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NKBA Launches 30 Under 30 Program

In my last blog, I talked about  the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)  2015  Design30under30Logo 267x178 NKBA Launches 30 Under 30 Program  © 2009 Habersham HomeCompetition. The association has launched another program for 2015 and I wanted to share that one  with you too .  It’s the NKBA “30 Under 30 program”, which is currently seeking qualified candidates for the upcoming Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS®), to be held January 20 – 22, 2015, in Las Vegas.

As the NKBA press release explains:

This is a great opportunity for industry professionals to nominate an accomplished young individual who is passionate in his or her profession and forward-thinking about the kitchen and bath industry. Additionally, the program also accepts self-nominations. The online nomination form can now be found at NKBA.org/30, and all applications are due August 4, 12 Noon, Eastern Time.

The goal of the 30 Under 30 Program is to acknowledge outstanding young professionals, while helping these individuals to immerse and apply themselves to new opportunities for growth and development in support of the industry. Past 30 Under 30 award recipients have gained immense recognition from the media, the industry, and customers alike.

At KBIS 2015, the newly inducted 30 Under 30 group will conduct valuable research on key industry-relevant topics. On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, the group will present their findings at Center Stage, share the results of their explorations on the KBIS show floor, and answer questions from the audience.

For detailed information on the program, visit NKBA.org/30.

Custom Convenience

Habersham Convenience Features -- Utensil Drawer StorageWe continue to expand and enhance our custom capabilities to create designs that conform to our clients’ specialized requests. Simply stated, if  you can envision it, we can build it.  And, if you can’t quite envision it, but have a general idea of the special features you’re looking for, we’ll come up with a design solution for you!

Take, for example, our utensil drawer, shown here.

Click here to see some of the other convenience and storage features we’ve engineered into some recent cabinetry projects.  And contact us today to learn how we can help you create custom fitted furniture designs that reflect your own sense of style and effectively respond to your lifestyle needs.

National Kitchen and Bath Association Launches 2015 Design Competition

nkbalogo 267x97 National Kitchen and Bath Association Launches 2015 Design Competition © 2009 Habersham HomeThe National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently announced that it is now accepting member submissions for the 2015 Design Competition.  So if you’re a NKBA  member, this is the ideal chance to submit your projects for consideration!

If you have a project that was installed between September 1, 2013 – August 1, 2014, members are eligible to enter it in one of six award categories , including Small Kitchen, Medium Kitchen, and Large Kitchen; Powder Room, Small Bathroom, and Large Bathroom. Your entry can also be  considered for a number of specialty awards, including Best Before & After, Budget-Friendly, and Green and Universal Design.

As outlined in the organization’s press release, all category winners will be automatically considered for Best Kitchen & Bath, as well as the People’s Pick Kitchen and Bath Awards. Applicants primarily from the Builder/Remodeler segment will automatically be considered for the Builder/Remodeler Award, in honor of Clay Lyon, CR, 2012 NKBA Secretary.

All 2015 NKBA Design Competition winners will receive national industry recognition, over $50,000 in cash prizes, numerous category and specialty awards, and will also be featured in NKBA Magazine, on NKBA.org and in the NKBA Booth at KBIS 2015 in Las Vegas next January.

All entries are due no later than August 1, 2014.  Visit  NKBA.org/competition for complete details.  So enter today.  And good luck!

Share Your Projects!

Habersham Custom Fitted Outdoor KitchenWe always enjoy receiving pictures from our designers, dealers and homeowners  showing us how they’re incorporating our pieces in their homes and projects. How are you using our furniture?  Send us a picture. We’d love to see and share it!

When possible, we will post your photos on our Habersham social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ .  In addition, your project could potentially be considered for one of our “Featured Home” stories that appear on our home page.  Visit www.habershamhome.com to see some of the recently featured projects.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Photo credit: Peter Rymwid

Inspired By Italy. Ideal For Any Decor.

01-1722 Habersham Milan 3 Drawer Chest  During the Spring 2014 High Point Market, we added a number of new furniture designs to our growing collection.  Among them, the Milan 3-Drawer Chest shown here.

Offering an ideal way to bring a touch of sophisticated Italian elegance into today’s home, this piece represents our design team’s reinterpretation of classical design.  The result?  A lovely look with just a hint of modern, contemporary styling.

