The Peak of Design

Interior designer partners with Monogram to make her family’s dream-home a reality Laura Umansky had long dreamed of moving back to Aspen, a charming Colorado town known for exceptional skiing, breathtaking landscapes and relaxed vibes. When the pandemic forced the world to slow down, the Houston-based interior designer took the opportunity to consider her future — and it just made…

A Historic Kitchen Renovation: Part 1

Creating a 21st-century kitchen in a centuries-old home Andrea Erda grew up romping around Historic Westover. The bucolic Virginia estate dates back to the 18th century, and it’s been in Erda’s family since 1921. “It is an extraordinary space,” she says. “It’s also an enormous responsibility, but we felt a familial obligation to take on this albatross.” In 2012, Erda…

Kitchen Renovation During a Pandemic

After 30 years of hating their kitchen, designer Heather Cleveland’s California-based clients were ready to renovate. Eager for change, they demo-ed the kitchen.  Then, the pandemic hit, bringing with it restrictions, delays and plenty of frustration for a family that was all about cooking and entertaining. “They were without a kitchen for almost a year,” says Heather, of Heather Cleveland…

A Designer’s Family Kitchen – Reimagined

How Jillian O’Neill found a kitchen style that was all her own, while still making it perfect for family entertaining    When designer Jillian O’Neill decided to remodel her early 90’s style kitchen in her Houston, Texas home, she knew wanted a sophisticated, family-friendly space that fit her passion for cooking and bringing people together. What she didn’t know was…

Mindful by Design

Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. To Laura Muller, of Four Point Design Build Inc., it’s an opportunity to meld mindful creativity and wellness. And this year’s Pasadena Showcase House of Design did just that. “We wanted to highlight high-level, luxury materials and products that were manufactured, sourced, and installed using responsible building and manufacturing practices,” says Laura. Years…

The beauty of form and function

John Colaneri has completed hundreds of styles of kitchens over the last 10 years, so when it came to his own kitchen renovation – he knew what he wanted. But he wasn’t the only one who had a say. “Yes, I know what I want, but I have a wife who also knows what she wants. You have to find…

Monogram Appliances Recognized for Logo Design

Recently Best Designs recognized Monogram Appliances for the brand’s new mark launched in early 2020. According to Best Designs, the logo’s minimalist and classy design modernizes the traditionally-oriented appliance niche market. As defined by Monogram, the mark is a blend of elegance, confidence and artfulness that truly represents the brand. The brand colors then work together in combination with the…

Monogram Designer Collective at Aitoro Appliance Announced

We are excited to announce the members of the newly created Monogram Designer Collective, through the Monogram Design Center at Aitoro Appliance in Norwalk, Connecticut. Aitoro Appliance is a family-owned and operated business that initiated out of happenstance and was lovingly grown into an established, community-focused company. Thirteen Connecticut-based designers and architects were selected to join the group to help increase brand awareness, product knowledge, and drive engagement with designers, architects, and other industry influencers who impact the luxury appliance buying decision.