Coral Springs, FL., December 11, 2018 - New clients are already moving away from stark, hard-edged modern interior design, says Interior Designer Perla Lichi, ASID. “Lately clients are asking for a softer, more relaxed contemporary look, with more color. Bringing nature inside is another trend that we are most definitely noticing. These two concepts work hand in hand.”
The Frogtape Brand Painters Mask company predicts “Natural and Organic,” among one of five interior design trends for the New Year. Read a complete description of all five predictions here.
Vertical gardens and moss natural walls both inside and out are commercially available from companies such as Verde Profilo in Europe and California-based Artisan Moss. These companies consider their works as art or 'plant paintings.' They say they are not only gorgeous but also carefree, since moss doesn’t require maintenance.
Top mountain west design firm takes older styles modern while honoring western spirit
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, May 22, 2018 – Log homes have been a familiar fixture in the Rocky Mountain West since turn-of-the-century homesteading days. But the recent rise in popularity of Mountain Modern architecture has left older log houses languishing, with prospective homeowners rejecting the style as dark and outdated. Still, especially where an older home has good bones and a sensible layout, there’s an opportunity to burnish the rustic charm while inviting a more sophisticated contemporary aesthetic, says Rush Jenkins, design director of Jackson Hole interior design studio WRJ Design. Jenkins and his partner and WRJ co-founder Klaus Baer have been helping clients renovate log homes to achieve a distinctive alpine elegance for years.
“It’s satisfying and fun to transform an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan,” Jenkins said in a recent interview on updating log homes for The Clear Creek Group Blog. “Log homes are a great way to begin with the traditional, and from there, make design decisions that incorporate a more current aesthetic. In doing so, you can get the best of what you might love about both.”
New manufactured stone veneer from Cultured Stone balances natural character and precision engineering
ROSWELL, GA. (PRWEB) May 22, 2018 - Cultured Stone, the company that pioneered the manufactured stone veneer category, announces Sculpted Ashlar as the newest profile in its extensive lineup of precision engineered products. Manufactured to exhibit consistent joint lines between a unique assortment of individual stone shapes and sizes, Sculpted Ashlar is available in three distinctive colors that embody the character of natural stone from throughout North America. Its development was influenced by one of the company’s longtime customers, along with color trends across the nation.
“The distinctive, tumbled appearance of Sculpted Ashlar includes unique stone sizes that provide a thoughtful collection of shapes and colors to enhance the visual appeal of any space,” said Emily Bonilla, Product Development and Area Sales Manager at Cultured Stone. “The bold juxtaposition of clean-cut forms with rounded ledgestone elements makes Sculpted Ashlar the perfect intersection between nature and precision.”
TWEET THIS: #SculptedAshlar, the newest manufactured #stoneveneer from @Cultured_Stone features unique clean-cut forms in combination with rounded ledgestones for a distinctive visual appeal.
The Coava Coffee on Jefferson Street in Portland, Oregon Features a 95-Square-Foot Green Wall in the Café’s Upstairs Seating Area
Nunica, MI., May 22, 2018 - Coava Coffee went green at its new West Side location on Jefferson Street in Portland, Oregon with the installation of a LiveWall® Indoor Living Wall. An organic expression of Coava Coffee’s organic brand, the green wall is living artwork that attracts and engages customers as they enjoy their coffee in the café’s upper level seating area.
“Living walls, also called green walls, are structural systems that cover walls with growing plants. Living walls transform unadorned walls into vertical gardens,” said Dave MacKenzie, president, LiveWall, LLC. “In retail environments, living walls make interior spaces more appealing and relaxing.”
“We are not just selling top-tier specialty coffee. We are offering hospitality, creating a welcoming ambiance, where our customers feel like friends invited to hang out in our cafés,” said Matt Higgins, founder and president, Coava Coffee Roasters. “I had seen green walls in larger spaces, and that got me thinking about featuring a green wall as a unique living work of art our customers can experience as they enjoy a great cup of coffee with us.”
The Better Sleep Survey details the impacts of lifestyle on sleep quality and offers insights into many often-overlooked influential factors. Among many interesting connections was the shocking revelation that 20% of women report having had their libido negatively affected by a low quality mattress.
