Saratoga Home & Lifestyle 2019

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Home & Lifestyle Complimentary 2019

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Contributors

Home & Lifestyle Saratoga

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COLLEEN COLEMAN Colleen Coleman is the owner of CMC Design Studio LLC and is well noted by her clients for bringing high energy, attention to detail, organization and more to each project. Her collaborative efforts with clients, as well as others in the industry, translates to a comprehensive design to completion for her clients. Her unique approach to defining each space matured into what she has coined as “Creating Environments for Life” - reach her at colleen@cmcdesignstudio.net.

OWNER/PUBLISHER Chad Beatty GENERAL MANAGER Robin Mitchell MANAGING EDITOR Chris Vallone Bushee GRAPHIC DESIGNER Marisa Scirocco ADVERTISING DESIGNER Morgan Rook

LISA MILLER Lisa Miller is a member of the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club and helps Saratoga TODAY produce this magazine for the Saratoga Home and Lifestyle show. Lisa made Saratoga Springs her home in 1978. Back then, the homes on North Broadway sold for a song—because no one could afford to heat them—and much of the town’s Victorian architecture was crumbling in disrepair. It was easy to see a “diamond in the rough,” and Lisa fell in love with the town’s history, buildings, musical arts scene and natural surroundings. That town of the 1970-80s changed dramatically over the next 40 years. Its hidden gems now shine brightly to visitors across the country. New construction abounds, and the streets, restaurants and taverns are teeming with people all year long. No longer do people from other states ask, “Where is that?” Now they say, “What a fabulous city! How lucky you are to live there.” Sometimes Lisa misses that sleepier town, but she always feels proud to call Saratoga Springs her home.

MEGIN POTTER Megin is an expressive writer and artist with work published in books, newspapers, corporate communications and online. A resident of the region for over 20 years, she continues to discover anew the interesting people, places and products it has to offer. As a mother to her active young son, she is inspired to explore even more.

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ADVERTISING Jim Daley Cindy Durfey CONTRIBUTORS Colleen Coleman Lisa Miller Megin Potter PHOTOGRAPHERS Colleen Coleman Greg Cuda Houzz Randall Perry Photography Wesley Hall Furniture PUBLISHED BY Saratoga TODAY Newspaper Five Case Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 tel: (518) 581-2480 fax: (518) 581-2487 saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com Saratoga Home & Lifestyle is brought to you by Saratoga TODAY, Saratoga Publishing, LLC. Saratoga Publishing shall make every effort to avoid errors and omissions but disclaims any responsibility should they occur. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written consent of the publisher.Copyright © 2019, Saratoga TODAY Newspaper.

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Chris Vallone Bushee Creative Director/ Managing Editor cBushee@SaratogaPublishing.com 518-581-2480 ext. 201 saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com

Welcome to the Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show! This yearly fund-raiser held by the Saratoga Rotary, is now celebrating their 46th year and is a Saratoga MUST-DO event! As always, we are honored when a local business or organization asks us to help create a publication to help them promote their business or event, and we just LOVE doing this for the Saratoga Rotary!

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With the beautifully designed and informative displays at the Saratoga Home & Lifestyle show, there are ideas for every household project you could imagine… and possibly some you hadn’t even thought of! Plan on spending the WHOLE WEEKEND, as the Saratoga Rotary Club has all kinds of fun & exciting things planned for you, such as an expanded art show, activities for the kids …and now TWO tastings… Everybody’s favorite comfort food, Macaroni & Cheese and now a Soup Cook-Off on Sunday! (see page 20 for more details, and don’t forget to vote for your favorites!) And… did I mention that admission is FREE again this year, thanks to the Adirondack Trust Company!

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For information about the show, please start on page 13, and for those of you who don’t know about the Rotary, take a minute to read pages 16 - 19. They are an amazing organization and deserve your support! The Home & Lifestyle Art Show coverage starts on page 22, the parking map is on page 25 and for a complete listing of all vendors by category, see page 26. I hope you find these articles as informative as I did. I’m always looking for topics to cover, so send your Homeowner Woes (or completed projects!) to me at cBushee@SaratogaPublishing.com for future issues. I mean… eventually (maybe!!) my house will be done, and I’ll be looking for new ideas!

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For even more inspiration, check out the H&G issue of Simply Saratoga Magazine, due out on May 17th. Between the ads, the articles, and the vendors… we’re getting you started on that to-do list!! Enjoy the show… and the magazine!

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WELCOME! SARATOGA SPRINGS CITY CENTER Presented by

SARATOGA SPRINGS ROTARY CLUB

MARCH 1-3, 2019 • FREE ADMISSION • COURTESY OF THE ADIRONDACK TRUST COMPANY The members of the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club are business leaders with similar values who work together to make a difference in our community and around the world. Whether we are ringing a bell for the Salvation Army, building a new porch with Rebuilding Together or waving a flag at one of our local 5K races, Rotarians want to be of service. The values Rotarians live by are also found in the way they conduct business with honesty, integrity, friendliness and fairness. The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club welcomes all leaders with similar values to join us in making a difference. Every year Rotarians volunteer their time tirelessly to support and work at our biggest annual fundraiser, the Home & Lifestyle show. Money raised through the show supports local community non-profit agencies such as the Franklin Community Center, Shelters of Saratoga and countless others. The funds are also directed toward international projects such as Drilling For Hope bringing clean water to impoverished nations and the worldwide fight against polio. The biggest beneficiary of the Home & Lifestyle Show is the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation. Funds raised at the show allow the Foundation to give away more than $60,000 in college scholarships each year! Rotarians involved in planning and running the Home & Lifestyle Show exemplify the Rotary motto: “Service Above Self.” The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club extends a warm thank-you to our show sponsors, exhibitors and visitors for making this year’s Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show another great success.

Brian Carroll President 2018-2019 Saratoga Springs Rotary Club

GENERAL INFORMATION

FIND THE EXHIBITOR LIST ONLINE

The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club Home & Lifestyle Show returns to the Saratoga Springs City Center! The show features more than 120 exhibitors with expertise in everything from gardens and outdoor living to financial planning.

Visit our website at www.rotaryhomeshow.com for updated show information, including a list and map of exhibitors, photos and show-related news updates. You can also follow the show on Facebook and Twitter.

Whether you own your own home or rent an apartment, you’ll find something at the show to interest you. Get ideas and talk to experts about those lifestyle and home improvement projects that you’ve been dreaming of. The weekend includes the annual Rotary Art Show (all weekend), the Mac ’n Cheese Bake-off (Saturday) and our new “Soup’s On” (Sunday) competition featuring local chefs and restaurants.

SHOW HOURS:

There is something for everyone, so come on down to the City Center to see!

Thanks to a generous donation from The Adirondack Trust Company, the show’s major sponsor.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1 FROM 5 TO 8 P.M. SATURDAY, MARCH 2 FROM 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M. SUNDAY, MARCH 3 FROM 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.

FREE ADMISSION...

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AREA BUSINESSES SPONSOR THE SHOW

THANKS TO OUR SHOW SPONSORS!

Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support. Once again The Adirondack Trust Company is our major sponsor. Other sponsors (at time of publication) include: •Allerdice ACE Building Supply (door prizes) • Granite & Marble Works (overall support) • The Saratogian (advertising) • Saratoga Today (magazine marketing) • Saratoga.com (digital media) • Edward Jones at 34 Congress Street (hospitality) • Cudney’s Cleaners (exhibitor welcome reception/hospitality) In addition to the sponsors, exhibitors and special events, the Club thanks the following organizations for their participation in the show: • Belmonte & Son Tents and Events • Saratoga Springs City Center •Saratoga Springs Police Department

REGISTER FOR PRIZES There are many opportunities to win great door prizes from Allerdice ACE Building Supply and others. The names of door-prize winners are drawn every half hour throughout the weekend, and major prizes are drawn on Sunday afternoon at the show’s conclusion. You do not need to be present to win.

2019 High School Scholarship winners with members of the Rotary Education Foundation

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SERVICE ABOVE SELF Photos by Greg Cuda Photography

ROTARY’S MOTTO IN ACTION The Rotary motto, “Service Above Self,” is what drives our membership to do good things in our own community as well as for communities around the world. Our membership shares a love of Saratoga with a strong desire to make it better for everyone who lives here. Weekly meetings not only encourage camaraderie but provide opportunities to network with local business leaders and learn more about our community through a series of scheduled speakers. Rotary welcomes new members at any time. The Rotary Home & Lifestyle show makes it possible for the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club to make significant financial gifts while strengthening community spirit. The Club expects to raise nearly $100,000 from this year’s event. Over the course of the year, these proceeds are re-distributed to community organizations, youth scholarships and international humanitarian projects.

ROTARY SUPPORTS LOCAL NON-PROFITS The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club makes monthly and annual financial gifts over the course of each year: • Monthly Gifts: The club makes charitable contributions (in amounts ranging up to $5,000) to hundreds of worthy non-profits each month. We eagerly accept letters describing your organization’s needs. Please include specifics about how Rotary might help. • Major Gifts: Annually the club sponsors one or two major gifts of $5,000 or more given to area organizations seeking to complete a significant special project. Major gift applications for Rotary’s 2019 donation are due by April 1, 2019. Criteria for these donations are explained on the club’s website at www.saratogaspringsrotary.org. You may also get general information at the Rotary booth on the main floor of the Home & Lifestyle Show.

ROTARY SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL RELIEF EFFORTS Part of Rotary’s mission involves donating to world disaster recovery efforts and improving life for citizens in developing countries. The Saratoga Springs Club has sent Shelter Boxes for war refugees in Syria and typhoon victims in the Philippines, funded well construction in Rwanda and supported Pure Water for the World.

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Saratoga Springs

Rotary Club

ROTARY SUPPORTS EDUCATION The Saratoga Springs Rotary Education
Foundation raises funds to give financial scholarships to deserving high school seniors who plan to pursue additional education. The Foundation
(saratogaspringscholarships.org) is the 501(c)(3) charitable organization of the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club. In 2018 the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education
Foundation awarded 13 scholarships to high school seniors amounting to $61,250 in total. One-year scholarships ranged in amounts from $500 to $6,000. In addition the Foundation presents the Presidential Award scholarship to one high school senior. This award grants $5,000 per year over four years of college. The 2018 Presidential Award winner is Benjamin Doern, a 2018 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School. Benjamin attends Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and plans to study business with the goal of someday running a non-profit organization. Ben Doern addresses the Rotary Club after receiving the coveted 2018 Presidential Award scholarship, photo provided.

JOIN ROTARY! Membership in the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club offers an excellent opportunity for Saratoga area businesses and individuals to make new friends while making a positive impact on the community and the world. The 80+ members of the Club meet every Wednesday from 12:15 to 1:15 at Longfellows Restaurant for fellowship, lunch and an informational program. Rotary realizes that people are busy and may not be able to attend every lunchtime meeting. While the club encourages good attendance, members may also get attendance credit through Rotary-sponsored community efforts, extra-curricular club social gatherings and committee volunteer work.

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We invite prospective members to join us for lunch any Wednesday. Just show up and introduce yourself, visit www.saratogaspringsrotary.org or to stop by the Rotary booth at the show to learn more. Individual and corporate memberships are available.

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SERVICE ABOVE SELF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL Did you know you can travel to almost every part of the world and find a Rotary Club? Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves. Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotarians have used their passion, energy and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end. Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Rotary International’s 35,000+ clubs work together to: • Promote peace • Fight disease • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene • Save mothers and children • Support education • Grow local economies

SARATOGA ROTARY SUPPORTS MANY CAUSES Here is a sampling of the many organizations supported by Saratoga Springs Rotary Club. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

We provide service to others, promote integrity and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through our fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.

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ROTARY WORKS TO END POLIO

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For more than 30 years, Rotary has been working to eradicate polio. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever. Rotary has reduced polio cases by 99.9% since its first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We’ve helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. Rotary has contributed more than $1.8 billion toward eradicating the disease worldwide. Today polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan, but it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.

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Adirondack Girl Scouts
 Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga Babe Ruth Baseball Backstretch Employee Service Team Boy Scouts of America Twin Rivers Council CAPTAIN Youth & Family Services Catholic Charities Children’s Museum at Saratoga Double H Ranch Franklin Community Center
 Maple Avenue Musical Club New England Congregational Presbyterian Church New York State Military Museum Rebuilding Together
 Salvation Army
 Saint Clement’s Roman Catholic Parish St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church Saratoga Independent School Saratoga Regional YMCA Saratoga Springs Girls and Boys Basketball Program Saratoga Springs High School Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church Saratoga War Horse Saratoga Battlefield
 Saratoga Bridges
 Saratoga Economic Opportunity Council Saratoga Hospital Foundation
 Saratoga Miss Softball
 Saratoga National Little League
 Saratoga P.L.A.N.
 Saratoga Reads
 Saratoga Rowing Association
 Saratoga Springs History Museum Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Saratoga Springs Public Library Saratoga Youth Hockey
 SaratogaArtsFest
 Shelters of Saratoga
 Temple Sinai Wellspring Yaddo Garden Association YMCA Youth Basketball

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ROTARY CELEBRATES SERVICE

Hudson River Inlay: Nelson hummingbird blossom table

Rotarians Ike Pulver and Lisa Nichols present Laura Clark with the 2018 Senior Citizen of the Year award.

The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club named Laura Clark its 2018 Senior Citizen of the Year. Laura has been a Children’s Librarian at the Saratoga Springs Public Library since 1993. She has been a columnist for Adirondack Sports and Fitness magazine and reviews books for the American Trail Running Association. She is mother to three daughters and has five grandchildren. Laura was married to Jeff Clark, an Army veteran and former president of the Saratoga Downtown Business Association, for 44 years until his death in 2014. “Living a nomadic military life, our family learned that

the best way to feel comfortable in a new situation is to volunteer even before the boxes are unpacked,” says Laura. An avid runner, Laura has been co-director of St. Peter’s Keys Run to benefit hospice and other charities for 20 years. She has been actively involved as leader, organizer and participant in Winterfest, Camp Saratoga, Ainsley’s Angels of America, Saratoga Stryders and the Jailhouse Rock Race. She loves to garden, cross-county ski, snowshoe and run, run, run! Congratulations to Laura for being recognized as an outstanding senior citizen.

CHILD SAFETY WITH SARATOGA SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT Every child should have a New York State Safe Child Card. You can get yours at the Police Department’s information table for child safety. Receive your free child ID card as well as practical information about keeping your youngsters safe and sound. saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com

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2019 SPECIAL EVENTS: TWO TASTY RESTAU ADMISSION: $2 AT THE DOOR FOR ALL YOU CAN SAMPLE

SATURDAY

ROTARY MAC ’N CHEESE Bake-off

There’s nothing like the comfort of hot macaroni and cheese or hot soup on a wintry afternoon. Join us at the Saratoga Springs City Center for Saturday’s 2nd Annual Rotary Mac ’n Cheese Bake-off. At the time of publication, local restaurants were still signing up for this event, so you’ll have to wait and see who shows up to beat last year’s winner, Longfellows. Come back on Sunday for the “Soup’s On!” competition featuring more local restaurants. 20  | SARATOGA HOME & LIFESTYLE 2019

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SUNDAY:

SOUP’S ON!

For a single $2 admission fee (per day), your favorite restaurants will serve up their best version of creamy, cheesy goodness and hot, delicious soup. Both events will be held between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. near Booth K12. Give each sample your taste test and vote for your favorite. The winner will be announced at the end of each day at 4 p.m. Follow us on Facebook to find out who claims the top spots! saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com

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THE FIFTH ANNUAL

ROTARY HOME & LIFESTYLE ART SHOW

Samuel’s Art, Koi Fish

ART SHOW EXHIBITS LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR

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The Home & Lifestyle Art Show returns once again to the City Center for the entire weekend. You’ll enjoy booths filled with paintings, woodworking, photography and much more. There will also be handcrafted jewelry, homemade soaps, birdhouses and wines! Don’t miss the Saratoga Springs High School Art display featuring the talents of local high school art students. Saratoga Arts will award the “Best in Show” high school student with a free one-year membership.

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FREE ADMISSION

Russ Palubniak at Bear Pond Woodworking

Julie Leininger, Pendant Necklaces

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Julie Leininger, Four Seasons

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ARTIST LINE-UP Jewelry SARATOGA JEWELS SARATOGA ROCKS

Painting & Mixed Media FARM SHARE STUDIO MKB ART SAMUEL’S ART THISTLEDOWN STUDIO

Home & Hearth LINDSAY CERAMICS PATTY’S PETTALS RUSTIC BIRDHOUSES

Wearable Art ONE ON ONE DESIGN

Ladybug Hollow-McMahon Thoroughbred Horse Farm, Fitch Road, Saratoga Springs. Canvas print in an American Chestnut Frame from a barn in Washington County

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Photography LADYBUG HOLLOW P & M STUDIOS

Crafted Items for Body & Soul CALDWELL COUNTRY STORE COBBLE HILL FARM APOTHECARY

Woodworking ABC WOODWORKING BEAR POND WOODWORKING TC WOODWORKING WILDWOODS

Winery LAKELAND WINERY THOUSAND ISLANDS WINERY

Handmade home goods from Caldwell Country Store

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Exhibitors As of January 22, 2019; subject to change. See updated information at www.rotaryhomeshow.com

APPLIANCES & EQUIPMENT Aerus Electrolux, D4 Earl B. Feiden Appliance, N5-6 Emerich Sales & Service, L1, B10, C10 BANKING, INSURANCE & FINANCE Adirondack Trust Company, N2 Saratoga’s Community FCU, M105 Saratoga National Bank and Trust, H3 Trustco Bank, M116 BASEMENT & PEST SPECIALISTS Adirondack Basement Systems, B2-3 All-Dry Basements, M111 Catseye Pest Control, C8 Thomas Pest Services, I3 BUILDERS & BUILDING SUPPLIES Allerdice Building Supply, D1, E1, M2 Bonacio Construction, H9 Chestwood Remodeling, G1 Curtis Lumber Co., K7-8 PPG Paint Company, G10 Remodeling Guys, B7 Saratoga Quality Hardware, G8-9 Suburban Construction, A7 EXTERIOR PRODUCTS & SERVICES Advanced Spray Foam, K1 BDB Paving/General Contracting, G5 Bio Green of Upstate NY, M108 DNR Lawn & Landscaping/ Sealcoating, G7

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Huff ’N Puff, C4 Jerome Roofing Siding & Insulation, M1 L. Browe Asphalt Services, F5 LeafFilter North of CT, H10 Logix Insulated Concrete Forms, J7-8 Northeast Seamless, B1 Seamless Gutter & Supply Co, B6 Stone Industries, C6 HVAC, ENERGY & WATER Aztech Geothermal, I2 Culligan of Scotia, M3 Green Mountain Energy Co., C7 Jack Hall Plumbing and Heating, B9 Kasselman Solar, C2 Mohawk Heating, N3-4 Suburban Service Group, J3-4 SunPower by NYS Solar Farm, B8 INTERIOR DÉCOR & PAINTING Bio Fusion Designs, K4 Budget Blinds, F9 Granite & Marble Works, H2 Zoom Room, M123 KITCHENS, BATH & BED American Kitchen & Bath Renewal, H1 Cutco, I10 Green Mountain Soapstone, C3 Instant Bath/Bath Fitter, D2-3 Queensbury Tile & Spa, A6 Re-Bath of Albany, E8-9 Saratoga Kitchens and Baths, A2 Sleep Number Beds, C5

REAL ESTATE & LANDSCAPING Brookview Village, H4 The Capital Team at eXp Realty, D5 Grasshopper Gardens, H6-7 GSL Landscaping and Nursery, D6 Mandy’s Spring Nursery, K2 Saratoga Sod Farm, G3 Toadflax Nursery, L4 MISCELLANEOUS Luxury Beauty Spa, L3 Saratoga Springs Police, M125-126 Saratoga Today, K12 The Saratogian, J10 PET SERVICES Invisible Fence of the Tri-Cities and Hudson Valley, G4 Invisible Fence of Northern NY, C9 Milton Manor Pet Spa/Resort, M117 Top Dog Pet Fence, K3 WINDOWS, DOORS, FENCES, PATIOS Adirondack Overhead Door, E5 Champion Window & Patio, E2-3 Comfort Window and Door, A3 Overhead Door Co. of Glens Falls, C1 Patio Enclosures, M109-110 Renewal by Andersen, F2-3 Telescope Casual Furniture, N1 Trust A Fence, D10 Upstate Retractable Screens, M127

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A TALE OF

Three Kitchens WRITTEN BY, WITH BEFORE PHOTOS AND 3D RENDERING;

COLLEEEN COLEMAN, CMC DESIGN STUDIO

Award winning kitchen; A Small Kitchen Living Large. Photo by Stockwell Media

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R Universal Design…What is that? Where do you start? Who do you call first?

enovations are in the air! Kitchens, bathrooms and basement makeovers, Oh My!

Is your head spinning yet?

Well, let’s get a few things straight…Each project is unique (that’s why I love interior design!), the needs of one family are never the same as another. My readers often ask for advice on what’s the first step. Would I want you to always contact me first as your interior designer?…well of course…but honestly, I am not always the first person you need. Let me explain. I recently was called to evaluate two kitchens. Similar layouts, each located in the center of the home, no natural light except through what used to be the old kitchen window before a room was added onto the back of the house. Both kitchens were long and narrow. Both kitchens were dated and needed some interior design lovin’. That’s where the similarities started and ended. Likewise, I had a prior kitchen renovation which fell into this same category. With both before and after shots, it will allow you to see the whole story! (Left page and pages 32 and 34) So, let’s begin our renovation investigation! This first project was for a newly married couple… their first home together! With an amazing view of the backyard - with a pool - this center hall colonial was a gem! I was called into the project on a referral by their contractor. The kitchen was in need of an update... the cabinets were painted dark red with a laminate stainless steel-like backsplash. The space felt dark, cramped and dated. Together, we all agreed that the soffits above the wall cabinets could go… excellent! (Note: in the before pictures, there are small holes in the soffit on either side of the range. We peaked inside to see if it contained any venting, pipes or electrical). As a young couple, they had not lived together long, nor had they unpacked all their wedding gifts which consisted of beautiful new dishes, pots, pans etc. They didn’t want to “move in” until the old kitchen moved out! So, they relied on me to help them manage their space and incorporate the needs I could anticipate, as they began their lives together. With a little convincing…and a 3D model... I was able to show the importance of extending their countertop to the free-standing column which added valuable storage space. Moving forward, we compromised on some open shelving for her while leaving traditional cabinets for him. The coffee station opened up the corner of the room as you enter from the dining room. And what would a young couple do without a charging station for their phones and portable devices! In this situation, the expertise of the contractor was enough to get the project rolling! The second kitchen is owned by a single mom and her daughter. Her quaint Cape-style home was the gathering place for all the neighborhood kids when they were younger…So many memories! Her kitchen was well loved. To most, this kitchen is small. To Mom & daughter, it was more than enough for the two of them. When she called me in, her big question was “Can I take down this wall and open up my kitchen to the dining room?” Anyone who lives in an older house wishes the walls didn’t need to separate them from all the fun when they’re in the kitchen. I am not an architect, but here are a few tips I gave her to discover if we needed to call one in before I could design a thing. I took my client into her basement and found the steel support beams and header. I told her, the wall that is above this support system is the “load bearing wall” for the home. We could tell that these support beams were located just to the top of the basement steps (another hint), so that wall on the first floor could not be removed without first calling in an architect to evaluate the situation. The homeowner was in luck, the wall she wanted to take down was just that, a wall! You should have seen how excited she was! Happy Dance!! While we were in the basement, I also explained that we should look at her electric box. Why? Well, she was in need of more lighting, was contemplating an induction cooktop range and possibly a drawer microwave on the recommendation of her interior designer…me! If you have never seen these kitchen beauties, you should head over to Earl B. Feiden’s display at The Home Show in Saratoga Springs and check them out for yourself… A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!

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Expanded countertop with increased storage. Photo by Stockwell Media

The electric box would need to have a few empty spots for additional circuit breakers to handle the extra electrical load the kitchen would require. You know, those little switches we all run down and turn off when we are burning the cake in the oven. Well, I do! Don’t judge… This well deserving Mom was in luck there too! Now we could start talking about her renovation. At this point, if you had a favorite contractor that you use for all your projects, call them in to evaluate your space and get on their calendar. Your designer should be able to meet with them to discuss any additional details, such as moving heat vents, as it was in this situation. As a certified kitchen designer, I love discovering how someone uses their kitchen; it’s the foundation for good design. Functionality is key, the pretty cabinets will follow. Function before Form my friends! So, I started opening her cabinets and drawers…yes, I had her permission…and what did I see that is in every kitchen I evaluate…the junk drawer and cabinets with countless items that were never thrown away because we haven’t looked in THAT cabinet or drawer for years! It’s essentially wasted storage space that she really needed back. Organization is the key to maximizing your small kitchen to work BIG! We also discussed her 36” French door refrigerator, which consumed more floor space than necessary. I recommended that in her kitchen, a “Counter Depth” refrigerator would be best. In the past, these slim units were only for the high-end market. Due to the demand, more manufacturers are offering options that the average homeowner can afford. Besides, once that leftover gets shoved to the rear of your deep refrigerator, you never see it again

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until…Well, no need to explain! The cooking range was also as old as the house, it had a large surface but less than half was the cooking area and double side-by-side ovens below. We definitely had room to work with once these two monstrosities were replaced with more efficient selections. So, after listening to her needs and wants, measuring the space and discussing a budget, we came up with an initial plan to put to paper. (see page 36 for her 3D renderings) Originally, she wanted to just open the wall to her dining room and have an eating bar with stools that overlooked the dining room. Her stove and refrigerator would stay put. She also wanted to move her garage door further into the kitchen and expand the kitchen on the other side of the refrigerator where her quasi “mudroom area” existed. After careful consideration of her ideas, I made a few recommendations. I suggested removing the wall entirely and installing an island with a dining bar at 42” high. No need to move the door, saved dollars there! The stove could still be in the island and the refrigerator would move to the other wall in the kitchen, left of the sink. We would balance this tall cabinet with a full height wall cabinet to the right of the sink. The full extension, pull-out base cabinets, would house garbage and recyclables to the left with bins for cat food & litter to the right. The new island would then be a mecca of storage with the induction cooktop range we discussed earlier. A flush mount ceiling vent with LED lighting salvages her view into her newly decorated dining room as it opens up into the front yard through her large picture window. It was light, bright and just what she wanted!

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Ktchen charging station. Photos by Stockwell Media

The third kitchen, which will be featured in a later issue, was similar but the homeowners had a different story. This home has been passed down through the generations. The homeowners are third generation with their daughter’s family living in the basement suite. This house would never go on the market. It was a family estate that had already been through multiple renovations with each generation of ownership. If you have a contractor you have been working with for years and just love, now is the time to call and set up an appointment to get on their schedule as they are all so busy…I warned you!!! The original electric box had been maxed out with a second installed and plenty of more room for expansion. Check! The main purpose for this renovation; the wife is now handicapped, but is an amazing chef and wants to be able to continue cooking. Her husband misses her culinary skills and dreams of giving her a kitchen to perform magic in once again. Coffee station opened up the corner. Photo by Stockwell Media

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I love this couple! They also wanted more space to entertain in their family room (without adding to the front of the house) along with removing both walls which confined the kitchen in the center of the home. This would expose the dining room and window drenched walls at the back of the house into the entire space. Here’s the big problem…they have a very large fireplace, chimney and all, smack in the center of the wall between the kitchen and the family room. The other wall between the kitchen and the dining room used to be the outside wall, before her parents added the dining room. After discussing how they used each of these spaces, what furniture pieces had to stay, and the wife’s specific needs to work efficiently in her kitchen again, I recommended they call in an architect to evaluate their situation. Could it be done, absolutely! But where would supports need to go and how would that impact the kitchen design? In this circumstance, it was a must, hands down!

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Understanding that the structural situation had to be addressed, we moved forward with discussing ideas to bring to the table which would drive the ultimate decision on whether to use support beams or pay for the steel beam header to maintain the openness they were seeking. We had a few hitches to consider…my favorite kind of kitchen to design as I love solving problems…The dining table was very wide and long to accommodate everyone at family meals. The wife would require additional space in her kitchen to maneuver with a wheelchair as she prepped and cooked her creations. Likewise, she would require specialty base cabinets that would allow her to pull up to her cooktop and sink in her wheelchair, but she didn’t want the kitchen to look “handicapped” as the multiple generations that were living in the house would eventually be the owners... Ah, this is what we call Universal Design…the composition of an environment so that it can be accessed and used to the greatest extent possible by all in the same household regardless of their age, size, ability or disability. With the idea of multi-generational homes coming into vogue, it is more common to see the need for kitchens, and other spaces, that allow grandma to use it right down to little Timmy. The design solution… remove the rear sliding door in the dining room (they never used it) and expand the kitchen to the entire back wall. The cabinets located in the new open dining area would be a built-in hutch with multiple drawers for storing the tableclothes, napkins and needs for this end of the room. The kitchen area, now open to both the dining room and family room, would be the central hub the family was looking for. A very large island, set 54” off the perimeter cabinets (42” – 48” is usually more than efficient space, but the wife’s specific needs called for a bit more) would house the homeowners’ prep sink and cooktop. The base cabinet would have pocket doors that would expose the area for her wheelchair to roll under. When closed, it appears to be a bank of drawers. With a removeable shelf tucked away in a nearby closet, the next generation can simply install it and create additional storage for pots and pans. The island would have full extension drawers for easy access to all items stored within. The two outside edges of this oversized island would be flanked with multiple seating heights to accommodate bar height stools as well as an area for the homeowner to pull up and dine next to her grand kids. Everyone would be together, whether playing games at the dining table, cooking or watching TV! Now the family room which previously only sat five, would have countless choices for seating and enjoying everyone’s company! But what about the rest of the kitchen? A counter depth refrigerator maximizes the wife’s limited reach. We discussed how a professional, French door wall oven, would permit her access to the oven interior without needing to reach over a hot door. A convection microwave installed at the same level would give her the flexibility of a second smaller oven that turns microwave at the touch of a button! A full sink would be installed at the perimeter cabinets for all the clean-up helpers she lives with while base cabinets throughout pull out in the form of a full extension drawer or pantry. The wall cabinets house items that the other inhabitants otherwise need. All the cooking needs are within the homeowner’s reach… for all of them! Once the homeowners have their plans in place, I work with them to make all the necessary selections that optimize their budgets. With everything ready to go, a cost for the construction is procured. Remember my advice above? We already got on our contractor’s schedule, so no need to wait for this renovation to begin. Let the sledge hammers begin! Who wants to take the first swing?

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COOKING WITH COLOR For years, neutral colors dominated over the avocado green and harvest gold appliances that screamed “seventies-era kitchen!!”. Now, trends are shifting back, showing off an entire bouquet of colors in the most unexpected places. “It’s more customizable now, which is pretty neat. You can play with color to fit with your situation or setting,” said Bradley Feiden, Operations Manager at Earl B Feiden Appliances. Elevate your appliances into conversation pieces when you opt for stoves in energetic color finishes. From a toned-down turquoise, to a regal blue or a va-va-voom red, your customized color is sure to get people talking. On March 1st, Earl B. Feiden’s Latham showroom will be revealing a new display that puts color center stage with a series of red, white and blue ranges.

FROM… JUST A PINCH TO HIGH FASHION FUN Put passion back into appliance choices with colorful accents. Love the all-white look in your kitchen? Have every appliance in white and opt for the rosy warmth of brushed copper or the gentle shimmer of bronze in customizable handles and knobs. A popular option for infusing a modern twist on a traditional favorite is a base of black stainless steel. Because standard stainless steel reflects light, it can look smudged or dented even when it’s not, making it a hard fit for a kitchen flooded with natural light, said Feiden. The warmer tones of black stainless steel however, looks sharp in any light and can be easier to clean. Want to break down all the barriers? Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg have designed a line WWof special edition FAB28 refrigerators with truly unique styling. Lemons, medieval knights and floral embellishments by Sicilian artists cover these exclusive refrigerators with masterful detail.

OPENING INNOVATIONS Today there’s more than one way to open an appliance door. The ergonomically-designed French door wall ovens put everything at eye-level so there’s no more stooping to pull out a big Thanksgiving turkey. Great space savers for the tight galley kitchen, this hot trend is not only convenient, but makers like Viking and GE Café offer intelligent one-handed opening styles – releasing both doors open when you grasp either handle. Dolce & Gabbana fridges

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When your hands are full, refrigerators and dishwashers that allow you to tap them open with the tip of your toe or a bump of your hip are the ultimate convenience. The sleek handle-less design fits in with modern styling and the pushto-open feature, originally introduced by the Thermador brand but now available from other manufacturers, is as innovative as it is easy to use.

AT HOME PRO In 2013, The Middleby Corporation, a commercial kitchen equipment giant with more than 45 companies in its portfolio, acquired the Viking brand. Since then, Viking has introduced more than 50 new products to the indoor and outdoor residential kitchen market. By incorporating high-tech cooking features from other Middleby brands into the Viking residential line, it’s even easier to cook like a professional chef at home. “It’s like they’ve come full circle with more options and that’s exciting for us,” said Feiden.

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Kitchen Cabinets

A BUYER’S GUIDE

Choosing the right kitchen cabinets can be among one of the most stressful buying decisions you’ll ever make. WRITTEN BY MEGIN POTTER PHOTOS PROVIDED

Cabinets are the largest visual design element in the busiest area of the house. “Curtis Lumber recognizes that the kitchen is the heart of the home – where life happens. We understand the journey involved to create the kitchen of your dreams that is functional and fits your taste and lifestyle,” said Cher DAmbrosio, Curtis Lumber Company’s Director of Kitchens and Baths. 42  | SARATOGA HOME & LIFESTYLE 2019

BEGIN WITH THE BASICS It’s so easy to get overwhelmed by all the options when it comes to kitchen cabinetry. Instead of delving into a sea of confusing choices, start out simply.

1. Make notes on what you like and don’t like about your current kitchen.

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“Curtis Lumber uses the latest 2020 design software and prides itself on providing training and support to our Design Team so we can provide our customers with the best experience possible,” said DAmbrosio.

SEEING IS BELIEVING When planning your dream kitchen, seeing and touching the cabinetry samples can really put your mind at ease. “We have a large number of displays ranging from traditional through contemporary that provide inspiration and help you determine what must- haves need to be included in your saratogaTODAYnewspaper.com

project,” said DAmbrosio. There are a range of options to fit your needs whether you want traditional framed cabinetry or the sleek look of frameless (where the joint hardware is hidden inside the cabinet box, this type of cabinetry is also referred to as full-access because it provides more usable space). A Premier Cambria dealer, Curtis Lumber also offers product lines including Merillat, Wellborn, Crystal and Bertch cabinetry. Most of their manufacturers source their wood from the United States and all adhere to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturer’s Association standards. SARATOGA HOME & LIFESTYLE 2019 |  43


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CUSTOM BENEFITS Choosing between stock, semi-custom or custom cabinetry can be confusing. Go with What’s in Stock – or Not? If you want just the right fit for your kitchen, custom cabinetry can make your dreams come true. “The benefit of custom cabinets is custom fitting. With custom, if you can dream it, you can order it,” said Jacqueline Newell, Showroom Manager and Senior Designer at Saratoga Kitchen & Baths. Adding in decorative inserts to the basic cabinet box is a beautiful reason to go with a custom design, but there are also many functional advantages to choosing custom cabinetry, explained Newell. For example, because of the size of many refrigerators, a 20-inch space is left above them. Place a standard 18-inch stock cabinet above it and you’ll be losing that extra two inches to a filler board. Two inches may not seem like a lot, but in order to be properly aligned with the rest of your cabinetry, it positions the cabinet handle 2-inches higher – making it just out of reach!

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Quality materials, construction and functionality make custom cabinetry stand out. “People are savvy today; they recognize it when they walk in. They see the stamp inside the drawer with the manufacturer’s name,” said Newell. As an Omega Pinnacle custom cabinetry dealer, Saratoga Kitchens & Baths can get you those unique features and special details that will make a world of difference to you. “When you customize a kitchen, you customize it for yourself,” she said. If you love the look and functionality of custom cabinetry but not the added cost, there are many semi-custom options to consider at Saratoga Kitchens & Baths. “With semi-custom, you still have many, many modifications available and it helps to keep the cost down,” said Newell. Mix-and-match the less expensive stock cabinetry with even one custom piece and you could have the answer to your kitchen cabinetry questions that you’ve been looking for.

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FROM TRADITIONAL WOOD TO TRENDY TILE…

Let us Floor You!

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ile is a terrific flooring choice when it comes to those areas of your home that see water. Smart and durable flooring for bathrooms, kitchens, and mud rooms, today’s tile comes in an enormous assortment of exciting sizes, styles and textures.

SIZE MATTERS From the charming little penny-size rounds to the slabs that are well over five feet, size makes all the difference to the look and feel of tile in a space. Around for years, penny tile practically fits into any space - but it’s the improvements in grout that are bringing this little beauty back to front-and-center as a fun tile choice. “They make grout a lot better than used to and today it’s a lot easier to clean,” said Moira Carroll, Best Tile Branch Manager. With cleaning products like Mighty Indigo, there’s no need to worry about dirty grout in between even the smallest tiles. “It’s great in showers, it makes grout look bright and clean,” she said. The larger the tiles, the less grout between them, which is why many people are loving the ease of big format tiles. Expanding to stunning proportions, great swathes of large format tiles are quickly becoming a favorite trend in today’s flooring market. Fiercely elegant, the softly muted shades of grey marbled Fontino Spanish porcelain tile elevate a bathroom into unparalleled levels of sophistication. Plane’s large format tiles fling us into the future with cleverly cool coverage.

PORCELAIN VS. CERAMIC What’s going to be a practical choice for your tile flooring depends on where you’re going to put it. Ceramic tile has a more natural appearance because it is made with softer clay and baked for a shorter amount of time. It is easier to cut, so for those hard-to-fit spaces, it may be a good option Ceramic is for the light-duty flooring areas of the home. It is susceptible to freezing, so it’s not recommended that it be used outdoors.

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Compared to porcelain, ceramic is cheaper. On average, ceramic tile is going to cost $1 or more LESS per square foot than porcelain tile, said Carroll. Porcelain is more durable and suitable flooring for those high-traffic areas. Made from stronger clays that are baked for a longer period of time, it is often left unglazed but because of its denser nature is still easier to clean. The smoother surface however, can make it slippery to walk on.

NEW CLASSICS Give traditional an interesting twist with looks that are right on trend. A robust grain-patterned porcelain tile combines the waterproofing power of tile with the visual appeal of wood. Bar Harbor brand tile is available in an array of styles, sizes and shapes (like hexagons) for endless eye appeal. Vintage looks pair with modern manufacturing to bring the power of patterned tile into the places we love. Extract excitement from a neutral bathroom and awaken the senses with Envoque’s intricate designs.

DIY WOOD FLOORING If you’re ready to tackle a challenging but rewarding project, than you may be ready for flooring. Your neighborhood hardware store can help. “There are so many different types of flooring. I can show you which ones are the cheapest and help you narrow it down from there,” said Keith Potter of Allerdice Hardware. In 1995, Potter established Allerdice Rent-All with partners T.R. Pennell and Wally Allerdice to provide professionals and homeowners alike the opportunity to rent the equipment they need to get projects done.

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Renamed TRAK Equipment Rental, they have the heavy-duty sanders, saws and vacuums that will get you through your refinishing or installation project from start to finish. Visit Allerdice’s contractor counter and peruse their hardwood display for ready-to-order wood flooring options. Authentic oak strip flooring is the most popular choice with Allerdice customers, said Potter. Available in a variety of widths, this practical, durable hardwood is relatively easy to sand, stain and refinish. Throughout the year, prices on building products do fluctuate based on supply and demand, but oak remains abundant and reasonably priced. Grab a few gallons of stain or polyurethane to finish off your flooring project and you’ll be enjoying the rewards of your hard work for years into the future.

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etaining walls do a lot more than just look nice in your landscaping – they hold it in place. As with any great beauty, retaining walls come in all shapes and sizes, but it’s what’s below the surface that really counts. “Retaining walls are not just a pretty face. They need to go down in the ground as deep as they are tall,” said Todd Smith, owner of Mandy’s Spring Nursery.

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THE BEAUTY OF STRENGTH NEVER FADES Shallow construction causes hard falls. It is not frivolous or excessive to ensure strength in your retaining wall construction with a deep foundation. “A retaining wall is not just a veneer of stone. It’s not just a nice looking stack of stone. If it’s not built correctly, it will eventually tip over,” said Smith. For retaining walls that are built at a height of less than four feet, generally you will not need to consult an engineer. If you have a situation where you need to retain earth close to your home or another structure however, do seek the help of a professional, advises Smith. Improper drainage is another reason retaining walls fail. When you see a visible settling of the soil in spots, it’s a sure sign that moisture seepage is impacting the integrity of a retaining wall.

THE RIGHT MAKEUP The application of stone in a retaining wall is all about what you need the wall to do. “Retaining walls are just that – they retain earth. There are many, many ways to tackle earth retention and what you use all depends on your purpose,” said Smith. Used in landscaping for hundreds of years in one form or another, gabion baskets are sturdy wire cages filled with rock and are a strong solution to restrain soil or stabilize a shoreline. Segmented concrete block is another material that has heavy-duty holding power. In many other instances, a nice-looking stacked stone can get the job done. “Our area is rich in natural stone so there are a lot of really good options that you can get locally,” he said. Just an hour from Saratoga Springs, granite is harvested in easily stackable rectangular sections. Mounds of the less expensive round cobblestone are also readily available in this area to fill-in a hardscaped space. Whatever stone you decide on, you want to choose one material for the vertical building applications and one material for the horizontal surfaces. “Integrating it all into one beautiful package – that’s a big topic and that’s what we do. We go through the process to work you through those decisions,” said Smith.

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Colleen Coleman: Interior Designer CMC Design Studio, LLC.

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BUILT-INS Renovation projects will be focusing on higher functionality per square foot, increasing the storage capacity of a room without needing to expand. “No wasted space with this custom bar area built under the staircase!”

CRAFTY ADDITIONS A willingness to unwind from the tensions of prior years and financial stability is leading to an increase in the use of hand-crafted cabinetry, reclaimed wood and butcher block countertops, interior moldings, and more personalized details. “These hand-crafted cabinets were designed to meet the client’s needs within his kitchen while not compromising the integrity of the Greek Revival home and its low windows. The custom baker’s table is storage for large pots & pans while housing the sink, dishwasher & garbage / compost area!”

BOLD COLORS “While white cabinetry will always be timeless, soul searching for those beautiful blue and green cabinet colors of the past is hot! Personally, I love mixing a reclaimed wood with painted cabinets! Step out of your safety zone… What color do you really want your cabinets to be?” “This walk-in pantry continues to showcase the blue cabinets from the kitchen while adding reclaimed cherry countertops and open shelving for additional storage. Custom base cabinets fit precisely together to maximize every inch of space!”

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Kaitlynn Johnson, Design Consultant, Bennington Furniture

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VELVET FURNISHINGS “Believe it or not, velvet that was seen as old-fashioned and stuffy is now viewed as luxurious yet funky. This multi-dimensional fabric has already started gaining a lot of attention, leading me to believe velvet decor will be one of 2019’s most sought-after trends.”

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BLACK AND WHITE DÉCOR Bennington Furniture’s 2018 Fall Showcase of Homes Entry shows a truly timeless design trend: black and white furnishings. The visual contrast of black and white provides a sense of balance and boldness to your home’s space.

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BUCKET SINKS Also known as Trough sinks, bucket sinks joins the list of vintage design trends that will make a massive comeback in the next year. Farmhouse inspired, these pans are family-friendly and will add personality and a touch of nostalgia to any kitchen or bathroom.

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Andrea Masterson, Finishing Touches Home Décor

SPRING HAS SPRUNG ARTWORK Contemplate spring ingenuity with a 4 ft. x 3 ft. stretched floral canvas. Hopeful tones of energetic, flirty petals unobtrusively entertain with their saucy style.

BIRDS ON A BRANCH WALL ART 3 ½ ft. x 2 ft. These inviting aerial arrivals spirit in the rustic with their entrepreneurial potential.

MAD MATS IN AQUA DAISY Pluck the versatility of refreshing rugs for your doorways. Made from 100% recycled plastics, this palette of turquoise petals pop in those indoor/outdoor areas.

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Cathy Carollo, owner of Curtain and Carpet Concepts

ABSTRACT CARPETS Different levels of dimension, color and texture intermingle in a Modern Mosaic handwoven oriental carpet. Made in India with 100% New Zealand wool. It is a worldly compliment to your home’s natural wood elements..

WELCOME BACK WALLPAPER Wallpaper is back in a big way. Uber-stylish prints, luscious texture and beautiful new colors make wallpaper an interesting addition to dining room or powder room walls.

SOFT TOUCHES Cozy up with natural ease. Comfy down pillows with natural fiber covers in worsted wool, jute and sisal brings clean lines and balance to those busy spaces.

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Jamie Davies, co-owner 23rd and Fourth BE BOLD Accent walls are out! Let’s get over a fear of commitment with bold color throughout the whole room and on all the walls.

BRILLIANT BEAUTY Enchant with charismatic jewel tones layered against a crisp white trim. The rich, saturated color makes any room sparkle.

MIX METALS Bring on the golds – and the silver, bronze, nickel, brass… Every one is a winner when faucets, customized hardware and appliances are made with mixed metal finishes in today’s modern kitchen.

AU NATUREL Accessorize with natural materials. Less is more when you exhibit the primitive beauty of woven jute, grasses and beads.

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