Enjoying Outdoor Kitchens All Year Long

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
September 28th, 2015

Habersham Custom Cabana Kitchen More and more, consumers are working to create outdoor living spaces that are as fabulous as their interiors.  And, they’re finding ways to enjoy these outdoor spaces, like outdoor kitchens, all year long.  As a recent article in Kitchen & Bath Business (www.kbbonline.com) magazine stated:

School is starting back and the days are growing shorter, but the appeal of the outdoor kitchen still continues into the cooler months of the year.  “In addition to warm-weather climates such as Florida and the West Coast, we’ve really seen year-round grilling take off in the Mid-Atlantic and North-Atlantic,” said Jim Ginocchi, president of Coyote Outdoor Living.  “Consumers are now using their outdoor kitchens year-round, as opposed to just three or four months out of the year.”  With the recent popularity of outdoor kitchens, new technologies and designs have evolved to accommodate each climate and allow for clients to make use of their investments longer in the season.”

Be sure to visit our website to see more of our kitchen designs ideas!

Design Blog Spotlight: Toms-Price

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
August 23rd, 2015

We always enjoy reading the blogs of our interior designer and dealer clients and I wanted to share one with you.  This month, Peggy DuMont  Toms-Price Peggy du Mont, designer, Toms-Price, Wheaton, IL, talks about  how to add a wow factor to a room with Habersham’s American Treasures pieces.  Here’s a clip from the full blog post:

Q: How can I make my room truly beautiful and unique?

A: One method that designers understand is the addition of a statement piece to add wow factor.

It’s true that one jaw-dropping piece of furniture in a room gives it a solar-like focus around which all the other pieces can revolve. “How can I find that perfect piece,” you ask? My go-to company has often been Habersham which takes the level of furniture making to an art. It’s an upscale investment to be sure but if you are just choosing one piece to make a statement it’s possible for even the budget-conscious.

Even though Habersham is high-end, it mixes well with other furniture – even a roomful of flea market finds! It will make everything look better. American Treasures is a new collection for Habersham. It moves away from the very large carved and heavily distressed pieces in some of their other groups. I love this more streamlined transitional look and find it blends well with many styles – even more traditional ones. It also has many pieces scaled down for smaller homes.

Click here to read the full post.

The Dressing Room : The ‘It’ Space of Luxury Living

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
August 23rd, 2015

Habersham Custom Dressing Room Cabinetry In the recent September 2016 issue of Traditional Home on newsstands now , the article “What’s In Your Closet “ written by Candace Ord Manroe and produced by Krissa Rossbund, outlines how today’s closet/dressing room has become the new “it” space of luxury living.

The article says, “Remember when the word closet could be lofted as a put-down to describe a pint-size room (as in, “That bedroom’s tiny as a closet”)?  In some circles, that insult now would be mystifying – the closet has become the new “it” space of luxury living.  That means bye-bye-small fry, and welcome, literally, to the next big thing.”

Here at Habersham, we’re continuing to see growing demand for dressing room cabinetry for spaces of all sizes.

Completely customized to meet the client’s space, style and wardrobe needs, designs include wide, deep drawers, plenty of shelving for shoes and accessories, hanging bars, mirrors, space for luggage, safes, hampers and more.

We also give clients the opportunity to choose from a vast palette of hand-styled finishes in rich colors, tones and textures to create  private, luxurious spaces.  To see some of our latest designs, be sure to explore our website’s cabinetry section.

Made For You. Custom Cabinetry Designed Around Your Dreams.

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
July 8th, 2015

Habersham Custom Bath CabinetryNo matter the space, size or design style, we can work with you to create the room and home of your dreams.

Our design and engineering team can create a design custom-tailored to your specific tastes and lifestyle requirements.

What’s more, you  can choose from an endless array of finishes, including those from  our own palette  of hand-styled  options.

So contact us today and let us  help you create the home of your dreams. We look forward to working with you!

(Photo courtesy of Peter Rymwid)

New ASID Research Confirms Full Recovery of Interior Design Industry

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
June 24th, 2015

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) recently released its Interior Design 2015/2016 Outlook and State of the Industry and the news is good! As outlined in the association’s press release:2015 ASID Industry Outlook

“The Interior Design 2015/16 Outlook and State of the Industry report, produced by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Research, forecasts continued positive growth for the interior design industry, with several indicators suggesting that design has fully recovered from the recession of 2008. The number of designers and design firms is near or ahead of 2007 figures, and the dollar value of sales and product specified is at record levels. Billings and inquiries are up with positive expectations into next year, and that translates into a hot job market as firms of all sizes and design specialties intend to hire new employees. “

These results reinforce many of the conversations we’re having with our own designer clients this year – as many are reporting steady business and reports of new projects coming in. So remember, we’re here to help!

As one of the most designer friendly lines in the marketplace, we can offer countless custom furniture and cabinetry options to help you with your next project. Whether you’re working on a new kitchen project or a whole home renovation, we’ve got versatile finish options, furniture and cabinetry styles to meet the specialized needs of your discriminating clientele.  To learn more about the report, visit www.asid.org

Biltmore Grand Entry Sets Tone For What Lies Beyond

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
June 9th, 2015

Biltmore Grand EntryLike the gorgeous three-mile Approach Road leading to Biltmore, this  hand-finished and styled design surely sets the tone for what lies beyond.

