Cabinetry is not all about doors, face frames and boxes. Cabinetry can encompass all the other parts and pieces that go into a design, such as corbels, shelves and moldings, which can help pull a design together. Here are some creative, functional and beautiful applications of open shelving to hopefully provide some ideas and inspire your next project!
In our Stamford, Connecticut, showroom, clients can see different examples of Dura Supreme cabinetry, including open shelving above the sink. This creates a more open look, and can be a great spot to showcase cookbooks, display a collection of plates or glasses or even have a few fresh herbs handy for cooking.
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In this home office, floating shelves in the corner display photos and personal mementos. Opening up the corner allows for the desk to fit into it, maximizing space.
This illustrates how shelving can also give function to a challenging space, namely corners. Sometimes with corners, designers run up against challenges, such as windows or depth changes. One way to tackle this problem is by using open shelving.
Another great application of open shelving can be to nest them right into the surrounding cabinetry, giving a purposed layered look and keeping oft-used items at the ready!
Dura Supreme offers floating shelves in varying depths, lengths and thicknesses to fit into almost any space. Also, Dura Supreme has loose shelving that can be paired with any of our corbels.
Shelves can be ordered in any type of wood and in dozens of finishes (stain, paint, patina, weathered, etc.) to totally customize the look. So, next time you are looking for some functionality in a challenging space, or looking for a way to bring a little extra character into a room, don’t forget about the hard-working open shelf!
When designing a children’s bathroom, you don’t have to sacrifice style.
In one of our recent projects for Holzman Interiors, I designed a bathroom for a client’s boys, with floating sinks, a large shower with tile panel detail, and lots of storage with cabinets and drawers.
The bathroom may be used for guests, and designing with style allows it to be timeless, and meet the needs of children as they grow into teenagers.
In this Scarsdale home, double sinks and mirrors, with lots of counter space and cabinets, reduces crowding. A large tub and shower, with a rainfall shower head, as well as a telephone shower head makes it versatile for all ages.
In the shower, a vertical tile design panel, with smaller glass tiles in white, black and brown tones, gives the room a modern element. Large, sliding-glass doors on the shower add to the overall visual effect.
The clean lines, silver faucets and fixtures, and cabinet hardware all add to the modern, timeless look.
Contact Holzman Interiors for a free consultation about your own home design project. Holzman Interiors is a full-service interior design company. We offer services in New York City, Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut, area.
Come visit us in our showroom in Stamford, Connecticut, for design inspiration and to see many new styles of Dura Supreme cabinetry, with new finishes for kitchens and bathrooms. The showroom also has an assortment of countertops, faucets and other fixtures. When designing a kitchen or bathroom, it can be helpful to see different colors or styles in person to decide what you like.
Designing an outdoor space is a great time to be a little more adventurous, you can use brighter colors than you might usually use inside, or go with a neutral palette and then add bright pillows and accents.
Think about what type of entertaining you will be doing, whether you want a larger table to have for family meals, or lots of seating and small tables for snacks and drinks. There are many different patio furniture options to choose from.
Also decide if you want a variety of chairs, some for lounging, some for dining. Then pick your cushions! This is where you can have a little fun, with so many different weather-proof options. You can go with a bold and colorful design, or keep the cushions more of a neutral tan, grey or light color and use your pillow colors to pack more of a punch with bold solids or bright patterns.
Another hot trend is outdoor rugs, which can be used on decks or patios to outline a space as well as add another dimension of design. There are many different designs, whether you prefer a geometric pattern, floral design or a solid color.
Also determine what other items you might want on the patio or deck, do you want a grill for cooking or a table fire pit for roasting marshmallows or just to add ambience. There are many different options for fire pits, whether a longer rectangular size, or a smaller circular size better fits your style.
A recent outdoor space designed by Holzman Interiors included a pizza oven, perfect for entertaining, just provide the toppings and people can make their own pizza to their taste!
Add greenery with pots of different sizes, such as a larger container with a variety of plants or a few smaller pots in a grouping. Visit a local greenhouse or garden shop to find out what types of plants will do well in your climate, and consider whether they will be in a sunny or shady spot.
If you need a break from the sun, add an umbrella to your plans. There are umbrellas that are part of a table set, or stand-alone umbrellas that can be angled to give shade.
