When a widower sought help creating a dream kitchen his late wife always dreamed of, Chicago-based interior designer Cynthia C. Smith of CCS Interior Design Group was honored to take the job: “He wanted to create a kitchen that was bright, inviting, modern, functional, and full of life to celebrate his wife.” With the help of Monogram Appliances, the client’s kitchen is now the ideal spot for cooking up his own daily meals and entertaining family and friends.
Leanne Ford’s “blank canvas” breaks the rules and creates a masterpiece
“I consider the spaces we live in a blank canvas to create in and on.” In renowned designer Leanne Ford’s latest project, that sentiment was taken quite literally with the home’s commissioned art drawn directly on the walls. Meant to be a quick-flip, the cozy home found a new owner about halfway through the project: one of Leanne’s close friends, a lifestyle blogger and foodie who puts the kitchen’s Monogram appliances to good use.
Jean Stoffer, A Woman of Many Design Talents
Jean Stoffer is a woman of many talents: interior designer, retail entrepreneur, television personality, “slow” house flipper, and published author. The longtime designer is well known for creating timeless kitchens, and in recent years, she’s embraced the use of luxury appliances—Monogram in particular—in her designs.
Coastal Carolina charm makes 2022 Southern Living Idea House a ‘Great Escape’
Situated on the picturesque North Carolina coast, the 2022 Southern Living Idea House fulfills all the requirements of a quintessential “Great Escape.” Incorporating the sleek luxury of state-of-the-art Monogram appliances, the design team created a home that is both “luxurious and thoughtful in its design.” The picturesque coast of North Carolina was just what Southern Living sought in a location…
Creating a ‘Harmonious’ Kitchen
A retired Connecticut couple set out to reimagine their “well-worn and well-loved” mid-century home, tapping architect and kitchen designer Peggy Rubens-Duhl, AIA, to lead the renovation. The result is a “modern, organic, light and harmonious” kitchen featuring multipurpose gathering spots, contrasting materials, and state-of-the-art Monogram appliances.
‘California Modern’ in Traditional Connecticut
When interior designer Laura Michaels was tasked with modernizing the kitchen of a traditional Connecticut vacation home, her first and most important step was selecting the right appliances: “A kitchen could hardly be a kitchen without appliances, so certainly they are our first priority.”
Culinary Power Couple Create Ocean-view Kitchen of their Dreams
The brilliant, calming colors of the ocean with a splash of Italian elegance. That was the inspiration for the home that Chef James Briscione and his wife and business partner, Brooke Parkhurst, imagined they would build when they moved their family from cramped quarters in the city to their hometown of Pensacola, Fla. “We started our lives together in New…
From Dark to Light: Brightening Up a Bungalow Kitchen in Chicago
When a young couple moved into their suburban-Chicago bungalow, they had visions of transforming the dimly-lit, dated kitchen into a bright and welcoming space. “But then came careers and kids and the next thing you know, it’s 10 years later,” says Robin Titus, of interior design firm R Titus Designs, who swooped in to help when the homeowners – a…
The Art of Flow: Brooklyn Duplex Makes the Most of its Space
When a young family of three embarked on a partial-gut renovation of their Brooklyn penthouse duplex, they knew they wanted to make the most of every square foot. The spaces needed to serve more than one purpose for them, their guests and their daughter, and had to feel open and inviting without restricting movement or blocking their views of city…
The 2021 Southern Living Idea House: Redefining “Home”
The famous line “there’s no place like home” took on new meaning as families hunkered down in their houses to stay healthy during the pandemic. In many ways, the experience has transformed our relationship with home, a place where versatility and comfort are more important than ever. This newfound appreciation of “home” and all the ways it can serve a…