Thursday, November 21, 2013

Cook Quickly with Convection & Stem!

I recently attended a demonstration for the latest line of Sub-Zero Wolf kitchen appliances!  I was especially impressed with the new ovens!  The Sub-Zero Wolf representative did a cooking demonstration using the Convection Steam Oven.  It is compact in size and uses a combination of steam, dry heat, and convection air flow to create amazing results.  The use of steam preserves the natural nutrients of food, and combined with convection, can brown meats and sauté vegetables without using butter or oil!  The use of steam is also the secret to bakery style bread with that perfect crackling crust.

Sub-Zero Wolf Convection Steam Oven

This oven also features automatic modes and custom manual functions, eliminating the guesswork when preparing a meal.  These built-in cooking modes allow this oven to do the work of multiple appliances and pots and pans.  It can sauté, boil, and simmer as on a cooktop, and bake, roast, or even fry without oil.  The custom manual functions allow you to input the cook time and method for your own recipes, where they are stored for future with a press of a button.

This oven also cooks and preheats extremely fast.  The speed and smaller size make it the perfect appliance for empty nesters or smaller kitchens.  If you are downsizing, this oven can do it all without taking up the space of a conventionally sized oven.  For a large family, it is a great addition to a conventional oven to create a double stacked set!

Sub-Zero Wolf Convection Steam Oven with automatic modes

This innovative oven decreases cook time and improves the quality and taste of your meals.  The built-in features also eliminate guess work and stress during preparation.  If you need to update your kitchen, contact me at for a consultation.  I can help you choose appliances and incorporate them into a design that is both functional and beautiful.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Barefoot & Company

On Tuesday I had the opportunity to tour the Barefoot & Company facility here in Charlotte.  Barefoot & Company is a wonderful family-run business that has been supplying the greater Charlotte area building industry for over 40 years!  They are a trade-only supplier and installer of shower doors, mirrors, specialty glass, closet systems, windows, screens, exterior doors, bath accessories, door hardware, locks, blinds, shades, and shutters.

Barefoot & Company prides themselves on quality and customer service.  Their business practices are based in core values that have endured three generations and earned numerous awards.  Click here to learn more about their inspiring story.

Take a look at some of their great work:
Custom closet system by Barefoot & Co.
Custom glass windows by Barefoot & Co.
Custom exterior doors by Barefoot & Co.
Frameless glass shower by Barefoot & Co.
Custom cabinet system by Barefoot & Co.
 Screen doors by Barefoot & Co.
Custom wood shutters by Barefoot & Co.

If you are planning a remodel on your home or office, and would like to utilize the trade-only services of Barefoot & Company, contact me at for a consultation!  Together we can create a beautiful design for a quality remodel, all while focusing on serving your needs!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Make Magic with Mirrors!

A well placed mirror can maximize natural light and open up any space.  Mirrors can also add a touch of luxury to any room of the house, not just a bathroom, bedroom, or walk-in closet.  Here are a few unique ways to use mirrors in any room:

photos: Pinterest

If you need help making your home or office light, bright, and open, contact to make a consultation.  We can create a functional and stylish design plan that allows your space to reach its full potential.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Runway Ready!

Fashion and interior design has always been two arts that closely overlap and run together.  With New York fashion week occurring this past September, it is fun to see the fashion trends that have found their way into the home.  Here are a few runway ready looks that resonate with home design:

photos by StyleList

Have a great week!