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Monogram Sponsors Kips Bay Decorator Show House Kitchen in NYC

2019 © Nickolas Sargent Photography

One of the nation’s leading design events of the year, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, is in its 47th year of production. Each year, a home in New York City is chosen to be redesigned and decorated for tens of thousands of people to tour. The proceeds of the tour go to the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, which provides important after school enrichment programs for NYC children. This year, the home is a stunning double-width Georgian townhouse with 12,425 square feet of space. Monogram luxury appliances partnered with AJ Madison to sponsor the kitchen, and worked with Peacock Cabinetry’s Christopher Peacock on its design. The result is an inviting, functional kitchen that’s any cook’s dream.

2019 © Nickolas Sargent Photography

Peacock’s inspiration for the kitchen was to create, “A simple, clean and open kitchen, that is easy to use with practical materials.” He was certainly on the mark with this design. His design is upscale, made with sensible materials, and gives serious attention to details. Peacock says he sees this as “… a great place to kill a bottle of wine,” and we couldn’t agree more. It’s comfortable and begs for you to sit at the island for conversation over a bottle of Cabernet.

Kitty Dadi Photography

It started with Peacock Cabinetry’s Montauk cabinet collection, which is a modern kitchen cabinet that features classical elements. They were painted a deep, dark green with a hint of blue and feature brushed brass and walnut hardware. The countertops are pure white by Cambria. Peacock kept the walls in simple white, which lets the handsome cabinetry take center stage.

Kitty Dadi Photography

When asked about his favorite element of the kitchen, Peacock chose the open shelving in front of the windows. They’re suspended by brass hardware and feature riveted brass accents—an elegant way to display favorite pottery and glassware.

The true focal point of the kitchen, however, is the unique mosaic backsplash made from sliced English flint veneer. The flint is an irregular stone known for its amazing hardness, so it is an incredibly durable, yet unexpected choice for a backsplash. It really sets off the stainless of the Monogram range and looks gorgeous next to the cabinetry.

The kitchen island features the same color as the cabinets but has a pure black Cambria top with a butcherblock inset. Carved walnut drawers feature the phrase “It is what it is” beneath the brass hardware. Though the ceilings in this room are low, the flower shaped light fixture overtop of the island brings a glow to the entire room and provides much needed light for prep work.

Peacock loved the seamless fit and classic looks of the Monogram luxury appliances in this kitchen. We think they really make this stunning room fit for a chef or any serious cook. “I have to say I am really thrilled with the finished room. Designing a show house kitchen is always challenging given the time constraints, but I feel we achieved our goal. The room is sophisticated visually, well appointed, and beautifully executed. The reaction from the audience is just what I hoped for and the selection of state-of-the-art appliances makes it a dream kitchen to work in,” said Peacock. The Monogram luxury appliances installed in this kitchen include a custom-panel refrigerator, 48” pro range, Advantium oven, and single wall oven. If you’re in the New York City area, take a tour and see this elegant house in person.

Monogram Modern Home in Boston September 11 and 12

We’re traveling on a cross-country modern design road trip with Dwell in a prefabricated house, custom-built and outfitted with Monogram appliances. Our first destination in April was Portland, Oregon; in May we visited Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, California; in June we visited the Phoenix, Arizona metro area; we traveled to Austin, Texas, in July; last month we visited Dallas, Texas; and this weekend we will be in Boston, Massachusetts!

boston-header We will be popping up at The Innovation and Design Building September 11th – 12th during the American Field Exhibition and Market.

On Friday September 11th, the home will host a series of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Check out the details and sign up here!

On Saturday, September 12th, the doors will be open to the public. Plus! When you stop by, you will have the chance to enter to win a Monogram appliance. A full schedule of events is listed here.

See you there!

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Designer profile: Sarah Robinson

The Monogram Experience Center (MEC) brings designers to Louisville, Kentucky, for three-day experiences to learn about Monogram, the design process, our appliances – and even cook with them! We interviewed each designer to learn a little more about their background and design experiences.

Today’s profile highlights Sarah Robinson with Jansen Inc. in Pensacola, Florida.

Sarah Robinson, recent participant at the Monogram Experience Center in Louisville, Kentucky

Sarah Robinson, recent participant at the Monogram Experience Center in Louisville, Kentucky

SRFD: How did you become interested in design?

Sarah: I became interested in design many years ago. I used to watch This Old House with my dad when I was a kid and was just fascinated by the older homes.

