Just Ask a Designer: How to Select Kitchen Cabinets

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One of my main reasons for creating Adore Your Place was to help our readers solve their design dilemmas, each week I answer hundreds of design questions and I just love being able to apply my years of experience as a professional to your projects. Today’s topic is a question that comes in almost every week and is the first decision you need to make when deciding to purchase new cabinets.

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How to Design Clean & Crisp Andalusian Style


As summer comes to a close I wanted to share a House Tour from Spain where steamy weather and the scent of the sea in the air exists for all seasons. Architect Alejandro Gimenez Ferrer has captured the essence of Andalusian design in this small town of San Roque overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. Read more

Chic in the Kitchen


Daily Buzz Style is an online publication for the latest fashion and style inspiration from the best blogs on the web. This week I had the honor of being included in their Top 9 Blogs for the topic “Chic in the Kitchen” alongside one of my all time favorite blogs, Design Sponge. So excited and hope you will stop by to learn all about creating a chic kitchen, read more here. Read more

Just Ask A Designer: Kitchen Countertops


Q. I am preparing to replace my kitchen’s tile countertop with either granite or quartz. I am struggling with the appropriate color of the new countertop and specifically whether to go dark for contrast or light for a seamless look.  I have white cabinets and light colored flooring.  Are there any design hints you can share on how to think about this big decision? Thanks for your expert opinion!  Jill Read more

Maximize Your Kitchen Storage


Our kitchen organization tips were so popular a few weeks ago that we had several readers ask for more. Weekends are such a great time to get organized so let’s get motivated together with some fresh ideas for your kitchen to help you discover its full potential. Read more

Kitchen Organization Made Easy


A question I often hear when designing kitchens is, “how do I get and stay organized”? I have to be honest,  to some of us it is innate to be organized, we crave it and function better knowing we are organized. Because I know this about myself, I feel compelled to help my clients with this daunting chore and wanted to share some of my favorite ways to get organized and stay that way starting with the kitchen.

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Guest Blogging: Kitchen Design


I have the honor of Guest Blogging today over at one of my all time favorite blogs, House of Turquoise! Join me as we explore the many ways to incorporate a Pop of Color into your kitchen. Whether you are starting from scratch or refreshing your existing kitchen you won’t want to miss 7 of my favorite “client tested” tips, read more here. Read more

Kitchen Island vs. Peninsula


I love answering design questions from readers especially questions about kitchen design. If you don’t already know we have an exciting category on the blog called Just Ask where you can send in your design dilemmas for professional advice. Let’s talk kitchens!

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Creating a Kitchen: Top 10 Design Questions


Designing kitchens and selecting the finishes for my clients is one of my favorite tasks as an Interior Designer. From the eat in kitchen to the galley my clients have similar topics that arise and today I am sharing the top 10 questions/answers from the design process. Read more

Ceiling Wow: Kitchens

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The idea of creating a wow factor when designing a room can help bring purpose and definition to your design decisions. If you begin with a few wow factor pieces (lighting for example) or ideas (a fabulous ceiling) you can build your entire design from there. Read more