Heart-Shaped Waffle Maker

 Heart-Shaped Waffle Maker

My siblings and I used to have heart-shaped cakes for our birthdays when we were growing up, and there was nothing that said “I love you” like a double-decker French vanilla cake with cream cheese frosting and raspberries! There is something special about heart-shaped confections, like heart-shaped waffles for a perfect for Valentine’s Day breakfast in bed! The VillaWare V3100 Heart Waffle Maker shows your true feelings, topped with whipped cream and strawberries of course!

 

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Black and White Heritage Kitchen

black and white heritage kitchen

These kitchens are great examples of effortless beauty (but I am sure the homeowners stressed for months over several file folders of decision making).  And there are plenty of things to love about this black and white farmhouse couture kitchen look; the black leaded glass on the creamy upper kitchen cabinets, the large scale black light fixtures, the black French doors leading to the patio, and the warmth of the heritage wooden table in the center.  This kitchen wouldn’t be nearly as striking without the painted black French doors, what an easy way to add visual interest.  Just like the comfort you get from warm bowl of potato and leek soup with crusty freshly baked bread, you would feel right at home in this kitchen.

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Marble Farmhouse Table

Marble Farmhouse Table 

I love the vintage vibe coming from this Marble Farmhouse Table It actually reminds me of a vintage Singer sewing machine my mom had when I was little, but without all the moving metal and churning parts (trust me, it was beautiful but scary).  The sturdy black base and marble top make for a fun contrast and also makes it a perfect little spot for a desk, or kitchen prep table. 30” h x 50”w x 28”d. 

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Westbury Kitchen Island

Westbury Kitchen Island

If you have an expansive wrap around kitchen that serves enough space for a casual dining room table, then you might have room for this! Upgrade to a little showpiece where you can still sit and dine if you wish, but also use for a prep area (regular table heights can be straining on your back), and use for much needed storage space as well!  I’d like to see your current table do all of that and still look this delightfully handsome at the end of the day.  I like the heavy turned-legs, rubbed black finish, and double doors on either side for ease of access. The island on the right has a stainless steel top, which is a fantastic prep surface.

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Fairmont Pot Filler

 Fairmont Pot Filler

The bells and whistles of kitchen design hit a high note with the Fairmont Wall Mount Pot Filler.  Perfectly placed over your cook-top or range, this handy faucet would be wonderful for the Chef de Cuisine in you.  It is a great selling feature and an indulgent convenience, not to mention too hot to trot in the Oil Rubbed Bronze finish.  Is your cook-top in your island location?  Never fear darlings, these gems are also available in a deck mount option! Deck mount pot fillers will also work for finished kitchens if added as an afterthought.

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Sub-Zero Pro 48

Sub-Zero Pro 48 Refridgerator Fridge

Born of 100% steel (and a good bit of bravado), the Sub-Zero PRO 48 with Glass Door Refrigerator/Freezer is a true masterpiece of preservation. Its glass door, sculpted metal, dual refrigerator with three evaporators and advanced controls marry performance and design in a bold new way for home refrigeration. I saw a similar glass door commercial fridge in a home, and although it looked fabulous, the homeowners had to live with loud humming that usually accompanies heavy duty appliances, not so with this beauty!

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Misty Carrera Quartz

 Misty Carrera Quartz White Marble Countertop

Caeserstone Quartz surfaces has one color I can’t get enough of; the Misty Carrera (#4141).  It contains the luxurious beauty of Carrera White Marble, but is now replicated in one of the earths’ toughest surfaces- Quartz.  Marble can be soft and scratch easily, this new color by Caeserstone has bridged the gap between beauty and brawn.  Who says you can’t have it all?

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Garlic Press

 Garlic Press

We moved to a house with a bigger kitchen -which meant more storage room; and that was all the encouragement I needed to buy lots of things I don’t use/ need.  This however, is so clever and chic, how could I not?  This garlic press is a superior design of its predecessors, it has slots, not holes so it is easier to clean, and it even houses extra garlic cloves in his little glass home.  Plus I wouldn’t store it away in a drawer; this little beauty can sit right on my counter.

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Get This Look: Deliciously Monochromatic Kitchen

Monochromatic Kitchen<.a>

White painted cabinets aren’t always a cold white know you, they also come in a vast assortment of creams and linens and glazes, each oozing warmth and comfort- if you know how to pair it up with everything else that is.  This kitchen featured here above was put together in mostly monochromatic tones.  To keep it from becoming boring, the trick is varying heights, varying tones, and most of all varying TEXTURE.

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Smiley Bowl

Eva Solo Smiley Bowl 

I am all for highly functional and aesthetically pleasing items for around the home!  The Eva Solo smiley bowl is a sweet little bowl that acts as two vessels, one above and one below. This clever little fellow can house nuts below, for example, and hold the shells above.

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