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.

Habersham Featured On “World’s Greatest!…” TV Series This Month

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
January 16th, 2013

world's greatest tv show logoHow2Media, producers of the television show “World’s Greatest…!”, recently  selected Habersham to  be a part of the popular television series. Episode 174, the edition featuring  the Habersham segment,  is airing throughout the month of January!  So check your local cable listings.  Air times include:


1/21/13 – 7am (Eastern) CableDual feedEastern viewers – 7am local time; Central viewers – 6am local time ;  Mountain viewers – 6am local time ; Pacific viewers – 7am local time;

SATELLITE (DirecTV, Dish) — Single feedEastern viewers – 7am local time; Central viewers – 6am local time; Mountain viewers – 5am local time; Pacific viewers – 4am local time;

1/28/13 – 7am (Eastern) Cable – Dual feed — Eastern viewers – 7am local time; Central viewers – 6am local time ; Mountain viewers – 6am local time ; Pacific viewers – 7am local time;

SATELLITE (DirecTV, Dish) — Single feedEastern viewers – 7am local time;  Central viewers – 6am local time; Mountain viewers – 5am local time; Pacific viewers – 4am local time;

“World’s Greatest!…” is a thirty-minute show dedicated to highlighting the world’s greatest companies, products, places and people.  Each show is a fast-paced tour around the world featuring behind the scenes footage, informative interviews, and exciting visuals.

“Here is a company that is American-owned, producing American products, with an ‘All American Story,” said Gordon Freeman, Executive Producer of the show. “They are creating beautiful, high-quality furniture and cabinetry which is aimed to satisfy their customers for generations to come.  They emphasize classic designs with a unique twist.  And, it’s not just custom cabinetry, but furniture as well; featuring custom art on its pieces, allowing the customer to select from thousands of paint finishes.  A very innovative and growing company.  We think their story will be meaningful, entertaining, and educational to our viewers.”

As part of the program, How 2Media (How2Media.tv) sent a film crew to spend time at our  Toccoa, GA facilities, to get the story behind the story of Habersham , and to show the “World’s Greatest!…” viewers why Habersham  was uniquely qualified to be featured on the show.

In addition, we will be posting the segment on our website.  Look for more information coming soon.

Designer Home Spotlight: Debra Whitson

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
January 16th, 2013

Debra and Scott of Warehouse 2120 as Featured in WNC Magazine ArticleWe regularly showcase projects featuring our furniture and cabinetry on this site as a way of highlighting the versatility of our line and to share the amazing creative talents of interior designers who work with us.

Speaking of creativity, we thought you might enjoy seeing how North Carolina designer, Debra Whitson, “The Big Picture Gal”  at Warehouse 2120 incorporated our custom kitchen cabinetry into her amazing, eclectic 5,500-square-foot stone and cedar shake lodge home renovation project, which was recently featured in WNC Magazine.Home of Debra Whitson -Warehouse 2120 -- Featured in WNC Magazine

Known affectionately as the “seductress of salvage” and the “queen of junk,” Whitson and her friend and interior design partner, Pamela D. Lee, scour flea markets, auctions, yard and estate sales throughout the southeast.  They display the “rescued home goods” they find at Warehouse 2120, the boutique shop Debra and husband Scott own in Hickory, NC.

Here, customers can explore the treasures Debra and Pamela have discovered, along with garden sculpture, jewelry and other found objects. Debra and Pamela operate their interior design business out of this space while Scott oversees the wholesale division of the company, which includes 2120 Label, a line of furniture he designs, and All From Boats, a colorful collection of furniture crafted from recycled fishing boats Debra Whitson's Kitchen featuring Habersham Custom Cabinetry - WNC Magazine Featurefrom the island of Bali.

As they’ve shown in their business, Debra, Scott and Lee love finding ways to rethink and repurpose everyday items.  And this philosophy was the guiding force behind the Whitson’s own home renovation project as well.  The Whitsons and Lee spent two-and-a-half years in search of all the fixtures and materials for the home and worked with a number or artisans to help complete the project.Debra Whitson Home Featuring Habersham Custom Cabinetry - WNC Magazine Feature

Melissa Reardon wrote a fabulous feature story  in WNC Magazine on their renovation project and you can read the full story by clicking here. The photography by Dustin and Whitney Deal offers a wonderful glimpse into Debra and Pamela’s “shared shabby-chic aesthetic and interior design savvy.”

