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Kitchen Design: Jenn-Air Appliances

Posted by | Appliances, Cooking, Home Design, Housewares, Kitchen Design, Kitchen remodel, Luxury | 11 Comments

Are you considering a kitchen remodel? Looking to replace your current appliances but uncertain where to start? Well, this post will hopefully offer you lots of design guidance to make the process more enjoyable. Buying appliances are a lot like buying a car, aren’t they? Purpose, cost, technical understanding, maintenance and appearance play a key role in the decision making process. As someone who has a great appreciation for quality products, I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in a design conference at the World of Whirlpool offices in Chicago. Our discussions not only included product education but designer guidance on how to build a kitchen that is most suited to your cooking style.… Read more

WoodWick Candles

Posted by | Candle, Home Decor, Home Design | 26 Comments

I admit it. I love candles. I burn them all year long. My search for the candle with the best scent, least amount of black smoke, good burn time and fair price is a mission I thoroughly enjoy.

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So, when I found WoodWick brand of candles at my local Hallmark store, I was intrigued. What is unique about this brand is that the wick which is wood (thus the name) crackles when it burns giving the impression you are sitting in front of a roaring, albeit small, fire. Lovely. 

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I happen to be a fan of vanilla candles. (Vanilla Bean Woodwick Jar Candle – 10oz.Read more

New Store: Kitchen & Bath Remodel

Posted by | Appliances, Home Design, Housewares, Kitchen Design, Laundry Room, Outdoor Cooking, Remodel | 16 Comments

My house is in a constant state of remodel. How about yours? Every time I am flipping through a magazine that has beautiful kitchen photos, my wish list for my own kitchen gets bigger. As someone who love to cook, appreciates quality products and enjoys entertaining, a fully functioning (and of course, elegantly designed) kitchen is a must. Appliances are key from a cooking perspective. 

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So what a great surprise to be in Chicago’s Oak Brook mall and discover a store called Pirch that actually showcases full kitchen and bathroom vignettes for us to look at, touch, and envision the whole display in our homes.… Read more