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January 15 at #KBtribechat – Revisiting the Classics

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by the Natural Stone Institute

Photo courtesy of Dansk Marble.

When Pantone chose “Classic Blue” as their 2020 Color of the Year, they made a big statement: It is time to get back to calmer times. In a recent interview with Architectural Digest, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director for the Pantone Color Institute called Classic Blue “a color you can rely on,” one that gives you a “feeling of confidence and stability.” Simply put, the allure of Classic Blue is right there in its name: it’s a classic.

Perhaps 2020 will be a year for revisiting other classics we have loved, too—not because we’re uninspired or lazy or lacking for new ideas, but because we know that these things work and that can we can find ways to make them work for us, in new and inspiring ways. Some classics never go out of style: a well-tailored black blazer, the perfect shade of red lipstick, and a gorgeous piece of genuine natural stone.

Natural stone has been inspiring us for centuries. Why? Because it works. It is versatile, durable, sustainable, and easy to maintain. Advances in quarrying technology in the past few decades have made it more affordable than ever, bringing new colors and varieties to market. Natural stone grounds us—it provides a needed connection to the world around us, allowing us to bring a piece of the earth’s geological history into our home.

What classics will you revisit in 2020?

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Our KBTribeChat questions:

1. Do you have any design goals or intentions for the year? What do you hope to explore this year through your work?

2. Natural stone never goes out of style. What other “go-to” design elements do you want to work with in 2020?

3. What design elements do you hope to see make a comeback in 2020? Are there any you hope stay a thing of the past?

4. Do you incorporate vintage pieces (or vintage style) into your designs? If so, what is your favorite place to source these pieces?

5. Pantone says Classic Blue gives you “confidence and stability.” Are there other materials or designs that you think help portray these emotions?

6. #KBIS2020 is less than a week away! What are you most looking forward to seeing at the show?

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#KBtribechat Schedule for January 2020

KBtribechat is taking a holiday break for the next two weeks and will be back on January 8th. We are so excited for the topics and hosts lined up for 2020! The year starts out with Design and Construction week in Las Vegas, where we will be getting together in person on the first and second days of the shows. If you’re not attending KBIS, join in online for show insights and to be a part of the fun!

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Here is the January KBtribechat schedule:

January 1 – No KBtribechat

January 8 – Designing with Pets in Mind

January 15 – Revisiting the Classics – Hosted by Use Natural Stone

Tuesday, January 211:30 – 3pm PST – Progressive KBtribechat at KBIS – LIVE from Las Vegas
Join us in person on the show floor or on Twitter for KBIS insights & highlights
Hosted by –
1:30pm  Rev-a-shelf (N2562),
1:53pm  Brizo (N2332),
2:15pm  Wellborn Cabinet (N2905)
2:40pm  Signature Kitchen Suite(C8101)

January 22 – 2020 Home Building and Design Trends – Hosted by Whirlpool, live from the show floor in booth C7548

January 29 – A Post-KBIS discussion – Hosted by Bertazzoni

Our Wednesday KBtribechat discussions
take place from 11am until noon PST.
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A #KBIS2019 Recap #KBtribechat

With Modenus and #DesignHoundsKBIS

Sponsored and Hosted by Designs of Distinction by Brown Wood Products

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At Designs of Distinction by Brown Wood, Inc., we enjoyed exhibiting at KBIS this year.  We are known for bringing the latest trends of decorative wood and metal accents and supports for kitchen, bath and furniture. We saw so many innovative and trendy products at KBIS this year and are excited to discuss them with you.

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As an exhibitor at KBIS, Designs of Distinction made its mark with several new product launches. We launched a new Cut-to-Size Wire Mesh program which includes 8 styles, 6 colors, no minimums and quick shipping. In addition, we launched our new line of decorative onlays that were part of Best of KBIS. Our new line of acrylic and chrome feet were also a hit!

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We would love for you to follow us along as we continue to launch new products to upgrade your clean line designs. Follow us on Instagram here.

Did you miss KBIS? Email rjacobs@brownwoodinc.com for a copy of our new look-book which includes all the products that were on our show floor with pricing.

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.  Which was the most stand out product that you saw at #KBIS2019 or during #DesignHoundsKBIS events and why?
2.  Product innovations – What did you see at KBIS and what would you like to see more of?
3.  Let’s talk trends. What did you see? What do you predict is here to stay? Share pics!
4.  What was your single favorite moment during KBIS 2019 or #DesignHoundsKBIS? Share pics or videos.
5. What were your favorite sightings of color? Any specific color trends you saw?
6. What were your favorite finishes that you saw?
7. What products are you seeing being used in unique ways?
8. What new trends did you see in cabinetry and decorative elements? What do you predict for the next year?

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on Wednesday, February 27

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Progressive #KBtribechat at #KBIS2019 Details

KBtribe attending KBIS:

Join us for a fun in person KBtribechat event on the first day of the show!

Enjoy networking in person with other industry pros while we discover the latest industry innovations and share on social media. Each exhibitor host has an insiders program planned with treats and fun surprises.

Attend to get an “I ❤️ KBtribechat” tote and fill it with goodies from each host.