MAY 22, 2018 - The Home Refinery has recently published the results of their Better Sleep Survey and is excited to share some of the more shocking results. Among many other questions, this survey describes the impact of physical exercise on sleep quality, how one’s children may impact sleep, and even how a quality mattress may improve your sex life! The initial results of this survey are available on the Home Refinery website here: https://www.homerefinery.com/better-sleep-survey/
Home Refinery’s Better Sleep Survey ran between March 1st and April 30th and received more than 500 responses from online readers. The stated goal of this survey was to “better elucidate the common lifestyle habits and preferences among those reporting higher quality sleep,” as described by a member of the Home Refinery Editorial team. Respondents were asked a series of questions through an online questionnaire ranging from their favorite type of mattress to the amount of exercise they participate in each week.
Mariella Gavin, a member of the Home Refinery’s editorial team, expressed her excitement over the sharing of the initial results from this survey.
New Brandenberry Website Focuses on Providing a Seamless Ordering Experience
Shipshewana, Ind., (PRWEB) May 22, 2018 - In an effort to give customers the best user experience possible on their PCs, laptops or mobile devices, Brandenberry Furniture, Shipshewana, Indiana, has launched a new website, https://www.brandenberryamishfurniture.com/.
One of the primary goals of the new website is to showcase Brandenberry’s array of thousands of Amish furniture products as effective as possible. “The new Brandenberry website is designed to make the custom-furniture buying experience as easy and hassle-free as possible,” says Floyd Eash, a furniture consultant at Brandenberry Furniture.
The website accomplishes this “showroom” experience through large, beautiful product photos as well as product descriptions that serve as a silent -- but effective -- salesperson. “We recognize that buying custom-made furniture is a major decision. So we seek to provide all the relevant information, so customers can make an informed decision,” Eash says.
Christie Brinkley's Hamptons mansion with century-old observation tower is for sale and featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com
POMPANO BEACH, Florida, (PRWEB)MAY 22, 2018 -
“Christie Brinkley's Tower Home”
America’s most popular supermodel, Christie Brinkley, has put her longtime Hamptons estate on the market asking $29.5 million. The 20-acre estate in Bridgehampton, called Tower Hill, is now far too large for empty nester Brinkley and though it was perfect for raising her daughters, it is no longer practical for a single woman with three children who are now young adults.
Like many celebrities who require safe places to park their wealth, Brinkley has invested in real estate, concentrating in the Hamptons at the tip of Long Island. She has been a resident there for years and though originally a California “surfer girl” as a youth, the 64-year-old “Uptown Girl” now calls the Hamptons home.
CHANTILLY, VA., February 3, 2018 - Bloomstoday.com is proud to announce its 2018 Valentine's Day Collection, anchored by tens of thousands of the estimated 250 million red roses which will carry expressions of love in every corner of the country. As this unique holiday has expanded from roses for lovers to interesting, multi-blossom bouquets for friends, colleagues, relatives, loved ones and others, bloomstoday.com has responded to the demand with a creative, diversified, colorful variety of floral arrangements.
The dozen red roses may be the timeless classic, but bloomstoday.com has raised the bar with 18 or two dozen roses, and not just red. Yellow, white, lavender, pink and multi-color grace the website selection. There are options to add a teddy bear, mylar I Love You balloon, gourmet chocolates and their signature, pewter-look cross or angel keepsake ornament.
Farm fresh artisan roses are the perfect contemporary 'n rustic presentation with homespun simplicity. Artfully arranged in brown paper, the stems are loosely tied with vintage-style, multi-strand twine. There are color choices as well as a dozen or 18 or two dozen bundled in natural splendor.
Presales of GroBox, the All-in-One, Plug-and-Play Indoor Hydroponic Greenhouse, Grow Beyond 750% of Kickstarter Goal
SAN DIEGO, February 2, 2018 - Support is growing dramatically for GroBox, an all-in-one, plug-and-play indoor hydroponic greenhouse, with crowdfunders pushing sales beyond $75,000 on Kickstarter– more than eight times higher than its original campaign goal.
Offering anyone the ability to grow their own plants conveniently in their own home, GroBox controls the watering schedules and air flow to grow plants faster than other methods while using two-thirds less water than traditional systems.
By using hydroponics technology that makes GroBox self-watering, sets watering cycles and manipulates the LED grow lights, users only change the water in GroBox a few times a month – skipping the guesswork for how often they should be watering their plants.
GroBox has also formulated a fertilizer solution so plants get the exact nutrients they need, providing clay pellets that replace messy soil and allow for even water distribution. The LED grow lights in GroBox also provide the lighting the plants need no matter the season or outside weather, and are also customizable for the specific growth phase for specific plants.
Innovative Architecture Firm, DWA PLLC, Introduces Retailers to the Future of Bedding Showrooms at the Las Vegas Winter Market 2018
DWA PLLC of Las Vegas, Nevada just introduced the mattress industry to a new method of selling beds by designing and building the first ever experiential bedding showroom.
LAS VEGAS, February 3, 2018 - Innovative Architecture firm, DWA PLLC, introduces retailers to the future of bedding showrooms at the Las Vegas Winter Market 2018.
New mattress manufacturer iSense Sleep, just successfully launched the World’s First Adjustable Mattress line in Las Vegas at the Winter Market 2018. DWA PLLC from Las Vegas, NV was chosen to design the showroom because of their experience in the industry. "I knew about their reputation of building high quality retail spaces but I was energized with Ryan and his team’s enthusiasm for building something different". states Paul Longman, Founder and CEO of the iSense Sleep brand. "My goal was to improve the customer experience, instead of a traditional space we wanted our stand to control the sales process from start to finish and that uniqueness energized them'. “This exciting project has a been a collaborative effort. The design of this showroom is a direct reflection of Paul’s passion for his product and DWA PLLC couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this exciting project”, states Ryan Kronbetter, Partner at DWA PLLC.
The design concept was to create a showroom that challenged the typical mattress buying experience. Typical mattress retail stores require 5,000 to 10,000 square feet to display the assortment of mattresses they carry. The three mattress types that iSense Sleep has developed can be displayed in a space as small as a 500 square feet area in a big box store or a stand-alone store as small as 1,000 square feet. The 2,000 square foot showroom space at World Market Center in Las Vegas allowed for plenty of space for the new display to take shape. The design concept of the new space was to immerse the customer in the experience they would get walking into a traditional retail store found in “Downtown Middle America”. This concept was captured by splitting the showroom into two primary spaces, the park or streetscape and the actual store.
For the third year in a row, Carpet One Floor & Home’s virtual Houzz profile has won “Best of Design” on Houzz, the world’s leading online community for home remodeling and design.
MANCHESTER, N.H., February 2, 2018 - For the third year in a row, Carpet One Floor & Home’s virtual Houzz profile has won “Best of Design” on Houzz, the world’s leading online community for home remodeling and design.
Awarded annually to the industry professionals behind the most popular photos on Houzz, the Best of Houzz honorees are recognized in three categories: Design, Customer Service, and Photography.
The Houzz community is comprised of over 35 million users and over one million active industry professionals. Carpet One Floor & Home previously earned this honor in 2016 and 2017, respectively. The 2018 honorees were announced earlier this month.
“Houzz is a great resource for our stores and our customers to find inspiration and work together to create beautiful spaces,” said Terri Daniels, VP of PR, Social Media & Communications at Carpet One Floor & Home. “We’re honored to be recognized for providing inspiring content to Houzz users.”
Soft-Tex International® to Highlight New Sleep Technology Innovations, Unveil Restonic® Bedding Accessories & Sunbrella® Memory Foam Cushions at Las Vegas Market
New lines of pillows, toppers, bed-in-a-box mattresses, mattress protection products, outdoor accessories, and eco-efficient bedding products to highlight Soft-Tex’s Las Vegas Showroom.
LAS VEGAS, January 8, 2018 - Soft-Tex International® is pleased to announce several new sleep technology innovations and unveil its new line of Restonic® Bedding Accessories & Sunbrella® Memory Foam Cushions ahead of the Las Vegas Furniture Market.
