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A Contemporary Resort-Inspired Home With A Kitchen Reflecting the Ocean

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Sep 13, 2017 10:57:49 AM

 

 

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on Jupiter Island, FL, is a contemporary residence that is both polished and sophisticated. Designed by architect Mitchell O’Neil and interior designer H. Allen Holmes for an adventurous Annapolis, MD couple, this resort-inspired custom home is the ultimate seaside experience.

Keywords: Palladian Gray, Kitchen design, Coastal kitchens, Beach chic kitchens, Coastal colors

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This Hillside Home Brings The Outdoors In With Bistro Green Recycled Glass Surfaces

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Aug 3, 2017 9:43:14 PM

 

Tucked away in Westchester County, New York, is a modern architectural gem with long fluid lines and sharp edges, emerging from the natural bluestone and grasses of its surrounding landscape. It’s a hillside home of contrasts, inside and out, where rough rock meets glossy glass and rooms are flooded with light funneled through a giant glass cube called The Pavillion. 

Keywords: Bistro Green, eco-friendly countertops, Bartops, Nature-Inspired Kitchen

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This Classroom Teaches Sustainability Right at the Counter

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Jul 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

 

Farming, cooking and eating sustainably are all good things. But living sustainably can be more than just that. Knowing about the source of the food you consume; how it’s grown, raised, caught and prepared – that sort of connection is very important to some people.

Keywords: Environmental Impact, Glass House, sustainability, eco-friendly countertops

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Bright Coastal Kitchens with Fresh Summer Inspired Designs

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Jun 9, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Summer is calling and those jewel colors and sandy neutrals of the coastline are making their way into kitchens across the country, waterfront zip code or not.

Keywords: Coastal kitchens

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4 Millennial Pink Pairings To Make Even Your Countertops Blush

Posted by Steven Schrenk on May 19, 2017 12:28:03 PM

Millennial pink has taken over everything, and don’t expect it to go away anytime soon. From fashion, hair color, and makeup palettes, to paint colors, furniture and kitchen appliances, this cheeky, sincere, and nostalgic color has invaded the lives of not only millennials, but also gen xers.

Keywords: Bathroom countertops, Kitchen design, Coastal kitchens, Fair Pearl, Aqua Current, Retro designs, Millennial pink

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Meet Our Latest Color Editions Featuring Laura U

Posted by Steven Schrenk on May 5, 2017 4:41:39 PM

This month we kick off a design collaboration with Laura U Interior Design on a new line of recycled glass surfaces - four colors from neutral to vibrant - each embodying Laura’s design ethos, Stay classic. Be current.

Here, Laura Umansky, the designer behind it all, talks with us about her new line of colors: Vetrazzo By Laura U, each inspired by the designer’s commitment to beautiful, timeless design with worry free products.

“At Laura U, we look to the past for inspiration, but we’re fashion-forward,” Laura said. “We also believe strongly in livable luxury. Our clients should have beautiful, luxurious interiors that also perform well for everyday realities. You need to be able to live in your home, and Vetrazzo embodies both of those key points of our philosophy.”

Keywords: Vetrazzo Colors, Vetrazzo by Laura U

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Livable Luxury: When High Design Meets High Performance

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Apr 3, 2017 11:16:24 AM

 

 

If there is one element present in every Laura U interior design it’s bold color. Whether she’s designing a traditional historic home or a contemporary new build, Laura Umansky begins with a soothing neutral base and adds layers of rich colors and cheerful metallics to create exuberant spaces.

Keywords: Vetrazzo by Laura U, Designer Collection, Orchid Mirror, Classic Black, Luxury, Fair Pearl, Aqua Current

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When the Food is Sustainable, The Restaurant Design Should Be Too

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Mar 24, 2017 1:40:00 PM

Annapolis, MD husband and wife team Jeremy and Michelle Hoffman have created a restaurant with a sustainable menu and green interior design to match.

Keywords: Bartops, Restaurants

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A Latin Singer's Modern Kitchen That's As Hot As Her Act

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Feb 23, 2017 2:33:43 PM

Known for her sexy performances and signature Ranchero style, Aná Barbara has been a fixture on the Mexican pop scene for more than 20 years. This spring the Latin Grammy winner purchased a home in the Beverly Crest area of Los Angeles for $1.87 million that includes glass walls, bi-folding doors and an ultra-modern chef kitchen featuring Vetrazzo's recycled countertops and Bauformat cabinetry.

Keywords: Palladian Gray, Modern kitchen, Waterfall islands

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7 Recycled Glass Bars As Sweet And Smooth As a Manhattan

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Feb 10, 2017 2:00:00 PM

If your next project is a bar or restaurant you're already thinking how the overall design will reflect the food, drinks and vibe of the venue and customers, but if you want to make one statement piece, let it be the most photographed item in every restaurant space - the bar top itself.

Keywords: Bartops

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Mindfully Made

Recycled Glass Countertops

Vetrazzo recycled glass surfaces were hatched in Berkeley, CA in 1996. With 16 of our colors boasting Cradle to Cradle Silver certification, our commitment to sustainability is more transparent than ever.

Truly a great American innovation, Vetrazzo is the original recycled glass surface proudly made in America.

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