KBIS BlogTour 2017. Part Five. Thermador.

Today is Part Five of my Six posts in follow up to KBIS 2017 ... the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.  This show might have changed my life!!  The technology that continues to bring the consumer an end result of ease and organization to make even the most "non-cook" that would be me!  Want to give it a whirl!  

Thermador has been synonymous with revolutionary breakthroughts in kitchen appliances since 1916. They state that their passion for everything culinary "ignites" the flame of imagination and transcends the ordinary.  Exceptional performance and design in cooking and entertaining for REAL cooks!  So maybe I could become a REAL cook if I had this!

The Star Burner's unique shape isn't just for show, it creates a larger cooking perimeter allowing for more flame ports.  The result is a stove burner that delivers superior flame spread and a reduced cold spot for faster and more even heating across any size pan.  And it still makes a nice 'show'!

So while I am not the cook in the family ... I do love the entertaining aspect and this new Star Sapphire dishwasher is not only beautiful, it is a workhorse for the entertainer.  A top drawer designed for serving utensils, you know the awkward ones that you are always trying to shove in behind glasses?  well no more, they have their own shelf and underneath the ability to hold 18 wine glasses.  EIGHTEEN!  This dishwasher will even change its' lighting for you ... from sapphire blue to white. All depending on your mood!

Thermador is a relatively new appliance for me ... I had heard the name, but until KBIS I didn't understand what all they offer.  They have figured out what the real cook, the 'get the food on the table cook' (me!) and the entertainer all want in a kitchen.  And after all isn't that basically all of us on a day to day basis?

Thank you Thermador!  And KBIS 2017!  

xokim

KBIS BlogTour 2017. Part Three. Metrie.

Designers say it all the time. "It's all in the Details".  Well thanks to Metrie, the details are even easier to obtain.  I am especially excited to try out some moldings from Metrie because while I live in an area with beautiful homes from the 1700 and 1800's ... there are a slew of colonials that were thrown in up the 60's and 70's that seriously lack architectural detail.  

Metrie has been in business for 90 years so while I feel there is a "new kid" in town, this new kid comes with great experience!

Their Then and Now Finishing Collections include:

Fashion Forward - Hip, Chic, Contemporary, Confident, Balanced

French Curves - Glamorous, Decorative, Fluid, Ornate, Elegant

Pretty Simple - Charming, Practical, Warm Traditional, Distinctive

True Craft -Genuine, Hand-crafted, Natural, Sensible, Grounded

Very Square - Crisp, Modern, Clear, Linear, Peaceful

Thank you Metrie for helping bring the Details HOME!

xokim

KBIS BlogTour 2017. Part Two. Mohawk Carpet.

Now that I am back from my FIRST KBIS BlogTour I am reeling with the number of photos, inspiration and friendships that took place.  First, I was thrilled to be invited with a group of designers and decorators from around the country ... and a few from Canada!!

I want to personally thank Veronika of Modenus and #DesignHounds for including me in the group and the wonderful Sponsors.  And ... Max the Rhino.  While you and I are searching for a serious carpet line, Max is making certain we can keep it clean!  I mentioned in my KBIS Recap Part One that an all encompassing trend at the show was keeping CLEAN. This is real and quite frankly I am thrilled because housekeeping has never been my strong suit!

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Those of a "certain" age will know that this Rhino reminds me of the t-shirts from the Banana Republic of years gone by ... Circa 1988 ... remember this?  Well, fast forward to 2017 Banana Republic has changed and so has the texture and durability of carpet!

Well, first things first.  When you ask a girl to "shimmy" out of her tights and boots (in private ... please!) so you can walk barefoot on their "SmartStrand Silk Carpet" ... why yes, I think I will!

You will love how this feels and how it cleans up! Thank you Mohawk for keeping us clean and comfortable at the same time!

xokim