• March 29, 2018

    We’re Inspired: Spring Things

    March 20th began spring, but it hasn’t sprung just yet. As the days start to seem longer and the sun out later, we’re just waiting for the temperature to rise. Until then, we’ll be getting inspiration from the comfort of the indoors. We’re seeing lots of bright bold colors as well as delicate pastels as we dive into some spring-inspo.

     

     

  • March 12, 2018

    Color Inspo: Luck of the Irish

    Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, and we’re getting in the spirit! Celebrations throughout the month of March have us dreaming in green, and in the spirit of the Irish, we’re sharing our favorite festive design inspirations.

    Lovely green in Purchase, NY.

     In Irish folklore, it is thought that painting your door red will keep away evil spirits. Other spiritual references say a red door symbolizes safety and shelter where one is welcome.

    “Find a penny, pick it up. All day long, you’ll have good luck.”

     

    The Luxe/Bohemian Peckham Rye Kitchen.

     

    The most forgiving of all house plants, the chain of hearts plant. It is a trailing vine and looks great hanging from a shelf or in a small hanging basket.

     

    The cutest vintage Irish hand cart.

     

    Forest Park House complimented by Waterworks fixtures.

    Waterworks Architectonics in Pine.

     

    Beautiful Pea Green Kitchen.

     

    Lucky Spinach Quiche, see link below for recipe.

     

    The clover cocotte combines the performance and durability of enameled cast iron with a cheerful shape just right for springtime.

     

    This lucious green centerpiece brings life to an Irish inspired table setting.

     

    Irish Celtic Switch Plate

     

    The Pool Room Oak Valley, South Africa.

     

    Traditional Irish Leek & Potato Soup. See link below for this recipe from the Irish Countryside.

     

    It’s traditionally believed that a St. Brigid’s Cross protects the home and family. It hangs in many Irish kitchens for this purpose.

     

    Sources: Mendelson GroupMichelle Marsden Design, Twink + SisDeVol KitchensFresh FlowerOh JoyBright Design LabWaterworksDeVol KitchensDiamonds for DessertLe CreusetTwink + SisHome and Spirit@ihavethisthingwithfloorsThe View from Great Island, Mindy Brownes.

  • February 6, 2018

    Trending: Two-Tone Cabinetry

    The trend of contrasting islands has been established, and we’re beginning to see natural woods and warmer tones make a comeback.

    We’re seeing two-toned cabinetry in bold neutrals such as charcoal grey, taupe, and black mixed with bold painted colors and wood tones such as walnut and aged oak. For the client looking for a crisp white kitchen, pairing whites and organic woods is another way to incorporate two tones.  Whether it’s contrasting cabinets or contrasting drawers, this trend is bringing unique style into the kitchen.

    Looking forward to seeing a Master Bath vanity for a client come to life with contrasting doors made of Alder in a black glaze & carbon finish:

    Town & Country Kitchen and Bath

     

    Smith Hanes

     

    Gateway Grassroots Home Design

     

    The Inspired Room

     

    Town & Country Kitchen and Bath

     

    Decorpad

     

    Smith Hanes

     

    Trendir

     

    Trendir

     

    Homey Life

     

    Gateway Grassroots Home Design

     

    Town & Country Kitchen and Bath

     

    Maillot Homes

  • November 13, 2017

    21 Paint Colors for your Project

    Choosing paint colors can be a daunting process when re-vamping a space.  Take a look at some of our favorite Benjamin Moore colors that can transform your home.

  • July 30, 2016

    Enter the “Micro-Kitchen”

    Just because you have a small space to work with doesn’t mean you don’t still deserve a well-designed, fully-functional kitchen. With so many people downsizing, space is at a premium. As millennials set out on their own, leaving college and looking for jobs, they often have to adapt to smaller living spaces. On the other end of the generational spectrum, baby-boomers are also downsizing their lifestyles as they retire, moving into smaller spaces now that the kids have left the nest. Still, they must find some way to have a functional, enjoyable kitchen.
    So what does a kitchen need? It needs modes of cooking- stovetop, oven, microwave. It needs a station for cleaning- ranging anywhere from a sink to a full dishwasher. It needs cold storage- refrigerator, freezer. And it needs dry storage- plates, utensils, dry goods, unused appliances. Jamming all of these components into a space will still keep everything at your fingertips; all you have to do is pivot in the tight, hot, claustrophobic space you’ve created, sequestered away from your guests and family. Trying to fit a generic kitchen design into a small space can be a disaster- making this important space a thorn in your side rather than the warm and inviting heart of your home that it should be.

  • July 17, 2014

    Stately Homes by-the-Sea: A Benefit for the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group

    Town & Country Kitchen and Bath was honored to design two rooms at the mansion, the Family Entry and Master Bath.

    Check out the before-and-afters below:
    Take a Tour of the Stately Homes By the Sea Designer Showhouse on NBC’s Open House TV Show featuring Town & Country kitchen and bath in Red Bank, NJ.