INTRODUCING STYLEAVANT BY HABERSHAM | A BRAND NEW PREMIUM | CUSTOM KITCHEN & BATH CABINETRY LINE
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At last. A trend-driven cabinetry line that brings countless custom capabilities together with time-honored craftsmanship and high-end construction. From the makers of the venerable Habersham furniture and cabinetry brand, StyleAvant offers fabulously flexible design features to create stunning kitchens in sync with your clients’ unique style sensibilities.
– Fully customizable frameless cabinetry with 24+ standard door and limitless “build your door” personalization options.
– On trend design and architectural elements, including decorative posts, corbels and moldings.
– High-end custom cabinetry construction with 100% plywood cabinetry, solid wood doors and dovetailed drawer boxes, full depth adjustable shelves with solid wood edge and locking daddo.
– Cutting edge “Bluemotion” soft close technology by Blum and innovative interior storage solutions by Hafele and Rev-a-Shelf.
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Kitchen design shown here by Bryan Reiss, CMKBD, Distinctive Design
“Habersham is timeless. Like that perfect black dress or a favorite handbag, you never get tired of it.”
Featured Designer: Susan Spath, Kern and Co. –
Leading luxury interior designer Susan Spath has hit upon an interesting business marketing strategy. She builds and designs her own homes to serve a dual purpose – to live in and sell from. That is, she creates fabulous signature interiors for her own family and then shares these design ideas with her clientele.
“Using my own home as a showroom has been a nice strategy for me,” she explains. “Many times we complete projects for clients that we would love to showcase. However, some clients do not want to open their homes for this purpose, which is certainly understandable. By using my own home, I can give clients a true glimpse of how furniture, cabinetry, accessories and fabrics work together in a real setting.”
One of Susan’s go-to cabinetry lines is Habersham, which she has used throughout her Rancho Santa Fe home, including the kitchen.
“Everyone always ends up in the kitchen, the true heart of this home,” she says. “So I wanted to create a warm, welcoming and open space that would become the home’s major focal point. I worked closely with the Habersham team to fine-tune finishes and designs and everyone comments on the comfortable, warm feel. ”
To help create the open ambiance, Susan opted not to use many upper cabinets.
Rather, she chose an island design with tremendous storage space and also created a secondary butler’s pantry area for additional storage.
An avid cook, Susan was intent on developing a beautiful, working kitchen — complete with pizza oven, plentiful work space and top-of-the-line appliances.
Habersham custom cabinetry also plays a central role in Susan’s lovely living room.
“I like to include a fireplace in every home I design, but I truly dislike the whole ‘TV over the fireplace’ thing,’ ” she laughs, explaining how she positioned the fireplace at one end of the wall, with a TV area in the center and then a bookshelf and door to the far right. She had Habersham finish the door, which opens into a study.
“This design allows us to use the room in many different ways,” she explains. “If, for example, we have people over, those who want to watch TV can sit there, the fireplace area becomes a perfect place to sit and talk…there are now so many uses for the space.”
Susan’s stunning master bath also reflects her love of large, open spaces. Designed in an octagon shape, it is as fabulous as it is functional.
Her vanity area features a free floating mirror nestled between Habersham’s custom cabinetry designs. Elegant curios up top provide the perfect complement to a vanity base with elegant crystal door pulls and a soft, muted finish. Susan chose to upgrade the base doors for a rich look.
Habersham cabinetry was also used for his side of the master bath and Susan chose pewter hardware for a more masculine look.
Susan also used Habersham in each of her daughters’ bedrooms
“They each were dying to have window seats,” she says, pointing to custom window seat designs, as well as complete closet/wardrobe designs – both from Habersham.
“I work with a number of high-end cabinetry lines but Habersham is very different than the rest. It really has the look and feel of furniture,” she explains.
“It offers incredibly luxurious, elegant looks that exude a level of casual elegance at the same time,” adds Suan. “Habersham has a natural, homey feel that’s just beautiful. It’s very livable.”
Owner and Principal Interior Designer,
Kern and Co.
Solana Beach, CA
“Habersham offers incredibly luxurious, elegant looks that exude a level of casual elegance at the same time.”
As one of the most recognized and featured designers in the San Diego area, Susan Spath did not follow the traditional career path to her current day position.
Interestingly enough, it all started at a restaurant.
While attending graduate school for her MBA in Marketing — after studying economics and business in college — she secured a job running a restaurant. While there, she met a man who was so impressed that he convinced her to come work at his furniture store, Kern & Co. In 1994, just a year after she went to work there, she bought the business and the rest, as they say, is history.
Blending her strong business and marketing skills with uncanny, self-taught design skills, she quickly expanded the business and relocated it – taking it from a small case goods specialty store to its current position as a full-service interior design firm and retail design showroom located in the Cedros Design District of Solana Beach.
“I’ve always been very good with numbers and space – I’m very spatially-minded,” she says, explaining how she built her design skills over the years.
As Kern & Co.’s principal interior designer, Susan offers complete planning and full scale luxury interior design services specializing in communities, such as Rancho Santa Fe, where she has been collaborating with top builders and architects for more than 25 years to create custom dream homes for a discriminating clientele. Her quality designs and reputation have also spread far beyond Rancho Santa Fe as evidenced by the numerous projects across the nation and beyond.
Always on the look-out for classic looks and timeless styles, she regularly turns to Habersham custom cabinetry for her projects.
“From the finishes to the craftsmanship, Habersham’s cabinetry is really unlike anything else on the market” she explains. “It’s so uniquely like furniture that it really brings a casually elegant look to the home.”
Everyone makes a grand entrance into any room with this month’s featured product – our Biltmore Grand Entry. Shown in Basilica White and Warm Silver finishes, this stunning design is part of our new Biltmore Custom Built-in Cabinetry.
You can 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.
See the cabinetry section on our website to learn more.
Inspired by the Beaux Arts architectural style that defines the Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées in Paris, this cabinet promises to add a touch of casual elegance to today’s home.
Finished in Graystone –75% distress and aging – with a custom interior finish – this piece features two upper glass doors, three interior glass shelves and one drawer with a lower wood shelf.
With this design , we looked to some of the styles and characteristics that define the delightful Catskills region of Upstate New York, once one of the most popular resort destinations in the country. Known for its beautiful woods, waterfalls, and hiking trails, the area, just 150 or so miles from Manhattan, has attracted artists, musicians, writers and other creative types who have second homes there.
From craftsman style homes to cozy cabins to other influences that complement the surrounding natural environment, we found great inspiration in the design lines and styles we found here. And they’re reflected in this new piece, which is tailored to hold today’s slimmer plasma TV sizes, along with other practical storage features.
It features two upper bi-fold doors and three lower doors with six interior shelves. As with all our custom pieces, it’s available in your choice of finish options and sizes. Visit the furniture section of our site to see more designs!
Each month we like to shine a special spotlight on one of our newest designs, For May, our featured product is our Malibu TV Cabinet. Shown in our Graystone finish – with warm silver accents and 50% distress and aging – this delightful design promises to lend an elegant accent to any décor.
Adding to its appeal, it has a TV lift that can accommodate most 40” televisions. In addition, it has one door on each side, two interior shelves and three false drawers.
Be sure to visit the “Market News” area of our website to see all our new designs!