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  • SPECIAL PROJECT FEATURE: Multi-Material Master Class

    Click Here to Join Our Mailing List. This dazzling kitchen proves that contemporary design doesn’t necessarily need to be monochromatic white on white. Several different finishes and materials combine to achieve a bold modern aesthetic; two species of dark wood veneers were used, along with stainless steel and glass door wall cabinets. As part of this whole-house update of a traditional Tudor,…

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  • The Fifth Wall

    Designers and architects have long considered the ceiling to be the fifth wall of a room, worthy of as much attention as you’d pay to the other four walls. This is not a new concept. Prehistoric man filled every surface of his cave with depictions of his everyday life. One of Michelangelo’s greatest works of art was his ceiling for…

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  • SPECIAL PROJECT FEATURE: The Zen Zone

    Click Here to Join Our Mailing List. Every day is a spa day in this transcendent contemporary master bath. Centering the soothing soaking tub in the window-lined bay maximizes the views of the surrounding landscape, reinforcing the illusion of bathing in the trees. A pale color palette for cabinetry and stone creates a restful, serene environment. The asymmetrically balanced space is anchored…

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  • Kitchen Jewelry

    “Jewelry is a personal thing. It should tell a story about the person who’s wearing it.” (Unattributed quote, as seen on Pinterest.) Decorative hardware – knobs, pulls and, in some cases, hinges – is the jewelry of your kitchen design. While the selection of hardware is often one of the last choices we make, it is by no means an…

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  • SPECIAL PROJECT FEATURE: Eclectic Sophistication

    Click Here to Join Our Mailing List. Here is proof positive that classic, contemporary and rustic can all live together in perfect harmony. Inset cabinetry and a mixed-metal custom hood are firmly planted in traditional style. An iconic mid-century Saarinen-like “Tulip” pedestal table is paired with Lucite dining chairs and sleek brass bar stools for a surprising modern counterpoint. The unique island…

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  • Kitchens for Kids

    Labor Day: the unofficial last hurrah of summer. For me, it’s always been a bad news/good news holiday. Since I grew up in Buffalo, I dreaded the imminent return of the area’s harsh winters; but my summers weren’t exactly action-packed and I was a nerd, so I eagerly anticipated the resumption of school. As a parent, I was saddened by…

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  • Outside In, Inside Out

    “If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, then there’s something wrong with you.” Clue: The contemporary author of this quote has been a popular fixture on TV since 1984. Answer: Who is Alex Trebek? Evidently, many of our clients agree with Alex, since a frequent request when starting a kitchen renovation project has long been, “I want to…

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  • SPECIAL PROJECT FEATURE: Lofty Ambitions

    Click Here to Join Our Mailing List. When a downtown loft and an uptown “classic 5” come together, you get this chic contemporary industrial Park Avenue loft stunner. Drama is the order of the day with moody dark finishes, contrasted with a honed marble island top.  A traditional rolling library ladder interpreted in modern black lacquer makes short work of the high…

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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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