|Calcutta Gold Sofa courtesy of Stone Master Craftsman|
Ilia De Ploti of New York Stone
2011 was a fantastic year in kitchens in many ways, I had the opportunity to design by some of the most fun creative materials from Brooks Verdicrete to Ceasarstone Concetto, from Stainless Steel Irpinia cabinets in an dirty brick Chelsea loft to a serene sophisticated uptown penthouse Rutt Kitchen, with clients who really cared about the aesthetic result, and with a fellow staff that is fun to be with, professional, clean and responsive. My clients affirm this to me daily in emails, phone calls, and referrals.
The job I do wouldn’t be possible without so many people who make my days bright and help me get my designs off paper and into the home. Here is a glimpse of 2011 at MCK+B and at home.
|Cheers to Meryl Dourmashkin, the finest, brightest most organized and thorough project manager |
I have ever worked with, who can converse volumes in a two
word email, she gets it done!
|Eamon, Malachy, and Giovanny who run the cleanest|
By Manhattan Center for Kitchen + Bath.
|Steve Naphtali of Kitchen Expressions and fellow MCK+B|
designer Hany Gerges Steve talks me through it and Hany is
never to busy to answer a question or weigh in an opinion.
|The girls in my life who constantly amaze me, |
growing by leaps and bounds more gorgeous every day.
Thanks for keeping me young at heart xoxo.
|This stunning small bathroom will be the initially page in my book |
“101 Uses for Semi-Precious Stone”
|2011 Saw the opening of the World Trade Center Memorial and the |
Frankness Tower climbs to a height where it is dominating skyline of lower Manhattan.
Photo by Laura Candler
|Kendall DeLisa and Clare Hernon taking in “Occupy Wall Street”|
with Laura Candler on a warm November day.
|With Sky Views of all of lower Manhattan and |
Brooklyn from the 30th floor, this kitchen
and client will be a lasting favorite.
outing I can’t make it to, it’s as close to being there
|People watching in NYC, never dull, is it part panda,|
not really but it was nearly 100 degrees with not a breath of air,
and they were huge and wooley.
|A silent simple view of a kitchen that is a perfect fit in every way, can you find the laundry room? |
You are looking aptly at it.
|And the sun goes down on another year, I am looking forward to the fun and excitement of 2012.|
Photo by Eric Williams
Special thanks to Andie Day, Fran Asaro, Allan Linder, Sol Kassorla, Leah Primamore Pavlovich, Ahuva Ginden, Jamie Goldberg, Eric and our girls, Laura Fancy Pants Candler, Paul and Lena, Paula Cecere, General Electric, Monogram, NJ Transit, Trader Joe’s, Blogger19 and my mom.