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When Approaching Kitchen Design, Simply Stand Out!


The old adages less is more and simplify hold true when approaching suburban design projects that waste space, can be costly, and are in need of aesthetic updating.  I have spent more than 12 of the last 18 years working in design, working in the organizing industry.  People think that they need more storage, but what they really need is…

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The Best European Kitchen Design –
Highlights from EuroCucina 2016


EuroCucina 2016, Europe’s premiere kitchen trade show, once again wowed audiences with innovative, design-led, high quality kitchen products from around the world. This addition of our blog highlights modern European kitchen design trends and innovations on display throughout EuroCucina, including: Kitchen + Architecture: The central interplay of architecture and modern kitchen design. Moody Kitchen Palettes: More grey, rich brown, and…

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Kitchen Design- How to Maximize Cabinet Space & Convert Dead Zones


In our newsletter & blogs we often showcase kitchen design from a wider perspective, focusing more on how the kitchen integrates with the overall architecture and adjoining living spaces. But today we want to take a closer look at the cabinets themselves, and cabinet door options in particular. By drawing on a wider range of door types than the standard…

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European Inspiration-A Restored Modern Home in Germany


Our previous “European Inspiration” blog featured architect Patrick Meisch and a stunning Belgian home.  Today we venture to Germany and have a look at a beautifully restored modernist bungalow by Sever Severain, Sr.  Originally built in the 1970’s this almost completely preserved home was renovated with great enthusiasm, expertise and love for detail. Reinstating it to its old glory included…

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LEICHT Up-Close: XTend+ System


Leicht’s Xtend+ system is a trend-setting design development which has the potential to make key changes in kitchens and dramatically influence kitchen architecture. With this unique wall design concept, exclusively LEICHT, the space above the worktop has been given a completely new look and function. Xtend+ is without doubt an interesting planning alternative to the traditional trio arrangement with worktop,…

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Recipes from the European Kitchen: Switzerland, Winter


BERNESE FOUNDUE In the cold days of winter, fondue is a favorite meal in the European kitchen. Here is a recipe from Bern, Switzerland that includes a couple non-traditional ingredients- eggs and cream- that add unmistakable flavor and richness. Cubes of crusty baguette cubes are the stand-by dipping options, but you might also try: lightly teamed vegetables; sautéed mushrooms; steamed…

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Modern European Design: Chalets of the Alps


Get your winter coats on, we’re off to the mountains of France & Switzerland to tour some modern chalet interiors that will have you reconsidering what you think alpine living is all about. Rugged exteriors and luxury interiors define these gems we found from throughout the European Alps. ABOVE: A renovated multi-leveled alpine chalet with traditional features like  wood and…

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Time for a Kitchen Remodel?


OK, thanksgiving is over and you may have found your kitchen to be anything but the ideal space for cooking and entertaining. Perhaps your challenge was limited counter space, inadequate burner or oven space, insufficient cabinet space and access, or maybe the layout had you bumping into Aunt Irma at every turn. So, if 2014 is the year you will…

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European Inspiration – Architect Patrick Meisch


When Markus & I travel to our home country of Switzerland, we are often inspired by the modern architecture and design we see throughout Europe. So this month we decided to so start highlighting modern European design we think you will find inspiring. Our first blog on this topic features architect Patrick Meisch and a stunning residence he designed in Belgium….

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LEICHT Cabinets at Home in Mid-Century Modern Kitchen


Kathy and Ken London had Mid-Century Modern in mind when they began designing their new kitchen in Carmel Valley.  Working with designer, Anita Lewis, the London’s chose Studio Europa’s sustainable, high-tech LEICHT offerings for their primary cabinets, and custom richly toned walnut for secondary cabinets and other built-in features.    The white high-gloss LEICHT cabinets offer a clean sleek look on…

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