Category Archives: kitchen design

Modern Southwestern Retreat

This month’s feature is as different from other months as it could be. One of my favorite projects because I helped with the design of the whole downstairs floor, where the kitchen was sandwiched between two other rooms. When I first walked into the home, I was amazed at how long the whole area was that housed the stairway, dining area, kitchen and family room. The ceilings were sectioned off with very large, sheet rock soffits. That’s how the original builder and homeowner must have thought that the soffits delineated the rooms. My clients were sick of the wood and…

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Seaside Escape

Who doesn’t want to live by the ocean year-round? I know that has been one of my wishes for many years. That wish came true for my clients in this month’s feature. Nestled just off the ocean in Onset, just a short walk to the water, sits this seaside escape. I’m lucky to share in the fun of this home every 4th of July weekend at their wonderful annual cookout. They even have an outdoor built-in kitchen and bar area so that guests can enjoy the outdoor beauty, volleyball on the beach, or just sitting by the fire pit. Tracey…

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The Farmhouse Modern Craze

I speak to a lot of clients about the movement in the fashion world today with the Farmhouse/Modern trend. I can’t tell you how many kitchens I design in that same style. Many of these clients ask me, how do I define that style today and how will they know if that is their actual style. In the world of design, my job is to ask the right questions and listen carefully to my clients’ responses to put together exactly what their minds are thinking, because most clients don’t really know what their taste is. Here’s how I define what…

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Traditional Treat

With all the transitional style crave out there, I decided to highlight the traditional theme this month. Nestled into the Pine Hills in Plymouth, this charming home was a pleasure to help create the traditional style that she longed for. The Pine Hills is a large community for a lot of people who want to retire and when it comes to their homes, it’s all about luxury and pampering. I still remember my client saying; “Boy Tim, you really captured the look rolling around in my head. It’s more than I could ever had imagined!” As a designer now in…

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Asian Reflection on the Vineyard

This job was one of the most interesting jobs that I have ever been involved in. I have worked with this client a few times before on some investment homes on the Vineyard, so I understood her style and taste. But she was struggling with the theme of this home, so on my visit to measure the areas, after framing was done, I was able to get a theme going for her. I have included pictures of the day I measured, and after photos of the whole home, inside and out to give a feel for the size of the…

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There Is Nothing Old Fashioned About This Nostalgic Retro Kitchen

In one of our 5 new kitchen showroom designs, we have created a nostalgic retro kitchen that holds all the fond memories of the past and combines them with the latest custom designs and modern appliances of the future.  We all love nostalgia.  The past evokes fond memories of family, friends, good meals and good times.  All of the things you want in your new kitchen. This kitchen’s white, timeless, custom inset cabinetry is the perfect backdrop for red accents right down to the red background in the glass cabinetry and the red knobs on the high end cooktop.  The…

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Modern Farmhouse

I am still amazed at how the modern/farmhouse style trend is keeping alive. The only difference in our clients taste is weather they go more farmhouse or more modern. This months feature trends toward the modern flair with accents of farmhouse. I have found out through business and through my own style and habits that the older we get, we want to simplify our lives with less clutter, less chunk and less stress. Today’s styles mimic this exact feeling that we all seem to sought after, This months feature brings us to the Pine Hills in Plymouth. A rather large…

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Timeless Transitional

Sometimes when a client buys an existing home, the layout of the home does not fit their taste or idea of an ideal space. Sometimes it’s an easy transition but sometimes, wall have to come down. This project fits the latter. When my clients bought this home, one of our contractors was called in to resurrect the space. One main wall leading into the family room (which is the outside of the home), plus another dining room wall needed to come down so that it was wide open for their guests when they hosted the football games. Today’s younger couples…

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3 Kitchen Design Mistakes We Can Help You Avoid

There is a lot to think about in kitchen design but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming.  Just think it through.  Our Wood Palace Kitchen Designers can help you make mistakes. Appliance Selection Arlene was excited about her appliance selections.  They were top of the line, beautiful and served her every day needs nicely.  But when it came to whole family gatherings and holidays, she needed more oven space, was always scrambling to get everything ready at the same time for the large crowd.  She wished she had thought about this when she was purchasing her new kitchen.  It’s important…

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Decorating Trends: 2018 Pantone Color of the Year

Each year interior decorating trends change, furniture styles change, appliance styles and even appliance colors change.  The decorating trends stem from the colors and styles that come out of the fashion industry which introduces new trends each season.  Although interior decorating trends change more slowly than fashion, you want to be sure your decorating doesn’t become dated before it’s time.  So how do you stay up to date and keep your style fresh and updated?  There is an easy, fun and inexpensive way to keep your home looking fresh and updated using color.  First and foremost, it starts by making…

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