• Trend Watch

    We asked four veterans of the design industry what’s hot in the realm of kitchen design and which trends are on their way out. The big takeaway: Regardless of the style, kitchens loaded with personality are where it’s at. By Catherine Warmerdam Photography by Charlene Lane LAURA NEUMAN PEPPERJACK INTERIORS What’s In • Dark painted colors […]

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    Kitchens with Character

    Four kitchens as individual and filled with personality as the people who live in them. By Marybeth Bizjak The Space-age Kitchen Designer: Nar Design Group Contractor: Nar Fine Carpentry, Inc. Photography: Fred Donham, PhotographerLink AS FIRST-TIME RENOVATORS, Miles and Nina Harley weren’t exactly sure what they wanted when they hired Nar Bustamante to remodel the […]

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  • Mixing It Up

    Mixing It Up

    A creative blend of materials adds interest to this sunny entertaining space. By Catherine Warmerdam Interior design: Laura Nathan Design Contractor: Bedrock Construction Photography: Terry Nathan Designer Laura Nathan had already worked with homeowners David and Karen Westphalen for a few years when the couple asked her to overhaul the kitchen in their Davis home. […]

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  • Appliances

    Welcome to the New Age

    If you think kitchen appliances are boring, think again. Advances in design and function mean that a home’s hardest-working machines can perform better than ever—and look good doing it, too. We asked Dale Nolt, an appliance expert with Ferguson, to shine a light on the latest and greatest in kitchen appliances. HEAT WAVE After finding […]

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  • Chef Laura Stewart

    Other People’s Kitchens

    WHEN IT COMES TO KITCHENS, Laura Stewart of Indulge Gourmet has seen it all. After nearly a decade as a personal chef and caterer, she has turned out fabulous meals in all kinds of settings, from posh vacation homes to cramped galleys, most of which she had never stepped foot in before showing up for […]

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    Kitchen Confidential

    Here’s a little secret: Interior designers shop at Ikea just like the rest of us. They know the Swedish retailer isn’t just a place to buy cheap furniture; it carries a surprising array of stylish items for your home. Here’s a look at some of the retailer’s best kitchen picks. By Marybeth Bizjak Photography by […]

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  • Stripes Forever

    Stripes Forever

    MY SUMMER OBSESSION: FOUTAS. These hand-woven textiles, made of Egyptian cotton, are great beach towels. They’re superabsorbent, don’t hang on to sand, roll up into a tiny bundle and dry quick as a flash. They’re also versatile: You can use them as a tablecloth, a bath towel, a wrap or a throw. I own nine […]

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  • Melamine plates

    Mad for Melamine

    The next time you dine alfresco, ditch the paper plates and elevate the experience with a fetching table setting. These durable melamine plates—all less than $8 apiece—can be mixed and matched for a carefree look that’s pretty enough for company. By Catherine Warmerdam Photography by Create + Gather 1. Pier 1 Imports 2. Target 3. […]

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  • The Kitchen We’re Crushing On Right Now Spring 2017

    This stunning kitchen update is a bolt from the blue. Photography by Chad Davies Interior Design: Katrina Stumbos Contractor: Mark Thompson Painter: Rob Miller Carpenter: Jerry Schmit By Catherine Warmerdam WHEN THE HOMEOWNERS of a 1964 Carter Sparks home in Sacramento’s Wilhaggin neighborhood decided to revamp their dark, outdated kitchen, they were intent on respecting the […]

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  • Kitchen Crush

    The Kitchen We’re Crushing on Right Now

    By Marybeth Bizjak Photography by Kat Alves Design: Kerrie Kelly Design Lab; Lori Brazier, lead designer Countertops: Dekton by Cosentino Appliances: Ferguson Custom Range Hood: Modern-Aire Pendants: Rejuvenation Barstools: Kerrie Kelly Design Lab Paint: Benjamin Moore’s Balboa Mist (walls) and Kentucky Haze (island) WHEN YOU HAVE three small children and two dogs (including a puppy!), […]

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