Thinking Outside the Kitchen: Wood-Mode Solutions for Unique Requests, Part II

Remember our discussion last Monday about Rules?

Thinking Outside the Kitchen, Part II

Last week, D'Scoop combed through the many inspirational and impressive portfolios of Wood-Mode's nation wide network of showrooms and put together a curated showcase of our favorite "Out of the Kitchen" examples of kitchen designers who've used a combination of Wood-Mode's existing components and their vast custom capabilities to provide specialized solutions to their client's design requests. 

For Part II we've brought out the big guns, focusing for the most part on whole room solutions, from built in libraries and media rooms to architectural ornament, paneling and beams. Take a peek at the five creative solutions below. 

We hope you're as inspired as we are!


theFURNITURE

Project Details:
Interior Designer:  Theresa M. Sterbis, AKBD - Project Partners Design // Fremont, CA
Builder: Heritage Luxury Builders // Northfield, IL
Installer: Precision Kitchens
Cabinetry Details: Wood-Mode Pavilion, Edinburgh Finish on Cherry
Location: Chicago, IL


theLIBRARY

Project Details:
Interior Designer: Kori Shurley -
Kitchen & Bath Cottage // Shreveport, LA
Builder: Hamilton Builders // Shreveport, LA
Cabinetry Details: Wood-Mode Winterhaven Raised
Location: Shreveport, LA


theMEDIA CENTER

Project Details:
Interior Designer:  Theresa M. Sterbis, AKBD - Project Partners Design // Fremont, CA

with Elizabeth Hill, Selby Design Group // Tuolumne, CA
Builder: Pete Moffat Construction, Inc. // Palo Alto, CA
Architect: Heather Young - Fergus Garber Young Architects // Palo Alto, CA
Cabinetry Details: Brookhaven by Wood-Mode, Winterhaven Recessed, 503 with Espresso Glaze & Distressing on Maple
Location: San Francisco, CA



theWINE CELLAR

Project Details:
2014 DC Design House // Washington DC
Interior Designer: Nadia N. Subrarn - Aidan Design // Silver Spring, MD
Cabinetry Details: Wood-Mode Square Edge Regency in Vintage Navy
Location: Washington DC


theARCHITECTURAL ENVIRONMENT

Project Details:
Interior Designer: Kori Shurley - Kitchen & Bath Cottage // Shreveport, LA
Builder: Terry Elston - Terry Elston Builder // Shreveport, LA
Cabinetry Details: Wood-Mode Custom Architectural Details including Paneling, Mantle, and Beams
Location: Spring Lake, LA


This post is brought to you by:
Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry // www.Wood-Mode.com


DCoopMedia was compensated for this post as part of a partnership agreement with Wood-Mode.  Images copyright DCoopMedia unless otherwise noted and may not be used without permission.

Unique Spaces: DIFFA's Dining By Design At Pier 92

Every March, just as the last of the winter snowfalls begin to melt from the bustling city streets, the Mid-Town Manhattan edifice known simply as Pier 92 magically comes alive.  Within its nondescript four walls overhanging the Hudson River, internationally celebrated interior designers come together with global leaders in home décor, bringing to life opulent, whimsical, and often over the top visions whose creation and sole purpose is to build awareness to and raise funds for the fight against HIV and AIDS.

It was nearly fourteen years ago when the creative team behind eponymous shelter magazine Architectural Digest curated an exhibit highlighting the works of specialty craftspeople, visionary artists, and luxury décor brand, known as the Architectural Digest Home Design Show.  Since the show's inception, the annual design fair has become an international destination for the world's interior design community.  Highly anticipated and integral to each year's ADHDS festivities are the extraordinary tabletops, the spotlight of Dining By Design, the fundraising brainchild of DIFFA, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.  Tours guided by the tables creators, a lavish cocktail party where guests explore the fantastical design creations, and the final gala where party goers are invited to take a seat and enjoy a prepared meal within one of the installations all combine to become the largest fundraising event for the foundation, mobilizing immense resources so that DIFFA may provide funding to organizations not only working to end the plight of HIV/AIDS but also providing treatment, direct care, and educational services to those living with or impacted by the auto-immune disease. 

