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New Year, New Trends! #KBTribeChat Travels to #IBS2020 to Discuss Home Building and Design Trends for 2020

An in person meet-up!

Wednesday, January 22
11am until noon
Booth C7548

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation

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We’re on the road again, taking the tribe to Las Vegas for a live chat from the annual NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), the largest annual light construction trade show in the world. Only at IBS can you connect with thousands of your home building peers, industry experts and manufacturers to exchange ideas, discuss challenges and access real business solutions.

IBS will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center, Jan. 21–23, where it will again co-locate with the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS) for the 7th annual Design & Construction Week® (DCW). The two shows are expected to host more than 2,000 exhibiting brands spanning over a million net square feet of exhibit space, for the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry.

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Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) will be the official host for our annual in-person #KBTribeChat and networking event on Wednesday, January 22 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET. Join us in the Whirlpool Corporation booth #C7548 for a discussion on the home building and design trends that will be IN and OUT in 2020.

As 2020 kicks off, it’s time to usher in a new year and decade of building and design trends. Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances, develops and designs appliance innovations that are inspired by consumer insights and preferences in home design. Consumer focus fuels the company’s continued growth and strengthens its brand portfolio. As a result, Whirlpool Corporation is uniquely positioned, today and in the future, to deliver long-term value for homeowners and building industry professionals alike.

If you’re attending the show, come chat with us live at the Whirlpool Corporation booth #C7548 on Wednesday at 11am until noon to discuss the most prevalent home building and design trends, and what to expect for the year ahead. Attendees will get an exclusive tour of the Whirlpool Corporation booth as well as a special gift from the company’s KitchenAid brand. If you’re not at the show, you can still join the discussion by following the #KBTribeChat hashtag!

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To prepare for the discussion, here are our KBtribechat questions:

1. What new kitchen design trends are most popular today? What do you expect to see more of in 2020?

2. How are generational preferences influencing home building and design?

3. From high-end, luxury homes to small space living, what home styles are on the rise?

4. What colors and finishes do today’s homeowners want the most – and which ones have declined over the years?

5. Where do you think laundry room design headed?

6. Name one design trend you hope to see more of in 2020!

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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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Designing with Pets in Mind

We have a new group Pinterest Board for KBtribechat sharing this week.

Let us know if you’d like to be added!

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Our KBtribechat questions:

1.)  Do clients ask for specific pet considerations? Is asking about pet needs part of your pre-design interview?

2.) What flooring works best for homes with pets?

3.) Do you like to build in pet feeding stations for food and water? Share pictures and ideas!

4.) What are your go to storage solutions for supplies like pet food and treats?  Leashes, toys and grooming items?

5.) Speaking of grooming, share great pet bathing stations you like!  What rooms are best for this feature?

6.)  What solutions do you have for litter boxes?

7.) Have you designed in a built in area for pets to hang out and nap? Share pictures of pet bed ideas you like!

8.) Have you designed in fish tanks? Share good ideas!

9.) What tips do you have for pet friendly fabrics and furnishings?

10.) Have any other pet friendly design ideas for the home?

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December 18 at #KBtribechat – Holiday Kitchens

A Kitchen and Bath Industry discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

  1. What makes a kitchen perfect for holiday cooking and entertaining?
  2. Which kitchen appliance gets used the most during the holiday season?
  3. How do you manage cooking and/or baking multiple dishes at once?
  4. What recent kitchen innovation has made your holiday preparation easier?
  5. What tips can you share for post-party clean-up?
  6. Favorite holiday recipe? Go!

 

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Hosted by Whirlpool

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Fantasy Meets Function – The Future of Design & Surface Materials


Sponsored and hosted by The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo 2020


Co-hosted by TISE’s Design Visionary for 2020, Celebrity Designer Jennifer Farrell

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Get a sneak peek into the forecasted 2020 design trends from celebrity designer, Jennifer Farrell, during our #KBTribeChat. We’ll take you on a journey of the four prominent themes arising in 2020 (and beyond), tease some textures, colors, and surface materials, and get you excited for what’s coming LIVE to #TISE2020! This hour is sure to stir your imagination with design, trends, and styles!