One of the licensed designs from our  Biltmore®  Custom Built-In Cabinetry Collection, the Biltmore Grand  Entry (64-7505) takes its inspiration from the architectural elements of the famed North Carolina estate and invites you to bring a touch of its renowned beauty, grandeur and hospitality into your own home.

Contact us today to find out how you can  make your own grand entrance.

The 2016 NKBA Design Competition is Now Open for Member Submissions

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
June 9th, 2015

Habersham Kitchen Custom Cabinetry by Julie Mifsud 542x376 The 2016 NKBA Design Competition is Now Open for Member Submissions © 2009 Habersham HomeWe wanted to let our designer/builder clients know that the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently announced that its 2016 NKBA Design Competition has started accepting member submissions. Exclusive to NKBA members, the annual competition offers an excellent opportunity to submit kitchen and bath projects that were installed between Jan. 1, 2014, and Aug. 14, 2015.

As outlined in the NKBA press release:

Complete information on the competition entry process, categories, prizes, guidelines, and more, can now be downloaded from the official entry packet available at NKBA.org/Competition.

Member designers can enter their projects in one of six award categories, including Small Kitchen, Medium Kitchen, and Large Kitchen; Powder Room, Small Bathroom, and Large Bathroom. In addition, applicants have the opportunity to be considered for a number of specialty awards, including Best Before & After, Budget-Friendly, Green and Universal Design.

All category winners will be automatically considered for Best Kitchen and Best Bath Awards. Applicants primarily from the Builder/Remodeler segment will automatically be considered for the Builder/Remodeler Award, in honor of Clay Lyon, CR, 2012 NKBA Secretary. New this year, one honorable mention will be named for each of the main categories.

All 2016 NKBA Design Competition winners will receive national industry recognition, a share of over $60,000 in cash prizes, numerous category and specialty awards, and will also be featured in NKBA Magazine, on NKBA.org and in the NKBA Booth at KBIS 2016 in Las Vegas next January. In addition to being featured on several association platforms, winners’ projects are often published in several leading industry publications.

All winners will be honored at an exclusive awards event on Jan. 18, during KBIS 2016 at Las Vegas in the presence of association leadership and some of the finest kitchen and bath industry professionals.

Pictured: Habersham kitchen by Julie Mifsud, principal, Julie Mifsud Interior Design.  Her kitchen project was among the top winners of the 2013 NKBA Northern California Design Competition.  The design took third place in the large kitchen category.

Spring 2015 High Point Highlights

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
May 11th, 2015

Habersham Spring High Point Market Biltmore Kitchen

The Spring 2015 High Point Market welcomed the latest collaboration between Habersham and Biltmore® — our new Biltmore®  Custom Built-In Cabinetry . Featuring bespoke designs for every room in the home, this collection was also joined by the newest additions to Habersham’s popular American Treasures® collection and a brand new finish – Cosmopolitan.

As we enter into the 11th year of a successful licensing partnership, the  new Biltmore Custom Built-In Cabinetry  brings our custom capabilities together with the unlimited design inspiration of Biltmore.  As part of the new program, designers and their clients will be able to 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 kitchen cabinetry shown at market was 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. Also pictured, our new 37-3070 Kitchen Island, shown in Empire and Warm Silver.

Visit the “News” section of our website to see all our new designs!

New Cosmopolitan Finish Offers Clean, Sophisticated Styles

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
May 11th, 2015

Habersham Hampton Breakfront

Responding to growing demand for clean, sophisticated finishes, we unveiled our brand new Cosmopolitan finish during the recent Spring 2015 High Point Market.

Offering a distinctly different look from many of the classic art and distressed finishes we’re known for,  the Cosmopolitan  style is perfect for anyone seeking a cleaner, simpler look with   subtle hues that can blend into any décor.  Employing the meticulous hand-styling that is our hallmark, Cosmopolitan finishes are dry brushed with minimal distressing, wormholes or crackle.  The result –  stunning styles that lend a subtle, casual elegance to today’s home.

Our new Hampton Breakfront is shown in Cosmopolitan finishes.  The exterior is “Madison Avenue” with gold accents.  The interior is “Chiffon.”  Other Cosmopolitan finishes include Dover Cliffs, Nubian Sand, Onyx, Rockefeller, Mint Lace, Jade, Pendant and Crystal.

To learn more about these and the countless others that comprise our vast finish family,  contact us today!  800.HABERSHAM |habershamhome.com

Biltmore® Custom Built-In Cabinetry To Debut During Spring 2015 High Point Market

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
April 14th, 2015

Habersham introduces Biltmore Collection Custom Built-In CabinetryThe Spring 2015 High Point Market will welcome the latest collaboration between Habersham and Biltmore ® —   Custom Built-In Cabinetry.  Featuring bespoke cabinetry designs for every room in the home, this collection joins the newest additions to our popular American Treasures®, Americana Group and main line that will be on view  for attending interior designers, dealers and trade members visiting our showroom at  Market Square, Suite 191.

As we enter into the 11th year of our successful licensing partnership, the new custom built-in cabinetry offerings  will  bring our ever-expanding custom capabilities together with the unlimited design inspiration of Biltmore. As part of the new program, designers and their clients will be able to 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.

Photography of the new collection will be available during Spring Market and we’ll be blogging about the new collection, so check back soon!