Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Some great ideas from Home magazine

I saw in the November/December issue of Home that Dutch doors are making a comeback.  Jeld-Wen is making them, but they're not half and half like the originals.  The division is higher.
The upgraded kitchen in a New York apartment has a unique look.  The architect, Philip Mahla, decided to have white appliances and stainless steel cabinets.  The upper cabinets have honeycomb glass inserts; and there's a white marble countertop; the table/work island has a stainless steel base and a white marble top.  It's a fantastic reversal of that stainless steel appliance look.
I like the look of the enclosed blinds or cellular shades that you install over your door glass.  There are no cords or dusting, and it's easy to control light and privacy.  I saw them in a Home Depot/ODL Enclosed Treatments ad.  I'd love to have them.
And the holiday centerpieces included party favors (miniature wrapped Christmas gifts) displayed on two stacked glass cake stands.  Elsewhere, colorful ribbon candy in glass containers make nice accents.  And you can tie place cards to the stems of pears sitting in small containers or bowls. 
There's also an article on dealing with a Great Room.  They framed a wall treatment to define the dining area.  I did like the fireplace trimmed with polished aluminum; tiles of river rock in resin flank it.  It's another unique look.
And I saw a URL for a Kohler building and remodeling flipbook (slideshow) in a Kohler ad.  It's a gallery of kitchen and bath ideas; here's the link: PointClickHome Slideshow - Kohler Slideshow 2

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