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  • Table Transformations – Art of the Table Westchester 2019

    If you’re a regular reader of this blog (if so, then THANK YOU!) you might be thinking that you’re experiencing a bit of déjà vu. “Didn’t I read about Art of the Table not too long ago?” Actually, you did. Bilotta holds two of these events each year: one in our New York City showroom, and the other in our…

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  • Less is More: Minimalism in Kitchens

      To be honest, I wasn’t always a big fan of the minimalist aesthetic described by this famous quote. For me, less was less; only more was more. When I started in the kitchen business over 25 years ago, traditional design was the ultimate for stylish interiors. “French Country” and “Tuscan Farmhouse” were the buzzwords of the era. Remember all…

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  • Kitchen Nerd Prom

    Science fiction and comic book fans flock to Comic Con. Technology geeks gather at the Consumer Electronics Show. And kitchen and bath nerds “ooh” and “aah” over the latest and greatest at the annual “Kitchen & Bath Industry Show”, affectionately known as KBIS. This is the largest trade show for our business in the U.S., with over 600 exhibitors spread…

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  • Waste Not, Want Not

    “Waste Not, Want Not” Kermit the Frog once proclaimed, “It’s not easy bein’ green”. Back in the late 18th century, when “Waste not, want not” first appeared in print, it probably wasn’t that easy to be fastidiously frugal. Nonetheless, it’s apparent that our ancestors believed in the wisdom of conserving resources, long before modern man began to debate the veracity…

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  • Playing Favorites

    People ask us all the time, “What’s your favorite kitchen?” We can’t answer that question; it would be akin to asking you to choose your favorite child! Each of your kids is unique, and you love them all equally. So too with our designs! STOP!!!! (Cue the sound of screeching brakes.) You might not be willing to admit to that…

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  • Kitchen Resolutions

    Kitchen Resolutions: Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Those promises from New Year’s Eve Have long been left behind!   After weeks (months?) of shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking, cleaning and decking your halls, the holidays are finally over! You’ve survived the onslaught of relatives and their alcohol-fueled arguments. You’ve packed away your decorations and taken down…

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  • Holiday Kitchen Calamities

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas And the cook was so busy. All the chopping and prepping Could make you quite dizzy! But when the big day dawned And the oven didn’t light, It was clear a ruined dinner Would be this family’s plight. I’m sure we’ve all experienced our share of holiday culinary close calls and catastrophes. And our Bilotta…

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  • A Tour of the 8th Annual Art of the Table

    “Tobacco Leaf” pattern place setting by Mottahedeh with gold flatware on a gold place mat

    Whenever I am staring at a blank piece of paper (yes, I’m old – I still write on a pad of paper!), I always turn to the holy grail of creative inspiration: Google. Just for kicks I googled “8th Anniversary”. Lo and behold, three of the four items listed were pottery, linens and bronze. What a coincidence! Because at Bilotta’s 8th…

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  • Colour My World

    Eggplant Purple Bilotta Cabinetry

    The Debate of Color vs. Classic White in Kitchens: In 1971 (ok, so I’m dating myself), this iconic song by the band “Chicago” could be heard on airwaves and at weddings across the country. Now, 47 years later, Bilotta designers will be talking instead about coloring your kitchen. Senior designer Randy O’Kane and design assistant Debbie Karipides both believe there…

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  • A Tour of the Tablescapes – Art of the Table Westchester 2018

    Transitional kitchen designed by Lifestyles and Interiors by Lisa and decorated with festive lime and white paper lanterns.

    One of the first things people are anxious to do after completing their dream kitchen is to invite guests over for dinner. But when you entertain, are you a slave to your go-to tablescape with all your treasured linens, place setting, and service pieces? (Guilty as charged!) If so, then this event is going to be a real eye-opener! From…

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