It Ain’t Your Typical KBIS-IBS Show anymore….

It ain’t your typical Kitchen and Bath-International Builders Show anymore…it’s what I call adult eye candy in EVERY category for the home..from updated tiles, both flooring and wall…artisan appliances that bring a whole new meaning to creative cooking and endless booths of updated gadgets for the home….My time spent in Las Vegas at these shows was inspiring AND frustrating….because now I want to redesign my entire home…. so many intriguing products to look at…here are some of my top pics:

  Walker Zanger

  La Cotnue   La Cornue

  Monogram (GE) Electric Pizza Oven


Ann Sacks

 Wilson Art  Bedrosians (digital printed) tile

 Jeld-Wen (Moda Wood Doors)

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Bold Color in Home Decor

It looks like bold accent colors in the home are making a radical comeback this season. We are seeing a multitude of saturated brights filtering throughout home products both overseas as well as in the states.

Designers are updating rooms with fun accent brights even in the kitchen with some of the latest appliances now featured in bright color options or new surface finishes.

Photo credit @nancy_fire

Homemade Soup Day!!

Creativity is not limited to just the visual arts. The designers here at Design Works have been known to dabble in everything from writing to cooking and more. Here is a wonderful Butternut Squash recipe from Christine to keep you warm in the dead of winter. Yummy!

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Prep time – 20 mins           Cook Time – 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 5 cups cubed, peeled & seeded butternut squash
  • 1 large potato, peeled & cubed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

Heat butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add in the green onion, garlic, & cayenne pepper; sauté about 3 minutes. Add the squash, potato, broth, bay leaf and bring to a boilSimmer for about 20 minutes or until the squash & potato are tender. Remove the bay leaf, puree with a hand blender. When finished, salt & pepper to taste if desired.

Enjoy!