The Sunday Spy 3.10.18

We Spy With Our Designer Eye

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This Savor Sunday

See What We Love About This Design

Each Sunday we’ll share a design that caught our eye and we took some time to savor.  This week let’s look at this kitchen shared via At first glance we see this fabulous tangerine range.  With a closer look, we also see so many other intriging details!

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No Man Is An Island…Unless He’s In The Kitchen

We All Want To Own An Island!

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Most of the definitions of an island include the word isolation. Most say an island is something detached from other things.  Technically all this is true.  However, don’t you think an island in the kitchen is just the opposite of all this?  We do.

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The Kitchen Table-Bring It Back Please!

What Did We Do Before We Had Kitchen Islands?

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Long before there were central islands in a kitchen we had these things called kitchen tables and they were smack dab in the middle of the room.  Many of us in the over 50 group have all kinds of memories of all the life that happened around these tables.  What about you…did you grow up around a kitchen table?

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The Sunday Spy 3.4.18

We Spy With Our Designer Eye

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This Savor Sunday

See What We Love About This Design

Each Sunday we’ll share a design that caught our eye and we took some time to savor.  This week let’s look at this breakfast area shared via My Domaine At first glance we see a small nook.  With a closer look, we see so many inviting details!

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I’ll Have My Cake And Eat It….On A Countertop… Too

Countertop Obsessions


More decisions today are made in our kitchens than in any of the board rooms across this country. This is especially true as life becomes more digital. How many times have you paid bills, planned trips, checked school assignments and synchronized calendars working off your kitchen countertop? We confess, much of this blog gets written in this exact way. Early mornings and very late nights, standing doing last minutes edits or notes for the next great idea we have. With our kitchens being the command hubs, counters have to take on so many different functions.  Because this is a design blog…we say those counters need to look good while doing it! So what better way than to make a countertop look good than to have a cake on it?!

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Trading Kitchens

What Famous Kitchen Would You Swap With?

It's Complicated Movie Kitchen

It’s a curse, and a blessing to be an interior designer going to see a movie on the big screen.  On one hand, we see every minute detail like the creamy Le Creuset dutch oven peeking out from under the island and the drip coffee maker on the range top.  On the other hand, we miss so many crucial parts of the plot taking in each scene!

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The One Element Every Kitchen Needs Can Be Easy To Upgrade

Are You A Faucet Snob?

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More people dream about a kitchen redo than any other type of project in our homes.  We scroll online resources, look at endless home decor magazines and have date nights at the big box stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot drooling over the possibilities.  Sound familiar?  Choices for cabinets, counters and appliances are endless and can be overwhelming.  How about we start with the one element every kitchen needs and perhaps even start our upgrade with the sink faucet.

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If It’s Not Broke…Just Improve It

A Vintage Kitchen Storage System That Still Works


A place for everything and everything in its place. Benjamin Franklin

We depend on our kitchens to do so many things.  In addition to feeding our families and being the central hub of our home, kitchens have to house all our stuff.  And boy do we have stuff!  New ideas and storage systems come along often and are touted to change our lives.  However, freshening a tried and true idea is really what can work best.  If an idea is not broke, perhaps we can simply improve it.

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Five Beauties To Grace Your Counter Tops On The Shortest Day Of The Year

Sweet, Spicy and Soothing Winter Recipes

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The Winter Solstice was yesterday.  The shortest day of the year in terms of daylight. Many I know prefer the long summer days with sun until late in the evening.  However, I think this dark shorty is Mother Nature’s cue for us all to slow down and prepare to spend some quality down time with the ones most important to us.

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On Pinterest

We looked at finishing touches for holiday decorations and gift wrapping  with  ideas saved to our Pinterest boards this week.  So many interior design and home decor topics await.  Pick The Pinterest Boards You Want To Follow Here  It’s like your own private magazine!

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