Design A Kids’ Bathroom With Style

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.

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This bathroom for a client’s boys is functional, but still stylish. Floating sinks, a glass tile insert in the shower and silver finishes give this bathroom a modern vibe.

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.

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A large tub and shower with a rainfall shower head and telephone shower head makes it functional and 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.

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A vertical glass tile panel adds style to this modern bathroom design.

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.

Create An Outdoor Space With Flair

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.

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A long table is perfect for a bar or dining. An outdoor kitchen, like this one shown here with a grill, outdoor sink and counter space, is great for entertaining.

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.

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This rooftop lounge has a seating area with neutral cushions featuring brightly colored pillows and a firepit.

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!

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This patio space has a neutral palette, perfect for adding colorful cushions and pillows.

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!

New Furniture Simplifies Bathroom Design

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.

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Dura Supreme Cabinetry offers new bath furniture collection. Photo by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

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.

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The raised design makes these vanities easy to install and clean under. Open shelving offers plenty of room for towels and toiletries. Photo by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

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.”

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This vanity offers plenty of storage. A coordinating cabinet and mirror complete the look. Photo by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

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.

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This floating double sink offers a more modern look. Photo by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

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.

An Island Oasis In Your Kitchen

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.

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This large island has an extra sink, a steamer, plenty of prep space and seating.

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.

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This small island offers prep space and a spot to sit for a 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.

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This waterfall counter island makes a statement in a modern kitchen.

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.

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This kitchen island has one larger lamp above. Consider lighting options as part of your overall kitchen design plan.

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.

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This large kitchen island has chairs that provide a pop of color.

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.

Showroom Highlights Many Design Options

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.

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Visit Holzman Interiors showroom at Tile America in Stamford, Conn. It features a model kitchen and many examples of different cabinets, backsplash options, countertops, faucets and more.

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.

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A kick drawer can offer more storage space in a usually unused spot. The latch easily opens with a touch of your foot. Photo credit: Dura Supreme Cabinetry

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.

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Dura Supreme Cabinetry offers many different colors and finishes for their cabinets, which can be used in kitchen, bathroom or living room designs.

Weathered collection

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.

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This is an example of a Weathered finish on an island with Dura Supreme Cabinetry in our Stamford, Conn., showroom.

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.

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A bathroom vanity and mirrored storage cabinet shown in our Stamford, Conn., showroom.
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Open shelves and a glass cabinet door are contemporary kitchen options on display in our showroom in Stamford, Conn. Come visit to be inspired in your design choices!

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 julie@holzmaninteriors.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.