A feature I really love about this piece is a hidden touch latch compartment.  Inside the middle drawer, our designers have created a special hiding place for jewelry and other valuables.  It’s built into the drawer itself and you just push on it to open and close.

Custom Fitted Furniture. Custom-Tailored To Your Lifestyle.

Habersham Custom Fitted Fireplace WallFireplace wall, master bath, dressing room, kitchen, home office, wine cellar, library….Here at Habersham we can create custom  fitted furniture for virtually any room, design style or lifestyle need.

In fact, virtually all of our  handcrafted furniture designs can be custom-tailored to meet your size, space and style preferences.

And when it comes to finishes, your choices are limitless.  You can select from our own family of finishes, including our new Parisian Luxe style, shown here.  Meticulously applied through a multi-step, “paint-on-paint” process, Parisian Luxe offers rich, aged looks  – available in  a number of  distinct tones.  In addition, you can also choose from the vast palettes of Benjamin Moore® and Sherwin-Williams® to find the perfect match for any room or design style.

So contact us today so we can help you design and create a home environment that perfectly reflects your own sense of style.

Innovative Island Style

Habersham Custom Fitted Banquette IslandOur custom Banquette Island offers an ideal seating option for family and friends.  As fabulous as it is functional, this design is versatile enough to work in a formal or informal kitchen.

It easily seats three and can be customized to align perfectly with virtually any table style, too.

Contact us today to learn more about our custom fitted furniture styles for every room in the home.

Summer Markets Heat Up

64-2790 The Olmstead Home Entertainment CenterDealers and designers are invited to learn more about the  latest additions to our  growing collection of hand-painted, styled and finished custom furniture during the June 18-24, 2014 Dallas Total Home & Gift Market in the Gallery Six Showroom, WTC 11013. Among the highlights include new additions to the popular Biltmore Chateau Reserve Collection and a number of new accent and occasional designs.

Habersham and Biltmore marked their 10-year  licensing  partnership during the recent  April 2014 High Point Market  with the introduction of  new Chateau Reserve anniversary designs. 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.

Dallas market attendees can learn more about the new Biltmore pieces and other new designs, including the Biltmore Olmstead Home Entertainment Center (64-2790) shown here.   This fabulously functional home entertainment center  is named for Frederick Law Olmstead, the acclaimed landscape architect who designed the gardens and grounds of the estate.  This design has two glass cabinets –each with three adjustable shelves – that flank an opening that houses entertainment essentials.  The closed door base has two adjustable shelves.  Shown in  the Graystone finish, this unit can be customized. Base also available as Biltmore Olmstead Entertainment Sideboard (#64-2791).

Designers and Dealers : Share Your Projects

Habersham Sideboard 2We always enjoy receiving pictures from our designers, dealers and homeowners  showing us how they’re incorporating our pieces in their homes and projects.

This shot came to us from Jill Ciccone, Allied Member ASID, Interior Designer/Owner, Haven Your Home,  Shrewsbury, NJ.   Jill chose our 27-6106 Sideboard for a home project she did in  Holmdel, NJ for her clients, a wonderful couple with four kids and a busy family life.  Jill told us the project included working with some of the client’s existing pieces and incorporating new ones, as well as adding custom window treatments throughout the home.

How are you using our furniture?  Send us a picture. We’d love to see and share it!

Finishing Touches: Habersham Distress and Aging Finish Standards

Antique Honey side by sideWe want to let our trade customers know about the Distress & Aging Standards for our finish options, including Classic Studio, Parisian Luxe and Essentials.  Please see examples here.

Designed to make it easier than ever to guarantee your discriminating client’s complete satisfaction on the quality and craftsmanship of our handcrafted finishes, these standards should remove any guesswork regarding your expectations from the ordering process.

As you’ll see, we’ve created clear-cut, easy-to-understand  — and visualize distress & aging levels -  25%, 50%, 75% and 100%. This givesBrittany Distress side by side sized for email you the flexibility you’ve come to expect with Habersham finishes – offering a versatile range within the standard pricing structure.

Because our custom capabilities are virtually limitless, other aging and distressing options are always available for an upcharge.

Use your trade login here on the website  or contact Habersham Representative or 800.HABERSHAM to request a full set of high resolution images showcasing  Habersham Distress  & Aging Standards to share with your clients.Sandemar Distress side by side sized for email