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February Featured Product: Chelsea Dining Table

Chelsea Dining Table For February, we’re spotlighting our new Chelsea Dining Table. Whether your design sensibilities lean towards formal or casual, classical or contemporary, this design is sure to please.

Available with a wood or glass top, this classically designed dining table features antique mirror within the panels of its wood base for a rich look.

Houzz Survey Reveals Emergence of ‘Super Kitchen’

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!

Kitchen Trends 2016: Soft, Muted Colors Among The Highlights

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A recent article in Forbes highlighted 9 trends expected to come on strong in kitchen design for 2016.  Among them,  soft, muted color palettes.  As outlined in the story:

Trend #1 — Soft, muted color palettes. Good news if you’re already thinking about switching up your color scheme: Kitchen colors are changing, according to interior designer Jane Lockhart. Though white motifs will still dominate, everything from cabinets to backsplashes will be done in less saturated tones. “Charcoal, grays and even neutral pastels like pale blue, pale green gray and tinted whites are the new alternative to the standard white,” she says. She also foresees kitchens sporting lighter wood tones, including walnuts, whitewashed woods and white oak in rift grain.

Other trends include  smart spaces, even more innovations for integrated kitchen-living spaces and more.

To read the full story — http://www.forbes.com/sites/houzz/2016/01/05/9-kitchen-trends-to-watch-for-in-2016/#2715e4857a0b429b03729cea

Design Trends 2016 : ‘Home As Sanctuary’

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A recent article in The Post and Courier suggests that interior design is trending towards meaningful and healthy for 2016.  As reported in the story:

Embracing and heartfelt, genuine and environmentally minded, classic and contemporary — perhaps even an eclectic mix of the two — as long as it reflects a personal and meaningful take on the world.

That’s where interior design is headed in 2016: toward homes that neutralize the complexity and stress of life by becoming retreats of greater authenticity and peacefulness rather than places full of generic and relatively meaningless stuff.

“In design, people are talking about well-being across the board, physical and emotional,” said New York interior designer Robin Wilson, founder and CEO of Robin Wilson Home and author of “Clean Design: Wellness for Your Lifestyle.” “It is not just about beautiful anymore.”

It’s more about soul and meaning, said Charleston designer Beverly Bohan of Haute Design. She describes a home integrating the best of contemporary and classical pieces in a clean approach that creates an environment that’s about you and what you stand for.

“It’s no longer about buying to buy and just putting stuff out there,” Bohan said. “It’s not disposable. It’s more thoughtful … genuine, personal. It’s about how you live, your personality, your values, what represents you and your philosophy of life.”

Here at Habersham we certainly agree.  We love working closely with our designer, dealer and homeowner clients to create meaningful interiors that not only reflect the lifestyle needs and dreams of the homeowner, but offer timeless looks that can last for generations to come.

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

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

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.

Featured Product: Biltmore Bar Island

Biltmore Bar IslandWe continue to enjoy our long and successful partnership as a licensee for Biltmore®.  Our design team loves to mine the celebrated North Carolina estate for fresh new inspiration.   Among the highlights of our collaboration is new Biltmore® Custom Cabinetry that brings our custom capabilities together with the unlimited design inspiration of Biltmore.

As part of the new program, designers and their clients 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.

The designs shown here, including the Biltmore Bar Island,  were inspired by elements inside Biltmore’s Louis XVI room and owner George Vanderbilt’s kitchens, which were originally designed by prominent New York architect Richard Morris Hunt.

Visit our website to see many more of our Biltmore® designs.

2015 Remodeling Impact Report Highlights Key Reasons for Remodeling

NARI NAR report article 2015 Remodeling Impact Report Highlights Key Reasons for Remodeling  © 2009 Habersham HomeThe National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their 2015 Remodeling Impact Report and it has some interesting finings.   As reported in Kitchen & Bath Business, the survey uses data about remodel costs and resale value from home improvements to examine  personal satisfaction from remodeling projects.

The survey looked at 20 remodeling and replacement projects to determine reasons for remodeling, the success of taking on projects and the increased happiness generated from project completion.

The study found that homeowners remodel for a variety of reasons, including:

–Upgrading worn-out surfaces, finishes and materials (38 percent)

–Adding features to improve livability (17 percent)

–Just because it’s time for a change (13 percent)

Post-remodel satisfaction numbers were high. After remodeling, homeowners:

–Felt a major sense of self accomplishment (75 percent)

–Found a greater desire to being their home (74 percent)

–Reported increased enjoyment in their home (64 percent)

These post-remodel results are  the types of results we love to see from our own clients!  To learn more, visit kbbonline.com and go to the story link —  http://bit.ly/1ZYwWqP

StyleAvant | Style Is Personal. We Get That.

StyleAvant Kitchen by Habersham 1Representing a new market focus for  Habersham,  our new StyleAvant premium|custom line includes trend-driven, frameless cabinetry styles, versatile custom options and our signature quality craftsmanship.

We think StyleAvant’s innovative, high-end styling, custom features and price points will find great appeal among today’s younger, upscale homeowners seeking kitchen and bath cabinetry that reflects their own style tastes and individuality.

As a full custom, all wood, European style frameless cabinetry line, StyleAvant brings Habersham’s hallmark quality craftsmanship together with design innovation and customization for maximum appeal. Visit www.styleavant.com to learn more!

Habersham Home For The Holidays

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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