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We are working on a new kitchen display for the showroom and it really is screaming for a decorative slab backsplash, don’t you think?  I think marble, in any state, is a natural work of art.  Add curves and a snazzy faucet and you get Drop. Dead. Gorgeous.

We aren’t quite there yet.  Still need the curvy splash.

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kent kitchen works blogYes, that is an integrated sink.

Fabulous.  I know.

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{Click the drawings to expand.}

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I’ve been gathering ideas for possible shapes from Pinterest and just about every blog I have bookmarked.  Here are some of my favorites…

marble slab backsplash | kent kitchen works blogI love how the slab mirrors the lines of the hood and then continues to be stunning all the way down.  We don’t have a hood so this is out of the question, but it caught my eye and I wanted to share.   I do wish they’d skipped the tile and used the slab throughout.  The bowed front sink and cabinet are pretty wonderful, though.

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parisian marble sink & backsplash | kent kitchen worksThis sink and backsplash are in a home just outside of Paris.  How appropriate.  This happens to be the same faucet I have drawn in.  More on that later.

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soapstone slab backsplash via cotedetexas | kent kitchen works blogI’d stretch out the high arch part for this one and leave just a few inches of the lower backsplash.  Simple yet effective.

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These next few aren’t stone, but the lines are worth considering…

cottage kitchen with wood backsplash by colette van den thillart | kent kitchen works (more…)

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Stainless steel isn’t technically a precious metal.

stainless steel kitchen via elle decor.

steel kitchen by antonio citterio | kent kitchen works blog.

mixed metal kitchen designed by nate berkus | kent kitchen works blog.

Then again, neither is brass..

gold chandelier from urban outfitters.

copper kitchen .

large kitchen with brass and black details.

…or copper…

Kitchen by Madeline Stuart with copper hood.

copper kitchen.

…or nickel, for that matter.

Nickel soaker bath tub.

That doesn’t keep me from lusting over it, though.

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hammered metal kitchen cabinetry

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“Precious” or not, I LOVE those metals!

-A.

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Are you a happy hour reveler who pays no heed to location or hour?  A home bar is required for the enthusiastic seeker of liquid merriment & here is inspiration for your own…

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Bar carts – charmingly functional pieces of patio adornment.

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bar trolley.

feminine and elegant bar.

Marble Top Bar.

Butcher Block Bar.

Vintage geometric highball glasses, bar setupI would gladly take this charming home bar set-up as my own.

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My Mixed Metal Home Bar Picks:

Gold Leaf Bar Cart from Zinc DoorThe Bar Cart

(also available in Nickel)

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Red Fleur De Lis CoastersThe Coasters

Sterling Liquor Tag

The Liquor Label

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Vintage Stella Artois Pint GlassesThe Pint Glass

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vintage metalyte rocks glassesThe Rocks Glass

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gold scaled highball glassesThe High Ball Glass

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Platinum Band Martini Glasses from Williams Sonoma

The Cocktail Glass

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stemless champagne flutes The Champagne Flute

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Hotel Rose Champagne Bucket

The Champagne Bucket

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Gold Bottle Opener

The Bottle Opener

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metals straws in a wood block

The Cocktail Straw/Stir

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gold Japanese style jiggersThe Jigger

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Mrs. Lilien's Cocktail Swatchbook via MetropolisMag.com
The Mrs. Lilien Cocktail Swatchbook

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And a recipe of my own:

The Blueberry Screwdriver – 1 Part Blueberry Vodka to 2 Parts Orange Juice.

Yummy!

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This is fun & I could go on forever, but I think it may be time for a cocktail.

Enjoy your Happy Hour!

– A.

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EVERYTHING is on sale.  If you want to just revive or completely renovate your kitchen or bath this is the time to do it!  Want to re-decorate your living room or bedroom?  Come in to the showroom and we will set you up!

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50% off In-Stock Plumbing, Tapestries, Lamps, Fabric

Up to 25% off of Cabinetry & Plumbing

30% off In-Stock Home Accessories

Up to 20% off Hardware, Soft Goods, Fabrics, Wall Coverings, & Tile

20% off Interior Design Services

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860-927-4855

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Kent, CT 06757

See you soon!

– A.

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Every now and then you need a good statement room.

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You know – a room that takes you completely by surprise…

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… or you just can’t stop thinking about…

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Architecture helps…

The scale of the items and wallpaper in this room would not be as dramatic (or possible in the chandelier’s case) if it weren’t for the ceiling height and that huge door.  It was a brilliant photographer who staged a small-scale person at the door to emphasize the principle.

(Really.  That was a smart move.)

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Only a very large space could accommodate a kitchen constructed from eight whole pine trees.  This is incredible though – no nails or glue were used in the construction of this kitchen.  Whoa.

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I think bathrooms are more often statement rooms than any other space…

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I absolutely LOVE creating bathrooms with personality.  Have you noticed that people are so much more comfortable letting their design desires run wild in bathrooms than in almost any other room in the house?

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Powder rooms are visited less frequently and no one spends extended periods of time in them on a regular basis (but then again, maybe you do.  No judgement here – this is just my theory).

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Private bathrooms should be customized to the occupants.  Its private – do what you want!!  This isn’t the kitchen with a parade of people marching through, kid’s sticky fingers, and a lot of really expensive cabinetry that you hope you won’t have to replace in 10 years because that chartreuse green paint color you chose dated a lot faster than anticipated.

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You may want to change a vanity or the wallpaper, but you won’t have to take out a loan to do it.  And if you are still loving that chartreuse vanity in your bathroom 10 years from now, than pay absolutely zero attention to the concept of “dated”.

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Although I may suggest updating the accessories, and if you’re still using the same towels it’s really about time you replace those.

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Do you have any theories?

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Where’s the statement room in your house?  Will you share your photos?

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