Congrats to 2016 ASID National Award Recipients

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
April 14th, 2016

Each year, the American Society of  Interior Designers ( ASID)  honors those who advance the interior design profession and, in the process, demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. The ASID NationalASID Awards represent the highest level of professional recognition bestowed by the Society on individuals and organizations.

On behalf of all of us here at Habersham, we salute these winners and their great work!  As outlined in the ASID press announcement:

“Each year as part of the Society’s mission, we support and recognize leading visionaries who continually push boundaries to demonstrate the impact of design,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser. “The 2016 ASID National Award winners are no exception: true visionaries whose accomplishments inspire and teach us about what can be done to make a difference. We are proud to honor them.”

“This year’s recipients include Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, an interior designer who represents excellence in the profession at all levels, and Dr. Caren Martin, whose unwavering commitment to elevate the profession knows no limits,” said Sandy Gordon, ASID National Chair. ”I am so pleased we will come together as an industry to celebrate their accomplishments”

Winners include:
Designer of Distinction – Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, CID, LEED Fellow
Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit – Caren S. Martin, Ph.D., CID, FASID

Design for Humanity – Dwell with Dignity
Design Innovation – Stacklab + Rebart

Gordon continued, “The 2016 awards also showcase an organization doing exceptional work with homeless individuals and families to provide complete home interiors that are safe, functional, and beautiful, along with a partnership between two Canadian firms that worked together to create an innovative design with reused materials from a demolished bridge. Together, these award winners demonstrate the transformative effect design has on individuals and the spaces where they live, work, play and heal.”

To read more about the winners and the award , visit

Houzz Kitchen Trends Study | Not Just For Cooking

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
March 22nd, 2016

According to a 2016 report from Houzz, the  majority of renovating homeowners report that they use their kitchens for a variety of uses. Beyond cooking, baking and eating, many entertain, socialize and do work or homework in their kitchens. Given all of this activity, it is not surprising that nearly two-thirds spend over three hours a day in their kitchen.

Houzz Kitchen StudyAt Habersham we have long believed that the kitchen is the true heart of the home.  That’s why we work to help our clients createHabersham Custom Kitchen Cabinetry warm, welcoming kitchen environments that  are beautiful, functional and versatile.

Our custom capabilities ensure that we can help customers create spaces that are truly built around their lifestyle needs.

Contact us today and let’s talk about how we can help you create a kitchen that promises to enhance your gatherings, entertaining and food prep needs!

Featured Home Spotlight | Kern and Co Home Project

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
March 7th, 2016

Habersham Custom Cabinetry by Kern and CoOur latest featured home project, a a 7,000-plus- square-foot estate in Rancho Santa Fe’s Rancho Valencia Country Club, is a beautiful design project by Susan Spath, Owner & Principal Interior Designer, Kern & Co.  Interestingly enough, it wasn’t the first time she’d worked on this particular home.

Knowing she had overseen a complete renovation of the property a number of years prior, the new owners looked to partner with her to shape the vision they had for their new home.  As Susan explains:

“The couple knew I had been the designer for the previous owners, so they came into our store to talk about a total renovation. I took them to my own home, which I use as a showroom, to give them a true glimpse of how I envision furniture, Habersham cabinetry, accessories and fabrics working together in a real setting. They loved what they saw and wanted to capture some of the same bright, light looks in their new home.”

Visit our featured designer section on the website to read and see more!

Houzz Survey Reveals Emergence of ‘Super Kitchen’

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
February 12th, 2016

Habersham Custom Kitchen Cabinetry Accordingly to the 2016 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Survey,  homeowners are renovating their kitchens to create  “super kitchens” that not only serve multiple purposes but also incorporate features, functions and decor traditionally associated with other rooms, dramatically blurring the lines between the kitchen and other living spaces.

As the press release goes on to explain:

The survey of more than 2,400 U.S. homeowners using Houzz who are in the midst of, are planning, or recently completed a kitchen renovation project found that these kitchens go far beyond cooking and baking, with 69 percent using the space for eating and dining, and nearly half for entertaining (49 percent) and socializing (43 percent). In addition, more than a quarter of renovating homeowners use their kitchen as a homework space (25 percent), one in five watch TV (19 percent), and 14 percent read. As the hub of such activity, nearly two-thirds of homeowners spend more than three hours a day in their kitchens (60 percent).

Further blurring the lines between the functional and living areas of their homes, nearly half of renovating homeowners are making their kitchens more open to other living spaces (48 percent), with 46 percent of kitchens completely open to other interior spaces post-renovation. One in five updated kitchens are also more open to the outdoors following their upgrades (18 percent).

This is certainly a trend we’ve watched emerge here at Habersham in recent years –  and we’ve enjoyed working with many of our design clients to create kitchen spaces that are truly the heart of the home in every sense of the word.  We’d love to help you design your own super kitchen,  so contact us today.  Let’s get started!

