Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Endless Search: A $6,400 Toilet

Behold, the Kohler Numi Toilet. I’m not sure if it’s a design for geeks or the very obsessive!

It opens, closes and flushes automatically. A touch-pad remote allows you to heat the seat, heat your feet, operate the bidet and the dryer, play music and even change the mood lighting. Here's how it works—this video might give me nightmares.

I’m not sure if you’ll be rushing out to get your very own Numi toilet, but it’s important not to forget décor and design for your bathroom.

When it comes to bathroom design, layout is always the first step. Next, we choose the necessities—toilet, shower configuration, sink and faucet. These are what make a bathroom function, plus they add style. Navigating the many choices can be confusing. I can help with custom bathroom design, and I also offer fixed rate bathroom and fixed rate powder room design packages. Here are some of my favorite projects.

This master bath in Windsor Farms shows how important material selections are. Here a great combination of tile design an layout, trim, cabinet finish and counter top selection make for an envy-worthy room.

In this classic master bath, the paint color, window covering and accessories really finish the look—it’s simple and elegant.

Check out this island spa. The counter tops, mirror, tiles and fun accessories come together to create a relaxing atmosphere.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Mix: Inside Out and Outside In

Often, people think of indoor and outdoor furniture as two completely separate categories—this doesn’t always have to be the case. I love chic outdoor furniture that can also be brought inside.

In fact, this month the On The Shelf area in my At Market shop in DeCOR features an assortment of garden stools.

We call them stools, but use them most often as tables. They’d fit right into a patio or yard, but can also be used inside to add a pop of color or texture to a room.

I also love these metal mesh tables.

Put them outside to add some bright color to an outdoor room, or bring a bit of industrial style inside by adding them to your favorite room.

These swoop chairs with matching turtle seat cushions can be easily worked into outdoor or indoor décor.

Pick your favorite piece, use it outside for a while, then clean it off and bring it inside when the weather cools off! What a great way to extra use out of eye-catching pieces.

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Imagine This: The Butlers Pantry at the 2012 Richmond Symphony Designer House

There’s some exciting news at Kathy Corbet Interiors! My design was selected for this year’s Butler’s Pantry! Check out the drawing:

In case you haven’t been before, The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League’s Designer House is the area’s premier chance to see interior designers flex their skills and show off some of the coolest home décor trends. Every two years, the League chooses a Richmond house and lets designers run wild, making every room eye catching and beautiful. This year’s event will take place September 10 through October 12. You can also catch a bare bones “before” tour on Thursday, August 7, to see the house before the designers transform it.

My design for the Butler’s Pantry was created on my computer. This technology is an amazing way for you to visualize your room before we do any work. When designing on a computer, I can even scan in a photo of a room and add elements right on top of it—it’s such a great way to see what your furniture will look like before you buy.

Back to the Designer House, I’m still deciding on a light fixture to go over the table. Maybe you can help! The drawing above features a chandelier.

This one features a drum chandelier

And this one features a lantern.

Leave a comment with your favorite choice. Thanks!

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