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May 17 at #KBtribechat – Let’s Chat….Modern Design

Sponsored and hosted by Dwell on Design

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Dwell on Design 2017 | June 23-25 | Los Angeles Convention Center

Modern Design – a constant evolution of the concept of living, the lifestyle of a home, and the influences on the entire environment that surrounds you. In our Modern Design KB Tribe Chat, we’ll touch on hot topics, point out cool resources, and share our thoughts on everything modern. Join us and share your projects, your photos, and your ideas. We look forward to experiencing modern design together with you!

Whether you are a designer or architect researching items to specify into a project, a retailer seeking pieces for your store, or a design enthusiast who loves everything modern, Dwell on Design (#DODLA17) is the modern experience for you!

Register at www.DwellonDesign.com/Register and use promo code KBTRIBE when registering for $5 Off* your Dwell on Design 2017 registration.

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Our discussion questions: 

• Micro-dwelling – Is modern living really living smaller? What are you seeing in small space design?

• Design you love that loves the world. Let’s chat… Ethical Sustainable Luxury.

• Accessories that elevate your interiors to modern. How do you use accessories to make a space?

• What is modern living outdoors? How modern moves from indoors to outdoors… and truly hits the road!

• Color, color, color – what are the hot colors for modern interiors in 2017?

• What do the Pantone Color of the year and Dwell on Design’s Dwell Outdoor show feature have in common?

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February 24 at #KBtribechat – Wow Factors

A design discussion!

The details matter in any good design.  Let’s discuss stand out kitchens!

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Our KBtribechat discussion questions: 

Is there a secret to creating kitchens that wow?  Please share your expertise!

Let’s talk specifics. How can highlighting the appliances create stunning kitchens? The sink area? Windows?  The cabinetry? The countertops? With tile? With lighting? The flooring?

Please share pictures of inspirational kitchens that highlight your point of view!

Are your clients wanting more stainless steel than ever?  If so, why do you think this is trending? If not, why?

What are your go-to solutions when you want to add bling to a kitchen design?

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on Wednesday, February 24

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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Adding Color to Kitchens

A design discussion sponsored and hosted by Elmira Stove Works.

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To color or not? That is the question. It is an age-old query in the design industry that receives varied responses from consumers to designers to builders. Benjamin Moore recently declared ͞Simply White as its Color of the Year for 2016 while Pantone provided a plethora of vivid tones for spring 2016 and announced pastel-toned Rose Quartz and Serenity as its Colors of the Year. It is no wonder the battle between color and neutrals is never ending. The questions provided below are designed to start a dialogue to determine where the kitchen industry stands currently, so we can predict, or perhaps just contemplate, where upcoming design trends may take us. Enjoy!

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Q1: What is your favorite kitchen color scheme? What color palette would you choose for your dream kitchen?

Q2: Have you seen or noticed an impressive kitchen project recently? Tweet the photo & tag the designer / product manufacturers!

Q3: What was your favorite ͞wow factor of a past kitchen project? A custom colored appliance? A bold accent to a neutral kitchen? Let us know!

Q4: In your experience, what color, pattern and design rules are worth following when planning a kitchen?

Q5: Beyond color, how do you work shapes, curves and lines into a kitchen layout? Do you prefer linear or non-linear…or a mixture?

Q6: In 5 years, do you see kitchen trends more color saturated or veering toward achromatic palettes with subtle color included?

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, January 13

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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If you will be attending KBIS 2016 next week, we would love to continue the conversation at the Elmira Stove Works Booth #N383 and show you our retro and antique kitchen appliances, including the new Northstar Model 1947 36-inch six-burner range.

Also, on Thursday, January 21 at 1 p.m., we will be hosting a giveaway drawing for the chance to win an Apple Watch!

We hope to see you there!

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Color for Kitchens and Baths

A design discussion hosted by color expert Amy Wax.

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Amy’s KBtribechat Questions:

  • Green gives a fresh, natural feel, a perfect concept when it comes to food. What are great ways of adding green to your kitchen design?
  • Texture has become such an important feature in all forms of design. Name some great ways of bringing texture into your kitchen or bath designs?
  • Is there a single element that motivates your color palette such as cabinetry, dishes or flow from other rooms?
  • What tools have you used to match the colors of your counters or dishes to create a more fluid design?
  • What is the better direction to go in – White & Efficient OR Colorful & Inviting?
  • As designers do you prefer warm or cool colors in your kitchen and bathroom decor? Explain!
  • How have color trends affected kitchen or bathroom design over the years?

