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trendspotting world and share our philosophy for a beautifully designed home on these pages. We created this magazine to focus on the trends and tastemakers that are driving interior design and luxury living today. We experience so much amazing design and creativity throughout the year — at trade events and marketplaces and through our partners

and interior designers — and we are thrilled to have this opportunity to share our discoveries and insights with you. In this first issue, you’ll find the hottest paint colors for the year, style trends from the cities our showrooms call home and beautiful offerings in tile, lighting, the kitchen and more to make your home complete. In keeping with the spirit of the season and the warm, sunny days ahead, you’ll find outdoor living and entertaining highlighted, including a few simple and delicious recipes to wow guests at your next outdoor event and a review of the amazing opportunities now available for creating outdoor kitchens that will make any chef swoon. This new venture is just one of the exciting things happening here at BLACKMAN. Fresh off the heels of the April grand opening of our spectacular showroom in Mahwah, New Jersey, we are prepping for yet another showroom opening in the design mecca of West Palm Beach, Florida, and plans are underway for a remodel of our Manhattan showroom as well. Together with our showroom in Southampton, New York, these locations find us in collaboration with some of the top designers and most discerning clientele in the country. We are exchanging design ideas with them daily and you will benefit from those relationships in the stories and advice you read here in the pages of BLACKMAN AT HOME. Future issues of the magazine will take you beyond the products you traditionally see in our showrooms and into every area of the home, including textiles, carpets, wallcoverings, completed interiors projects and more. The next issue will come in the fall and we will continue to expand on the ideas behind the magazine with each new edition. We hope you enjoy this insider’s look at today’s design trends. And we hope to see you in one of our showrooms soon.

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BLACKMAN HISTORY Founded in 1921 by Sam Blackman as a small plumbing supply shop in New York City, BLACKMAN Plumbing Supply has grown into one of the largest distributors in the Northeast. In addition to plumbing, BLACKMAN also supplies a variety of heating, HVAC, waterworks, PVF, tools, lighting, tile and stone products. With over twenty locations in the New York, Long Island, Florida, and New Jersey regions, BLACKMAN Plumbing Supply is proud of its 95 years of service.

BLACKMAN TIMELINE

1940 1946 1975 1983 1995 2004 2005

Sam Blackman opens up first BLACKMAN location in Brooklyn, New York

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BLACKMAN opens Flushing, New York branch BLACKMAN expands into the Long Island market and opens branch in Lynbrook, New York Richard Blackman succeeds his father as CEO of BLACKMAN Plumbing Supply

Barbara Corcoran and Robert Mannheimer, President of BLACKMAN Plumbing Supply.

BLACKMAN moves headquarters from Flushing, New York to Bethpage, New York BLACKMAN enters the HVAC business BLACKMAN opens first Manhattan location at 85 5th Avenue

BLACKMAN acquires Lakeland Plumbing Supply, which became BLACKMAN’s Bohemia, New York branch

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BLACKMAN acquires North Point Plumbing Supply, which became BLACKMAN’s Rocky Point, New York branch

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BLACKMAN moves headquarters once again from Bethpage, New York, to Bayport, New York. This move added a new and improved, state-of-the-art, 250,000-sq.-ft. Distribution Center BLACKMAN acquires The Ridgewood Corporation of New Jersey, adding 12 locations throughout New York State, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania

Richard Blackman, son of founder Sam Blackman, passes away at the age of 79.

Robert Mannheimer was made President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board

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BLACKMAN signs historic deal with American Standard and Toto, becoming a stocking distributor of all three major plumbing brands: Kohler, American Standard, and Toto BLACKMAN opens TotalFab, a state-of-the-art pipe fabrication shop

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BLACKMAN opens 7,000-sq.-ft. showroom in West Palm Beach, making it the first Blackman location in Florida BLACKMAN celebrates Grand Opening of the Mahwah, New Jersey, showroom

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Ice sculpture at the Grand Opening of the BLACKMAN Mahwah showroom. 4

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BLACKMAN EVENTS On April, 21, 2016, BLACKMAN held its Grand Opening of the Mahwah, New Jersey showroom and celebrated the 95th Anniversary of the company. Over 400 industry people attended, including designers and realtors.

Ariella Werzberger and David Lyon of BLACKMAN.

The bright and open Mahwah showroom displaying the best in design fixtures, tile and lighting.

David Lyon and Barbara Corcoran.

Exquisite fixtures, faucets, lighting & tile abound. The newest BLACKMAN showroom, 270 Route 17, Mahwah, New Jersey.

Raw bar, seafood and 95th Anniversary ice sculpture. Barbara Corcoran and David Lyon.

Everything for the kitchen, including the sink.

The showroom’s working outdoor grill and pizza oven were utilized by the caterers La Promenade.

Ariella Werzberger, BLACKMAN and Suzanne Lyon, WME.

View from the second floor showroom balcony (take the elevator for a surprise!). All photography by Alberto Coronel.

