Design Trends 2016 : ‘Home As Sanctuary’

by Joyce Eddy, Chairman of the Board  |  
January 27th, 2016

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A recent article in The Post and Courier suggests that interior design is trending towards meaningful and healthy for 2016.  As reported in the story:

Embracing and heartfelt, genuine and environmentally minded, classic and contemporary — perhaps even an eclectic mix of the two — as long as it reflects a personal and meaningful take on the world.

That’s where interior design is headed in 2016: toward homes that neutralize the complexity and stress of life by becoming retreats of greater authenticity and peacefulness rather than places full of generic and relatively meaningless stuff.

“In design, people are talking about well-being across the board, physical and emotional,” said New York interior designer Robin Wilson, founder and CEO of Robin Wilson Home and author of “Clean Design: Wellness for Your Lifestyle.” “It is not just about beautiful anymore.”

It’s more about soul and meaning, said Charleston designer Beverly Bohan of Haute Design. She describes a home integrating the best of contemporary and classical pieces in a clean approach that creates an environment that’s about you and what you stand for.

“It’s no longer about buying to buy and just putting stuff out there,” Bohan said. “It’s not disposable. It’s more thoughtful … genuine, personal. It’s about how you live, your personality, your values, what represents you and your philosophy of life.”

Here at Habersham we certainly agree.  We love working closely with our designer, dealer and homeowner clients to create meaningful interiors that not only reflect the lifestyle needs and dreams of the homeowner, but offer timeless looks that can last for generations to come.

Featured Product: Biltmore Bar Island

by Joyce Eddy, Chairman of the Board  |  
January 17th, 2016

Biltmore Bar IslandWe continue to enjoy our long and successful partnership as a licensee for Biltmore®.  Our design team loves to mine the celebrated North Carolina estate for fresh new inspiration.   Among the highlights of our collaboration is new Biltmore® Custom Cabinetry that brings our custom capabilities together with the unlimited design inspiration of Biltmore.

As part of the new program, designers and their clients can   choose from a number of styles and countless finish options – all designed to bring Biltmore’s timeless elegance to any space in the home – from the dressing room and wine cellar to the kitchen, bath, library and more.

The designs shown here, including the Biltmore Bar Island,  were inspired by elements inside Biltmore’s Louis XVI room and owner George Vanderbilt’s kitchens, which were originally designed by prominent New York architect Richard Morris Hunt.

Visit our website to see many more of our Biltmore® designs.

StyleAvant | Style Is Personal. We Get That.

by Joyce Eddy, Chairman of the Board  |  
January 17th, 2016

StyleAvant Kitchen by Habersham 1Representing a new market focus for  Habersham,  our new StyleAvant premium|custom line includes trend-driven, frameless cabinetry styles, versatile custom options and our signature quality craftsmanship.

We think StyleAvant’s innovative, high-end styling, custom features and price points will find great appeal among today’s younger, upscale homeowners seeking kitchen and bath cabinetry that reflects their own style tastes and individuality.

As a full custom, all wood, European style frameless cabinetry line, StyleAvant brings Habersham’s hallmark quality craftsmanship together with design innovation and customization for maximum appeal. Visit www.styleavant.com to learn more!

New StyleAvant Line Opens Doors To Fabulous Kitchen Design Possibilities

by Joyce Eddy, Chairman of the Board  |  
December 8th, 2015

Our brand new StyleAvant line of premium/custom kitchen cabinetry offers fabulously flexible design features to create a kitchen that truly reflects your own personality and lifestyle needs.

Among the many appealing features of the new line are 24+ standard door and limitless “build your door” customization options!

To learn more about all of our door styles and the many other custom options available to you through StyleAvant, visit our new website today – www.styleavant.com

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Featured Product: Moderne Bedside Table

by Joyce Eddy, Chairman of the Board  |  
November 23rd, 2015

01 1712 moderne bedside table1 542x617 Featured Product: Moderne Bedside Table © 2009 Habersham HomeThis month we shine our product spotlight on one of our brand new Fall Introductions, the Moderne Bedside Table.

With a nod to the art and architecture of the 1920s and 1930s, this delightful design offers an understated, elegant accent for the bedroom.

Available in your choice of custom finish options, it includes two drawers and one base shelf for storage and display.

Explore the furniture section of our website to learn more about this and many other new designs now joining our line.

StyleAvant Rollout Begins

by Joyce Eddy, Chairman of the Board  |  
November 13th, 2015

SASHIP (1 of 2)Last week we began shipping out sales and marketing tools to our sales representatives so they can  share the many versatile features our new StyleAvant line offers to our dealer and designer customers.

