#tuesdaytrending: kitchens focus inside the box

#tuesdaytrending: kitchens focus inside the box | @meccinteriors | design bites

On the outside, kitchens are sporting clean lines and transitional styling, often in shades of white or grey. But some of the most significant kitchen cabinet trends are occurring inside the box: customisable storage, built-in LED lighting and a greater focus on accessibility and ease of use. Kitchen cabinets are essentially just boxes. It’s how you …

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great new finds at the 2017 ad design show

great new finds at the 2017 ad design show | @meccinteriors | design bites

Held March 16 to 19 at Pier 94 in New York City, the annual Architectural Digest Design Show showcases the latest in high-end residential design, ranging from indoors to out, fixtures to furnishings and accessories. Below we highlight some of our favourite finds. The Wall Waiter combines a modular shelving system with colour-tunable LED lighting and …

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5 great examples of louvres in architecture

5 great examples of louvres in architecture | @meccinteriors | design bites

Louvres can serve many purposes in architecture: privacy, light control, ventilation, aesthetics. Indeed, many interior window treatment options, such as shutters, horizontal blinds, and Silhouette blinds, borrow from the louvre concept. But what about louvres applied to the exterior? I love this slatted wood refacing solution for updating a building’s curb appeal. The pieces extending …

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snap now to design your best indoor air quality

snap now to design your best indoor air quality | @meccinteriors | design bites

Allergy sufferers know that early Spring can be less than fun, even if you’re hiding indoors. Many experts say that the air inside our homes, however, is actually more polluted that the outdoor air. Consider using a tool like the Snap Air Quality Balancer “to monitor and improve the quality of the air in your …

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#tuesdaytrending: 4 beautiful ways to welcome spring home

#tuesdaytrending: 4 beautiful ways to welcome spring home | @meccinteriors | design bites

Updating your home’s décor for Spring 2017 with the latest trends doesn’t require a complete overhaul. Here are four on point looks that can be easily layered into your spaces without looking dated in a few months. Framed in Black With a simpler, cleaner design aesthetic and the rise in smaller homes, especially within urban …

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quickly & easily expand interiors with pop-out balconies

quickly & easily expand interiors with pop-out balconies | @meccinteriors | design bites

In the condo building insanity within Toronto over the past several years, an increasing number of units are being built either without balconies or with Juliette balconies that don’t allow you to physically step outside, but merely open the doors for fresh air. Bloomframe® is an innovative window that morphs magically into a balcony at …

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a perfectly made dream island for small kitchens

a perfectly made dream island for small kitchens | @meccinteriors | design bites

When it comes to small spaces and lots of demands for performance within that space, you need to get creative. Consider the postage stamp kitchen which definitely needs storage. Of course, having a place to sit and eat is handy, too. But how to make it work? Omega Cabinetry presented this island solution at the …

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the best functional overhead fridge cabinet solutions

the best functional overhead fridge cabinet solutions | @meccinteriors | design bites

One of the most poorly used kitchen cabinets is the one above the fridge. Its placement, particularly for the more vertically challenged, is awkward, particularly if the cabinet is set back from the front of the fridge and is only 12 inches deep. The addition of a tall, deep appliance beneath it only amplifies the …

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do you see value in voice-activated faucets?

do you see value in voice-activated faucets? | @meccinteriors | design bites

Water Over Wire, or WOW technology, is a recent creative initiative from Pfister that developed three prototype faucets of the future, including a voice controlled faucet. “Why should a faucet be limited to simply turning on and off, and why can’t we ask it to do more?” Jamie Dorman, group marketing manager for Pfister, says …

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tuesday trending: smoky celebrates the warmth & earthiness of nature

tuesday trending: smoky celebrates the warmth & earthiness of nature | @meccinteriors | design bites

From sculptural simplicity to tropical iridescence, gold-hued browns and rich woods suffuse Smoky kitchens and bathrooms with a warm and earthy elegance that celebrates nature’s textures and tones across a wide mix of materials. The moody colour palette offers a sultry mix of rich flavour and subtle spice, showcasing champagne golds, sun-kissed caramels and lagoon …

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