Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving,
Set a place for gratitude,
serve up smiles,
and share memories
with the people you love!

May you look back upon your many blessings this Thanksgiving.


2012 color of the Year

purple tile color of the year 2011 | KitchAnn Style
Would you ever think of purple as a neutral? According to color experts at the Color Marketing Group (CMG), they predict their 2012 color of the year Boyz-N-Berry will work well as a neutral – subdued with taupe, brown or gray.

“deep rich purple with slight red undertones…it is mature and elegant yet has a youthful edginess.  It reflects our changing mindset on so many issues — off centre and unconventional, spiritual, meditative yet impulsive.  It is serene and in control.”  It is also able to blur the line, being both masculine and feminine and appealing to everyone.


Boyz-N-Berry

“deep rich purple with slight red undertones…
it is mature and elegant yet has a youthful edginess. It
reflects our changing mindset on so many issues —
off centre and unconventional, spiritual, meditative yet
impulsive. It is serene and in control.” It is also able to
blur the line, being both masculine and feminine and
appealing to everyone.

This color seems less grey than the CMG’s Next Color 2010: Mardi Grape. One of Pantone’s must-have colors for 2011 included a purple called Phlox.

It is true that trends are lasting longer and color tones evolve into something new yet still familiar.

For a room to feel “put together” the interplay of textures and colors are key and the magic is made in the combination rather in the individual colors.

Kitchann Style CMG 2012 color of the year

Liebherr Expands Refrigerator Recall

Back in March (See original Post) Liebherr recalled about 5,700 30″ wide bottom freezer refrigerators. They now have extended the recall to include about 1,300 more units due to problems with the hinges that can cause the door to detach.

These units, manufactured in Austria, were sold between 2004 and July 2009. Their cost was generally between $3,500 and $3,800.

Inspect your appliance hinge pins – bottom ones too. If it has popped up the door could potentially fall off.

Check behind the bottom drawer on the left interior side to see if your model number matches.

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KitchAnn Style appliance news

To schedule your free repair, call Liebherr toll-free 1-877-337-2653. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mountain Time). In Canada call  1-888-543-2437. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Plumen Bulbs

Plumen is the antithesis of low energy light bulbs as we know them. Rather than hide the unappealing traditional compact fluorescent light (CFL) behind boring utility, Plumen 001 is a bulb you’ll want on show.

The manufacturer, Hulgar, notes that what the bulb offers in aesthetics can sometimes be the tipping point for on-the-fence consumers who aren’t easily willing to pay the extra few dollars for the eco-friendly bulbs. While Plumen is currently available only in Europe right now, it is coming to the US next year and will probably cost $30.

The PLUMEN’s name comes from the plume-like forms that drop from
the pendent fitting, twisting together as they fold outward. A bird’s
plumes are not functional and unlike their flying feathers they signify
pride, beauty and prowess, qualities in keeping with the purpose of
HULGER’s proposed bulb designs… Surely the tubular formation of these
objects should be used to its’ advantage, drawing, sculpting or scrawling
in the air with light, turning these afterthoughts into centrepiece and perhaps
in the process creating designs that people will buy through genuine
desire rather than mere moral obligation.

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