Posts by Kari Kelly

  • Banquettes: Where Comfort Meets Function

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    We love banquettes! Built-in benches, also known as banquettes, are one of our favorite space-saving tricks for maximizing function in the dining room. Banquettes not only use space efficiently by providing a large amount of seating in a small area, but they are inviting, comfortable and multifunctional. They encourage lingering over a casual meal, working on a laptop, spreading out projects, playing games, or reading the morning paper with a hot cup of coffee.
  • Exploring Asia

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    I’m sharing some photographs and highlights from my recent trip to Asia. I visited Beijing, China in late May, then we traveled to Hanio, Halong Harbor, Danang and Hoi An in Vietnam. Asia was not necessarily on my bucket list, but I loved it and would love to go back someday. I found the people gentle and warm, the food fresh and good and the shopping fantastic!
  • Kitchen Backsplash 101: 7 Tips to Get it Right

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    A kitchen backsplash is a great opportunity to make a significant impact and/or to enhance your other design elements. Backsplashes are one of our favorite finishes to select for our projects. These seven tips will help ensure that you get it right: