Category Archives: Design Trends

Four Fabulous Finds

Ugh.  I can’t believe it’s been nearly two weeks since I last posted!  Sorry.  Sometimes it’s challenging to come up with new stuff twice a week and I backslide.  Ah, but let’s move on to some new fun, cool, and … Continue reading

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Super Summer Fabrics

If you’ve been in Chicago for the past few weeks, it doesn’t seem like Summer will ever arrive.  Yesterday I actually saw people wearing winter coats and hats, AND IT’S THE END OF MAY!! So, while I’ve been dreaming and longing … Continue reading

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Top 5 Cool Products

Here are some really cool products that I’ve stumbled across lately.  Enjoy! EVOline – this is a neat way to plan your electrical access in your kitchen.  Just think, no more breaking up your backsplash with unsightly outlets.  Store them … Continue reading

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All Mixed Up

So, what’s hot in kitchens?  According to Lisa Bertagnoli of Crain’s Chicago Business, kitchens cabinets that aren’t all the same color are hot.  I say, this is not a new trend as I’ve been seeing it for several years.  I like … Continue reading

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Would You Choose Wood?

For your countertops?  In a recent article in Kitchen & Bath Business, Brad Baker  talks about the emerging trend of wood countertops in the kitchen.  Actually, I should say the re-emerging trend.  Wood, with its inherent warmth, durability and longevity was actually the … Continue reading

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Fashion and Interior Design Collision

I thought it would be fun to talk about how colors, textures and trends in the interior design world overlap with those in the fashion world.  I’ll start with the color forecast from Sherwin-Williams’ Jackie Jordan, who is the director of … Continue reading

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Shedding More Light

Ok, so this whole business about the legislation that will take effect starting next year regarding incandescent bulbs has me more than curious.  If you need to get caught up you can read my previous blog on the subject:  https://catherineschager.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/indecent-incandescents/ … Continue reading

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