design a better kitchen with custom cooking appliances

design a better kitchen with custom cooking appliances | @meccinteriors | design bites

While most people don’t have the time to prepare lavish meals every night, many still want to know that they can be a home gourmet when the time and inclination hit. Custom cooking appliances can make those gourmet days more accessible, whether through the use of a speed oven that can be pre-heated from the car …

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3 great kitchen storage solutions worth your consideration

3 great kitchen storage solutions worth your consideration | @meccinteriors | design bites

If you’re looking at adding functionality to your kitchen, here are three great storage solutions to consider that will give key items a smart home. The Blade Series in-drawer charging outlets by Docking Drawer are reportedly easy to install at the beginning, middle or end of your kitchen design project. The outlets, which are capable of …

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a starburst of shipping containers in the desert

a starburst of shipping containers in the desert | @meccinteriors | design bites

What can you do with more than a dozen empty shipping containers? If you’re James Whitaker of London-based Whitaker Studio, you create a 2,150-square-foot starburst-inspired home. The concept home, which is scheduled to be built in Joshua Tree, California in early 2018, is a reconfiguration of an earlier concept by Studio Whitaker for a German …

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will builders dreams of homes of the future come true?

will builders dreams of homes of the future come true? | @meccinteriors | design bites

The following excerpt was written by Michele Lerner and appeared in its entirety in the The Washington Post. Ever thought about having a dedicated room with an operable opening on the top to accommodate drone deliveries? Or using a 3-D printer to supply hinges for your cabinets? Or imagined your home’s windows adjusting to light and …

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#tuesdaytrending: the best looks in tile for 2018

#tuesdaytrending: the best looks in tile for 2018 | @meccinteriors | design bites

The 35th edition of Cersaie was held the last week of September in Bologna, Italy, exploring the latest and greatest is ceramic tile and bath furnishings. Vintage and retro looks, subtle colours, and encaustic cement were among the highlights. Manufacturers showed an extremely wide range of styles, but some stood out more than others. Vintage-inspired looks (especially …

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from bank to elegant high style apartment

from bank to elegant high style apartment | @meccinteriors | design bites

Commercial and industrial spaces that are rich in history provide fantastic residential conversion opportunities. Saukkonen + Partners transformed the premises of a former bank and insurance company into an elegant, high style 2,368 square foot apartment in Helsinki, Finland. Sticking with a largely neutral palette—white walls and pale wood floors—draws attention to the gorgeous but simple architectural …

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dutch boy shares their 32 top colours for 2018

dutch boy shares their 32 top colours for 2018 | @meccinteriors | design bites

We’ve looked at colour trends all week. CMG has offered four key international colours and Dutch Boy shared their 2018 Colour of the Year, Sandstone Tint. Dunn-Edwards has chosen The Green Hour and Benjamin Moore just revealed Caliente as their number one pick for 2018. Let’s round out our week of colour with Dutch Boy’s four …

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the green hour–a darker shade of grey blue-green

the green hour--a darker shade of grey blue-green | @meccinteriors | design bites

Dunn-Edwards® 2018 Colour of the Year, The Green Hour (DET544), draws inspiration from turn-of-the-century Paris when 5 o’clock became known as “The Green Hour” due to the popularity of absinthe. A darker shade of grey blue-green, this colour embodies the timeless sense of mystery and creative revelry of the era. Sara McLean, colour expert and stylist …

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strong and bold for 2018 with caliente

strong and bold for 2018 with caliente | @meccinteriors | design bites

Finally… a bold, strong red as the colour of the year. Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Colour of the Year, Caliente AF-290, is strong, radiant and full of energy. “Caliente is the signature colour of a modern architectural masterpiece; a lush carpet rolled out for a grand arrival; the assured backdrop for a book-lined library; a powerful …

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#tuesdaytrending: look to the oceanside & sandstone in 2018

#tuesdaytrending: look to the oceanside & sandstone in 2018 | @meccinteriors | design bites

For those of you who love the ocean and the sand, both are coming your way in 2018, at least in terms of colour. Sherwin-Williams has selected Oceanside, a fusion of rich blue with jewel-toned green, as its 2018 Colour of the Year while Dutch Boy has chosen Sandstone Tint, a warm neutral that can …

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