New DreamSmart™ Assortment of Bedding Products
The DreamSmart™ furniture division of Soft-Tex® will be featuring its refreshed, complete assortment of mattress protectors & encasements, bed-in-a-box mattresses, pillows, toppers, sheets, and dropship mattress foundations. The assortment will feature the latest cooling technologies, attractive textiles, and robust packaging & product display solutions built to meet the unique needs of furniture retailers.
The DreamSmart™ brand also provides a competitive advantage to furniture retailers who want a suite of products that protects the value of the in-store furniture retail experience. DreamSmart Division Vice President John Timmerman noted, “A hallmark of the DreamSmart™ program for a furniture retailer is channel exclusivity. With DreamSmart products in your store, you don’t have to worry about customers trying a product in-store and buying it somewhere else online.”
ORLANDO, FL., January 8, 2018 - INOX, creator of innovative and premium decorative hardware and door locks, will showcase its new Privacy Barn Door Lock at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Orlando, Florida, from Jan. 9 to 11 in booth S5631. The patent-pending Privacy Barn Door Lock is a sophisticated yet discreet integrated locking solution for designers, architects and homeowners to secure the door for added privacy.
“We design and manufacture all of our products in house—even the inner mechanics of the locks—so we are able to engineer innovative solutions for any type of door hardware application,” said Jeff Howes, President of INOX. “For instance, we invented the Privacy Barn Door Lock so that architects, designers and homeowners could finally add a lock to their barn door that guarantees both superior privacy and a beautiful design aesthetic.”
The company will introduce the Privacy Barn Door Lock during the exclusive KBIS DesignBites presentation on January 10 (Bath Day) at 12:00 p.m. at the KBISNeXT™ Stage located in the south hall.
INOX will be displaying its full suite of new products, including:
►The new Art Deco Series offers a complete collection of products to transform utilitarian door locks, card readers and other hardware into custom-created, Jazz Age-style designs with a contemporary sensibility. This new series is made from heavy-duty brass and includes a commercial-grade, spring-assisted chassis for ease of operation and extreme durability.
►CeraMax™ is a line of ceramic-coated door hardware for designers, architects and homeowners looking for a finish option that prevents deterioration due to harsh environments, including salt spray, oxidation, humidity and ultraviolet light. INOX is the first and only door hardware manufacturer to offer this finish option.
►INOX will also introduce its new Universal Multipoint Series, which is a trim solution designed to fit 95% of multipoint locking systems for swing doors by major door manufacturers.
For more information about INOX and its products, please visit inoxproducts.com.
INOX is an innovative engineering company that designs and manufactures premium decorative hardware and door locks, including its industry-exclusive Privacy Barn Door Lock. For more than 25 years, INOX has been an expert in door hardware design with a proven track record of supplying product for some of the largest projects in North America, South America and around the world. INOX products are distributed worldwide via a network of more than 500 high-end retail designer hardware showrooms and distributors. To learn more about INOX, visit inoxproducts.com.
LUIS D. SOSA
Unison Hardware, Inc.
6 Wayne Court Sacramento, CA 95829
Visit website: http://www.unisonhardware.com/
ORLANDO, FL ., January 8, 2018 - NanaWall Systems, the pioneer of opening glass wall systems, will be showcasing new features and glass wall systems that exemplify extreme performance at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, Florida, Jan. 9-11 in booth W3990. Cero® will make its IBS debut, offering the largest panes of glass available from NanaWall. The SL73 will also be on display, featuring reinforced structural posts that provide unparalleled strength and enable the glass walls to meet and exceed Miami-Dade AAMA certification requirements.
“Our opening glass walls transcend the concept of large glass openings, facilitating a year-round connection to the outdoors, even in the harshest conditions,” said Ebrahim Nana, CEO of NanaWall Systems. “We look forward to displaying our most innovative and top-performing glass wall systems at IBS.”
TWEET THIS: At #IBS2018 booth W3990, @nanawall displays extreme strength and performance, including its minimal-framed cero system and hurricane-resistant SL73. http://bit.ly/2iuDxdl #glasswallsystems
NanaWall will be showcasing several glass wall systems, including:
Cero®: Cero offers pure architectural minimalism through its clean, uniform and ultra-thin lines for maximum light-filled spaces that connect the interior to the exterior. It offers the largest panes of glass available from NanaWall.
SL73: The NanaWall SL73 features reinforced structural posts and impact rated laminated glass provide unparalleled strength—while the Secure Locking System and specialized seals and panel design provide superior wind and rain resistance—enabling the system to perform above and beyond Miami-Dade AAMA certification requirements.
Kitchen Transition with RemoteSTACK: NanaWall continues to evolve the indoor/outdoor kitchen trend by offering Kitchen Transition with RemoteSTACK, which enables architects to free up valuable space in the kitchen by stacking panels away from the traditional opening. This gives architects control to design around structural obstacles and remove the panels from view, creating a solution for homeowners that offers maximum space flexibility.
ClimaCLEAR™: NanaWall ClimaCLEAR is the only frameless all-glass individual panel sliding system specifically engineered for transparent weather protection.
Screen ONE XL: Making its IBS debut, the Screen ONE XL is a fully retractable, non-pleated screening option with minimal verticals made of ultra-strong, UV resistant fiberglass mesh housed in a single cartridge riding on a single track.
For more information about NanaWall and its products, please visit blog post “Performance Matters.”
About NanaWall Systems
For over 30 years, NanaWall Systems has pioneered the category of opening glass wall systems. The company has earned the trust of architects, builders, design professionals and homeowners as a custom solution for re-imagining how buildings, people and the elements interact. By combining precision engineering and outstanding design options throughout more than 25 unique award-winning systems, NanaWall Systems advances design possibilities beyond the conventional for almost any space. NanaWall Systems is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with 24 showroom and design studio locations across North America.
LUIS D. SOSA
100 Meadowcreek Drive #250, Corte Madera, CA 94925
Phone 888.411.NANA (6262) /415.383.3148
Visit website: https://www.nanawall.com/
Polaris brings an impressive new selection of kitchen quartz prefabs to start the new year with fresh designs.
Polaris brings an impressive new selection of kitchen quartz prefabs to start the new year with fresh designs.
LOS ANGELES, December 23, 2017 - Polaris Home Design is giving homeowners who want to redesign their kitchen this festive period and new year plenty of options with an impressive new selection of quartz prefabs.
Their showroom has grown by five quartz stone colors, which makes it one of the most extensive selections in North Hollywood. With beautiful shades and patterns like Nougat, Haze, Blizzard, and Quartz Reflections, there's bound to be something that everyone likes. For homeowners who find it hard to choose, a classic, timeless option like Pure White may fit perfectly with an existing color scheme.
According to a Polaris spokesperson: "Quartz is gaining in popularity among buyers, and for good reason. It's beautiful without being too overwhelming, and its durability makes it the perfect surface for countertops."
When it comes to kitchen remodeling, there's a lot of factors to tie in. Modern houses may require a sleeker, polished look, where a rustic home might need something to tie together the light, natural atmosphere. Quartz combines refined and earthy styles to make the most of any room. The kitchen is the heart of the home, so decorating it with attractive, natural materials is never a bad decision.
Polaris Home Design specializes in making sure that every one of their quartz prefabs lives up to the client's expectations, and the expertly processed countertops are customized according to the buyer. They're perfect for both indoor and outdoor use, and the wide range of color makes quartz one of the most versatile options for interior decorating.
Quartz is one of the hardest substances on Earth, and this gem-like stone is both stunning and sturdy. It's the ideal product for any kitchen counter, and its non-porous surface makes for easy cleaning. Polaris's kitchen quartz countertops require no sealing or polishing; once they're installed, they're ready for use. These quartz prefabs are also custom-cut to fit any counter, which makes buying easy.
Polaris is determined to make sure that the aesthetic of their product never falls flat. They process their quartz prefabs within their own facility, just to make sure that none of the natural beauty is ruined during the sizing. Whether the color scheme of a home is a modern, streamlined design or a more elegant display, a kitchen quartz countertop will quickly become the centerpiece of any kitchen.
Those who are ready to give their kitchen a makeover in 2018 can browse the new selection of kitchen quartz countertops in store or online. The holidays are never a bad time to begin thinking about home improvement, especially when Polaris has so much to offer.
Polaris Home Design
Tel: +1 310-404-3777
Visit website: http://www.polarishomedesign.com/