Gracious Living: Habersham Design Projects Around the Country

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
May 15th, 2013

habersham custom bath cabinetryLooking for fresh new design ideas? Click here to see some of our custom cabinetry and furniture installations in homes around the country.  These projects highlight our  versatile design styles, finishes and custom capabilities.

This section of the site also highlights a number of the “Featured Home” and “Featured Designer” stories we’ve profiled over the years. If you ever have any suggestions of home projects or talented designers who have used our line in interesting ways, we’d love to hear from you. We’re always looking for new stories to feature on our site. Click here for complete details on our Featured Home and Featured Designer programs.

Look For Our Ad in Departures Home + Design Magazine

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
May 7th, 2013

Habersham in Departures Home and Design May June 2013 IssueBe on the lookout for our newest ad appearing  in the May/June issue of Departures Home & Design, which is packaged with  Departures magazine and mailed to its subscriber base, including American Express Platinum Card®  and Centurion® members .

Described as a “category of one” for its editorial environment and audience, this publication truly represents the sophisticated, modern lifestyle.

We thought this dressing room design provided a nice complement to the publication’s editorial mix and we look forward to hearing feedback from readers!

Sleep In Style: New Biltmore® Sheraton Bed Debuts At Spring High Point Market

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
May 1st, 2013

Habersham Biltmore Sheraton BedWe’ve just returned from the April 2013 High Point Market and received great feedback and a positive reception to our newest designs from dealer and designer trade customers.  Among the new pieces that certainly attracted attention in our showroom was the new Biltmore® Sheraton Bed.

This piece joins other designs  in our licensed Biltmore® Chateau Reserve Collection that draw their 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 furnishings perfectly reflect the art, architecture, history and ambiance of the estate.

This particular design was inspired by elements from the Sheraton and Chippendale rooms at Biltmore Estate.  Its  18th century English design style influences  promise to add a touch of grace and elegance to any master bedroom.  Click here to see other designs in the collection.

Architectural Digest Home Design Show Just A Few Days Away– See Us In Space 149

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
March 18th, 2013

ARCH-DIG-SHOW-BADGE4 (1)We look forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Just a few days away, it runs from March 21-24, 2013 at Pier 94 in New York.

As a first-time exhibitor, we chose to exhibit in this show  because  it is a true showcase of some of the best new ideas in today’s home décor and luxury market.

We felt it offered the perfect venue for us to demonstrate our ever-expanding  custom capabilities.

So come to our space , 149,  to explore custom cabinetry styles for the kitchen and bath, fireplace mantel, wine storage , as well as fine furniture designs and more.  The display will not only demonstrate our versatile style and custom-fit options, but the myriad finish choices we offer too.

You’ll see that these options extend far beyond our own family of finishes  to include the vast palettes of Benjamin Moore® and Sherwin-Williams® — collectively encompassing more than 4,400 different colors.

Click here for complete details about the show, including hours, admission, events and more or visit www.archdigesthomeshow.com

See Us At The Architectural Digest Home Design Show | Space 149

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
March 6th, 2013

Habersham at Architectural Digest Home Design Show | Space 149We look forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming Architectural Digest Home Design Show from March 21-24, 2013 at Pier 94 in New York.

As a first-time exhibitor, we chose to exhibit in this show because  it is a true showcase of some of the best new ideas in today’s home décor and luxury market.  We felt it offered the perfect venue for us to demonstrate our ever-expanding  custom capabilities.

Visitors to our booth will be able to explore custom cabinetry styles for the kitchen and bath, fireplace mantel, wine storage , as well as fine furniture designs and more.  The display will not only demonstrate our versatile style and custom-fit options, but the myriad finish choices we offer too.  They’ll see that these options extend far beyond our own family of finishes  to include the vast palettes of Benjamin Moore® and Sherwin-Williams® — collectively encompassing more than 4,400 different colors.

We’ll be posting more updates on our show plans here so check back soon!

Suite Retreat: The Closet Takes Center Stage

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
March 6th, 2013

Habersham Custom Dressing Room DesignsA key growth area in our custom category has been the dressing room/closet area. We’re seeing increasing demand in both new home construction as well as renovation projects of older homes.

So I was especially interested to see a recent article in the Wall Street Journal (February 11, 2013) entitled, “The $100,000 Closet,” by Candace Jackson.  The article details the  closet’s evolution from a humble storage space to that of a trophy accessory, detailing how the space is  growing in size to rival living rooms and equipped with breakfast areas, sound systems and chandeliers.  In the article, Ms. Jackson writes:

Once a secondary space designed primarily for storage, the humble closet is taking center stage. The latest in high-end master closets go well beyond the typical walk-in and are created to look more like plush lounges or designer stores. Clothing and handbags in glass display cases are lighted like sculptures; custom-designed couches are arranged near Baccarat crystal bars or dedicated breakfast areas.