Although certainly the immense contributions these settings bring to DIFFA and the organizations they serve, this year's edition generating over $750,000, for the DCoopMedia editorial team, what makes each of these unique settings special is that each is a tangible reflection of the incredible talent and endless creativity possessed by each of the designers involved, their imaginations allowed to run wild bound only by the limitations of reality. 

With over 40 visions brought to life inside Pier 92, it's difficult to choose our favorites.  For your inspiration D'Scoop is showcasing just seven of our favorites.

Tyler Wisler for Benjamin Moore & Cosentino. Photo by timothy bell

Tyler Wisler for Benjamin Moore & Cosentino. Photo by timothy bell

Tyler Wisler for Benjamin Moore & Cosentino
I certainly imagine that I've just stepped off the streets of Williamsburg and a fabulous concoction of a meal is awaiting my taste buds. 
www.BenjaminMoore.com // www.SilestoneUSA.com
www.TylerWislerHome.com

Anthropologie. Photo by timothy bell

Anthropologie. Photo by timothy bell

Alexis Givens for Anthropologie
The setting of a moonlight feast inspired by the ceramics of South African artist Ruan Hoffman. The ceiling, in true Anthropologie fashion, is made from blue plastic cups.
www.Anthropologie.com

Hickory Chair. Photo by timothy bell

Hickory Chair. Photo by timothy bell

Susan Hable for Hickory Chair
Overlooking the Hudson River, Hable's space is a lesson in livable minimalism - clean lines meet warmth & personality.
Furnishings - Hable by Hickory Chair // Mural - Susan Hable // Chandeliers - David Weeks Studio
www.HickoryChair.com

Hunt Slonem for Kravet. Photo by timothy bell

Hunt Slonem for Kravet. Photo by timothy bell

Hunt Slonem for Kravet
An art installation where not only the people in the installation but also the audience could be lost in the print. More bunnies than you can shake a stick at.
Fabric & Wallcovering - Hunt Slonem Collection for Lee Jofa
www.Kravet.com
www.HuntSlonem.com

"ALL TOGETHER NOW"

Architectural Digest. Photo by timothy bell

Architectural Digest. Photo by timothy bell

Bronson Van Wyck for Architectural Digest
A blue and white folly inspired by the Tartan Tent at Chateau de Groussay in Montfort-l'Amaury, France.
Textiles - Bamboo Trellis by Bruncschwig & Fils // Place settings - the Bunny Williams Collection for Ballard Designs // Tapers - Creative Candles // Chandelier - Currey & Company // Chairs - Bernhardt
www.ArchitecturalDigest.com

Ralph Lauren Home. Photo by timothy bell

Ralph Lauren Home. Photo by timothy bell

Ralph Lauren Home
A whimsical interpretation of the Mad Hatter tea parties that occur after hours.
Paint - Ralph Lauren Home
www.RalphLaurenHome.com

Stacy Garcia. Photo by timothy bell

Stacy Garcia. Photo by timothy bell

Stacy Garcia | New York
Hollywood glamour, feminine whimsey, and a touch of fairy tale enthusiasm come together as modern & delicate.
Furnishings - Astor Arm Chair, Gustav Metal Side Chair, and Henley Dining Table by Bernhardt // Textiles - Fabric Muse for LeBaTex // Wallcovering - Paper Muse by York Wallcovering // Dinnerware - Spode, Vintage
www.StacyGarciaInc.com

Marks & Frantz Design for New York Design Center.  Photo by timothy bell.

Marks & Frantz Design for New York Design Center.  Photo by timothy bell.

