A design discussion!
Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances.
A design discussion!
Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances.
A design discussion hosted by color expert Amy Wax.
Amy’s KBtribechat Questions:
About Amy Wax
Award-Winning Professional Color Consultant & Creator of Color911®
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.
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!
Join this Twitter Chat discussion
on Wednesday, December 9th
from 2 to 3pm eastern time
by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!
Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.
BLANCO defines livable design as transitional in feel – but with organic lines that are naturally inspired and offer durability and easy-to-clean performance. It’s not enough to walk the line between traditional and modern… today’s styles must also be performance driven – they need to save water, last longer, be easy-to-use and easy-to-clean. They also need to offer organic lines – gently sloping and easy to match with today’s surfaces, cabinetry and flooring. Even modern cabinetry is reliant on nature’s palettes and textures so the fixtures must match.
BLANCO is sponsoring and hosting our January 7, 2015 KBtribechat.
Join us on Twitter from 2 to 3pm eastern time
by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.
Here are their discussion questions:
Question 1: What is livable design? How are you inspired by organic themes?
Question 2: Colors are livable. What colors take their inspiration from nature?
Question 3: Ergonomics are important to livable design. How do ergonomics impact your designs?
Question 4: How does personalization play a role in livable design?
Question 5: Durability is a hallmark of livable design. Is quality making a comeback? Are we tired of a throwaway culture?
Question 6: As living spaces come together, how do open floor plans impact design?
Question 7: Open floor plans also mean keeping spaces uncluttered. What organization systems are you employing to keep it clean?
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Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.
A design discussion.
Are you finding gray to be the new white?
Los Angeles Times reporter Lauren Beale says “The graying of America has hit home — in its kitchen cabinets, bathroom counters and bedroom walls. The white-on-white look has had a lock on home interiors in recent years but is becoming passé, tastemakers have decreed.”
KBtribe – Do you agree?
Is color a huge factor in making a sale?
Mark Woodman, immediate past president of the Color Marketing Group in Alexandria, Virginia says “Up to 85% of the consumer decision is based on color.”
Do you find this to be true?
If color is this important in client choices, isn’t having a showroom important?
We hear that many K+B pros are closing their showrooms. Showrooming, finding a product in a showroom and buying it online, is a new issue. Is having a showroom is still essential or have you found new ways to communicate choices to your clients?
What is your advice regarding color in the kitchen?
Is wood stained cabinetry still popular? Dark or Light?
What is your advice regarding color in the bathroom?
We want to see pics for all of the above!
Join this discussion on Twitter – Wednesday, May 28th from 2 to 3pm eastern time – by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.
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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?
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?
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!
Here is the transcript for this kbtribechat.
On Wednesday, February 6th, Patti Johnson will be hosting #kbtribechat. She will lead us in a discussion on the design features of timeless kitchens. Our twitter chat is from 2 to 3pm eastern time. Join us!
As the owner of Patti Johnson Interiors, a full service Interior Design firm located in Ohio, Patti is a Professional Member of CID and IDS and served as President of The Interior Design Society in Ohio 2008 – 2010.
PJI has added Commercial Spaces to her resume and her design work has been featured in HouseTrends, ATHOME magazines and other local publications. As a contributor to various publications writing design advice articles she also engages readers on her blog “Chatti Patti Talks Design” and is currently participating in The Dayton Philharmonic ShowHouse to open this May.
Active in Social Media, Patti served as Chief Chat Ambassador for the popular Twitter based Interior Designer Chat for 2010 & 2011, a participant in the Brizo #Blogger19 program and recently traveled to Europe with Modenus as part of Blog Tour London.
Patti Johnson Interiors specializes in “Transforming Spaces Into Beautiful Places”, in both residential and commercial disciplines and enjoys working in a collaborative manner with Clients and an established team of professionals to provide solutions and bring the client’s vision to life.
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We are pleased to announce that Lisa M. Smith will be leading us in a discussion on Color for the December 5, 2012 kbtribechat. Join us on Twitter from 2 to 3pm eastern time.
The founder of Interior Design Factory, Ltd. a boutique design firm and blogger for DécorGirl.net Lisa is known as the “color girl” and thinking interior designer. She combines her sensitive artistic abilities, and an appreciation of architecture with her no-nonsense business minded approach to create interiors appropriate for today’s inhabitants. Traditional or modern the interior is always fresh and happy.