Tag Archives: kitchen design

The Best Kitchen Photo Styling Props – The Decorologist

Oh, the beautiful kitchens that make us drool and dream! It’s not only the functionality and beautiful design that draws us in, but it’s also the kitchen photo styling. White ironstone is a classic and works beautifully in kitchen photo styling. Pitchers, bowls, platters, crocks, and cups can hold fruit, utensils, and other cooking necessities.  […]

Bold Patterned Floor Tiles in an Open Floorplan Kitchen

patterned floor tiles in a black and white kitchen design

Many homeowners are embracing the patterned floor tiles (often referred to as encaustic tiles) that are becoming mainstream this year. Most of us want to make a personal statement in their kitchens, and installing patterned floor tiles are certainly one way to do that. Last week I photostyled and photographed the final results of the […]

The 2019 Best Dark Greens for Kitchen Cabinets

No, it’s not the Pantone Color of the Year. It’s not the Paint Color of the Year, nor is it the Fashion Color of the Year. It’s been seeping into your psyche, increasingly crossing your field of vision over a year or two. Which means the time has come for it to gain mainstream appeal […]

How to Dramatically Transform a Kitchen for Under $10,000

So, you can’t change the layout of your boring kitchen. You can’t replace the too-short cabinets. Is there a way to dramatically transform a kitchen so that it looks fresh, updated, and new (without breaking the bank)? According to the Houzz 2018 Kitchen Trends Survey, Americans spend an average of $42,000 on kitchen remodels. About […]

The Shocking Truth About Marble Countertops – They’re Not As Scary As You Think

Marble is both timeless and totally on-trend, and many of you may be considering installing marble countertops in your kitchen. First of all, marble has some wonderful qualities. It is heat resistant, and you can definitely do an undermount sink with marble countertops. It’s an absolutely gorgeous natural stone with every slab being a piece […]

Keep Calm & Carry On When Your Tile is Discontinued

Long distance projects can be particularly challenging, especially when they are taking place during the holiday season! Like most remodeling and design projects, deadlines are rarely met and projected completion dates are simply wishful thinking. And then there’s the heartbreak when you find out the flooring or backsplash tile (or both) you were in love […]

The Design Project of My Dreams – It’s a Beach House!

Have you ever had a career or life goal that is really more of a secret wish or dream? The design project of my dreams has been to redo a beach property, which seemed unlikely since I live in a landlocked state!   This design project has been in the works since August, and I […]

The Best Countertop Material and Latest Trends

Everyone wants to know the best countertop material for kitchens. Is quartz really better than granite and marble for countertops? It’s now the best-selling countertop material, surpassing granite. Let me tell you WHY. On a scale of 1 to 10 regarding hardness of material, diamond is a 10. Quartz is an 8, granite is a […]

The Decorologist Reports 2017 Kitchen Trends

Last week I was invited to the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) meeting about 2017 Kitchen Trends, sponsored by Procraft Cabinetry, Caesarstone, and Richelieu. I took notes like crazy so that I could share some of what I’ve learned with you – now you can make the best choices in your kitchen renovations!   2017 Kitchen […]

Why Brittannica Quartz Countertops are the Talk of the Town

The kitchen of the lodge style house would be the most important space in the new build. The homeowner wanted it to be SPECIAL. Unique. A modern farmhouse kitchen – bright and cheery, but sophisticated as well.   My homeowner knew she wanted painted shaker style cabinetry, but she was concerned about ending up with […]