Traditional Kitchens

Posted on Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at 12:00 pm    

The Traditional Kitchen is one that you want to spend a lot of time in, because of its open design, quality and warmth.  The focus is on creating a pleasantly comfortable and cozy place to gather with friends and family.

Don’t confuse a traditional kitchen with Old World or country. Although, like the latter two, the traditional kitchen design style is warm and classic, while pulling in elements of English and French taste.  You can mix and match. It’s a design that is open to interpretation and appeals to all ages and personalities.

The traditional kitchen incorporates soft, muted colors: creams, whites, taupes, light grays or greens.

 


Contemporary Baths

Posted on Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at 11:58 am    

Contemporary Bathrooms tend to be described as modern, minimalist and geometric, similar to their counterpart of Contemporary Kitchens. The characteristics include horizontal lines, asymmetry and a lack of molding and other ornamentation. Materials often are man-made rather than natural: stainless steel, laminate, frosted glass inserts, concrete, chrome and lacquer.

Contemporary encompasses styles from the 1940s to the present, with Europe—especially Italy, Germany and Scandinavia—leading the way.


Transitional Baths

Posted on Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at 11:55 am    

There are those who love traditional bath design. And then there are those who swear by contemporary style. But what if you want to combine the two styles?

That’s where Transitional Bath design comes in. Transitional design blends the best elements of both styles—think classic meets contemporary. And when it comes to specifically describing the style, we best say that in transitional design, you take the stuffiness out of traditional style and the coldness out of contemporary style and mix them together.

In the bathroom, this translates into finding a happy medium between overly elaborate and ultra-sleek fixtures. When in doubt, think simple — Transitional style is timeless, incorporating a color scheme with dark browns, vanillas, and taupes for a clean yet classic look.  Unlike contemporary style, which relies on straight lines, transitional style blends curves and straight lines for visual appeal.


Traditional Baths

Posted on Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at 11:50 am    

A number of appealing looks can be found under the wing of Traditional Style. All have stood the test of time; one or more is just right for your home. In general, traditional styles are more complex and symmetrical than contemporary styles. Pedestals on sinks are reeded with vertically striped depressions, bases appear to be separate and may have a different design, toilets are two-piece, and fittings and hardware (brass or pewter-look) are relatively ornate.

A claw-foot tub and arched Palladian windows are icons of traditionalism. At its best, traditional style — rustic or refined — evokes dignity, grace, and warmth. Happily, a few signs of wear just add to its heirloom patina. Traditional style doesn’t come naturally today’s bath, since it’s a relatively small space dominated by modern fixtures. But using timeless materials — ceramic tile, marble, fabric, porcelain, even wood — brings the spirit of tradition, home.

In general, traditional styles are more complex and symmetrical than contemporary styles. Pedestals on sinks are reeded with vertically striped depressions, bases appear to be separate and may have a different design, toilets are two-piece, and fittings and hardware (brass or pewter-look) are relatively ornate.


Eco-Friendly Cabinetry

Posted on Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at 11:45 am    

There are many pretenders in the world of Eco-Friendly cabinets, but Executive Cabinetry’s EcoFriendly Cabinetry™ is truly green! Dovetail Designs is now offering a complete line of LEED certified cabinetry. The EcoFriendly™ upgrade includes waterborne formaldehyde-free finish and an all plywood formaldehyde-free box.

Why Green? Indoor pollutants are a silent threat, often two to five times higher than outdoor pollutant levels. There is a growing concern about the harmful effects of formaldehyde vapors emitted by particle boards, fiberboard and plywood products made with adhesives containing urea-formaldehyde resins.

Eco-Friendly Cabinetry

  • Emits 0% formaldehyde
  • Emits 0% VOCs (volatile organic compounds)
  • Emits 0% HAPS (hazardous air pollutants)
  • Frameless construction with formaldehyde-free glues
  • Waterborne stains, paints and coatings
  • Plywood panels carry the Forest Stewardship Council certification
  • May qualify towards US Green Building Council LEED green building requirements.

Dovetail Designs is a member of the national chapter of the USGBC. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices. USGBC is composed of more than 15,000 organizations from across the building industry that are working to advance structures that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. USGBC administers the LEED certified structures and LEED accredited professionals program.


Interior Design

Posted on Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at 11:40 am    

Stimulating, functional spaces…Designing your home is a process — it involves creativity, vision and problem solving skills. We’re good problem solvers. And with more than 30 years of design experience, we understand what it takes to walk through the process with our clients. From consultation to floor plans to elevations to cabinets and finishes, we take a comprehensive approach to each design opportunity.

The truth is, Interior Design can be intricate and complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Not if you’re working with someone who listens to you, can help craft your vision, and ultimately can develop a space that is both visually stimulating and highly functional.


Closet Design

Posted on Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at 11:35 am    

A quick survey of your Closet’s contents can reveal thousands of dollars worth of clothing, shoes and accessories. Given the time and money spent accumulating a personal wardrobe, taking time to store clothing properly, both to protect and prolong the life of your clothing, is a wise investment.

Fortunately, redesigning closets to increase much-needed storage space can be a very simple process, especially when using a custom designed storage and organization system.


Contemporary Kitchens

Posted on Saturday, August 10th, 2013 at 12:15 pm    

Contemporary Kitchens tend to be described as modern, minimalist and geometric. The characteristics include horizontal lines, asymmetry and a lack of molding and other ornamentation. Materials often are man-made rather than natural: stainless steel, laminate, frosted glass inserts, concrete, chrome and lacquer.

Contemporary encompasses styles from the 1940s to the present, with Europe—especially Italy, Germany and Scandinavia—leading the way.


Transitional Kitchens

Posted on Saturday, August 10th, 2013 at 12:05 pm    

The Transitional Kitchen blends the old with the new and adds a touch of creativity to create a flexible gathering place.  If you’re looking for a design that is open to interpretation, if you prefer to ignore the rules, if you just like what you like, then you might like the transitional kitchen design.  Specifically, the style may reference details from the past, but there must be something new that makes it fresh and updated.  Because it’s hard to define, this style is said to be transitioning, on the move or going somewhere. It is not stark, contemporary or futuristic.  It’s familiar.


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