SRFD: Tell us about a recent project you really enjoyed.

Sarah: I worked on a huge remodel that touched about 80% of the home. It was fun to rework the layout, take down walls, and create a new kitchen and master suite

SRFD: A trend you’re over?

Sarah: The thin linear glass tiles and the small square glass tiles for a backsplash in a kitchen.

SRFD: A trend you’re excited about?

Sarah: The rustic chic design style – it’s fun and comfortable

SRFD: What did you learn in Louisville?

Sarah: Lots! I loved learning about the Advantium Speed Oven – what an amazing product! Also, I loved the French door oven and seeing the French Door Fridge being manufactured

Designer profile: Melissa Helvey

The Monogram Experience Center (MEC) brings designers to Louisville, Kentucky, for three-day experiences to learn about Monogram, the design process, our appliances – and even cook with them! We interviewed each designer to learn a little more about their background and design experiences.

Today’s profile highlights Melissa Helvey with Great Floors in Spokane, Washington.

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Melissa Helvey, recent participant at the Monogram Experience Center in Louisville, Kentucky

SRFD: How did you become interested in design?

Melissa: Throughout my childhood I had always said I wanted to be a lawyer when I grew up. My senior year in high school I took an interior design class, just to fill my required course load. The first day of class we visited a home construction site, and the minute I stepped in and looked around at the framing and everything coming together. I knew instantly that was what I was meant to do.

SRFD: Tell us about a recent project you really enjoyed.

Melissa: I recently finished a kitchen remodel. My client found me at a Home Show back in April and she came up to me with a sketch on a napkin of her kitchen and said.. I NEED YOU … She had a dreadful existing kitchen that was so small and materials so dark it was like being in a cave. WE worked closely to find a design and materials that would make the space feel more comfortable to be in and more functional. Throughout the project she would send me photos almost daily, so excited about the progress. At the end of the project she called me in tears. I said, Mary, what’s the matter? Are you not happy with your kitchen? She said, “I LOVE it! I can’t tell you how much I love it and how much I appreciate all your help.” It wasn’t an award-winning design or even very creative, but this really captures why I do what I do. I love being able to help people have a better life. Help them through what can be a very difficult process and experience their joy at the end.

SRFD: A trend you’re over?

Melissa: Hand-scraped hardwood floors. They still very popular in the inland Northwest…and I think they should be banned 😉

SRFD: A trend you’re excited about?

Melissa: I still love the greys. I know it’s been trending for quite a while, but in my neck of the woods were pretty slow to catch on to the trends.

SRFD: What did you learn in Louisville?

Melissa: I was so impressed with how much research and thought goes into the Monogram product line. It was so amazing to see the 3D printing technology and learn how it has improved and sped up the research process.

I wasn’t familiar with all the capabilities of the Avantium technology. I called my husband back at home the day we learned about it and told him we were getting one!

Monogram Modern Home in Dallas August 21 and 22

We’re traveling on a cross-country modern design road trip with Dwell in a prefabricated house, custom-built and outfitted with Monogram appliances. Our first destination in April was Portland, Oregon; in May we visited Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, California; in June we visited the Phoenix, Arizona metro area; we traveled to Austin, Texas, last month; and this weekend we will be in Dallas, Texas!

mmh-dallas-header-vtwoWe will be popping up at the Shops on Hi Line | Dallas Decorative Center on August 21st and 22nd.

On Friday, August 21st, the home will host a series of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Check out the details and sign up here!

On Saturday, August 22nd, the doors will be open to the public. Plus, when you stop by, you will have the chance to enter to win a Monogram appliance. A full schedule of events is listed here. Sign up for CEUs, join us at the open house and follow us on social media for surprise – yet to be announced – events and giveaways.

See you there!

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Monogram Modern Home in Austin July 17 and 18

We’re traveling on a cross-country modern design road trip with Dwell in a prefabricated house, custom-built and outfitted with Monogram appliances. Our first destination in April was Portland, Oregon; in May we visited Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, California; in June we visited the Phoenix, Arizona metro area; and this weekend we will be in Austin, Texas!

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We will be popping up at Nest Modern July 17th and 18th.

On Friday, July 17th, the home will host a series of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Check out the details and sign up here!

On Saturday, July 18th, the doors will be open to the public. Plus, when you stop by, you will have the chance to enter to win a Monogram appliance. A full schedule of events is listed here. Sign up for CEUs, join us at the open house and follow us on social media for surprise – yet to be announced – events and giveaways.

See you there!

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