We’re showing a few of the images here highlighting how they incorporated our custom cabinetry into the kitchen. As the WNC Magazine article explains:

Debra Whitson Home Featuring Habersham Custom Cabinetry- WNC Magazine Article

The blend of feminine touches, masculine rusticity, and industrial elements, all infused with artistic whimsy provide a gold mine ofrepurposing ideas it could take days to absorb.

“It takes a special eye to get the right old things to mix with the right new things, and sometimes it’s trial and error,” Debra said in the WNC Magazine article.  ’I guess it’s an innate thing.’”

Happy New Year From Habersham

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
December 31st, 2012

Happy New YearOn behalf of all of us at Habersham we want to wish everyone a Happy New Year.

We hope that your home has been filled with family members, friends and joy during this holiday season and we wish you all the best for the coming year!

The Kitchen: The Heart of the Home For the Holidays

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
December 24th, 2012

Habersham Custom Kitchen CabinetryOn behalf of all of us here at Habersham, we want to wish you and yours a very Happy holiday season.

There’s little question that the kitchen is the heart of today’s home.  It’s where we share meals and conversations with family and friends.  It’s the place guests inevitably gravitate to during any party or gathering –especially during this joyous time of year!

These issues get to the very heart of what we’re striving for  at Habersham with our hand-styled custom kitchen cabinetry – casually elegant, highly functional designs that truly reflect the homeowners’ own personality, lifestyle and design sensibilities.

We would welcome the opportunity to help you create the kitchen of your dreams – one that promises to become the true heart of your home.

Custom Designs For The Way You Live Today

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
December 13th, 2012

Habersham Custom Furniture and CabinetryAt Habersham, our goal is help you create  dressing rooms, bath, kitchens, libraries and other living spaces that complement and enhance your lifestyle.

To make sure we reach this goal,  we have assembled  a highly skilled team of veteran woodworkers and cabinet-makers who work closely with our customers to create richly detailed, hand-styled custom cabinetry that conforms to any room space or style.

And, many of our handcrafted furniture designs can also be custom-tailored to meet specific size, space and style preferences. Pieces ranging from vanities , beds and dining tables to kitchen islands, media centers and bookcases, can all be custom-built to virtually any specification.

To learn more about our custom capabilities and how help you make your design vision a reality , explore our website.

Concealed in Beauty: Habersham Dressing Room Custom Cabinetry

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
November 28th, 2012
Looking for a beautiful way to store your wardrobe, linens, and more? From Old World looks to grand American casual influences, we invite our clients to 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.
Completely customized to meet space and wardrobe needs, our custom dressing room designs can include everything from a storage island, wide, deep drawers to plentiful shelving for shoes and accessories, hanging bars ,mirrors , space for luggage, safes, hampers and much more.
Whether your space is large or small, we can create a luxurious retreat that is as fabulous as it is functional. Visit our website to see some of our recent dressing room projects.Looking for a beautiful way to store your wardrobe, linens, and more? From Old World looks to grand American casual influences, we invite our clients to 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.

Habersham Dressing Room Custom CabinetryLooking for a beautiful way to store your wardrobe, linens, and more? From Old World looks to grand American casual influences, we invite our clients to 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.

Completely customized to meet space and wardrobe needs, our custom dressing room designs can include everything from a storage island, wide, deep drawers to plentiful shelving for shoes and accessories, hanging bars ,mirrors , space for luggage, safes, hampers and much more.

Whether your space is large or small, we can create a luxurious retreat that is as fabulous as it is functional. Visit our website to see some of our recent dressing room projects.

Habersham: Home For The Holidays

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
November 20th, 2012

Habersham Kitchen Custom Cabinetry by Julie MifsudAs we approach Thanksgiving and the holiday season, all of us at Habersham wish you and yours the happiest of times. 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 country.  You can see many of them on our website by clicking here. Among them, this lovely project by California designer Julie Mifsud www.julimifsuddesign.com Her client contacted her to help renovate his kitchen, which fills up with grandchildren, family and friends during the holidays. He viewed his  kitchen as  the heart of this home – where everyone gathered – and wanted to create something special.

We’d love to help you create something special for your own home.   Contact us today and learn more.

Habersham High Point Furniture and Cabinetry Intros Now Online!

by Matt Eddy, CEO  |  
November 9th, 2012

Habersham Fall 2012 High Point SR -- Vignette1We unveiled a number of new designs during the recent Fall 2012 High Point Market, including new additions to our popular American Treasures ® and Biltmore ® Chateau Reserve Collections.

We’ve posted all of our new introductions on our website. So be sure to visit our “Market News” section by clicking here to see them all.  Let us know what you think!