Dunn-Edwards Corp. has announced its 2023 Color + Design Trends, a collection of four distinct color palettes — Live in Joy, Liberated Nomad, Well Intentions, and Life in Poetry — that blend elements of the past, present and future. These “cocoons of escape” transport us to a place where everything is blended and time is irrelevant. Continue reading “Dunn-Edwards 2023 Color + Design Is Here”
As the world moves back to speed mode, contradictory feelings are emerging; we desperately want to enjoy life and freedom once again, but, at the same time, we feel the need to protect and preserve that ‘suspended’ space we experienced during the pandemic. Yet, this uncomfortable duality we are experiencing right now is a new feeling that has the power to become a wake-up call to new activism, unforeseen opportunities and unexpected ideas.
The PANTONEVIEW Home + Interiors 2023 color planner speaks to this new design vision, one that is simultaneously anchored by what we want to keep and foster and by what we want to invent, create and experiment with. Releases every year by Pantone, this collection features key color directives, suggested color harmonies plus material and product application for the home and furnishings market.
Hisense is recalling about 55,200 26.6 cubic-foot capacity French Door Refrigerators with Ice Maker sold exclusively at Lowes.
According to the recall notice, the door hinges on affected models can break, causing the door to detach when opened and posing impact injury hazards.
The fridges were sold nationwide at Lowe’s and online from August 2020 to February 2022 for around $1,500. The recall involves about 55,200 fridges.
Hisense USA Recall Refrigerator Model:
- Model number HRF266N6CSE
- Serial numbers C2020050100001 through C2020123109000
You can locate your serial number by finding label located on the left interior side of the refrigerator, above the water dispenser.
Hisense is offering a free in-home repair of your affected appliance. Visit their recall portal or by calling toll-free at 888-497-1189 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday.
In an effort to prevent incidents, it is suggested you stop using for refrigerator until your repair can be completed.
Our kitchens are where we cook and prepare the meals that, well, sustain us. Depending on how we perceive them, they can either be positive happy havens or the place we’re doomed to slave away in. So, I curated a collection of top kitchen trends, to help you give your kitchen the makeover it deserves.
In 2022, homeowners are looking to find the perfect appliances for their kitchen, and they’re willing to wait for it, even given the delays in shipping. If they’re waiting a while though, then those appliances must have all the features homeowners are looking for from multiple functions and smart tech to custom color choices.
In an effort to minimize visual clutter, many homeowners are turning to secondary prep spaces where small appliances and other necessities can stay out of sight. For appliances that can’t be sequestered, commercial styling and pro performance are a must as high food prices are driving consumers back to cooking at home again after a brief return to restaurant dining.
Homeowners these days are wanting to go wild when it comes to personalizing their space and they expect the same from their kitchen sink. As the most used piece of kitchen equipment, it’s not really surprising that workstation sinks, once only found in luxury kitchens, are finding their way into more homes.
Workstation sinks feature sliding pieces and inserts such as colanders, cutting boards, bins, drying racks, shelves for sponges and more. The innovative design efficiently uses space to allow users to prepare and cut food directly over the sink, also helping to avoid the spread of germs around the rest of the kitchen.
Happiness and Creativity
While the pandemic may seem to be behind us, inflation, natural disasters and war have pushed stress to alarmingly high levels. As some homeowners will continue to choose to work from home there will be a continuation of mindful tweaks to interiors. Kitchens will have more personality and personal ties to interests, hobbies and pleasures of its occupants.
Mindful Zen Kitchens
There have been a lot of philosophy trends on the radar that incorporate a way of living as well as design and aesthetic for your home over the past few years. For 2022, I’ve chosen to highlight the re-discovering of a zen approach to kitchen design as direct result of recent stressing and historically difficult times.
Although there are no strict rules to follow in a Zen inspired kitchen – which embraces a general idea of simplicity and insightfulness – a few basic principles to follow for a Zen inspired interior include the following: Stripping clutter and excessive repetition for an undistracted mind , using abundantly available natural materials and colors, as well as incorporating natural light (or lights that mimic sunlight) to let in a sense of calmness and quietness. And don’t forget the plants in your Zen Kitchen for natural air purification and inspiring calm.