D2S Editor Favs: Week of January 28, 2008
Favorite Kitchen Design
Leave it to the Italians to create ultimate Euro-look kitchens! Boffi's WK6 self-contained work spaces and counters caught our attention this week.
D2S is thrilled to announce it is joining forces with Bond & Bowery, the web's premiere marketplace for antiques and fine design. Read what B & B has to say about these beautiful Regency chairs in their new Bond & Bowery Presents column for D2S, and then read a related D2S interview with B & B's co-founder, industry expert George Evans, in his latest By George! column.
Favorite Mind-Blowing Architecture
Archer & Buchanan Architecture, West Chester, PA, won the 2007 Palladio Award for their Hobbit House design. Crafted for a serious R.R.R. Tolkein fan and collector, there is superb attention to every fascinating detail!
Favorite Hot Decorating Resource
B&N Industries has a winner on their hands with their Iconic Panels line of beautifully carved relief panels. These laminate-over-wood-core panels can be sawn, glued, nailed, or otherwise easily mounted to any wall. Their selection of patterns and colors are extraordinary, and pictured above is the mod Carnaby panel in glam silver.
Favorite House Idea
It used to be that homes were "smart" if they had electrical sockets you could use to plug in lamps or appliances. But today's multi-tasking homes are featuring structured wiring, allowing you to check security cameras from any TV in the house, control all the lighting/heating/cooling/security systems automatically, and even access all home controls from your cell phone. Intellihome is one company, among others, that offers structured wiring services for today's smart homes.
Favorite "Green" Dining Room Furniture
VivaTerra, from Pueblo, CO, is a valued resource for any home. Their entire line of eco-friendly products, from organic cotton bath towels to recycled glass dinnerware, can be purchased with confidence that you're putting a smile on Mother Nature's face. We love their rustic, quirky, and festive Peroba Wood Chairs from Brazil.
Favorite Garden Accessories
We discovered this Maryland resource recently, the Harris Metalsmith Studio. Their hand-forged garden gates are incredible, and we also admired their railings, architectural hardware, and sculpture.