Streamlined Designs, Eclectic Touches And Multiples Of Appliances Lead 2015 Kitchen Trends From The National Kitchen & Bath Association

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
March 3rd, 2015

Habersham American Treasures Ciera Center Island 01-3750The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently released its 2015 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends report highlighting the top 10 overall kitchen design trends it expects to see this year, including:

1. Clean with an overall contemporary feeling. A fusion of styles and multiple colors in one kitchen

2. European-styled cabinets

3. Multiples of appliances in one kitchen

4. The rise of steam ovens.

5. Furniture-look pieces.

6. Outdoor kitchens.

7. Fewer standard kitchen tables, replaced by counters or tall gathering tables.

8. TVs and docking stations.

9. Wine refrigerators.

10. Focus on the user experience, from easy maintenance to accessible design. Considering the needs of all users in the space, including pets.

More details, including product trends, are included in the full 2015 NKBA Kitchen & Bath Design Trends report available free to NKBA members on NKBA.org.

Here at Habersham, as our orders for custom kitchens continue to grow, we are certainly seeing all of these trends –and then some. More and more, today’s homeowners are looking to truly express their own personality and sense of style throughout the home environment.  With our virtually unlimited custom capabilities, we love working with our designer and homeowner clients to help make their dream homes a reality.

Contact us today to learn more!

February Featured Home Project by Tutto Interiors

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
February 3rd, 2015

Tutto Interiors Home ProjectThis month we are excited to put the spotlight on an amazing home design project by  award-winning designer Cheryl Nestro of Tutto Interiors.

As this month’s “Featured Home” story on our website, the project  involved a complete redesign of a 10,000-square-foot home.  From tearing out walls  to converting a former theater room into a basketball  court, Cheryl  redid the residence from top to bottom.

Cheryl chose our American Treasures Media Center for her lovely Great Room design.

“These days, it is unusual to work out a great room plan that does not feature a TV over a fireplace,” she explains in the website story.  “Since the space didn’t have a fireplace, it gave us the chance to house the TV in a media cabinet design from Habersham that perfectly reflected my client’s glamorous style sensibilities.“

The entire project took 18 months to complete and received recognition in the design community with a Detroit Home Design Award for Best Traditional Great Room/Living Room

Congrats to Cheryl on this beautiful project!  Do you have stories and photos to share on how you used Habersham in your own home or design project?  Let us hear from you! And, visit our home page to see the full story!

Homeowners Seek Kitchen Designs That Can Stand The Test Of Time

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
January 16th, 2015

Habersham Custom KitchensThere’s no question that a kitchen renovation requires a  significant investment.  So it’s not surprising that recent findings of the U.S. Houzz Kitchen Remodeling Survey confirmed that homeowners are making design choices they feel  not only  withstand  the test of time, but the winds of changing style and design trend directions as well.

Here at Habersham, we’ve always focused on quality , hand-styled craftsmanship and timeless designs that blend seamlessly in  countless décor styles  — especially when it comes to custom fitted kitchens.

From Kitchen & Bath Business magazine:

“For the majority of homeowners, the relationship with their kitchen is a significant long-term commitment to both function and aesthetics, one that can last 30 years or more.  According to the 2014 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Remodeling Survey, 25 percent of those choosing to remodel have kitchens that are more than 30 year old, and another 41 percent are updating kitchens that are anywhere from 16 to 30 years old.  Houzz found that most kitchens last two or four times longer than the typical U.S. marriage (eight years) and duration of car ownership (nearly six years.)

“We already know that kitchens are the biggest driver of discretionary spending in the remodeling market,” said Nino Stichinava, principal economist at Houzz.  “As the economy has improved, many homeowners who delayed spending on kitchen updates feel like they now have the means to remodel.  We should continue to see an uptick in discretionary spending on home improvements into 2015.”

Kitchen renovations are a major investment, commanding the largest spending levels among remodeling projects.  Given the considerable longevity and cost, homeowners are making choices to ensure they can live with their kitchens for many years to come.

Visit Kitchen & Bath Business magazine – www.kbbonline.com — to learn more and to read the full story.

Photography by Peter Rymwid.

Winter 2015 Market Highlights | Newest Additions to Biltmore® Chateau Reserve Collection

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
December 31st, 2014

Habersham Biltmore Chateau Reserve We invite members of the trade to learn more about the latest additions to our growing collection of hand‐painted, styled and finished custom fitted furniture during the Winter 2015 Dallas Total Home & Gift Market in the Gallery Six Showroom, WTC 11013.

Among the highlights include additions to our  Biltmore® Chateau Reserve Collection  and other new accent furnishings.  The Chateau Reserve Collection, a collaboration between Biltmore and Habersham, has drawn its inspiration from the entertainment and hospitality that defined the landmark Asheville, NC estate at the turn of the century. The collection’s grand scale designs and accent furniture pieces reflect the art, architecture, hospitality and ambiance that George W. Vanderbilt cultivated for his estate.

