The Pantone Institute announced its Living Coral Elmira/Northstar Appliances. 2019 Color of the Year.

Swimming in a Sea of Color

In December, The Pantone Institute announced its 2019 Color of the Year, the hue the color experts believe will be front and center in home decor and fashion during the coming year. This year’s color of choice is Living Coral, which – according to Pantone – is a “vibrant, yet mellow hue that offers warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in a continually shifting environment. The nurturing color appears in natural surroundings while also representing the fusion of modern life and embodying the desire for playful expression.”

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The Perfect Splash

While Living Coral is not for the faint of heart, there are many subtle ways to incorporate this inviting hue into your home.

Small pops of Living Coral can brighten and energize a space without overwhelming it. For example, consider adding a couple of throw pillows, candles, a throw blanket, or a piece of art in the sunny hue to infuse any room with an uplifting vibe. More adventurous spirits might opt to showcase the color in dining room chairs, a colorful side table or a painted accent wall.

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Get Cooking

Another great place to bring in a pop of color is the kitchen. Lately, color has been making its way back into kitchens – from cabinetry to appliances and everything in between. Introducing small appliances, mugs and dinnerware in Living Coral is an easy upgrade that will deliver an extra dose of personality and charm.

Living Coral Elmira Stoveworks, Northstar Appliances

Ready to make a bolder statement? Then, consider adding a retro fridge or range in Living Coral – or, even an entire suite of appliances. There’s no better way to bring new life to your kitchen!

Living Coral Elmira Stoveworks, Northstar Appliances

The complete line of Elmira’s retro-styled Northstar appliances, including refrigerators, ranges, range hoods and splashbacks, microwaves and dishwashers, can be ordered in Living Coral as a custom option.

If Living Coral isn’t your cup of tea, the Northstar line is also offered in nine “not so standard” colors, including Candy Red, Robin’s Egg Blue, Mint Green, Buttercup Yellow, Tropical Blue, Black, White, Bisque and Quicksilver.

Kick off your year in style with Northstar appliances!

Source: https://elmirastoveworks.com/blog/2019/01/...

Creating Mandy Moore's Laundry Room with Style and Function by Electrolux

Interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel shares how adding style and function to Mandy Moore's laundry room started with Electrolux appliances. 

When people think about remodeling their home, the laundry room isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. But designer and blogger Sarah Sherman Samuel knows it’s a space where you get a lot of work done and probably spend quite some time. That’s why when she worked on Mandy Moore’s home renovation, the laundry room was anything but an afterthought. “Mandy and I share some mutual friends, and one of her best friends suggested working with me, so we met at the house just after they purchased it and hit the ground running,” Sherman Samuel explains. “[Regarding the laundry room], we knew we wanted to reconfigure the space to create a better flow by swapping the sink and laundry machines’ locations. We also wanted to make it a little larger, so we worked with the architect, Emily, to move one wall out about a foot.”

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The Right Appliances

The washer and dryer are the centerpieces of any laundry room, and Moore’s features an Electrolux white combo. “Since there are no windows in the space and we wanted to use a palette of black and white, white was the obvious choice for the machines and the cabinets to keep the space bright,” Sherman Samuel says. But appliances are not just about looking good — they need to get the work done. “The thing I love most about the Electrolux washer that other brands don’t have is its ability to mix the detergent and water together before it ever reaches the clothes,” Sherman Samuel says. “I recommended Electrolux to Mandy after having used their machines in our Palm Springs house, and it turned out that she also had Electrolux in her previous home.”

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Design and Functionality

When working on your own laundry room, there are a few things to keep in mind. “Functionality is always the first thing to consider when tackling a laundry room design. You want the room to follow the flow of the work being done in the space,” Sherman Samuel says. “The laundry room is a space where functionality and aesthetics can really come together, which is the essence of design. It creates an opportunity for design to shine.”

There are also a few must-haves, according to Sherman Samuel: “Counter space for folding, room for hanging items, closed storage, a sink is handy, and of course great machines.” Sherman Samuel knows Moore actually enjoys doing laundry and spending time in her laundry room, so it needed to feel like part of the house, not just an addendum. “The flooring is poured terrazzo, which we used throughout the house and brought into the laundry room for continuity. The wallpaper is a little whimsical while still being elegant and modern, and I think wallpaper in general works so well in a laundry space. It is such a good chance to make a statement and bring some personality to a utilitarian room. The rest of the house has a softer color palette, but I wanted this space to be bold and graphic, and there is no better way to go graphic than with black and white. I’ve wanted to use this wallpaper for as long as I can remember seeing it, and this seemed like the perfect spot for it.” Asked if she has any tips to achieve all this on a budget, Sherman Samuel adds, “If wallpaper isn’t in your budget, you can still create a statement wall with paint. And clearing the clutter is always my No. 1 tip for a quick makeover. Use baskets to organize cleaning products if you don’t have closed storage.”

Electrolux Laundry Mandy Moore Makeover

As for if Sherman Samuel is a “This Is Us” fan? “I am! We started the project during the middle of the first season, so of course I had to start watching it as I heard such great things, and what better way to support a client than to be able to see her work? First episode in I was hooked.”

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A Fresh, Feminine Office Redesign for Tiffani Thiessen by Rowe Fine Furniture

Elegant. Feminine. Elevated. Flirty. Fun.

That’s the feeling, in five simple words, that Tiffani Thiessen wanted to capture for her recent collaboration with interior designer Kristin Alber. The space–a total office redesign incorporating many of our favorite custom upholstered pieces from Rowe–is an absolute stunner, and we are now thrilled to share the project reveal with you!

Tiffani, a multi-passionate creative whose career highlights include actress, lifestyle influencer, cookbook author and more, needed a fresh, feminine makeover for her home office. On her must-have list: plenty of plush seating surfaces for guests and family. To provide maximum comfort and style, Kristin selected a variety of upholstered pieces from Rowe in a bold, luxe palette that is sure to inspire Tiffani’s next wave of creativity. Located in her sprawling 1920s-era residence (previously the home of Jack Warner, head of Warner Brothers Studios, it has hosted countless members of Hollywood royalty over the years), Tiffani’s office includes a sitting room and powder room, and is located just steps from her children’s rooms–another absolute must for this hands-on mom!

Tiffani Thiessen Rowe Furniture Makeover

The Macy sofa by Rowe makes a bold statement here in stunning navy velvet, and was one of the first items Tiffani selected for the sitting room. Kristin complemented this look with a Persian-inspired traditional rug in modern feminine pastels, as well as additional seating from Rowe. “The Gigi ottomans and Pate chair in beautiful muted tones were a perfect fit for an area that needed extra seating,” said Tiffani. Visitors to this lovely office will have no shortage of stylish options for sitting!

Tiffani Thiessen Rowe Fine Furniture Makeover
Tiffani Thiessen Rowe Fine Furniture Makeover

To complement the tufted texture and luxurious velvet on the Macy sofa and Pate chair, everyone agreed the room needed something clean and classic for balance. A marble-topped round coffee table was just right for the space, providing a strong visual element that doesn’t distract from the soft beauty of the surrounding upholstered pieces.

As in every well-designed space, the furnishings may be the star of the show, but it’s the accessories that truly pull the look together. This project definitely delivers in this category, with charming details around every corner. “The room had beautiful built-in bookcases that are full of so much character! We complemented Tiffani’s existing book collection with decorative books, personal photos, and mementos like vintage cameras that belonged to Tiffani’s parents,” said Kristin. Near the bookcases is a charming little nook that leads to a secret room, currently used to create a reading and music area where the kids can cozy up and read while Mom is working in the office. Now that’s what we call work-life balance!

To complement the tufted texture and luxurious velvet on the Macy sofa and Pate chair, everyone agreed the room needed something clean and classic for balance. A marble-topped round coffee table was just right for the space, providing a strong visual element that doesn’t distract from the soft beauty of the surrounding upholstered pieces.

As in every well-designed space, the furnishings may be the star of the show, but it’s the accessories that truly pull the look together. This project definitely delivers in this category, with charming details around every corner. “The room had beautiful built-in bookcases that are full of so much character! We complemented Tiffani’s existing book collection with decorative books, personal photos, and mementos like vintage cameras that belonged to Tiffani’s parents,” said Kristin. Near the bookcases is a charming little nook that leads to a secret room, currently used to create a reading and music area where the kids can cozy up and read

while Mom is working in the office. Now that’s what we call work-life balance!

As this room is a shared office for Tiffani and her longtime assistant Tory Sparkman, the main design challenge in this workspace was figuring out the best way to fit in two desks and a sofa, all while maintaining the bright, airy openness of the room. The solution? Two custom designed pieces–a desk and console–that provide a chic, elegant match for our Oslyn chair.

“We loved that we could pick the color we wanted for the office chair, as we wanted something romantic to go with the desk,” said Tiffani. The Oslyn chair in a delicate blush pink added just the right note of muted elegance.

Working in her signature eclectic modern style, designer Kristin Alber created a space that feels elevated and elegant, but also kid-friendly and highly personal. Clean, crisp white walls allow the furnishings and artwork–Tiffani’s husband, Brady Smith, is an accomplished painter whose work is featured throughout their home–enough room to shine. Custom-built case goods, piles of plush pillows, and luxe finishes such as warm brass, bronze and marble give this home office a truly personalized glow that reflects the innovative powerhouses that dreamed it up. We’re proud to see our Rowe products showcased in such a beautiful setting, and can’t wait to see what new creative projects of Tiffani’s are inspired by this gorgeous office!

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In With The New- Kitchen Trends by Thermador

We love how every new year brings new design elements to the home. Here are some of the exceptional trends that will help you spruce up your space and make it uniquely yours in 2019.

 Artisanal Accessories

From handcrafted rugs to curated chairs, step into the new year with elements that create spectacular style. 2019 is the year of details. Make way for beautiful one of a kind pieces that will create conversation in the kitchen. Whether you style a room with handblown glassware or finely finished furniture, your pieces will pair perfectly with a sleek collection of stainless steel Thermador appliances.

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Living Coral

A splash of color can add playfulness to a neutral space. A trending shade of pink, Pantone’s Color of the Year: Living Coral, will brighten up your entire kitchen. From accent cabinets to walls full of color, Living Coral is a bold choice to make a room truly pop. It’s versatile enough to pair with bright mustard and orange tones, as well as darker hues like Night Watch Green. Complete the look with sleek Thermador appliances for a full statement-making kitchen transformation that embodies luxury living.

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Warmed Up Countertops

This year, warmer and darker countertops provide a departure from the traditional kitchen atmosphere. White and gray marble are classic, but deeper tones will create striking surfaces that a Thermador cooktop can be seamlessly integrated into translating to a sleek, modern space.

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Daring Dividers

The kitchen remains the foundation of the home.  Glass dividers separates a room from the rest of your space while adding a stunning element to keep things connected. Dividers are the perfect design element that will keep your guests flowing in and out of spaces on a night of entertaining.

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Secret Storage

Just as we love customizable panels on Thermador appliances, storage spaces in 2019 will be equally customized to complement the home. Conceal pantry and kitchen items with floor-to-ceiling storage walls or built-in bench seating.

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These design trends for 2019 were brought to you by Thermador.

Source: https://blog.thermador.com/in-with-the-new...