Scandinavian inspired kitchen features white Rutt cabinetry and contoured natural cherry island with mother-of-pearl quartz countertop.

Thinking Big

Does this scenario sound familiar? You’re scrolling through Pinterest and Houzz in pursuit of your latest obsession: searching for remodeling ideas. Suddenly you hit upon an enormous dream kitchen that causes you to gasp and makes your heart skip a beat. After you close your jaw, you sigh with resignation, convinced that no amount of […]


Nestled atop a wooded ridge in the Hudson Highlands, the architect-owner envisioned a reinterpretation of the renowned mid-century experimental “Case Study Homes”. This modern vision of original materials, as well as creating a clear outdoor-indoor connection, were priorities for the design. Heart pine on the ceiling references the forested surroundings. The island and wall cabinets […]

To Thine Own Self Be True

William Shakespeare wrote these words for Polonius in “Hamlet”. But old Willie was by no means the only writer to urge us to follow a road less traveled. In 1854, Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” noted, “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer”. Renowned […]


  On November 14th, Autumn’s abundance of truffles arrived at Bilotta and Artistic Tile’s A&D Building showrooms for forty special guests. The extravagant seven course Truffle Dinner, paired with a sommelier’s wine selections and live jazz, created an unforgettable night. Let the Good Times Roll Live music set the mood for the evening, one rich […]

Have a Seat

There are many reasons why homeowners decide to embark on the daunting project of a kitchen renovation: disintegrating cabinetry; outdated styling; water damage from a leak; or even the need for a new refrigerator that won’t fit into the old space. But overwhelmingly the most frequent impetus is the desire for a larger cooking and […]

SPECIAL PROJECT FEATURE: Multi-Material Master Class

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, […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Island dining table is constructed from a slice of burled maple and bundled branch pedestal.

SPECIAL PROJECT FEATURE: Eclectic Sophistication

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 […]