Throw Back Thursday – Cabinetry with Style…

Cabinetry. The very thought of it brings a peaceful satisfaction to my kitchen-loving soul… A permanently installed element in the kitchen that is meant to solely provide storage and organization. Perfection in simplicity and purpose. What a beautiful thing?!

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The most recognizable element of kitchen cabinets are the doors. They set the groundwork for the rest of the space’s design. Let’s take a moment to consider shaker style cabinets. A simple face with a raised, straight edge around the perimeter. The shaker design is suitable for nearly all kinds of hardware, tile, and other decorative elements in kitchens and bathrooms. Previous blog posts have described the shaker as “universal”. Aptly put. Whether a kitchen leans traditional, modern, vintage or contemporary, shaker faced cabinets establish a canvas that can speak to each of these design aesthetics.

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On another note, flat front cabinets are sleek and clean. Interior designers are implementing this minimalist notion more and more in contemporary designs. Flat front cabinets are also beautiful in the absence of hardware and with the purity of a high gloss finish. No glazing here.  For many of today’s homeowners, the streamlined design offers a welcome calm via minimalism.

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The earlier mention of “glazing” makes me think of more traditional cabinetry which often has beautiful dimension. Here the cabinet door design has a raised panel and a more detailed profile along the trim. This is beautifully shown with a touch of glaze applied by hand for and artisan and organic character. “Distressed” doors also are used in traditional kitchens and bathrooms, though here a more cottage-like appearance is what clients are after.

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Another favorite from traditional homeowners involves a different glazing altogether. Glass front cabinet doors. Here “seeded” glass has a beautifully vintage, slightly skewed charm. The aged and less uniform element is perfect in its imperfection. In contrast, a pristine, clear glass accomplishes the modern aesthetic we discussed earlier!

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There is so much more to say about cabinetry and how it affects kitchen design as a whole… Custom elements to hold cutting boards and cookie sheets, deep drawers for heavy pots and pans, open shelves for cookbooks and coffee mugs. The list goes on and on, but that is another blog post for another time!

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Until then, we would love to hear your thoughts on cabinetry design and your favorite kitchens!

~ BHD

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Sectionals and Deep Sofas!

During the holidays, I spend a lot of time with family and we love hanging out in the family room and getting cozy on the couches. Sectionals are great to accommodate multiple people on one piece of furniture. There are several formations and styles sectionals come in to best fit your family room. Below are several examples of good looking, comfy sectionals. All available through BHD.

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Deep sofas are a new trend, that play off of a daybed. They are deep enough for two, but perfect for one person to get extremely comfortable. Below are several styles with large seat depths perfect for a winters nap during the holidays. All available through BHD.

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Where is your comfy nap place for the holidays?

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Favorite Things: BHD Holiday Bazaar

BHD’s Holiday Bazaar was a great success! We want to thank the local artisans who came out and displayed some really amazing stuff.

I chose my very favorite thing from each. All the artisans had such great stuff it was a hard decision. I think I chose well though!

Here’s a quick look at BHD’s Holiday Bazaar!!

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Andewyn Jewelry  was right up my ally!! Andewyn Design’s tag line is “Recycled Rustic Metal Jewelry. Eco-friendly. Handmade.”

I LOVE this black and white necklace! You can find her stuff on Etsy by clicking on this picture!

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Southern Firefly Candle Co. had so many scents to choose from. Anywhere from a Lavender to a candle called Nashville. Unique names and great scents!

My favorite was Amber Oak. It was a musty, masculine, and sweet all at the same time.

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Our very own, Jennefer Guthrie, had her ceramic productions at the Holiday Bazaar. STUDIObrooksie has wonderful ceramic pieces with a big meaning. Her work supports a variety of foundations while being inspired by them at the same time.

My favorite are these vases! They help plant a seedling! A donation is made to the Arbor Day Foundation with each sale.

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Lemon Tree Paper Co. is a stationary company with big ambitions. They specialize in custom wedding invitations but are capable of making almost anything you can dream up out of paper.

I love these notepads to help keep your life organized! Everything Lemon Paper makes just has a special touch.

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La Grange Etrange is jewelery made by another of our own,  Amy DeFigueiredo. Amy makes beautiful jewelry with so much thought and passion. Her jewelry pieces are truly unique.

My favorite of her pieces are these made with Rudraksha . 100% of the profits from the Rudraksha designs go to Ti Kay Haiti, a Tuberculosis/HIV AIDS clinic in Port au Prince.  Rudraksha seeds are considered sacred in Hindu religion and are used for both meditation and self- ornamentation. They’ll be available on Etsy around Thanksgiving.

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Walker Creek Toffee is yummy!! Their toffee and caramels are to die for! The toffee is just soft enough yet just hard enough, and his caramels are perfect.

My favorite are the Bourbon Caramels! Order your Christmas gifts today by clicking on the picture below!

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Jimmy Abegg is a local Nashville artist who is currently featured in our showroom. He is a painter, photographer, and musician. Words from Jimmy himself, “My art and photography are evidence of living a simple life of observation.” His pieces have movement, color, and life and invoke peace and simplicity in a space.

My favorite is this painting called “Zipper.”

Currently, available through BHD.

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Thank you to everyone who came out to kick off the holiday season by supporting independent and local!  All of us at BHD had a blast with everyone!!

 

 

 

 

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