Lydia Marks & Lisa Frantz of Marks & Frantz Design for New York Design Center
Presented from a backstage viewpoint, the geometric patterns, glamorous lighting and decadent exuberance harken back to Hollywood's Golden Age.
Seating - Cassandra Occasional Chair for Henredon // Table - Mark Double Pedestal by Kindel // Chandelier - Hanley Large by Arteriors // Sconces - Baron & Metro by Currey & Co. // Floor Lamps - Lulu by Amanda Nisbet for Niermann Weeks // Obelisks - Cicero by Currey & Co. // Cachepots, Aqua Peacocks - Global Views // Dinnerware - Minstrel Gold by Lenox // Tabletop - Annieglass // Flatware - Nambe // Glassware - Michael Wainwright // Votives - Orrefors Kosta Boda // Textiles - Bengal Silk Emerald, Mini Deck by Diane von Furstenberg, all from Kravet // Wallcovering - Fretwork Foil by GP & J Baker at Lee Jofa // Floorcovering - Labyrinth by Cole & Son for Kravet // Tassels - Kravet // Floral - Aisling Flowers/Tess Casey // Backdrop - Drop Shop NYC // Upholstery & Drapery - Marks & Tavano Workroom // Construction - DCM Fabrication
www.MarksandFrantz.com // www.NYDC.com


For More Information about DIFFA:
DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS || www.Diffa.org


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Confess Your Design Sins! #DesignLUX Praises Ecclesiastic Design & Architecture

The team at DCoopMedia can't believe that we're already flipping our calendars to the month of April.  Wasn't it just yesterday that we were talking about what we'd be doing for New Year's Eve? (Spoiler alert: Did nothing and enjoyed every moment of it).

Sigh.

As we still haven't yet figured out how to turn back the hands of time, we're instead looking forward to Spring. Chances are that, with Easter approaching April 5th and the start of Passover on April 3rd, most of us will find ourselves in a church, synagogue, or other ecclesiastic edifice at some point in the upcoming weeks.  And be it from the comfort of a solid wood pew, a metal folding chair, or a cushy seat, I'm certain that we have all, at one point or another, let our eyes wander, taking stock of the architecture of our surroundings.  Good or bad, ultimately it's familiar and designed to serve just one purpose - to honor the presence of a higher power.

Cologne Cathedral - Cologne, Germany. DCoopMedia

Cologne Cathedral - Cologne, Germany. DCoopMedia

I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
— Robert Louis Stevenson
All Saints Episcopal - Montecito, CA. DCoopMedia

All Saints Episcopal - Montecito, CA. DCoopMedia

Valley Christian Church - Tulare, CA.  DCoopMedia

Valley Christian Church - Tulare, CA.  DCoopMedia

Methodist Church - Bodie, CA. DCoopMedia

Methodist Church - Bodie, CA. DCoopMedia

For centuries, the house of worship has been the centerpiece of every community around the world.  The heavily ornamented spires of a medieval cathedral piercing the skyline of a European city square, the simple bell tower of an early American chapel peeking out from between the trees of a Southern town, or a modern glass encased spectacle of modern architecture, these structures are oftentimes inspired masterpieces of architecture, perfect examples of vernacular design, the best the world of design had to offer at the time of their creation.  

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church at Tulane University - New Orleans, LA. DCoopMedia

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church at Tulane University - New Orleans, LA. DCoopMedia

Stained Glass at The Parliament Buildings - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  DCoopMedia

Stained Glass at The Parliament Buildings - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  DCoopMedia

This is why this Thursday, April 2nd, #DesignLUX will be raising our hands, hearts, and voices to the proverbial roof with a discussion centered on ecclesiastic architecture.  From 400 year old French cathedrals to newly constructed buildings designed to honor both a higher power and Mother Earth, we'll talk architecture, design, and maybe even a bit of nostalgia.  Houses of Worship of all religions are welcome and we certainly hope to see your favorites in the mix.