Designers and architects say for some clients, the cost of the closet can rival or surpass that of the kitchen, topping $100,000 for large, custom-designed walk-ins with luxurious cabinetry, sound systems and office nooks. Increasingly, developers and home builders aren’t only installing windows in closets, they are also configuring home layouts to make sure the closets capture some of the best views and natural light.”

The article goes on to highlight when this trend really started to pick up steam –  “Designers say the move toward more elaborate closets first began five to 10 years ago, and accelerated among wealthy homeowners with the debut of the 2008 film version of ‘Sex and the City,’ when Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie Bradshaw, sees a home with a sprawling walk-in closet big enough for her large shoe collection.”


We’d love to help you with your shoe collection!  Whether your space is large or small, we can create a luxurious retreat that is as fabulous as it is functional. From Old World looks to grand American casual influences, you can choose from a vast palette of hand-styled finishes, wood stains, design styles and custom cabinetry options to create a luxurious and fabulously functional area that marries quality design with modern convenience. Visit our website to see some of our recent dressing room projects.

See Us At the Architectural Digest Home Design Show |Space 149

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
February 27th, 2013

ARCH DIG SHOW BADGE32 542x212 See Us At the Architectural Digest Home Design Show |Space 149  © 2009 Habersham HomeWe’re putting the finishing touches on the booth display  we’ll be featuring at the upcoming Architectural Digest Home Show in New York City. Make plans now to stop by and see us – space 149!

booth 01 267x203 See Us At the Architectural Digest Home Design Show |Space 149  © 2009 Habersham HomeRunning from March 21-24, 2013 at Pier 94, this exciting exhibition brings together nearly 500 of the top brands in home décor to showcase their newest designs and innovations.

We’ll be highlighting our latest custom-fitted cabinetry capabilities and timeless furniture designs . Here’s a preliminary sketch of our booth where will be featuring designs for the  kitchen, dressing room, bath, library and wine cellar.  We will also unveil a new  humidor armoire design  during the show too!booth 01b 267x210 See Us At the Architectural Digest Home Design Show |Space 149  © 2009 Habersham Home

In addition to getting a first-hand look at beautiful designs, the show also offers a full roster of seminars, culinary demonstrations and tasting events and more.  Click here to learn more. And, we’ll be posting more details about our show participation in upcoming blogs too! So check back.

Designer Showroom Spotlight: Interiors By Denise, LLC

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
February 12th, 2013

South Hackensack, NJ | 201.820.3472 | www.interiorsbydenise.com

Located just two blocks from Teterboro Airport in South Hackensack, NJ, Interiors By Denise is considered one of the area’sDenise Albanese, owner/designer, Interiors By Denise“best kept secrets” when it comes to fine furnishings and home décor.

“We offer the same versatile, upscale furnishings choices that most high end retail shops do, but in a more private setting,” explainsDenise Albanese, owner/designer, Interiors By Denise. “Our goal – to provide an intimate, relaxed shopping experience for our customers – no pressure, no obligation.”

Habersham Pieces Featured In Interiors By Denise, LLC  Showroom, New JerseyIt’s a philosophy that has served her well over the years as evidenced by her client roster, which includes some of the most prominent homeowners in the showroom’s surrounding metropolitan area, the US and abroad. In addition to working direct with clients, Denise and her team also work closely with designers, builders and architects on a number of home installation projects.

Her discriminating clientele knows they can depend on Denise and her team to help them create a beautiful home setting that perfectly reflects their own sense of style and lifestyle needs.

“The Interiors By Denise showroom has been set up so that our customers can shop like designers,” Denise adds.  “We’ve designed the space to give them a fully custom shopping experience.”

A complete home resource, the showroom features window treatments, accessories, fabrics, wall décor and a versatile selection of fine furnishings from Habersham and other upscaleHabersham Founders Piece |  Interiors By Denise Showroomlines.

“If our customers dream it, we can create it,” she adds, referencing the showroom’s vast fabric library, extensive selection of window treatments and designer furnishings.

Headlining Denise’s custom capabilities is Habersham.  She and her team enjoy working with the line because it offers so muchflexibility.  Her clients can choose from the line’s virtually limitless hand-styled finish options, countless furniture styles that can be custom designed and sized, and a stunning range of custom-fitted cabinetry designs for any room in the home.

Interiors by Denise, LLC is open Monday – Thursday from  9 am – 5 pm, weekends and evenings by appointment. For more information, visit www.interiorsbydenise.com or call 201.820.3472.

Habersham Featured In Cultivate.com Story on Galley Kitchens

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
February 5th, 2013

Blog posts week of Feb 4Special thanks to the editors of Cultivate.com for featuring our galley kitchen design in one of their trend articles.  In the story by Kelly Thomas, the Cultivate team used our galley kitchen image as the lead in to the story “Nine Big Ideas for Galley Kitchens”. 

