1 Bob Baird - Merchandising Vice President of Kitchens for The Home Depot, Robin Marino - CEO of MSLO, Kevin Sharkey, and me
2 The kitchen I spoke in has PureStyleTM Seal Harbor themed cabinetry in Sharkey Gray paint by MasterBrand, countertops by DupontTM Corian in Shoreline, and Button Knob hardware in Polished Nickel by Liberty.
3 The Seal Harbor kitchen - inspired by the rustic appeal of a New England coach house and stable, but with the needed functionality of a modern home
4 A closer look at some of the fine detail
5 These ornate small corbels are beautiful embellishments that add practical support to shelves or extended island counters.
6 I just love the handsome and stately moulding.
7 These Button Knobs are Polished Nickel.
8 These Saucer Knobs are Soft Iron.
9 This countertop is Shoreline Corian. All counter tops are inspired by my love of natural stone.
10 For this exhibit we chose GE profile appliances.
11 This Bookend Pull is in a Soft Iron finish.
12 Weston is a contemporary European kitchen style taking inspiration from 1950s Modernism, inspired by the kitchen of our Chief Creative Officer, Gael Towey.
13 Horizontal wood grain and sleek handles create the sensibility of an architect's custom-built design.
14 The sliding shelf bases make everything, big or small, easy to get.
15 Notice the attractive modern faucet over the stainless sink.
16 Mainstone a 19th century Shaker design with its flat-panel doors and enhanced stacked crown moulding is suitable for kitchen or laundry room.
17 A close up of the stacked crown moulding
18 Stocked with Martha Stewart Clean, of course
19 Tom Borgese of MSLO gave transplanting demonstrations.
20 These pots are sold at The Home Depot.
21 Ox Hill emulates the integrity and grace of the early 1900s. This turn-of-the-century country sunroom has vintage sensibility.
22 With flat center panels, double batten doors, and intricate corbels Ox Hill creates an heirloom-inspired charm.
23 The glass door cabinetry is milled with fretted corbels.
24 I love the tapered island legs.
25 Lily Pond is a timeless design inspired by my modest 19th-century Hamptons cottage. Again, it works for the kitchen and even the bath!
26 Long, triple-reeded center panels and distinctive finish options complete the classic look.
27 The Goblet Knob is Bedford Brass.
28 Six of eleven cabinet designs
29 The remaining five
30 Some of the countertops by DuPont Corian
31 Tom Eberharter gave paint technique demonstrations. Here he is showing the faux bois technique.
32 Our Paint Finish Tool Kit sold at The Home Depot has eight tools that can create all these decorative finishes.
33 Create the Faux Bois effect with our Wood Grain Rocker.
34 Use our Martha Stewart Living paint to create these beautiful colors.
35 Displayed are the eight tools from our kit along with some essential painting tools.
36 From Everyday Food - apple and cranberry pandowdy (dessert)
37 Grown-up grilled cheese, cheddar, Dijon mustard, bacon, tomatoes, avocado, and pepper on sourdough
38 From Whole Living - mini tomato soups with mozzarella croutons