alison’s KITCHEN reno | Being of Vintage + Modern

The essence of modern = simplicity, clean, defined, precise.The essence of vintage = storied, slightly damaged/chipped.Seemingly at odds… So how do we best mix these two styles in our own Homes + Kitchens? I have a vivid memory of biking through the rivered Dordogne region of Southern France, past all the old, white-stone houses set…

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kitchen DESIGN | VEGAS KBIS 2020 Part Three – Inspiration

Who doesn’t love a bit of INSPIRATION now + then?! As part of the KBIS’ (Kitchen Bath Industry Show) national convention recently in Las Vegas, I attended as many of the show floor talks as I could, hoping to learn what I could about Kitchen Design and the coming decade of this Industry. Topics ranged…

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kitchen DESIGN | The Paralysis of ‘Trend’ vs the Freedom of Style

Do you love to follow all the latest trends?Do you consider yourself a trend-setter or a trend-follower? I was jotting down a bunch of ‘all things kitchen’ ideas to muse about in 2020 as I rang in the New Year, and stopped to realize that not once did I consider anything to do with ‘trends‘.…

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kitchen DESIGN | VEGAS KBIS 2020 Part Two – New Products

For colleagues, some of the things that might be NEW to me as I start this Kitchen Designer journey might not be so new to them, but it was definitely fun to check out some real stand out products amongst the 600+ booths at the latest KBIS Conference! I’m excited to learn more about Fisher-Paykel,…

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kitchen DESIGN | VEGAS KBIS 2020 Part One – First Impressions

WELL, that was M A S S I V E to say the least! My venture out to KBIS (Kitchen & Bath Industry Show) in Las Vegas last week to learn whatever I could about Kitchen Design definitely embarked on a complete sensory overload experience LOL. In addition to it being my very first visit…

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kitchen DESIGN | WHY the Kitchen really is the most important room in your Home

Recently I’ve begun switching my work/career focus on the whole HOME to include my personal obsession passion – the Kitchen. Which is leading me to contemplate – what makes the KITCHEN, usually, the most important room in your Home? When designing and planning a home, there are typically (and very generally) two zones – the…

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kitchen DESIGN | Restaurant Supply Auctions

RESTAURANT AUCTIONS for Kitchen Design! Who knew?! To know me is to know I love vintage. I think there’s something so connected about taking an object that has been used and tossed aside, and breathing new life into it. I love the manifestation of the passage of time showing on objects and humans alike –…

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kitchen DESIGN | Commercial vs Residential

I’m starting the design of my new Kitchen, and can’t wait to explore the intersection of Commercial and Residential Kitchens!!

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kitchen DESIGN | Out with the old…

A new Kitchen is SOVERY exciting, but there are things I’m definitely going to miss, and things I’ll absolutely do again…

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