Fabulous Featured Home: Kellie Burke Interiors Home Project | Milford, CT

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
January 25th, 2016

Habersham Custom Kitchen CabinetryAward-winning interior designer Kellie Burke was delighted to receive a call from a new client hoping to use  Habersham custom cabinetry for the kitchen and bath spaces of her beachfront home on Long Island Sound.  As she explains in our latest “Featured Home” story

“We met and I learned more about her and the hopes she had for her beautiful home.  She  absolutely loves  to entertain – hosting parties for family  and friends  that are renowned for their  fun, carnival atmosphere complete with blow-up castles and  theme park  feel.  She’s also an incredible baker known  as much for her cookies, cakes and pastries as her festive gatherings,” Kellie explains. “ So she wanted a home that would complement the beautiful beach setting, handle her baking needs and provide the perfect backdrop for her events.”

From the kitchen to the bath, Kellie brought together stunning  some whimsical styles and stunning  cabinetry designs .

“I am all about creating unique spaces that  are not ‘cookie cutter’  or easily copied.  Habersham is the perfect line to help me bring dream designs to life, adds Kellie.

Read the full story on the home page of our website!

Fabulous Featured Home| Cyprian Hill Home Project | Part 2

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
January 17th, 2016

cyprian hill project Custom Habersham KitchenThis month we’re excited to shine yet another spotlight on a fabulous home project from Linda Andrus, Cyprian Hill Design.

When we last visited with Linda, she was moving into the second phase of a comprehensive home renovation project for her clients Monica and Wes Metheny.

Our initial story highlighted the design work she had already completed  for the living room, conservatory, dining room and master bath of the 6,000-square–foot home the couple shares with their three children in the suburbs of Annapolis, MD.

As Linda explained in our last story, the Methenys were so pleased with how everything had turned out that they engaged her to turn their kitchen into a Habersham kitchen as well.  Since then, the kitchen project, as well as the guest bath,  have been completed and the results are fabulous!

Check out the “Featured Home” section of our website for the full story.

Habersham Home For The Holidays

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
December 22nd, 2015

Tutto Interiors  Project Featuring Habersham

On behalf of all of us at Habersham, we wish you and yours the happiest of holidays! We hope that your home is the place for many delightful holiday gatherings of family and friends and that everyone is filled with the true spirit of the season.

Our goal is to create custom cabinetry and fine furniture  that help you create a warm, welcoming Habersham Home environment of your own — one that reflects your own personality and wraps guests in an atmosphere of comfort and casual elegance.

We love to showcase home projects we’re working on around the world.  You can see many of them on our website.  We’d welcome the opportunity to help you create something special for your own home.  Contact us today to learn more!

Pictured:  Award-winning Tutto Interiors Home Project

Made To Order…In America

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
December 2nd, 2015

Danny Jones, Master Carver, has been with Habersham since 1977

Danny Jones, Master Carver, has been with Habersham since 1977
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Working in our North Georgia design studio, our talented artisans and craftspeople can customize each piece to reflect your personality and sense of style.  Among the MANY custom features you can request include:

Custom Colors & Finishes

  • Choose from countless signature Habersham finishes
  • Match any of the paint tones from the vast palettes of Benjamin Moore ®  and  Sherwin – Williams ®
  • Combine finishes and special finish placement
  • Change distressing for less aging, distressing or rub through
  • Change or add hand-painted art designs

Custom Built

  • Specify height, width and depth requirements
  • Add additional shelving
  • Change out door panel to use wire mesh, metal grille, glass or wood
  • Door hinged on opposite side
  • False doors
  • Change hardware
  • Add lighting
  • Add closet rod
  • Remove molding or overlays

The list goes on and on.  As we like to say, if you can envision it, we can build it. So contact us today and let’s get to work creating your dream home interior!

We’re Thankful For You!

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
November 23rd, 2015

Habersham Custom Kitchen CabinetryAs we pause to give thanks this season, all of us at Habersham wanted to say how thankful we are for you – our dealers, designers, customers and other vendor partners.

We hope that your home will be the gathering place for families, friends, loved ones and memories as we head into the holiday season.

Wishing  you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.


Photo courtesy of Peter Rymwid

Style is Personal – We Get That | Introducing StyleAvant Custom Cabinetry

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
November 23rd, 2015

Kitchen design by Bryan Reiss, CMKBD, Distinctive DesignWe invite you to explore our newest introduction – StyleAvant  — a brand new premium|custom kitchen and bath cabinetry line.

As a full custom, all wood, European style frameless cabinetry line, StyleAvant brings Habersham’s hallmark quality craftsmanship together with design innovation and customization to help you create a kitchen that truly reflects your own sense of style.

Choose from 24+ standard door and limitless “build your door” customization options; on trend design and architectural elements; standard and custom paint options; cutting edge “Blumotion” soft close technology by Blum and innovative storage solutions by Hafele, Rev-a-Shelf and more.

To learn more, visit  Let us know what you think!

Kitchen design by Bryan Reiss, CMKBD, Distinctive Design