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About Amy Wax
Award-Winning Professional Color Consultant & Creator of Color911®

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Amy works with architects, designers, builders and homeowners to select the colors for paints and other products that help their projects stand out. Eighteen years ago, she created Your Color Source Studios Inc., a firm that specializes in selecting colors for residential and commercial architectural use. A list of the company’s many projects include aiding in the development of color palettes for a Fortune 500 company, color and product selection for two projects that received Gold LEED status from the U.S. Government’s Green Building Council, and the creation of color palettes for numerous residential and commercial buildings.

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Amy created the Color911® app and blog to help people add color to their lives—whether someone is selecting colors for their home or business, or selecting colors for fashion, graphic design or another artistic use. The app shows how color enriches our lives, and it turns what is a difficult process for some into something that is truly satisfying and fun. Just a few of the accolades it has received have been being named a “Product of the Year” by This Old House Magazine, a “Can’t-Live-Without” app by Architectural Digest and a “Must-Have Resource” by Lonny Magazine. Amy hopes that Color911® helps you find the colors you love most, and inspires you to add color to your life!

Amy has a fantastic instagram feed.  We recommend you follow her there too for color inspiration!

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on Wednesday, December 9th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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Maximalism – An Emerging Design Trend?

Apparently the Great Recession is coming to an end.  After years of spending carefully, there is pent up demand for home improvement projects of all kinds.  Along with this seems to be a  desire for luxury and lasting products that will add to our lives with beauty and durability.

Some have mentioned that Maximalism is a design trend of the future in response to the frugality of the recent past.  Do you agree? Have you seen hints of this trend emerging?

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Maximalism offers style without clutter using luxury materials.  Texture is important and often there is a layering of texture and pattern or the use of multiple patterns.  Colors are often rich, bright and bold with detailed room accents and luxe touches like crystal pendant chandeliers.

There are traces of Maximalism in the kitchen above found on Houzz.

How can we institute Maximalism details in our kitchen and bathroom designs?  Share pics of ideas!

Reclaiming and repurposing are out with Maximalism.  Is this an issue? What are your thoughts on this?

Do you think Maximalism is an emerging design trend?

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by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets

on Wednesday, July 16th from 2 to 3pm eastern time!

 

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Good Trends vs Bad Trends!

A design discussion hosted by Rose Dostal.

Recently we asked for topic ideas and Rose came up with one that everyone was excited about.  She has put together a KBtribechat discussion to get us thinking about trends on a deeper level.

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A kitchen by Rose Dostal.

Here are her KBtribechat questions:

Q1.)  We have seen many sensor activated faucets in recent years come into the residential market. What are the pros and cons of this trend?

Q2.)  Tiled countertops…thoughts? Perhaps the worst trend ever? Or is it? Do you think it will ever make a comeback?

Q3.)  Do you think that end users should apply the color trend of the year to their cabinetry?

Q4.)  Bidets are _______.  Fill in the blank!

Q5.)  Do many global trends start in the USA?

Join our Twitter chat discussion on Wednesday, June 4th, from 2 to 3pm eastern time by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

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Rose Dostal

Rose Dostal is a registered Architect with a primary focus on interiors and interior architecture for the commercial and residential market. She finds inspiration in her travels, from friends, movies and her camera lens (follow her on Instagram!) Learn more about her work at:
http://www.RMDdesignsLLC.com
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Design Rules!

Is the work triangle still relevant?

Even the novice has heard of the work triangle in connection with kitchen design.  It’s the imaginary line between the sink, range and refrigerator. These items need to be thoughtfully placed for efficient use of the space.

Is the work triangle only relevant for small kitchens?

Can we throw out the rule if an island is involved?

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Blue is not a good color for the kitchen!

Do you agree with this statement?

Color “psychology” has taught us that not only is blue an appetite suppressant but  food does not look good against it. Does this translate to the kitchen?

Do you have pictures that prove this wrong?

Bathroom sink cabinets should be 34″ high.

This has long been a standard but is changing.  Tall clients often want taller counter heights in their bathrooms but is this a good idea?

We will be discussing these “rules” and more on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.  Join our Twitter discussion by adding #kbtribechat to your tweets between two and three pm eastern time. We look forward to your input!

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