For a fun final touch, look into lanterns or lights that can brighten up a patio party. Again, there are many choices, whether you prefer larger lanterns on the ground, a string of lights that hang from a pergola or awning, or citronella candles scattered around to provide light and keep away pesky bugs.
Contact Holzman Interiors for a free design consultation. Get creative with your outdoor space and enjoy your summer!
To make bathroom design and renovation easier, Dura Supreme has created an entire collection of new bath furniture.
With six unique styles to choose from, each with coordinating linen cabinets and mirrors, your design can be personalized with different door styles, wood and finish options. The pieces also can be custom sized to fit your space.
From glamorous master bathrooms to smaller, stylish powder rooms, the bathroom is one of the most popular rooms to remodel. Offering increased storage and beautiful styling, Dura Supreme has multiple options that are budget-friendly and eye-catching.
According to Karen Wistrom, Vice President of Marketing for Dura Supreme, “Dura Supreme’s new furniture bath program provides homeowners and designers with a beautiful array of options that can be customized to suit their specific space. With all our door, wood and finish offerings along with special sizing, it’s never been easier to do a quick remodel with an entire collection of bath furniture designed to coordinate and complement each other.”
Holzman Interiors is an authorized Dura Supreme Cabinetry dealer. You can visit us at our Stamford, Conn., showroom to see examples of Dura Supreme bathroom furniture, as well as looking at our finished project photos on our website.
“The choice of materials and layout design sets the stage, considering all the elements is vital to bathroom design,” said Julie Holzman, Principal Interior Designer for Holzman Interiors.
The furniture includes vanities raised off the floor, which makes it easier to clean and install. Matching storage cabinets, which can have glass or mirrored doors, offer plenty of room for towels, toiletries and more.
Different styles are available – whether you prefer a more modern floating sink with open shelving, or a more traditional look with wood-mirrors and porcelain sinks, there are options to please everyone.
Contact Holzman Interiors for a free interior design consultation or visit our showroom at TileAmerica, 63 Harbor View Ave., Stamford, Conn., to see examples of the furniture and discuss design ideas.
The kitchen is one of the main areas in the home where people gather or entertain. A kitchen island can become a centerpiece for social activity.
Many of our kitchen designs include an island, and you may not realize how many options there are available for kitchen islands.
Some things to think about are what you want to use the island for, whether it will be a prep space, an eating area, provide additional storage and if you want a sink or appliances included.
An island needs to go with the flow of the kitchen. In this Connecticut home, this large island has curves to offer more space around it and different levels that allow stools to be tucked in under the counter. It also has an extra sink, which can be used to wash vegetables, fill pots or drain pasta closer to the stove.
You don’t have to have a large kitchen to have an island, for example in this Fifth Avenue apartment, a smaller square island provides an eating and prep area. The stools can provide additional seating, a great space to sit for breakfast or a quick snack.
Islands also reflect the style of the kitchen. This modern kitchen island has a waterfall counter, that flows down one side for a dramatic look. It has two pendant lamps to provide light and stools that tuck under the counter.
Think about lighting, whether you want a larger pendant lamp, multiple smaller lamps, or a few medium-size lamps. With multiple smaller lamps, they can hang at different levels, creating an interesting look. Another option is a longer, hanging tray with candles. The style of the lighting is part of your overall look, whether you prefer a more modern or traditional style. The size of the island will impact how many lights you want as well.
Another consideration is if you want seating at the island, and the height you prefer. The basic choices are table, counter or bar height. This square island has chairs, which may be preferred for younger children or if you use the counter for work and are sitting for longer periods.
Kitchen islands provide storage, with cabinets and drawers, and can include a wine fridge or wine storage area or dishwasher. When designing the island, consider if you want to include these types of items that may need plumbing or electrical connections as part of the design. It is important to work with a designer to make sure this is taken into consideration as part of the planning for contractors.
Contact Holzman Interiors for a free interior design consultation. Your kitchen is an important part of your home, you want it to be welcoming and functional. We can help you achieve that.
A fireplace can be a focal point of a living room, a feature to build around for setting up seating, side tables and more.
It also can be a great place to display art work, photos or seasonal decorations.
A fireplace draws the eye and interest, and there are many options for fireplaces, they can be understated or a statement piece with a large piece of stone or a more modern design.
With a traditional mantel, a fireplace can be the perfect place to showcase large artwork, drawing the eye up in a room with high, cathedral ceilings.
