Blah Beige gets a makeover..of sorts

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So my friend sent me this picture. She said she is drowning in a sea of beige and please help. I agreed with her. Too much beige but she likes neutrals so tough to get her to step TOO far out of her box. So, I say let’s

What you thought you knew about your kitchen!

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This is another article I wrote for PNJ Home and Garden Weekly. Reprinted for those who might have missed it! Let me know your thoughts or if you agree or disagree! Comments always welcome! Planning a kitchen design, whether a remodel or new construction can be a Herculean

And now…tile done right!

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My friends at Kitchens.Com gently suggested I follow up my tile tirade with some examples of what good tile execution looks like. I aim to please and it is an excellent suggestion!! The world of tile according to Cheryl. Now, I do not claim that everyone will like

When to buy the best you can afford

Cheryl Kees Clendenon general remodeling and building 4 Comments

I just wrote a guest blog post for the remodeling and renovation folks at Charles and Hudson and while I was writing it, I kept thinking about what I end up telling clients every day. When remodeling or building new, there are certain areas you should always buy

5 Star Fridays: Can you color outside the lines?

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Today I am feeling spring-y! Baby backyard with baby pool! So, this weeks 5 star Fridays focuses on some really GREAT blogs I have recently found and some of their posts on color related topics and how to color outside the lines! AVOID MEDIOCRITY! Colour Me Happy Blog

Pffft..Sad day:The non winning entry into SZ/Wolf Competition

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Ok, I am working on a great and detailed blog post for tomorrow that I hope will be beneficial info for many readers….designers as well as consumers….but in the meantime, while working on that post,diligently, sweating, worrying about all the details…I received an email from Subzero/Wolf telling me

Favorites: Fashions and Faucets from Brizo and Jason Wu

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There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless. ~~~~Simone De Beauvoir Isn’t this the absolute truth!! I  just arrived home late last night from the whirlwind adventure that Brizo Faucets put together (and sponsored) for the 20 designers/writers/bloggers last week. What a mix of

A Budget Mid-Century Modern Remodel in Kitchen Trends Magazine!

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Oh yeah, don’t think I am not excited! Kitchen Trends Magazine is a primo magazine for a designer to be in so I consider myself very lucky! (click on the link to take you to the actual magazine pix) It is a great kitchen for a lot of reasons,

I am in love with tile but just say no to 4×4 tumbled marble

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Walker Zanger is another favorite. You can mix and match tile from various manufacturers and create your own line! I say there are infinite possibilities with tile and should be a designers dream! But, just go easy on the honed and filled beige travertine and the 4×4 tumbled

Color of the year: Turquoise (just don’t call it teal)

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Pantone, considered the leading authority on color for the past 45 years announced that Turquoise, (PANTONE 15-5519) is the color of the year for 2010. Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green,Turquoise evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape

Trends in Faucet Design

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Recently I have received several phone calls for design interviews on trends going into 2010. The topics have ranged from general trends in kitchen and bath design, to an article focused only on bath faucets and even one on shower curtains! I thought it would be fun to

Appliance Recall for Electrolux and Kenmore Ranges

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Electrolux ICON® and Kenmore PRO® Gas Ranges Recalled Due to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless

Color your kitchen!

Cheryl Kees Clendenon general remodeling and building, Just cool stuff, kitchen design 4 Comments

(copy of article I wrote for regional publication) Too often people nervously approach the edge of their comfort zone when it comes to adding color in the kitchen and then quickly head back to the safety of blah. There is no reason to treat this area any differently

Are backsplashes important in a kitchen?

Cheryl Kees Clendenon kitchen design, kitchen design tips, wonderful ideas 7 Comments

Simple answer: Absolutely! But, does that mean always an involved, intricate design? No, it does not. In fact, in every project, the backsplash has to be see which direction the overall design might dictate. Often, I want to ignore the backsplash and not make it a focal

Bathonista Interview

Cheryl Kees Clendenon Just cool stuff, kitchen design 8 Comments

Recently I did an interview on Bathonista website. Check it out and tell me what you think! But please, no brick throwing for my unforgiving diatribe about golden oak. Just say no to Golden Oak!! Keep your friends and family away from it! Don’t walk, run. IF you

Recall of GE Range

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GE Recalls Ranges Due to Fire and Burn Hazards WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: GE

A Sad Day

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Ken Brown, a great builder in our area as well as a good friend passed away last weekend very suddenly…and tragically. This was a great southern man who was well respected in the community and truly and simply will be sorely missed by many. I spoke to him

NKBA 2009 Design Awards

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We just got back from KBIS and what a whirlwind trip! We stayed at a wonderful hotel in Midtown (Atlanta) called The Georgian Terrace…was great and I highly recommend this hotel. Especially if you are game to use MARTA to get around…we did and it was cheap and

White Beach Kitchen soft and serene

Cheryl Kees Clendenon Cabinetry, Just cool stuff, kitchen design 8 Comments

White kitchens are never going to fade out of view. They are crisp, clean and provide unlimited possibilities. The trick is making them look fresh and not dated. In this kitchen, note the more modern “sticks” for backsplash tile and the modern handles. These design elements add the

Small business and the economy

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I was asked by several people over last few weeks to run this post again…originally was out in june and obviously things have changed even more dramatically. Still good info I think so here it is! Let me know if you have any great thoughts to add…we can

Happy New Year!

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Life is good! Planning to take the day tomorrow to get organized, putter around my house, play with new laptop and read some! I will be back to blogosphere next week and hope to be posting some great pix and share with everyone some wonderful new sites I

On the subject of Allowances

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I hate it for my clients when their architect or builder gives them an “allowance” for some category of items in their new home or remodeling project. Invariably, it is not even close to what will eventually be spent and I think it does a huge disservice to

Splurge or Save on your Bathroom?

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This is an article I wrote for Home and Garden Weekly. Thought I would replicate it here! Splurge or Save Adding personality to your bath does not necessarily mean spending loads of cash. However it is important to know when to count your pennies and when to go

Newest kitchen photographed

Cheryl Kees Clendenon Just cool stuff, Unique kitchens 3 Comments

Most people who live on the Gulf Coast will recognize the name “Hopkins’ House”. It was a North Hill restaurant and former boarding house, founded in 1949 by Arkie ” Ma” Hopkins that served Southern cuisine to patrons seated at large communal tables. The fried chicken served on