Summer is in full swing! I must confess I’m one of the few who loves a hot steamy Florida summer. Recently I got a call from a potential client with some extra space to fill outside by the pool (lucky them right?) Adjacent to the dining room and tucked into an alcove a new idea sprang to mind! How about an outside wine bar? Perfect for entertaining and here in Florida we can enjoy this scenario most of the year. There are a few things to remember if you’re thinking of investing in outsider cabinetry.
If you have a twenty year old TV wall unit, chances are it’s a “beast”! It wasn’t that long ago that TVs were nearly as deep as refrigerators and you needed three burly guys to carry one upstairs. In other words, it may be time for a new entertainment center to go with your new streamlined TV. Check out the following tips for sourcing a wall unit that is perfect for you.
A new kitchen can be life changing. The process of obtaining one definitely is! Make no mistake, it’s stressful and expensive but it can also be fun and adventurous, with a little preparation. Here are five steps, culled from my 20 plus years in the biz, that can help make the process less about stress and more about adventure!
A bazillion years ago (circa 1994) when I first began my adventure in this business, the “English Kitchen” was all the rage in the high end market. I learned to design, by hand, in metric and things like astragal mouldings (yes moUldings with a “u”) were all the rage. Distressed, fly specked finishes were hot and no one wanted a white kitchen unless it was encrusted with glazing. I learned the English style by apprenticing with a true Englishman and gentleman who I shall be forever grateful to.
I think all of you know I’m a nut about art. Some of you may know that my particular passion of late is encaustic art. This particular type of painting is hot, literally. It’s painting with beeswax, resin and pigments and you can get the full scoop here. Last year I had the pleasure of attending the 7th International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown Mass. You will find pics from that trip here scroll down to “Encaustic Boy”.