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Salone Internazionale del Mobile – Trend Lab
In the early 1960s, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile held its inaugural event in Milan, Italy, one of the cities synonymous with high fashion and emerging style. The original Salone Internazionale del Mobile was intended to be a showcase of Italian furniture and exports. Over the past six decades, the affair has evolved to become the destination for those who want to be in the know when it comes to trends in home design.  Being ahead of the curve when ...
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Lessons in Laundry 

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Lessons in Laundry 
Back to school time is here again and just as soon as the darling Pinterest-worthy front porch pictures are taken chronicling the milestone of the first day of Kindergarten or even senior year in high school, life erupts in a whirlwind of activity -- sports practices on top of homework, added to music lessons and dance class, with a family dinner thrown into the mix and everyone wanting just a bit of time to unwind.  With all the activities and schedule obligations comes additional lau...
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Functional Features: Toe Kick Lighting

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Functional Features: Toe Kick Lighting
As cabinetry continues to evolve, the modern conveniences come to the forefront. One of our absolute favorite new-to-the-market features is the toe kick lighting option available from KraftMaid cabinetry.Beautiful. Practical. Unique.It definitely brings out the wow factor. Check it out!
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Cabinetry Inspired by Nature

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Cabinetry Inspired by Nature
In recent years, trends have been deeply affected by the return to a love of all things natural. We turn to nature to relax and recharge, to be inspired and awed, and to be surrounded by the most beautiful things.Medallion Cabinetry has captured the textures, colors, feelings, and expressions of nature in their recent offerings. Stunningly beautiful, offering homage to the colors and textures and silhouettes of the natural world, the collection is simply gorgeous.Take a moment and see what strik...
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Black is the New Black 

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Black is the New Black 
British fashion designer Gareth Pugh is credited with saying, “I think in black.” While his focus is couture clothing on the runways of the fashion capitals of the world, his affection for all shades of black is modern and edgy and completely on trend.  Transfer this idea to the exterior of a house and while at first thought some might think you have lost your mind, others will see the idea for what it is – a starkly different choice with plenty of wow factor!&nb...
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Pantone Studio: Inspiration on an iPhone
Pantone, the world’s leading color authority, recently released Pantone Studio, an app designed for those of us who simply adore color – over 10,000 hues! While fun (and admittedly slightly addictive), this digital color gizmo might just become the go-to tool in your designer’s toolbox.  Built to include equal parts style inspiration and industry information, Pantone Studio offer...
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Bar None! 

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Bar None! 
As the hot and steamy dog days of summer begin to wind down, the evenings turn cooler, and the winds begin to make entertaining outdoors less practical, our homes open up to our friends for casual get togethers and social occasions. For adult gatherings, a well-stocked bar is a must have for the modern home.  The goal is to strike a balance between a bar that serves its purpose beautifully and the bar that stands out when in use, but becomes part of the ov...
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Shake Things Up – Mixed Materials in Kitchen Design 
In modern design, visual interest takes center stage. No longer dreaming of perfectly matched design schemes, homeowners desire to be the envy of the neighborhood with their unexpected, unique, and attention-grabbing choices. Nowhere is this more evident than in the contemporary kitchen.  For some clients, the idea of matching metals, perfectly coordinated colors, and identically styled cabinetry feels like a been-there-done-that approach. They seek something that will get tongues talk...
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A Kaleidoscope of Kitchen Color 

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A Kaleidoscope of Kitchen Color 
For years, almost every kitchen included white walls and wood toned cabinetry. While still classic and timeless, white is taking a bit of a back seat to color in the kitchen.  Color offers a chance to show personality, to build a room that gets tongues talking, to set the tone for a space. Kitchens, even though fairly utilitarian areas, deserve for color to take center stage.  Color can accent any surface in a modern kitchen. Materials exist in t...
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What’s New at NeoCon?  

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What’s New at NeoCon?  
Every year since 1969, NeoCon has been one of the go-to events for commercial design. Tens of thousands of design professionals from across the globe spent three days in June making their way around theMART in Chicago, exploring 1 million square feet of exhibition space packed full of new products for furnishing homes and offices, lighting spaces beautifully, expanding the indoors to the outdoors, creative flooring, and much more! NeoCon is fully aligned with up-and-coming trends ...
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