Belly On Up: The Best Metal Barstools for your Buck

Forget those horrid black metal barstools! These hot metal classics will rev up your kitchen island with some sophisticated flair. Sunpan’s Stanley Barstool with Cowhide Made of plastic, cowhide and stainless steel, this lightweight barstool will add a punch of texture and hipness to your otherwise quiet kitchen. Safavieh Couture Kian Barstool Brass is back!  Embracing the change will bring a whole new design element to your home.  Black and brass is a sophisticated and glamourous combination. Arteriors Calvin Barstool This low-back Leather barstool has a wide seat.  It’s perfect when you want to achieve an uninturupted view of  your… Read More

Diary of a Designer: Girl PLEASE! Don’t Tell Me You Have a $20,000 Kitchen Budget and Want a Sub-Zero Refrigerator.

The top pet peeve of every designer, contractor, kitchen cabinet supplier, and all other professional service providers in my industry:  People NOT being realistic about their budget! I’m going to get honest here, kitchens don’t cost $20,000 anymore. Maybe if you go to IKEA and plan a whole DIY kitchen, you might be able to pull it off.  I prove otherwise below, and many other blogs and articles will also bring you back to reality on this notion.  The only people I know who have time to DIY their kitchen remodels seems to be bloggers and reality TV renovators who… Read More