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Features

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NKBA Trends  The National Kitchen & Bath Association’s K+B Insiders dish on the hottest trends in kitchen and bath design

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Simplicity Personified  The kitchen in a modernized beach house speaks volumes

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Summer Entertaining  Delicious dishes and tactical tips for your next outdoor feast

Outdoor Kitchens  Design and culinary opportunities abound for the newest room “in” the house

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Trend Trackers  Trendspotters for Silestone point to bright hues, bold patterns and not-so-basic black

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Haute Hamptons Soft, shimmering neutrals and glimmering gold highlight the homes in this haven

Lighting the Way Handcrafted and midcentury modern designs are heating up the scene

Bathing Beauties High-tech advances and spa-like amenities upgrade home bathrooms to luxurious retreats

Palm Beach Palette Preppy, pastel tones and punches of juicy color speak to this seaside retreat

Creative Kitchens Modern kitchens call for appliances, fixtures and materials big on both form and function

Tile Style Geometric forms and threedimensional details are hits in this increasingly creative field

Colorful World Benjamin Moore on Simply White and the colors that will define homes this year

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NKBATRENDS

What’s Hot in Kitchen & Bath Design Clean lines and personalized luxury lead the kitchen and bath design trends for 2016 By Jennifer Quail THE NATIONAL KITCHEN AND BATH ASSOCIATION has been tracking kitchen and bath design trends for all of its 53 years and, this year, more than 450 members from across the country stepped up to participate in the organization’s study of what design trends will lead the way in the kitchen and bath market in 2016. Key trends of clean lines, less ornamentation and personalized luxury stood out across the board in the resultant NKBA 2016 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Survey, as homeowners look less to create “trophy spaces” and more to create workable, customized environments that suit their lifestyles. BLACKMAN AT HOME

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NKBATRENDS

TOP 10 KITCHEN TRENDS FOR 2016 * 01 Transitional style, with clean lines, and less ornamentation. 02 Two or more cabinet colors/finishes in the same kitchen, often in a light/ dark combo. 03 Pull-outs, tilt-outs, and tilt-ins for easy storage, trash and recycling. 04 T he look of wood flooring dominates, be it actual wood or wood-look ceramic tile. 05  Different countertops for islands and the perimeter, varying in both color and material. 06  Outdoor kitchens, most popular in the Southeast. 07  Built-in coffee stations and wet bars, as well as built-in wine refrigerators. Alberto Villalobos and Mercedes Desio, Villalobos Desio, New York, villalobosdesio.com

08  Pocket doors.

Here, the K+B Insiders share their thoughts on some of the key trends that emerged in the Design Trends Survey.

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LESS IS MORE

Decluttering has been a topic of note recently, with books on the subject reaching celebrity status. The idea of a pared down environment is evident in kitchen and bath design trends as well with a push to less ornamentation and more organization. “The notion of an edited aesthetic will have a huge influence on kitchen and bath design in 2016,” say designers and NKBA K+B Insiders Mercedes Desio and Alberto Villalobos of the New York-based design firm Villalobos Desio. “The report shows that transitional design will rule 2016 — nothing is completely traditional and nothing is completely contemporary. We anticipate seeing more clean lines in design, as well.”

Young Huh, Young Huh LLC, New York, younghuh.com

COLOR CONNECTION

While grays, whites, off-whites and beiges remain top choices, the Design Trends Survey did find consumers embracing new ways to incorporate bold colors. New York designer and NKBA K+B Insider Young Huh says the personalization of color in the kitchen is a growing request from her clients. Since bold colors in permanent installations are certainly a commitment, Young suggests her clients incorporate an accent or add color through a smaller means. “Whether it’s the backsplash, a colorful sink or detail in the stove, it’s a great way to tie into the color story and personalize the space,” Huh says. 12

SMART STORAGE

Functionality proved just as important as aesthetics in this year’s Design Trends Survey with designers getting creative in ways to save space. One trend on the rise is the use of pocket doors with 70 percent of NKBA members specifying them in 2015. NKBA K+B Insider and Master Builder Karl Champley, who recently won Ellen Degeneres’ Design Challenge on HGTV, says it’s important to maximize space from floor to ceiling. Karl’s favorite trick is a pocket door. “Swing doors eat up a lot of real estate,” Champley says, “so pocket doors are becoming really popular, along with barn-style type doors, as they help to maximize space from room to room.” visit www.blackman.com

Homeowners also are increasingly keen to indulge on experiences they can enjoy in the privacy of their bathrooms UNIVERSAL DESIGN

As ideas for Universal Design and agingin-place become more widely accepted, so do the products designed to accompany the concepts improve in both functionality and visual appeal. Vero Beach, Florida-based designer and NKBA K+B Insider, Patricia Davis Brown says when designing for multi-generational families, designers should speak with clients about accommodating everyone in the family, both in terms of comfort and safety. “Universal Design has come a long way from institutional grab bars,” she says. “Manufacturers recognize the demand for smart, aesthetically pleasing Universal Design choices that make the space feel like home.”

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TOP 10 BATHROOM TRENDS FOR 2016 * 01 Greater acceptance of aging-in-place amenities: no threshold showers, grab bars, higher vanity heights, chair-height toilets. 02 Transitional is pulling away from contemporary. Transitional is the most popular style. 03 Neutral colors rule in the bath. White is the most popular fixture color, and whites and grays are the most popular overall color schemes.

Karl Champley, Los Angeles, karlchampley.com Photo courtesy of HGTV

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HIGH-TECH HOMES

With today’s increasing volume of workfrom-home options and all the gadgets that are now naturally a part of everyday life, the Design Trends Report noted technological advancements continue to have a huge influence on kitchen design. Docking and charging stations, flat screen TVs and small home office zones are all growing in demand. Huh notes that all her kitchen projects in the past year have incorporated TVs into the kitchen, enabling homeowners to enjoy their favorite shows or the evening news as they prepare family meals. “The hub of the home is the kitchen and homeowners want to be completely connected,” Huh says. That includes incorporating smart appliances that make meal preparation and entertaining easier.

Patricia Davis Brown, CKBD, ASID, NCIDQ, Patricia Davis Brown Designs, LLC, Vero Beach, Florida, patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com

“Clients want easy to maintain surfaces” — Paloma Contreras

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 ndermount sinks are far and 06 U away the most popular sink style. Emerging: 15 percent did a trough sink, which may increase slightly. 07 When tubs are installed in master bathrooms, they are most likely to be freestanding. 08 Increasing use of shower amenities such as lights, built-in seats and benches, and hand shower in addition to the mounted showerhead.  olished chrome is the most popular 09 P faucet finish.  ther amenities specified by at least 10 O 25% of NKBA members in 2015:

STEALTH SPLURGES

Homeowners also are increasingly keen to indulge on experiences they can enjoy in the privacy of their bathrooms, a practice referred to as “stealth wealth.” Products like freestanding tubs and spa-like showers that add an element of relaxation and luxury to their everyday routines are topping the musthaves for bathroom designs. Paloma Contreras, NKBA K+B Insider, interior decorator and the design blogger behind La Dolce Vita, expects to see even more “stealth wealth” in her projects this year. “Some clients will ask to integrate TVs into the bathroom’s design, as well as coffee bars and radiant heat flooring,” the designer says. “They also want easy-to-maintain surfaces. The greatest luxury in the world is time and it adds greatly to a homeowner’s quality of life if their own bathroom provides a spa experience.” Get more insight from the NKBA K+B Insiders throughout the year at nkba.org.

05 M  ore built-in storage functionality: more roll-out shelves in bath cabinetry, more “hidden” electrical outlets for blow dryers, etc.

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a) Easy maintenance features b) E lectric radiant floor heating c) Master bathrooms with coffee bars, microwaves and wet bars d) TV in mirror e) Quiet or soft-close toilet seat f ) Steam showers

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TREND TRACKERS

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TRENDSPOTTING: A group of designers teams with Silestone to track trends across the country

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rom coast to coast, and from season to season, trends ebb and flow and are effected by everything from the fashion runways to the political scene. To keep close watch on the happenings in regions across the U.S., surfaces company Cosentino teamed with a group of designers from varying cities to gain insight into design trends and to develop new colors for its Silestone line of quartz surfaces.

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COSENTINOTRENDS

Here, the Silestone Trendspotters chime in on what’s hot in the interiors they’re seeing and designing this season. Denise McGaha Denise McGaha Interiors Dallas, TX

Q: What trend has caught your eye for incorporating bold hues into a kitchen or bath palette? A: “I’m so pleased to see appliance vendors offering colors that veer away from ’safe.’ A statement kitchen can start with tile, countertops, cabinets or paint, but when appliances enter the equation, that’s when truly bold designs emerge.”

Bright appliances make a kitchen by Denise McGaha pop.

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Bold pops of color in a kitchen by Cheryl Kees Clendenon. Aqua is the perfect coastal accent in a kitchen by Cheryl Kees Clendenon.

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Q: What color have you been using most in 2016, and how do you incorporate it into your work? A: “For me, on the coast, it’s most assuredly an aqua. Some days I dream of anything but aqua! But then I find my love for it all over again when we can interpret it into our own style. Sometimes this is a very bold statement, and then sometimes it’s much more subtle such as how I plan to incorporate the color in a countertop application. Aqua is a perfect color for interpretation. All in all, my love affair with aqua is still going strong!”

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COSENTINOTRENDS

Christopher Kennedy creates seamless transitions from interior to exterior spaces.

Christopher Kennedy Christopher Kennedy Inc. Palm Springs, CA

Q: Interiors in your region often seamlessly transition into outdoor living spaces. What’s your secret to making this work? A: “My secret is to make the materials flow. If possible, I like to carry the flooring from inside to outside. If my choice of material won’t work outside, then I have the colors match as closely as possible — for example, a grey tile inside to grey concrete outside. Concrete can be stained nearly any color, so the options are almost limitless.

Steffany Hollingsworth HVL Interiors Santa Fe, NM

Q: What’s your secret to creating spaces that are rich and full of dimension? A: “We continue to see a trend toward poured concrete, often in more colorful pigments, and natural materials such as driftwood and steel. The mix of natural stone with glazed tile and quartz composite hits the mark in many regards, from use and maintenance to pattern and finish. A combination of wood finishes provides interest and a striking framework for the oftenneutral palette that is prevalent in the Southwest.”

Drew McGukin Drew McGukin Interiors New York, NY

Theresa Casey Casey Design Planning Group Inc. Toronto, Ontario

Q: Black has become more popular in interior design in 2016. What is your favorite way to use black in your projects?

Q: What’s your favorite way to incorporate bold, graphic patterns into your interiors?

A: “Black is always strong and it’s a great way to refine any space whether it’s taking a main stage or underlining a specific design statement. I use a lot of blackened steel in projects of every shape, size and style to create accents and defining moments. We designed a gorgeous chamfered fireplace surround in blackened steel that we’ve used several times.”

A: “My favorite tool in my interior designer toolbox is to utilize highly graphic patterns or materials to create drama and focus. The best way to do this without overwhelming a room is to figure out what kind of atmosphere you’re trying to achieve. It’s about strategically editing to achieve the desired result.”

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Celebrate the season with delicious feasts cooked in the great outdoors By Jessica Harlan

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ou’ve waited all year for this: a balmy summer day, not a cloud in the sky, just right for enjoying your beautiful outdoor space. So call up a few friends, fire up the grill, and mix up a pitcher of refreshing drinks. More and more home entertaining is being done on the patio, and for good reason: today’s outdoor kitchens are often just as functional as those indoors. And let’s face it, doesn’t food taste so much better if it’s prepared and eaten outside? Add to the mix an arrangement of comfortable seating, a fire pit for when it gets chilly, and some easy, yet impressive, recipes for your next alfresco gettogether. Planning the right menu for summer dining is easy. Take your cue from the foods that are in season at your local supermarket or farmer’s market. It doesn’t take much to dress them up: grilled sweet corn can be slathered with herbed compound butter, for instance, or ripe tomatoes can be layered with basil and fresh mozzarella for a classic Caprese salad. For dessert, all you need is a 24

platter of watermelon wedges, perhaps sprinkled with flaky sea salt and a squirt of lime juice. Make-ahead salads are smart options as well: a base of cooked whole grains like farro or barley tossed with chopped vegetables and a tangy vinaigrette is healthier and more interesting than a pasta salad. What’s more, it can be made a day ahead and refrigerated until your guests arrive. And for the main course, simple grilled dishes are sure to please. A large salmon fillet can be grilled on a cedar plank for an impressive preparation. Spatchcocked chicken, in which a whole chicken is cut open at the backbone and flattened, is a great way to grill a whole chicken quickly and uniformly so that every part is juicy and tender. Finally, since a grill is capable of achieving high temperatures, it’s the ideal environment for cooking pizzas or flatbreads that have an ultra-crisp crust. Whether it’s an impromptu get-together, or a more elegant garden party, you can’t miss with a simple and seasonal menu that lets the setting of your celebration truly shine.

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Investing in a few key items will make it easy to entertain outside with style and comfort. Here are our favorite options for your outdoor space:

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WEATHERPROOF PLACEMATS OR TABLECLOTHS Table linens really set the scene, whether you’re going for an elegant look with a white cloth, or something more cheerful and casual with a patterned oilcloth tablecloth. Many of the woven placemats from Chilewich are appropriate to be used outside and wipe clean with a damp cloth. chilewich.com

SPEAKERS It’s not a party without music. One or more weatherproof speakers, amping up music from your smartphone, can set the tone for an afternoon luau, a romantic dinner, or a raucous pool party. We like the Russound AirGo speaker, which has Bluetooth compatibility, a 6.5-inch woofer, and a carrying handle so you can move it easily wherever it’s needed. crutchfield.com

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MOOD LIGHTING Strand lights are no longer just for Christmas! Drape lengths of white lights along the perimeter of your outdoor space for a romantic look, and bring table lamps outside to add a finishing touch to your sitting area. Cordless LED lights can be placed along the length of a dining table so that you can still see your guests long after the sun sets. worldmarket.com

SHATTERPROOF WINE AND BEER GLASSES You don’t want to risk breaking your favorite wine glasses on a brick patio, especially in a place where bare feet might be involved. We love the Govino unbreakable polymer wine glasses, which showcase a fine wine’s aromas and color just as well as crystal. govinowine.com

BLANKETS It can get chilly when the sun goes down, but nothing beats curling up around the fire pit with a last glass of wine. A few outdoor-friendly throw blankets can make the occasion even cozier. The wool blankets from Pendleton are a classic option. pendleton-usa.co

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Cucumber Cups with Shrimp Salad This shrimp salad is served up in edible “bowls” made from cucumber. Serve it on a Himalayan salt block for a stunning presentation. To make the recipe even easier, buy the smallest size frozen shrimp that are already cooked, peeled, and cleaned. Excerpted from The Simple Art of Salt Block Cooking by Jessica Harlan and Kelley Sparwasser, reprinted with permission from Ulysses Press. – 2 cups cooked shrimp, roughly chopped – ⅓ cup mayonnaise – 2 tablespoons sour cream – 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill –2  teaspoons fresh lemon juice, plus more for drizzling – 1 English cucumber

Caprese-style Flatbreads Take advantage of tomatoes and basil at their peak with this simple flatbread recipe. You can make it on the grill if you have a perforated pizza pan designed for grilling. Otherwise, use a stovetop grill pan. – 4 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced – 12 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced – 1 bunch fresh basil, cut into strips – 1 batch homemade or storebought pizza crust – ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil – ¼ cup aged balsamic vinegar – Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon – Freshly cracked black pepper

 hill a Himalayan salt block in the refrigerator ›C for several hours. › In a medium bowl, stir together the shrimp, mayonnaise, sour cream, dill, and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice.  eel the cucumber (or leave on “stripes” of ›P peel lengthwise for a decorative look). › S lice off and discard the ends, then cut the cucumber crosswise into 1– inch pieces.  se a melon baller or a round teaspoon to ›U scoop a little indentation into the cut side of each cucumber slice. › S poon a little of the shrimp salad into each indentation. › Just before serving, arrange on the chilled salt block.  rizzle with the remaining lemon juice, and ›D serve immediately.  reheat the grill (with the pizza pan inside) or ›P grill pan to high heat.  ivide the pizza dough in half. ›D  easure the interior of your grill or pizza pan. ›M  orking on a floured work surface, pat and ›W stretch the dough to a shape that will fit the inside of the pan.  rush the top surface of the dough ›B generously with olive oil.  arefully transfer the dough to the grill pan or ›C pizza pan, oiled side down.  ook for 5 minutes, until the underside is ›C crisp and lightly browned.  rush the top side of the dough with oil then, ›B using tongs, flip the dough over and cook on the other side for 5 min. until evenly browned.

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× 20  hen the flatbread has cooked evenly on both ›W sides, remove it to a cutting board or a platter. › Immediately arrange half the mozzarella slices evenly over the surface of the flatbread, and top each mozzarella slice with a slice of tomato and a few strips of basil.  rizzle the pizza with balsamic vinegar and ›D olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  ut into slices between the mozzarella and ›C tomato stacks before serving. SERVES 8

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Black Bean, Corn, and Quinoa Salad with Lime Dressing This easy salad is always a hit at potlucks or casual dinner parties. It’s also a great accompaniment to fajitas made on the grill. Excerpted from Quinoa Cuisine by Jessica Harlan and Kelley Sparwasser, reprinted with permission from Ulysses Press. – 1 cup quinoa, rinsed – 2 cups water – 1 (15 – ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed – 1 cup yellow corn, either fresh or frozen and thawed – 1 green onion, white and green parts, sliced – 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice – ½ teaspoon ground cumin – ½ teaspoon prepared yellow mustard – pinch of kosher salt – pinch of black pepper – pinch of granulated sugar – 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

› In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring the quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook until the water has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the quinoa sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and allow to cool. › In a medium bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, and onion. › In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, cumin, mustard, salt, pepper, and sugar. › S lowly add the olive oil, whisking continuously to emulsify the dressing.  rizzle the lime dressing over the quinoa ›D mixture, stirring gently to combine. › S prinkle with the cilantro and stir to combine. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours to serve chilled. › S tir just before serving to fluff the salad and break up any clumps. SERVES 6–8

– ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

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Jessica Harlan is a food writer, educator, caterer, and recipe developer. She has written for Clean Eating, About.com, Tasting Table, and Yahoo. She is the author of six cookbooks, and teaches private and group cooking lessons to both kids and adults. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and 2 daughters, and loves nothing more than an alfresco dinner made on the grill.

Individual trifles that your guests can make themselves are an easy dessert option that is sure to be a conversation starter. Set out platters of chunks of angel food cake and pound cake, bowls of chocolate and vanilla pudding, and dishes of seasonal fresh fruit, such as strawberries, blueberries, peach slices, and pitted cherries. Guests can layer their favorites into pretty parfait glasses. Don’t forget to have a canister of whipped cream on hand for the finishing touch.

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Bathing Beauties Once a place of sheer utilitarian necessity, the bathroom has become as important a design and decor decision as any other room in the home. With the increasing pace of today’s daily grind, the sanctity and serenity of a peaceful soak in the tub or a relaxing steam shower are only growing in demand as homeowners move to create their own spa-like experiences in the privacy of their own homes. Recent studies have shown the bath is increasingly a place for homeowners to splurge and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Whether your tastes trend to Old world glamour, jewel-inspired decadence, or minimalistic perfection, the bath of your dreams can be your very own.

Ronbow’s 1960s-inspired NOCE Collection is by designers Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez.

Luxury and subtlety in one: the Profil Lalique faucet and handles from THG.

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TREND BATH Duravit’s DuraStlye series, designed by Matteo Thun, features tall cabinets available in a bi-color finish allowing for the selection of different colors for the base and the door.

Traditional glamour and style with the Perrin & Rowe Deco Tub filler from Rohl.

Make everything beautiful, right down to the drain, with the Petal Decorative Shower Drain from Rohl.

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ARCHITECT STUART DISSTON EMBRACES NATURE AS HIS MUSE TO INCORPORATE THE SOFT LINES OF THIS MODERNIZED BEACH HOUSE IN WESTPORT, CONNECTICUT

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OF SENSE AND SIMPLICITY By Louis Postel

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h e water streaming past the open gates of this 60-acre millpond no longer powers a colonial paddlewheel. Nevertheless, the current continues to stir one’s emotions about this special site: the pond, marsh and ocean; the beach plum- and bayberry-covered sand; and, perhaps most of all, the low-key cottage nestled in the midst of all this. How did the architect’s Shaker-influenced, modernist approach to the cottage’s renovation and augmentation remain faithful to the spirit of that long-gone paddlewheel – that gentle partnership between man and nature that daily ebbs and flows with the tide? The owner, most critically, wanted to maintain the original, simple cottage spirit of the house. Commensurately, Stuart Disston, architect for Austin Patterson Disston in Southport, CT, and Quogue, NY, found unique ways to honor that simple wish. Yet, simplicity is hardly that simple to achieve. “Simple is more a reductive process, a matter of what to take out and what to leave in,” explains Disston about his multiple award-winning project. “Simplistic means not putting much thought behind what you’re doing.” But thought there was. One of 15 summer houses in a Westport, CT, colony established around the turn of the 20th century, the house had to-die-for views, but no road access, heat or insulation. So, for starters, Disston had to remedy all of that, as well as move the cottage back from the beach, onto 30-foot pilings, get the foundation up to code and add a porch. “Normally, we would have had to wheelbarrow stuff to the site or hire a barge,” says Disston. “Luckily for us, the state park was undergoing some sewage work, and we went in that way.” He doubled the cottage in size, while keeping the original footprint to within five feet, by adding a matching gambrel connected by an eyebrow; below this eyebrow on the inside is the staircase. Disston echoed the original fenestration and window mullions. The resulting exterior profile undulates like waving grass on sandy dunes. “We wanted to emphasize the soft lines of the house rather than the detailing of the trim,” states Disston. Those soft, clean lines can be seen throughout the interior as well. Gutted to the floors and ceilings, beams were left exposed in a meaningful gesture to tradition. Disston also did the flooring in Western fir and made the kitchen sink a traditional farmer’s ceramic sink – additional nods to the original, turn-of-the-century period. Now, every summer, when the homeowner and his family make their way back to this cottage-like beach home, it’s as if the in-rushing waters of the millpond mimic a simple “Glad you’re back, everyone!”

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Of all the interior spaces, it’s the kitchen that perhaps best expresses what Disston meant when he said that simplicity was a reductive process, a matter of carefully examining what to keep and what to let go of. Giving way to the living room on one side and a mudroom and laundry on the other, the kitchen has modern concrete countertops brought into focus by a stainless range hood. All the shelving above counter height is wide open to the sea breezes that gently lift the roman shades of sheer linen. What’s more, there are no ugly brackets holding up the wooden open shelves; stainless rods prove to be a far more elegant solution. BLACKMAN AT HOME

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ooking and entertaining in the great outdoors is a time-honored pastime and one that can be as simple or elegant as the host desires. Options for a sophisticated, five-star outdoor kitchen and dining experience abound today in everything from appliances and cabinetry to lighting and surfaces that allow us to feed our penchant for bringing great culinary experiences outdoors. 38

“As the home becomes more of a lifestyle and entertaining retreat, the kitchen – indoors and out – becomes an increasingly important element,” says David Lyon, Vice President of Retail for Blackman. “The addition of a well-designed outdoor kitchen to a home is a true investment in the property.” “Outdoor kitchens are an extension of the home,” says Katie Lee, culinary personality and co-host of The Food Network’s The Kitchen & Beach Bites with Katie Lee on the Cooking Channel, who stresses, “The most important thing for an outdoor kitchen is the same as in indoor kitchen: it must be functional.”

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“There is something primal about cooking over an open flame and the smell of meat on the grill.”

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OUTDOOR KITCHENS

Today’s outdoor kitchens create opportunities not available indoors.

already for their sophisticated take on outdoor furnishings, have made the move to expand their offerings and coordinate some of those furniture lines with cabinetry designed with all the attractiveness of indoor options but crafted to withstand the elements. Blackman has brought in these products and more to satisfy the elevated needs of designing for the outdoors. And the notion of grand outdoor spaces has spread well beyond the suburbs and summer properties. “We’re seeing an explosion of this in the city as well,” Lyon says. “You have people with sizable terraces in the city and they’re replicating this outdoor lifestyle there.”

CULINARY OPTIONS

While the idea of a cookout used to lead outdoor chefs to believe their options were limited, cooking outdoors today lends itself

to advanced culinary opportunities that are difficult or impossible to achieve indoors. “Ribs cooked in a smoker are so much different than those done in an oven,” Lee says. “Outdoor cooking lends itself to all of those wonderful flavors.” It also lends itself to ideas we didn’t until recently in the states view as outdoor activities. The Tuscan pizza oven, for example, is the top selling appliance and Lyon noted many designers and homeowners making the move to install complete brick oven operations in their outdoor spaces. “I have an outdoor pizza oven and I love having friends for a pizza party,” says Lee, who has also authored several cookbooks. “I make the dough and then let everyone choose their own toppings.” It’s those combined elements of discovery, togetherness and new opportunities that are fast making the outdoor kitchen the hottest room in the house, even when the temperatures dip. “Even when it's cold outside, people want to use their equipment,” Lee says of outdoor kitchens. “Just bundle up and go throw some sausages on the grill, even if it's snowing!”

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“We are living outside more than ever, even in the colder weather,” Lyon says. “It’s becoming a year-round lifestyle.” It’s an idea that first took hold on the West coast and in the South, where more temperate year-round climates lend to extended time spent outdoors and complete rooms designed for enjoying life en plein air. But thanks to advances like radiant heating for exterior environments, the lifestyle has extended to areas like the Northeast where colder seasons used to mark the end of outdoor cooking. “The options now are very exciting,” Lyon says of the materials available for designing outdoor kitchens and living spaces. “The outdoor kitchen doesn’t need to be shut down for the winter.” It also doesn’t need to skip any of the refinements of an indoor kitchen. “When I was designing my outdoor kitchen, I wanted to be sure that I had enough counter space to spread out and cook, and also use it for setting up a buffet,” Lee says. “If you’re short on space, you can get a bar cart to set up with all of your cooking needs and wheel it out beside the grill.” Lyon points to stainless steel as a great option for exterior cabinets as the material will acquire a patina over time and, for those who want their surfaces to maintain the look they have on day one of installation, there is Dekton by Cosentino, a counter and floor surface that is UV resistant and impervious to staining. Companies like Brown Jordan, known

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Endless outdoor options include stainless steel cabinetry, smokers and weather-resistant surfaces.

“We are living outside more than ever, even in the colder weather. It’s becoming a year-round lifestyle.” —David Lyon

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Prep areas for chefs and bartenders are key.

“The addition of a well-designed outdoor kitchen to a home is a true investment to the property.”

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PERSONAL STYLE

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hen Robert Legere and Steve Troy, owners of Robert Legere Design in Asbury Park, NJ, set out to design their own kitchen, years of experience creating kitchens for clients paid off. Legere, creative director for the firm, admits that the process of designing their own kitchen was, in fact, very similar to the process they go through in working with their design clients. “We had a budget and we needed it to function well,” Legere says, adding that they had a list of demands just like any homeowner would. The difference, of course, was in their ability to satisfy those demands without having to hire a designer. The plan was to positively maximize the total square footage available to them for the kitchen/dining area of their newly constructed, two-story condo. As with any kitchen design, there were specific needs the 360-square-foot area would need to accommodate; chief among them was the homeowners’/designers’ desire for a 72-inch round table that would seat at least eight. The decision to place their island on an angle would set their plans in motion. The unique placement allows for plenty of workspace and also serves as a barrier between guests and the prep area. “The angled counter created the space we needed to have the table we wanted without closing up the space,” Legere notes. “We’ve had as many as 14 people seated for dinner at the table.” Throughout the space, lighting plays a major role in illuminating workspaces, as well as in allowing every inch of the design to shine. “I’m a very strong believer in lighting’s ability to transform a space,” states Troy, CEO for Robert Legere Design. “The right lighting allows you to bring out the vibrancy of design elements and architecture. It sets the mood and brings a space and a design together.” For a very personalized effect, Legere created a custom tile pattern with tile design company Susan Jablon Mosaics, LLC. “It was kind of a fluid process,” Legere recalls of the experience. “I liked a particular mosaic tile Susan had and asked if she could create a custom blend for us by adding some beach glass and stainless steel tiles to the mix.” For the tiles’ placement, the designer decided on a graded color scale that would create a dramatic, ombre-like effect. The tiles were set by hand into 12-by-12 sections and installed for what is literally a oneof-a-kind effect. Living with the design, Legere and Troy say they are constantly reminded of how it has more than met their expectations.

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Creative Kitchens

Colorful options for Ronbow’s Ceramic Vessel Sinks.

Gone are the days where the kitchen was a closed off space and the chef was barely seen. Today’s kitchens are increasingly open to other areas of the home and garnering more square footage as large central islands bridge the prep area with dining and entertaining spaces. The transition has rendered the kitchen a highly interactive space during daily family dinners and larger scale entertaining as well. With so many eyes on this crucial room in the home, everything from appliances to sink fronts to counter surfaces have upped their game, offering options that make the most of the critical combination of form and function.

ILVE’s ranges offer nine ways to cook, including the center griddle shown here.

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Perfect for entertaining: Kohler’s Undertone undercounter trough sink. Perfect for city living: the space saving Compact Stove from Verona.

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Elegance meets performance with Rohl’s C-spout faucets in shining gold and Allia sink in matte black.

The XGloss finish for Dekton surfaces offers a mirror-like reflection.

ILVE goes bold with a wide range of color options.

Kohler’s Cursive design dresses up the sink area.

A classic country touch with Rohl’s Wall Mount Country Kitchen Bridge Faucet.

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Colorful World

Benjamin Moore chooses Simply White as Color of the Year

Each year, the Benjamin Moore Color Studio forecasts the colors it predicts will lead the scene for the coming year after exhaustive research that includes attending major industry shows around the world, as well as taking cues from standouts in architecture, fashion, textiles, home furnishings and the arts. It’s an enormous task but, this year, Simply White rose above all others to gain the title Color of the Year 2016. Choosing just which white would lead the pack was no small task considering the company’s more than 250 white selections. The Color Studio called Simply White the most neutral, level and constant in the various light sources used in today’s design environments. Ellen O’Neill, creative director for Benjamin Moore, calls the color white “transcendent, powerful and polarizing. It is either taken for granted or obsessed over,” she says. “White is not just a design trend, it is a design essential.” To accompany its winning hue, the Color Studio also selected a palette of 23 colors to illustrate how white works within the color spectrum. “The popularity of white, the necessity of white, the mystique of white is quantifiable in our industry,” O’Neill says. “Of the top ten best-selling Benjamin Moore colors, variants of white occupy five spots. It was inevitable that we would ultimately recognize white as our Color of the Year.”

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White on wood offers timeless appeal. WALLS: Simply White OC-117, Regal Select, Flat; TRIM: Ice Mist OC-67, Regal Select, Semi-Gloss.

“White is not just a design trend, it is a design essential.” —Ellen O’Neill, creative director

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TREND COLOR White pops against a pretty pastel. WALLS: Enchanted 2070-50, ben, Eggshell; FIREPLACE: Ice Mist OC67, ADVANCE, Satin.

Simply White OC-117

Paper White OC-55

BENJAMIN MOORE COLOR TRENDS 2016

Ice Mist OC-67

Mascarpone AF-20

Ballet White OC-9

White Heaven 2068-70

Morning Sky Blue 2053-70

Go bananas for a bright, sunny kitchen. ACCENT WALL: Banana Yellow 2022-40, Regal Select, Eggshell; WALL & CEILING: Paper White OC-55, Regal Select, Eggshell (wall), Waterborne Ceiling Paint, Ultra-Flat (ceiling).

Gray Owl OC-52

Lemonade 2024-60

Cream Puff 2174-70

Enchanted 2070-50

White Satin 2067-70

Kittery Point Green HC-119

Banana Yellow 2022-40

Ravishing Red 2008-10

Gentle Violet 2071-20

Luxe AF-580

Blue Echo AF-50

Weimaraner AF-155

Royal Flush 2076-20

Patriot Blue 2064-20

Black Ink 2127-20

French Press AF-170

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White wood in bold contrast with rich coffee walls. WALL: French Press AF-170, Aura, Eggshell;CABINET: Ice Mist OC-67, ADVANCE, Satin; FLOOR: Simply White OC-117, Floor & Patio, Low Sheen.

Bold accents make for memorable spaces. WALL: Ice Mist OC-67, Aura, Eggshell; FRONT DOOR: Black Ink 2127-20, Aura Grand Entrance, Satin; INTERIOR DOOR: Patriot Blue 2064-20, Aura Grand Entrance, Satin.

A softer touch in springtime hues. Wall: Lemonade 2024-60, Regal Select, Pearl.

A modern edge that’s in tune with nature. EXTERIOR SIDING: Black, ARBORCOAT, Semi Solid. 52

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TREND CITY SCENE

Styled for the city: Blanco’s IKON apron front single sink in a rich hue.

City Scene The Modello Wall Sconce by Currey and Company.

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Be it the city that never sleeps or any other around the globe, there’s a vibe that pulses through cities that can’t be found beyond their borders. Cities are darker; they stay up later; they experience art everywhere, from the street corner to the finest museums; and city dwellers drink it all in and take it home. Clean, architectural lines and minimalist style often suits the scene well with high-tech gadgetry and a bit of an edge stepping in to complete the mix.

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Spellbound lighting by Corbett Lighting.

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Minimalist style and the morning news in your mirror from Robern.

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TREND LIGHTING

Lighting the Way

The Silver Leaf and Polished Chrome Graffiti 154-46 Chandelier by Corbett Lighting.

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Lighting one’s home has never been so personal. Modern, traditional, glass, metallic, dramatic, sculptural — whatever one desires is ready and waiting. Recent trends see a preference for the handcrafted and a surge, as seen in other areas of the home, for midcentury modern designs. Delicate and dramatic blown glass and other creative materials and methods are enjoying the public’s love affair with “made” goods and new takes on chandeliers are brightening a whole new path.

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The Roundout Chandelier by Hudson Valley Lighting.

The Dolcetti Chandelier by Corbett Lighting.

The Dragonfly Sconce by Troy Lighting.

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The Altitude Chandelier by Corbett Lighting.

The Serenity Chandelier by Corbett Lighting.

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TREND PALM BEACH PALETTE

Palm Beach Palette

It’s a symbol of endless warm and sunny days and a style that speaks to everyday life in beautiful, palm-lined surroundings — the preppie, pastel tones and vibrant punches of juicy color recognized as quintessentially Palm Beach. In many areas, such a palette is strictly associated with springtime and summer but, when summer is at your door every day, the colorway can become a way of life. Glamorous seaside living is colored by an appreciation for the finer things, for creativity and uniqueness in design and for a home that speaks to the personality of those who dwell there.

The Platea Chandelier by Currey and Company treats sea glass as precious gems.

Sitting pretty with vibrant fabrics from Madcap Cottage for Robert Allen.

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TREND PALM BEACH PALETTE

The Sun Dragon towel bar from THG offers glamour, color and utility in one.

Bring the blue of the sky (or your favorite jeweler) into the kitchen with ILVE’s range.

Crystalline colors are created using reclaimed plastics by designer Kim Markel.

A rainbow of options are always on hand at SMEG.

Atlanta-based designer Suzanne Kasler worked with La Cornue for a gorgeous, travel-inspired palette. BLACKMAN AT HOME

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TREND TILE

New Ravenna’s Abigail from the Parterre Collection. The handmade design teams Aquaberyl glass with polished Calacatta.

Tile Style Never disappointing, the makers of tile worldwide continue to outdo themselves in the creative options they bring to life. Geometric forms, three-dimensional designs, glittering metallics and patterns that mimic carpets and wood dominate the current market with many options combining multiple trends in one. The right tile will express personality and set the tone for a space and there is an option for any desire.

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TREND TILE Custom mosaics by BLACKMAN.

Custom mosaics by BLACKMAN.

Ann Sack’s Errol for the Beau Monde Collection. Ann Sack’s Lucian Metallic glass is offered in a fantastic metallic palette of soft silver, warm bronze and pewter.

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FINAL WORD

“Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”

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