For example, in a Scarsdale, New York, home remodeling project Holzman Interiors recently completed, the dark fireplace front contrasts with the white mantel. The large artwork is set off by two modern orange glass vases, for a pop of color that continues throughout the room with grey and orange accents.
Holzman Interiors works with clients to achieve their vision for their home. In this grand living room, the oversized stone fireplace works perfectly to create a seating arrangement in an open concept room. Using an area rug and a sectional couch, Holzman Interiors creates a cozy seating area within the larger space.
The stone fireplace compliments the stonework on a feature wall nearby and also the beams in the ceiling and columns throughout the room. These details bring together the design.
The white mantel over cream stone in this room matches the color scheme of blue, white and cream. With a structured look, it is understated and formal. It serves as a perfect spot for artwork, in this case photography framed by two small wall sconces.
Artwork can go with the overall color scheme, such as seen here with the blues reflected in the landscape photo, or can be a stronger statement with bold colors.
A mantel also can be used to change out decorations seasonally, bringing a hint of spring in your home with different candles or decorations. It’s not just a place to hang your stockings, you can use floral arrangements or small sculptures to create a new look.
In a master bedroom, a fireplace can provide a spot to relax and unwind. As seen here, two chairs flank a small fireplace, creating a cozy seating area to read or watch TV at the end of the day.
Contact Holzman Interiors for a free design consultation. See our galleries on our website for more images of completed projects.
When designing a new kitchen or bathroom, it can be hard to visualize what types of cabinets or finishes would work best in your home. Holzman Interiors welcomes clients to their new showroom in Stamford, Conn., to see many options in Dura Supreme cabinetry.
Visitors to the showroom can see different styles of cabinets for kitchens, or vanities for bathrooms, as well as a wide selection of faucets, tiles, sinks and countertops. The showroom, located at 63 Harbor View Ave., in Stamford, features Tile America backsplash options and tiles.
To help keep your kitchen organized, Dura Supreme offers different drawers, such as ones with dividers for silverware or kitchen tools, or knife blocks within a drawer. A new option is a toe-kick drawer, designed for installation in the toe space of any straight cabinet, adding additional storage space. A touch-latch mechanism is included, so a simple touch of the toe will open the drawer.
The wide drawer can be used to store cutting boards, baking sheets or table linens for example. This type of solution can add more storage space without adding more square footage.
New colors and finishes
Dura Supreme Cabinetry has recently introduced several new finish options. The new cabinetry finishes include six new stains and two new paint colors, along with new options for specialty finishes Stain/Glaze, Paint/Accent, Paint/Glaze, Patina and Heirloom finishes. Overall there are 40 new color options being added to the Dura Supreme finish palette.
New stains include rich browns and grays. New finish colors include Toast stain, Cappuccino stain, Cider stain, Java stain, Smoke stain, Shell Gray stain, Linen White paint and Cashmere paint. With different tile and countertop options these stains can match beautifully with stainless steel appliances.
Reminiscent of softly weathered wood, Dura Supreme’s Weathered collection of finishes looks as if it has been exposed to years of sun, wind and rain. Like an old drift fence, tumbled driftwood, or seasoned barn planks, each of the Weathered finishes portrays wood that has been exposed to the elements. The Weathered Finish collection includes an array of colors that evoke images of sun-bleached driftwood, charred campfires or time-worn dock planks.
Glass cabinets trends
Dura Supreme also has recently updated its cabinetry glass to target trends in kitchen and bath cabinetry. New updates include white and black back-painted glass options, leaded glass doors, and a new collection of mirror options for both framed and mullion cabinet doors.
The largest update to Dura Supreme’s glass program is the new mirror section. Choices now range from beveled mirror, antique mirror, gray mirror, bronze mirror and standard mirror. Mirrors have been used as a decorative accent in home interiors for a long time, however, incorporating the reflective and airy look of mirror within cabinetry as an emerging trend. Mirror used within cabinetry doors (behind mullions or simply in place of a glass door) is another wonderful way to add light within a kitchen.
If you are looking for inspiration, make an appointment with Holzman Interiors and we can show you the many different options available. We can schedule a free consultation. Contact us at 212-685-5797 or e-mail email@example.com
Our showroom is located at Tile America, 63 Harborview Ave., Stamford, Conn. Stop by and visit to learn more about what we offer. To contact us there, call 917-837-9948.