Our new premium | custom kitchen and bath cabinetry line responds to ongoing demand for transitional styles and fresh, clean finish options.  Style Avant brings together trend-driven, frameless cabinetry styles, versatile custom options andStyle Avant sales toolsour signature quality craftsmanship.

As part of the new StyleAvant offering, we are providing our trade customers with a host of sales and marketing tools to promote the new line and its many benefits.  Among them, a specification guide and price book; color sample sets; door samples; mini-bases; collateral material, and product training.

To learn more about the StyleAvant line, visit our new website – www.styleavant.com

Meet This Month’s Featured Designer | Susan Spath, Kern and Co.

by Joyce Eddy, Chairman of the Board  |  
October 25th, 2015

Susan Spath Kern and CompanyWe love to showcase the projects and backgrounds of the many talented designers we work with!  This month, we’re putting a spotlight on Susan Spath, Kern and Co.  You can read about her and see her lovely home in the Featured Home and Featured Designer stories on our website now.

One  of the most recognized and featured designers in the San Diego area, Susan offers complete planning and full scale luxury interior design services specializing in communities, such as Rancho Santa Fe, where she has been collaborating with top builders and architects for more than 25 years to create custom dream homes for a discriminating clientele. Her quality designs and reputation have also spread far beyond Rancho Santa Fe as evidenced by the numerous projects across the nation and beyond.

Always on the look-out for classic looks and timeless styles, she regularly turns to Habersham custom cabinetry for her projects.

“From the finishes to the craftsmanship, Habersham’s cabinetry is really unlike anything else on the market” she explains. “It’s so uniquely like furniture that it really brings a casually elegant look to the home.”

Featured Product | Biltmore Grand Entry

by Joyce Eddy, Chairman of the Board  |  
September 28th, 2015

Habersham Biltmore Grand EntryEveryone makes a grand entrance into any room with this month’s featured product – our Biltmore Grand Entry.  Shown in Basilica White and Warm Silver finishes, this stunning design is part of our new Biltmore Custom Built-in Cabinetry.

You can choose from a number of styles and countless finish options – all designed to bring  Biltmore’s timeless elegance to any space in the home – from the dressing room and wine cellar to the kitchen, bath, library and more.

See the cabinetry section on our website to learn more.

Spice Up Kitchen Design With Italian Island

by Joyce Eddy, Chairman of the Board  |  
August 23rd, 2015

Habersham Italian Island Inspired by the grand designs and styles that defined Italian Renaissance architecture, our Italian Island  brings any kitchen to the center of attention.

Ideal for entertaining and family gatherings, two dramatic corbels anchor the top overhang to facilitate easy interaction between guests and hosts during meal preparation and serving.  Adding to its appeal, drawers and compartments  put everything within easy reach.  Simple design lines and subtle decorative molding complete the look.

Visit the cabinetry section of our website to see other island styles.

Houzz Study | Majority of Home Renovation Professionals Regain Pre-Recession Revenues, Profits

by Joyce Eddy, Chairman of the Board  |  
August 5th, 2015

We’re reading more and more good news about the home  industry!  Most recently, the Q2 2015 Houzz Renovation Barometer,which tracks confidence in the home renovation market among industry professionals, points to growing industry confidence being driven by widespread quarterly gains in inquiries, number and size of new projects .   Here’s a quick summary from a press release issued last week by Houzz, a leading platform for home remodeling and design:

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According to the Houzz  Q2 2015  Renovation Barometer, more than two-thirds of home renovation firms reported 2015 year-to-date revenues and profits to be at or above pre-recession levels, with one in five firms or more reporting revenues and profits to be significantly higher.

“A large majority of home renovation firms on Houzz report a return to pre-recession revenues and profits, irrespective of industry segment or firm size,” said Nino Sitchinava, principal economist at Houzz. “While industry confidence remains strong for the remainder of 2015, professionals tell us that the shortage of skilled labor continues to be a key challenge to growth.”

The Q2 2015 Barometer reflects steady optimism in market growth among professionals, with high index scores of 69* or higher in market confidence across all company types, in line with Q1 readings (71 or higher).

The Houzz Renovation Barometer study is conducted quarterly and presents analysis of responses to an online survey sent out to a national U.S. panel of architects, interior designers, general contractors/remodelers, design-build firms, and building/renovation and landscape/outdoor specialties.

Click here to read the  full Houzz Renovation Barometer Q2 2015 report .