 

Date:  Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Time: 1:30pm to 3pm PST

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Photography: Lisa Stewart

Event Timing and Hosts:

1:30pm  Brizo  booth N2332 (Twitter: @Brizo | Instagram: @BrizoFaucet)

1:53pm  Wellborn Cabinet  booth N2463 (@WellbornCabinet)

2:18pm  Rev-A-Shelf  booth C7808 (@REVASHELF)

2:40pm – 3pm  Signature Kitchen Suite  booth C5907 (@SKSappliances)

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We have a new KBtribechat group Pinterest Board for Progressive KBtribechat at KBIS sharing. If you would like to be added please let us know.

Here are our Progressive KBtribechat discussion questions:

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1.)  The new Invari Bath Collection by Brizo celebrates a modern revival of traditional design, borrowing influence from the Edwardian era, yet streamlining this aesthetic through a contemporary lens. How has your design style evolved?

2.) How do unique materials and finish offerings, such as Brizo’s Vettis Concrete and the new Brilliance Polished Gold finish available in the new Rook Kitchen and Invari Bath Collections, inspire your designs?

3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite Brizo products and share now!

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1.) What new products support the “smart living solutions” theme throughout the Wellborn booth?

2.) What door’s and colors have been launched to support current trends?

3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite Wellborn Cabinet products and share now!

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1.) How has increased specifications and the ability to buy kitchen and bath materials online benefited you as a designer?

2.) How many of your projects are designed for non-traditional spaces like closets, outdoor kitchens, etc? Share photos!

3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite Rev-A-Shelf products and share now!

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1.) What kitchen appliance is a must for helping your clients stay #TrueToFood?

2.) How do you incorporate wine refrigerators into your kitchen designs when clients want to proudly display their collection?

3.) Live Tweeters: Snap your favorite Signature Kitchen Suite products and share now!

 

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Let’s Talk #KBIS2019!

This KBtribechat is sponsored and Hosted by The NKBA.

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Join us on November 7th as the NKBA jumps in to share what’s cooking for KBIS 2019! 

Design & Construction Week is only 104 days away and we’re kicking KBIS 2019 into high gear with our biggest show yet. Literally. We’ll also be pulling back the association curtains to reveal some exciting news, covering insight from the latest industry research, exclusive education opportunities, and announcing a MAJOR game-changer. 

You won’t want to miss it!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) How is technology impacting your day-to-day professional life?

2.) When our Insiders travel far and wide to bring you coverage on design, what do you like to see? Interviews with design minds? Trends? Product picks? Please tell us!

3.) Do you segment your marketing my demographic? Do you think product choices from the #NKBA30_30’s will help you market to millennials?

4.) Are you pursuing any extra education certification? Example: CLIPP? Any other courses you are taking to further your career?  Any areas you WANT to develop?

5.) Have you ever attended a VFTI session before? Have you presented a #VFTI session before? What’s your main focus of your professional development?

6.) We want to make sure we’re lining up the guests you want to hear from. Who would YOU like to listen to on our KBTalks podcast?

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on Wednesday, November 7

from 2 to 3pm eastern 

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#KBtribechat at #KBIS2018

Sponsored and Hosted by Thermador home appliances.

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The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show is a time to see the newest products, ideas and trends. Join us at KBIS for our annual in-person #KBTribechat and networking event on January 10th at the Thermador booth W1749.

Thermador home appliances will usher in a new era and will embark on a journey to unveil more than 300 groundbreaking new products. The most significant launch in its 100-year history, Thermador will unveil completely re-designed products that feature innovation and industry-exclusives that establish a new connection with consumers.

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KBIS attendees– Refer to our chat questions as you walk the show on Wednesday, January 10. Take lots of photos (note the exhibitor information), and share your answers using the #KBtribechat hashtag. Make your way to the Thermador booth (W1749) for the chat at 2:00 p.m., a chance for an exclusive tour of the booth and to meet fellow #KBTribechat members. Don’t forget to use #Thermador!

Not at KBIS this year? Follow the #KBTribechat hashtag starting at 2:00 p.m. and experience the show through the eyes of attendees and exhibitors alike. Feel free to ask questions and share your thoughts!

Our KBtribechat questions: 
Q1: KBIS is showcasing the latest product innovations and trends from leading kitchen and bath brands. What are the top new products that you’ve seen so far at #KBIS2018?

Q2: Personalization reigns as the top kitchen design trend. What are some of your favorite personalizable products at #KBIS2018?

Q3: What colors are you seeing trend for the kitchens at #KBIS2018?

Q4: Technology is infiltrating the heart of the home. What tech trends are you seeing in the kitchen at #KBIS2018?

Q5: Is bigger always better? How are you seeing size make an impact on design trends at #KBIS2018?

Q6: What is your favorite luxury appliance you are seeing at #KBIS2018?

Q7: Are people looking for sleek or bold design in the kitchen? #KBIS2018

 

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Three Chances to Win a Gift Card at #KBIS2018

For KBtribechat friends attending KBIS, Wellborn Cabinet will have three fun contests!

Here are the details:

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