We are always on the look out for new and interesting items to share with our design clients. From time to time, we post some of the things we have recently discovered. Here are a few of them.
We have just discovered a company that makes stylish custom doors, panels, and drawer faces for Ikea cabinets. Based in Los Angeles, Semihandmade makes it possible to have a beautiful kitchen for a much lower price. Unlike other major cabinet manufactures, it is possible to purchase Ikea cabinets without the drawers and doors. They are sturdy and cost-effective – so, even after adding the beautiful customized doors from Semihandmade the final cost will be much less than the cost of a typical custom kitchen. According to owner John McDonald, they offer over 50 different doors in a wide range of prices and finishes. We found so many choices that we loved – just a few include the high gloss colors, textured melamines, and one-of-a-kind reclaimed wood panels. Take a look at www.Semihandmade.com for more ideas and information.
Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Nexus 21 Concealment System is a worldwide leader in lift systems. We love this great idea for concealing a TV in a kitchen countertop! This idea can also be used to provide pop-up storage for large mixers, coffee makers, and other small appliances to keep the counter clutter-free when not in use – we like this idea much better than the more common “appliance garages.”
We have most often used Kravet for their fabrics and trims, but they are also known for their fine furniture, wallcoverings, and rugs. Recently, they introduced their Modern Luxe line of hide area rugs in an array of natural colors and several different compositions including plank, chevron, and tile. The rich, textural and rustic beauty of these rugs comes in part from the hand-stitching and from the different directions in which the artisans lay the hair. We would love to use one of these rugs in one of our designs sometime soon!