Adding Color to the KItchen

Essence Professional Colorful Faucets

Kitchens are becoming more and more colorful.  A few months ago, we loved finding ranges in literally a “range” of colors to suit just about anyone’s taste.  And, now we found beautiful, sleek architectural faucets from Grohe which became available in July of 2017.  The Essence professional faucets come in a rainbow of fun colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue purple and pink. The silicone hoses are interchangeable which allows for easy maintenance and also offers homeowners the option to add small pops of color to an otherwise neutral kitchen.

Of course, these faucets are not just big on personality, but they offer superb GrohFlexx technology featuring a 360-degree turnable spring for a fully rotating spray and their EasyDock magnetic system.         

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Crosstown Farmhouse Sink

Adding a splash of color to a kitchen is so easy these days.  We recently wrote about colorful ranges and then about the Essence Professional Faucets that come in a rainbow of colors.  And, now we learned about the Elkay Crosstown Farmhouse Sink. With its interchangeable aprons, this innovative sink is an industry first and perfect for homeowners who want to alter the look and feel of their kitchens in an easy way. It is as simple as loosening and re-tightening two wing nuts so adding that splash of color whenever the mood strikes could not be easier.

The aprons come in Glacier, Champagne, Graphite, Platinum, Sapphire, Scarlet and Sunset to fit the several different models of the Crosstown Farmhouse Sink that have the interchangeable apron feature.  The sink and aprons are sold separately.

Perhaps, a new range, a new faucet, or even a new sink is in the cards for your kitchen.

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We love rugs – they are an essential part of all home décor.  We often tell our clients to start with the rug when designing a room as they provide the foundation upon which furniture and the rest of the room sit.  Their aesthetic appeal can be truly amazing.  While rugs do come in many styles, price points, and materials, they all may be difficult to maintain.  Ruggables may be a very stylish and affordable solution for people on a budget and for families with young children or pets.

Jeneva Bell, the founder of Ruggables, tells the story of how her dog ruined her new, very expensive rug.  She, along with her team of industry experts, came up with this innovative two -piece rug system. With one removable rug cover and one cushioned non-slip pad, this technology makes it possible for area rugs to be washed as easily and frequently as bedding.

Connie Chen from Business Insider tried out a Ruggable rug in her own apartment, and she found that the system was as easy to assemble and to maintain as was touted on the Ruggables site. Take a look at their website to see all of the sizes and styles that are available.  Just a few of the many designs are traditional Persian ones, contemporary geometric patterns, nautical and coastal designs, and fun patterns for kid’s rooms and playrooms.  These area rugs and runners can be purchased at many online sites or stores such as Wayfair, Amazon, Home Depot, and Target.  We have not seen these in person yet, but we are planning to check them out for ourselves soon.

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Samsung Frame TV

If you do not like staring at that big black box when not watching your favorite shows, here is a fantastic idea. 

The Samsung Frame TV is as much a work of art as it is a TV.  When it is off, it transforms from TV to beautiful art. This cool new product will add style to any room. Simply choose from a library of artwork to suit your mood and taste. The Samsung Collection includes a selection of artwork and photography which can be updated when desired. There is an even larger collection which can be purchased by subscribing to the Samsung Art Store and then displayed on the Frame TV. Finally, it is possible to upload your own photos by sending them to The Frame via smartphone or connecting with a USB flash drive.

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