#DesignLUX | Thursday April 2nd, 2015 | 1pmPT/4pmET
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New #Luxury Design Product Spotlight: Week of Mar. 23rd

Weekly my inbox fills with notice of great new products being introduced to the market.  And as much as I'd like to devote space in our quarterly magazine theTwentySIX, there just isn't enough space.  The result?  Every week check this spot for the newest product introductions.  And if you'd like to see your product here... make sure to email me the press release and necessary photos.


Lux Decorative Marble Tile Collection from Ann Sacks

Sultan in Silver, Courtesy Ann Sacks

Sultan in Silver, Courtesy Ann Sacks

Riad in Gold, Courtesy Ann Sacks

Riad in Gold, Courtesy Ann Sacks

Relais in Pewter, Courtesy Ann Sacks

Relais in Pewter, Courtesy Ann Sacks

A strong return to the highly geometric reliefs so popular at the height of the Art Deco and Moderne movements in the United States is reflected in the hand-leafed marble tiles making up the Lux Decorative Series from Ann Sacks.  Inspired by the elaborate solid bronze doors of ancient mosques, Lux Decorative's three designs - Relais, Sultan, and Riad - incorporate a raised Moroccan motif in the surface of otherwise smooth marble.  The three dramatic patterns are further embellished with rich color that has been hand-leafed resulting in a soft reflective quality.  The 16"x16" marble and limestone tiles are rated for all dry, indoor wall applications; not recommended for floors and wet applications.  A  hand-leafed 4"x12" field tile and Mosaic sheet are also available as part of the Lux Decorative series.
www.AnnSacks.com


Loft Collection Basin Faucet with Black Crystal Handles by Michael S. Smith for Kallista

Courtesy Kallista

Courtesy Kallista

Blending the utilitarian aesthetics of fixtures and faucets from the 1920's with notions of romance and minimalism, the Kallista's Loft Collection by A-List interior designer Michael S. Smith is a warmer alternative to the more traditional minimalist inspired fixtures currently on the market, its soft, rounded appearance and simple details being the perfect complement to today's contemporary environments.  Expanding on Kallista's original collection, the Basin Faucet Set is now available with optional Black Crystal handles.  Paired with one of four signature finishes, the European emerald-cut crystal handle and lift rod embellish the widespread faucet with an elegant and opulent Art-Deco aesthetic.  
www.Kallista.com


Mini-Hexy Mosaics from Maniscalco

Courtesy Maniscalco Stone

Courtesy Maniscalco Stone

Making its United States debut this coming April at Coverings 2015 in Orlando, the Victoria Metal Mosaic Series from Australian designer Maniscalco, blends 98% post-consumer recycled aluminum tiles with an industrial inspired palette of neutral metallic finishes resulting in a decorative tile element suitable for wet and dry locations in both residential and commercial applications. Our favorite, Mini Hexy, features 1.25" x 1.5" aluminum tiles delivered on 11-1/2" x 10" sheets.  Also available within the Victoria Metal Mosaics Series are Hexy, Interlock, Mini-Versi, and 1x1.
www.ManiscalcoStone.com


Room & Board Colors by Valspar Paint

Courtesy Room and Board

Courtesy Room and Board

Courtesy Room and Board

Courtesy Room and Board

Featuring an extensive catalog of products crafted by American artisans, retailer Room & Board has earned the reputation as being a respected resource for modern home furnishings as well as for being a full-service resource for consumers outfitting their homes.  To further their commitment to helping their clients develop cohesive, coordinated interior environments, they've partnered with the 200 year old paint brand, Valspar, to develop a curated palette of interior paints designed specifically to coordinate with their ever expanding collection of home furniture and accessories.  Offering six timeless neutrals - White, Limestone, Sandstone, Cement, Putty, and Charcoal - Room & Board Colors by Valspar features a low-odor and quick drying eggshell finish paint-and-primer-in-one that is rated for zero VOC.  The collection is available exclusively through Room & Board's 14 showroom locations.
www.RoomandBoard.com
www.ValsparPaint.com


