Knowledge

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Welcome the the third installment of Tile Tuesday. If you missed the last two you can catch them here and here.

Architecture Inspired Furniture: Brasilia by Broyhill

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I often tout the benefits of designing to the architecture of a building. Integrating your interiors with your architecture makes for a look that is always right. This is the best way to avoid a strictly trendy or out-of-place look.

Cambria Celebrates Launch of Two New Additions

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Have I ever mentioned how much I love quartz countertops? If not, I have been remiss. Quartz tops, composed of 93% quartz and 7% resins, are the ultimate in durability, come in a variety of looks and are so easy to care for. What could be better?

KBIS2017 Part II- Color Splash!

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This is Part II of my KBIS2017 recap. You can find Part I here. If you’ve read part one you know that I was off meeting old and new friends earlier this month at our big annual trade show known as KBIS2017. One of the best perks of being on Modenus Blog Tour is always the people.

Applying the Elements of Design to Your Kitchen

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Elements of design are the building blocks of art for good reason. They also happen to work when it comes to planning and laying out your kitchen. Whether you are all about luxury or bound to the basics, awareness of these fundamentals can make all the difference.

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A Chat with K+BB 2014 Design Award Winner

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Earlier this month trade publication Kitchen & Bath Business Magazine (K+BB) unveiled their 2014 design award winners. Kitchen of the year went to Scott Dresden of Chicago firm , Dresden Design. I love it!

Bowled Over by Bolon

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When did I visit Milan again? Oh yeah, April 2014. Time flies. You see the thing is, when you go to these sensory overloading mind boggling trade shows you bring it all home with you in the form of dvds, thumb drives, brochures, samples etc.

Tile Tuesday: In Valencia Art is a Way of Life

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Welcome to today’s installment of Tile Tuesday! The second half of my adventure with Tile of Spain took us to Valencia, location of Cevisama the annual trade show held to showcase the latest innovations introduced by the Spanish tile industry. The City of Arts and Sciences, a stunning example of the new Spanish architecture designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela.

Tile Tuesday: The Many Meanings of “Encaustic”

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What is encaustic painting? As an artist, I love the sensuousness of working in the encaustic medium which I discovered in 2008. Encaustic painting involves beeswax, resin and pigments in varying combinations.

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Using the Holidays for Kitchen Planning

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‘Tis the season, although definitely not the season to begin tearing your kitchen apart to begin a renovation. However if you’re kitchen planning for the new year holidays can be a very helpful tool. Adequate counter space for cooking, serving and eating is tops! Silestone by Cosentino.

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Tips to Creating a Minimalist Kitchen

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For years my husband and I have thought about the day when we’d be able to live small in a big way. That means less stuff and more meaningful moments, experiences and adventures. . The Miminalist Kitchen is clean and uncluttered. Photo by Wilsonart.

KBIS2017 Part I-Thermador Delivers!

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I can’t believe KBIS2017 has come and gone! This year’s event was particularly inspiring as I had the opportunity to see it through the eyes of the Modenus Blog Tour. .

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Art Basel Miami 2015: Part I -Art Miami

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It’s hard to believe another edition of Art Basel Miami Beach is in the books. This year I dove in with both feet knowing that really seeing all of Art Basel is the proverbial “unicorn project” My best advice is GO! See what happens. You’ll see what you’re meant to see.

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The Artful Kitchen: Permission to Dream

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Welcome to Artful Kitchens! I have so much to share with you in the world of art and design and especially how you can successfully merge the two to find your own personal style in the kitchen.

Getting Personal with Thermador

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The Kitchen & Bath Industry show (KBIS) is like Christmas morning for a designer, full of excitement and new discoveries. That’s exactly what my experience was like this year as a member of the Modenus Blog Tour.