Introduced earlier this year,our Biltmore Overlook Arch Bookcase was inspired by the beautiful arches and ironwork found in the library of the famed Asheville, NC estate. Now, we have has taken this popular design and created a home theater option. Fluted columns and arches come together with ornate metal grillwork for an elegant room accent.

Visit the  Biltmore section of our website to see all the  designs in the collection.

Habersham Home For The Holidays

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
December 11th, 2014

Habersham Custom Fitted Furniture For Today's HomeOn 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 designs 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!

New Americana Designs Offer One-Of-A-Kind Artisan Designs For Today’s Home

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
November 12th, 2014

Habersham Americana Acorn Creek Cabinet “Our goal was to create pieces that , no matter what the décor style, would fit in almost any home.  We wanted to accomplish this through clean lines, hand-done details, and layers of texture and color.  We feel  these elements add a richness and history to a piece and create enough depth to draw you in as you look at it – sparking your imagination as a painting would, making each piece truly a complete work of art.”

Introduced during last month’s High Point Market, our new Americana group was very well received by the design community seeking unique, new designs for their discriminating clientele.

The quote above is from our design team who  brought the new group to life and based on the feedback the introduction has received, I think it perfectly encapsulates we were hoping to accomplish with these new designs.

The  Acorn Creek Cabinet, shown here, is just one of our newest styles. Visit the Market News section of our site to see them all.

New Designs Join Our Line During Fall 2014 High Point Market

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
November 1st, 2014

Habersham Unveils Newest Designs During Fall 2014 High Point MarketWe’re just returning from a very successful Fall 2014 High Point Market.  During the semi-annual trade show, we had the chance to meet with many of our current trade customers as well as connect with new ones.

Market is always a great opportunity to gather feedback about our line and how we can continue to improve our custom capabilities, service offerings and designs.

We introduced 30 + new designs this market and feedback was overwhelmingly positive from our showroom visitors.  We’ve also posted our new designs on line so even if you missed market, you can still get a first-hand look.

Click on the “News” section of our site and then visit  ”Market News” area  to see them all!

New Designs, New Directions Debut During Fall 2014 High Point Market | Come & See

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
October 13th, 2014

Habersham High Point Market Fall 2014 Everyone comes to High Point Market to see what’s new, what’s different, what’s trending.  When you come to our showroom, we think you’re going to like what you see.

New finishes, new case goods, new Americana designs, new additions to our American Treasures Collection, new artwork, the latest styles for our popular Biltmore ® Chateau Reserve Collection, new wine room and other custom cabinetry styles…these are just a few of the resources and new initiatives we’ll be unveiling at Market.

So join us from October 18-23, 2014 at Market Square, Space 1919.  Come & See.

High Point Highlights | Americana, Additions to American Treasures®, Biltmore® Chateau Reserve Collection

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
September 25th, 2014

Habersham American Treasures Chest DesignWe invite all of our trade customers to join us for the Fall 2014 High Point Market as we showcase the latest additions to our  popular American Treasures® and Biltmore® Chateau Reserve Collections .  Americana, a  new grouping of one-of-a-kind, artisan designs, will also join the line-up.  These styles, as well as many of our bestselling designs and custom fitted furniture styles for every room in the home, will be on view at Market Square, Space 191.

Americana will include a number of fresh new pieces that recall the design inspirations and styles from our  early days – with a new twist.

Pieces in our  transitional  American Treasures collection take their inspiration from classic styles that have been updated and simplified.    Adding to their appeal, these designs, like countless others in the full Habersham line, are customizable. The Chateau Reserve Collection, a collaboration between Biltmore and Habersham, has drawn its inspiration from the entertainment and hospitality that defined the landmark Asheville, NC estate at the turn of the century.  The collection’s grand scale designs and accent furniture pieces reflect the art, architecture, hospitality and ambiance that George W. Vanderbilt cultivated for his estate.

Look for more High Point updates in future blog posts.

You Envision It. We Can Create It.

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
August 30th, 2014

Habersham Custom SpotlightLike one of our designs but wish you could change it to fit a certain space or serve a certain function?  Through our custom capabilities we can create custom fitted furniture to meet your every need.  We have custom projects going through our factory each week and we’ll be sharing them with you in upcoming blog posts.

This design shows how we customized our Hampton Breakfront to meet a special request from our customer, Interior Motives, Inc., New Jersey.   We removed the top portion of the piece to accommodate a TV.  We added an electronic lift and now it serves as an entertainment center.  The finish chosen was our popular Studio finish, Opal.

Contact us today and let’s talk about how we can create a custom design for you.