Loop & Friends Freestanding Bathtubs from Villeroy & Boch

Courtesy Villery & Boch

Courtesy Villery & Boch

Expanding on 265 year old company's existing bathroom fixtures crafted from Quaryl, their proprietary hygienic material made of finely ground quartz crystals and acrylic resin, Villeroy & Boch has introduced as part of the Loop & Friends Collection new square and oval freestanding bathtubs.  Featuring a smooth, easy to maintain surface, the Loop & Friends freestanding bathtubs boast a two-piece Quaryl construction enhanced by a unique 3-1/2" edge offering the consumer both an optimal base for their desired choice of taps and the functionality of easy access shelving for toiletries.  The Loop & Friends Collection is distributed in the United States by Toto USA.
www.Villeroy-Boch.com
www.TotoUSA.com


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Thinking Outside The Kitchen: Wood-Mode Solutions For Unique Requests, Part I

Rules.

It's all too easy to get caught up in the long list of rules that exist for curating an aesthetically pleasing and functional design for one's home.  As trends and technologies change, so do the rules.  But as any great interior designer knows, rules are meant to be broken.  Well, most of the rules that is (your furniture should never be a matched set and you should only buy what you love).

In the development of a great interior schematic, there is one steadfast rule that must never be broken - stay consistent. Think about your home as a whole rather than simple a group of parts.  Today's trending open plan architecture further emphasizes the need to consider how a design flows, paying close attention to its transition from one space to the next.  In a perfect world, those transitions aren't abrupt and jarring but instead, share elements to ensure a smooth visual connection between the connected spaces. 

Custom cabinetry, like the collections available from Wood-Mode, offer just such a solution to providing seamless transitions between interior spaces.  Not meant exclusively for use in kitchen applications, cabinetry components can be modified in a myriad of ways to create creative and beautiful features which guarantee not only that the fit and finish of each room's components remain consistent throughout an entire home but also that architectural proportions and finish details stay true to an aesthetic concept.

With this in mind, we combed the portfolios of Wood-Mode's nationwide showrooms and put together our favorite "Out of the Kitchen" examples where creative kitchen designers have developed unique solutions to special requests through the use of both Wood-Mode's existing components and custom capabilities.  Part I should get the creative juices rolling.  Stay tuned for Part II next week!


theVANITY

Project Details:
Interior Designer: Abruzzo Kitchen & Bath // Schaumburg, IL
Cabinetry Details: Wood-Mode Custom Feature in Black Forest over Cherry
Location: Chicago, IL


theFIREPLACE

Project Details:
Concordia Design Home 2013 Showhouse
Cabinetry Designer: Family Kitchens // Salem, MA
Builder: Bruce Paradise - Paradise Construction // Swampscott, MA
Interior Designer: Jerry Rippetoe & Tony Sienicki - TJ's Interiors // Cape Neddick, Maine
Architect: Robert Zarelli, AIA, NCARB // Marblehead, MA
Cabinetry Details: Wood-Mode Regent Inset, Vintage White on Maple
Location: Swampscott, MA


theMUDROOM

Project Details:
Interior Designer: Abruzzo Kitchen & Bath // Schaumburg, IL
Cabinetry Details: Brookhaven by Woodmode, Fremont in Vintage Latte
Location: Barrington, IL


theCLOSET

Project Details:
Interior Designer: Abruzzo Kitchen & Bath // Schaumburg, IL
Cabinetry Details: Custom Wood-Mode Closet
Location: Chicago, IL


theBANQUETTE

Project Details:
Interior Designer: Penterman Kitchens // Manasquan, NJ
Cabinetry Details: Wood-Mode Custom Unit, Oxford Burnished on Cherry
Location: New York


This post is brought to you by:
Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry // www.Wood-Mode.com


DCoopMedia was compensated for this post as part of a partnership agreement with Wood-Mode.  Images copyright DCoopMedia unless otherwise noted and may not be used without permission.