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Under foot

One of the most important aspects of designing a room is what’s under foot…whether it be tile, wood, carpet, an area rug…or a combination.  One of the first things I look at when starting a project is the area rug as it sets the tone for the whole design and color palette of a room. […]

Kitchen countertops v3

Here are a few more countertop materials to throw into the mix… Wood Everyone thinks of wood as a flooring material, but it can also be a beautiful and functional countertop as shown in the above kitchen by Venegas and Company out of Boston.  Adding a wood top to an island while using a different […]

Kitchen countertops part deux

Continuing our conversation on countertop alternatives to granite, I would be amiss if I did not mention one of today’s most popular choices: Quartz. Quartz is a combination of a man-made and natural product.  In the manufacturing process, small- and medium-sized quartz crystals are combined with a resin and any necessary coloring. The mix is […]

Kitchen countertop materials

One of the most common dilemmas in remodeling a kitchen is what material to choose for the countertop.  Granite became really popular about 10 years ago and just as a hit song can get overplayed, many people feel that granite has become a bit commonplace and are looking for something more unique.  That being said, […]

Happy 4th of July!

In addition to the actual meaning of today, i.e. our independence from Great Britain, the 4th of July is most commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbeques and gathering together with friends and family to celebrate.  In honor of Independence Day, I thought I would provide a visual representation of my own 4th of July festivities […]