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Kelly M
Some people jog to get their heart rates up. I design kitchens.
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For those of you still wondering where I disappeared to, I've left for Wordpress. The new website is under my name and I've continued with the blog posts where I left off here. The new address is: You'll need... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2013 at Kelly's Kitchen Sync
Here's a tip: partial remodels can be as much work as a full remodel. Or at least takes as much pre-thought to design. One of the top mistakes in a partial remodel: changing the kitchen flooring, and nothing else. Where's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2013 at Kelly's Kitchen Sync
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May 29, 2013
Just as a reminder, Kitchen Sync has moved to my new website Kelly Morisseau. Blog and content is still there. What have we been discussing? BlogTour NOLA Spotlight Series on BLANCO, TOTO USA, Poggenpohl, Mr. Steam An update on New... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at Kelly's Kitchen Sync
I'm back from New Orleans and what a trip that was! As my web designers start relocating my site from here to Wordpress, please bear with us. New posts will be found at and you can find my first... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at Kelly's Kitchen Sync
This is going to be a short post because between too many hours spent on the computer with design work and lifting tile samples, I’ve tweaked my lower back. I’m a bit like a 4-year-old at the moment; can’t sit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2013 at Kelly's Kitchen Sync
I’ve been composing posts in my head all day, but so far they’re not very willing to pop onto the page. So be it. Grab a chair and we’ll just sit and chat. This last week was a nice one;... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at Kelly's Kitchen Sync
Yes, I know. You want to gut your kitchen, but it’s simply not in the budget right now. so what can you do in the meantime? These are my three simplest ways to provide instant lift to a tired kitchen.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at Kelly's Kitchen Sync
I'm delighted to announce the birth of my bouncing,baby book: Kelly’s Kitchen Sync: Insider Kitchen Design and Remodeling Tips from an award-winning kitchen expert Paperback, 6x9, 220 pages Springline Media, May 2011 Retail price: $ 19.95 ISBN # 978-0-9828732-0-5 ***... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2013 at Kelly's Kitchen Sync
Surre! *eyedart* *emails web designer*
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Yes, a 301 was the first on the both of our lists. Looking forward to seeing you. :)
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No posts today, although I have some lined up for next week. I know that I've been talking about this for ages (well, it feels like it to me!), but I've been working with my web designer to finally move... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2013 at Kelly's Kitchen Sync
I’m delighted to finally announce that I’ve been invited for a second BlogTour with the prestigious interior design website resource, Modenus! I’m pretty flattered to be asked back a second time, especially for something that’s near and dear to all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Kelly's Kitchen Sync
I’m pondering that sentence. I have the feeling some of you might roll your eyes and say, “You’re such a downer. Design is fun!” It is…and it’s also a lot of work if you want the construction to go smoothly.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2013 at Kelly's Kitchen Sync
Last week, I was part of a small panel critiquing students kitchen designs at the UC Berkeley Extension in San Francisco, and the subject of overly large or prominent brand names on appliances came up.* This was the subject of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2013 at Kelly's Kitchen Sync
Last month, the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) put out their top trends for 2013. These were from a survey of over 300 designers in the last quarter of 2013: Among the overall trends identified for this year, the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2013 at Kelly's Kitchen Sync
Over at the marketing blog at David Meerman Scott is a recent post called “Lies, Damned Lies, and Marketing”: Do you believe these claims? Lose twenty pounds in a week, no exercise or diet required! … What about these? Regular... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Kelly's Kitchen Sync
Oooh, you sure could. Now I'm actually looking around the house seeing where else I could have them....
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I had an inkling that you like Art Nouveau! Hah!
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Designers are often fond of saying, “The cabinet hardware is the jewelry of the room.” I’ve held onto a few statement pieces that I’ve been wanting to share with you. BERENSON “LEVEL” COLLECTION (ART TECH) Yes, we can figure out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Kelly's Kitchen Sync
Toma Clark Haines has the type of glamorous life we all wish we led: she lives in trendy Berlin, travels to the best antique shops in Europe (of course, she knows all the good not-to-be mentioned-in-guidebook shops), eats at the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at Kelly's Kitchen Sync
Well, it takes a lot to get some new things past you, Joe, so I feel like I scored!!! Whee!
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For contemporary hoods, the rest of the world has a lot more options than we do. At the show, I saw some extreme examples. In Europe, hoods can often be an option option only, especially where apartments and homes are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at Kelly's Kitchen Sync
Sounds good!
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Karen, look for Hafele or Franke backsplash utensil rails. It would all depend on the tile and installation.
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