A Serving Bar Savior

The kitchen work  triangle. There's been debate in recent years that it might be a thing of the past. That with such huge kitchens and massive islands, the math pounded into kitchen designers years ago is no longer the same. With multiple sinks in different areas, with faucets at the ready at the … [Read more...]

5 Kips Bay Kitchen Trends

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This week we're looking at kitchen design trends, so I wanted to revisit this Christopher Peacock-designed kitchen as an example of several design trends that have been simmering for the past few months. This kitchen was featured in the 2013 Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse which took place last Spring … [Read more...]

Dreamwalls Hotel Lobby

  This boutique hotel lobby design features extensive use of Dreamwalls Color Glass. It specified in  True Black, Cool Gray, and Lime for large expanses of the walls, for stunning effect. Look closely at the artwork behind the reception desk. It is created from large format tiles of … [Read more...]

A Welcoming Wall

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Earlier this week, we blogged about "feature walls" and some of the options in using decorative glass. Today, we'll take a closer look at the ways some of the top interior design firms in the world are using backpainted glass, etched mirror, and other interior decorative glass to create feature … [Read more...]

Featuring: Feature Walls

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The term "feature wall" has become part of our everyday conversation in the glass business. It is a wall installation in a commercial (or increasingly, residential) interior that draws the eye and engages the inhabitant of the space. It can be in the form of a water feature, a large scale art … [Read more...]

Mirror Backsplash Magic

Mirror Backsplash in Kitchen

  There are various ways to use mirror backsplashes in kitchen and bath designs; antique, tiled, or crisp and clear,…mirror is a versatile element that can add light and visually expand spaces. I'm loving how designers are embracing more mirror in the kitchen to solve the challenges of … [Read more...]

Etched Mirror Backsplashes

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Etched glass mirror is a practical alternative to the look of stainless steel in the kitchen when used as a backsplash. Created by taking  high-quality acid-etched glass that has a durable, glare-absorbing permanent etched finish; and taking it through a mirror-making process so that it has the glow … [Read more...]

Make Room At the Table For Mirror

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On Monday, I wrote about glass table toppers and how they can increase the life and beauty of your furniture and interior designs. To go a step further, when mirrors are used as table toppers, it also increases the amount of light that is reflected back into the room. So today, table toppers that … [Read more...]

Glass Table Seating Capacity

  One of the real advantages of a glass table top is that you can have it made to whatever size and shape you need. A wide array of shapes, edgeworks, colors, and sizes are all at your fingertips. But what size table do you really need? Here are a few general rules for your space … [Read more...]

Go Over The Top with Glass

Go "over the top" in your designs by using table toppers.  A table topper is a piece of glass - usually 1/4" (6mm) or 5/32" (4mm) thick, but can go up to 1/2" (12mm) thick - that is placed on the existing top of a table, or some other piece of furniture like a dresser or credenza. Since it is … [Read more...]