A Luxury Backsplash

St charles kitchen marble backsplash  

Backsplashes were originally seen as primarily serving a very practical purpose: protecting the sink and stove-side wall from water and routine kitchen splatter.

My Recipe For a Stress-Free Thanksgiving


As a cook, of course I love Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean I’m immune to the stress the holiday can bring.

Setting the Table for Fall


My ideal fall tablescape setting has lots of hunter green! A heavy-handed application of seasonal themes can make a table look too contrived, so I avoid browns and oranges.

You Can Mix Metals in Your Kitchen Design


Contrary to what you may have heard, there is no need to ensure that all the hardware in a kitchen matches.

Why You Need a Kitchen Designer

Calcutta Gold Installation  

Clients often ask me, “Why do I need a kitchen designer? I’m already working with an interior designer.” The answer is simple: A good kitchen designer …

Kitchen Art: Hamptons Edition

Gan Daofu: Porcelain collection |  
Art hunting, a popular spectator sport in the Hamptons comes with one minor drawback; parking lot traffic. The medley of Hampton’s annual art and design fairs …

Gemstones and the Design World: An interview with Zicana

Zicana owner and founder Frank Marasco knows gemstones. Ask him about their porousness, heat sensitivity, or place of origin and he’ll tell you that and so …

Kitchen Design Trends To Consider

westchester large island  

I enjoy writing my column for Huffington Post Home as it makes me stop for a moment and think about my design sensibility and why I …

FAUCET FOCUS: An Interview with Fantini by Lindsey Katalan


In anticipation of the upcoming Salone Mobile Fair in Milan, we sat down with our friends at luxury Italian faucet company Fantini. At St. Charles of …