Illustrated with our American Treasures galley kitchen, shown here, the story intro starts like this:american treasures galleykitchen Habersham Featured In Cultivate.com Story on Galley Kitchens © 2009 Habersham Home

“In a world where bigger often seems to be better, it’s important to recognize that this isn’t always the case when it comes to kitchens. While many homeowners pass up the simple two-wall galley design in  favor of a more sprawling layout, a galley kitchen employs a smart use of space by putting the sink, fridge, and stove within easy reach. Fans of this style appreciate the ease of use and swear by its ability to be both fashionable and efficient. Though the sometimes-narrow width of a galley kitchen can feel crowded, clever planning remedies the challenges of limited storage and space.”

Click here to read the full story

Habersham Congratulates Julie Mifsud – 2013 NKBA Northern California Kitchen Design Competition Winner

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
February 1st, 2013

Julie MifsudCongratulations to Julie Mifsud, principal, Julie Mifsud Interior Design! Her Habersham kitchen, shown here, was among the top winners in the 2013 National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Northern California Design Competition. The design took third place in the Large Kitchen category.

We wrote about her lovely design several months ago and are reposting some of the story here in honor of her fabulous win!

Habersham Kitchen Custom Cabinetry by Julie Mifsud

For Julie Mifsud, no design job is too small.  It’s a business philosophy that’s served her well as she’s built her expansive design business and its loyal client base, which includes some of the Bay area’s biggest personalities.

It’s also what put her in touch with Habersham. At the time, a potential client contacted her to get her thoughts on a Wolfe Range with red knobs that he was thinking about installing in his kitchen.

She drove an hour and forty-five minutes to his home to discuss the range selection. During the meeting she asked her client a lot of questions to learn more about his lifestyle, his design tastes and his hopes for the kitchen itself.   Her client lived alone but Julie soon learned that his home would quickly fill up with grandchildren, family and friends during the holidays. She also learned that the kitchen was truly the heart of this home – where everyone gathered.

“As we spoke about ideas for the kitchen beyond the range, I learned that he had always wanted a space  that captured an  Old World look and feel reminiscent of his  European grandmother’s own kitchen – aged looks, meticulous detailing, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere,” says Julie. “ And, he wanted a kitchen that would effectively and efficiently serve his needs when he was home  alone, but could also  easily accommodate the extended family when they came to visit.”

Habersham Custom Kitchen Cabinetry Design by Julie Mifsud

With its hand-finished designs, Old World influences and versatile custom cabinetry capabilities, Julie thought Habersham offered the perfect design solution.  She showed her client  Habersham’s kitchen and bath portfolio and he  agreed that Habersham had the look he wanted. Together with  her contractor, Jeff Nelms, Nelms Construction, Habersham Sales Representative Jim Solada and the Habersham custom cabinetry team, Julie began working on a project that would grow from that single range to include  a complete kitchen and bulter’s pantry redesign, guest bath cabinetry and design solutions for other rooms in the home as well.

Among her client’s key requests was to have a space where he could prepare his coffee while watching stock market reports on TV.

So Julie designed what she likes to call the “coffee bar”, complete with a Miele coffee station above and a Sharp microwave drawer below. She housed them between two Habersham curio cabinets and made sure the area offered a clear sight line to the TV.  “The client loved the curios as he felt they really had a richly detailed, antique ‘furniture’ look.”

For the kitchen island, she and her client choose a Rohl copper bow front sink.  This design inspired Julie to carry out the curved design on both the front and back sides of the spacious island.  The soft, muted tones of the sink and the textural hues and thickness of the granite provide a rich complement to Habersham’s Sandemar finish with gold accenting.

“My client has an ongoing theme of understated elegance that flows throughout the home,” she adds. “He wanted moldings, granite edges and other design elements that felt substantial while staying true to this theme. He really made excellent choices on all these items.”

Julie carefully studied the placement of every detail.  For the island lighting, she chose two lanterns and spaced them in such a way that they would not obscure the view of Habersham’s hand-painted, wall-mount range hood.

The hand-painted motif found on the range hood is also carried out on a pantry door. Julie chose to change out the basic pantry door to a custom  panel door that  reflected the overall look of the rest of the kitchen cabinetry. She added a custom lead glass window above it.  To complete the look, she chose the same handle that appears on the integrated refrigeration cabinetry concealing a Thermador on  the other side of the room.  The overall kitchen cabinetry design calls upon other integrated cabinetry to creatively hide a dishwasher and other appliances too.

In addition to the kitchen, Julie worked with Habersham to design a Butler’s Pantry which reflects the same look and style of the kitchen. She also chose Habersham to create a home office space in the kitchen as well.  “Using Habersham helped tie the office into the overall space, so it doesn’t feel separate,”  she explained.