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A Luxury Backsplash

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …