Friday Favorites 12/13/2013

December 13, 2013

Catie Parrish, Contributing Editor

Have you seen Marimekko’s Christmas items at Crate & Barrel? I love when great brands collide. My two favorite pieces are the Kuusikossa pillow and tray because the sketched evergreen trees remind me of the doodles I used to make in the margins of my high school notebooks. These pieces are ideal for the cool modern decorator who bucks tradition—even at the holidays. (Gift idea!)

Photo courtesy of Crate & Barrel

Maria LaPiana, Contributing Writer

Deane, Inc. has been inspiring design professionals and homeowners to create beautiful, cutting-edge kitchens for 50 years. And in keeping with its reputation, the family-owned business has just opened a beautiful new culinary center in its Stamford, Conn. showroom. Looking for new surface materials or appliances and creative ways to put together your kitchen? Here is some of what’s on display:

·         Opaque porcelain tile in a large format on the floor

·         Custom designed open shelving featuring walnut slats on a metal frame

·         Taj Mahal quartzite countertops and range backsplash

·         An integrated television and sound system

·         Moroccan inspired ceramic tile backsplash over the sink

·         An extra thick walnut island countertop

·         Dimmable LED lights that flood the cooking space

In addition to providing one-stop design inspiration, Deane puts its showrooms to use as very inviting venues by hosting cooking lessons and other events coordinated by Culinary Works. The new culinary center is located at 1267 East Main St.,

Stamford. Visit Deane Inc. or call 203-327-7008 for more information.

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