Plus, we invite you to meet Jennifer in person by attending @TISEevents this January 28-30 in Las Vegas. Jennifer has been busy to turn her four design visions into four wildly imaginative spaces as a special show feature for TISE 2020. The Style Hub at The DISH will be artfully crafted alongside the design minds at Shaw, the brilliance of the newest light fixtures from Lamps Plus, media coverage by Floor Trends Magazine, and so much more!

Celebrity designer and television host Jennifer Farrell is a familiar face to audiences who have enjoyed her television shows and designs for over a decade. Jennifer became nationally known hosting the long-running A&E home improvement series “Find & Design,” has co-starred on Emmy-nominated “Home Made Simple” for OWN, and hosts the hit webisode series, “Cleaning & Organizing from Top to Bottom” and “The Two-Minute Home Makeover” on msn.com. She currently hosts “Find Me a Vacation Home” on AWEtv, owns her design company, Jennifer Farrell Designs, and is involved in a host of other amazing design programs.

Oh, and bonus for designers and retailers in 2020, Las Vegas Market has partnered with TISE with aligned dates and dual sourcing opportunities! Qualified designers and retailers may register complimentary to attend both events. Visit www.intlsurfaceevent.com/en/lasvegasmarketfor more information, or register at www.intlsurfaceevent.com, using promo code LVM2020

The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo is the largest North American event serving industry professionals who purchase, specify, or source flooring, stone, or tile products. To learn more on these topics from today and to see the products and services first hand, register today to attend #TISE2019 this January in Las Vegas.

QUESTIONS

1.) Trend #1 is Glam Bazaar. What textures, colors, or materials would you put into this space? How do you define glam? 

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2.) Trend #2 is The Patterned Manor. Are you working with patterns and textures in your spaces? 

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3.) Trend #3 is Overscaled Organics. Have you dared large organics in your designs? Share some thoughts and photos.

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4.) Trend #4 is Spaceship Youmo. Can you guess what this trend might be? What designs have you created that bring minimalism and joy together in the space?

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5.) Pantone released their 2020 Color of the Year last week: Classic Blue. Which of these four themes do you think that color will appear in? 

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6.) Which of these four design themes is your favorite? And why?

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Sponsored + Hosted by @TISEevents with @jfarrelldesigns 

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December 4 at #KBtribechat – Kitchens Designed for Entertaining

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by GE Appliances

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From the best use of your island to ovens that take the stress out of cooking, we’re talking about how to maximize your kitchen during the holiday season.  Join us for a chat on “Kitchens Designed for Entertaining” on Wednesday, December 4th at 2 pm ET hosted by GE Appliances.

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Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What is your go-to appliance during the heavy entertaining season?

2.) How do you get your fridge holiday-ready when you host?

3.) How do you tie in your holiday decor into your kitchen?

4.) What’s your dish strategy when hosting?

5.) Connected lends a helping hand. How do you use voice assistants when hosting?

6.) What is your best party appetizer that you always serve?

7.) If you could create a dream kitchen island that could better help you entertain what would it contain?

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October 23 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Styles

A design discussion!

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Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) How do you define Transitional Style? Is this still the most popular choice of your clients?

Share pictures of beautiful kitchens of every type!

2.) Is Cottage Style a spin-off of transitional? What details help define Cottage kitchens?

3.) What about Coastal Style? Is this a spin-off of transitional too? What colors and details help define this a Coastal look?

4.) What features define a Country Farmhouse kitchen?

5.) What details make a Mediterranean kitchen?

6.) What is a Country French kitchen?

7.) How do you define a Traditional kitchen? Can this also be timeless?

8.) What is a Contemporary kitchen?

9.) Is Industrial style an offshoot of contemporary? How do you define this kitchen look?

10.) What is a Modern kitchen? How does it differ from “Contemporary”?

11.) This is a long list so far, but what other design styles are there for kitchens? What are your favorites and why?

12.) Do you sometimes mix design styles in the same kitchen? Give examples?

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on Wednesday, October 23

from 2 to 3pm eastern

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