December 13th, 2012
Brrrr…it may be that time of year to stay in and cuddle up by the fire, but who says the weather outside is frightful? We’re dashing through the snow! Even though, baby, it’s cold outside, when it comes to decorating our indoors, we’re inspired by the frosty outdoors. Here are some winter-inspired designs sure to have you exclaiming, “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”
Naples – Hudson Valley Lighting
Packing a hit as hard as a ball of freshly packed snow, Naples by Hudson Valley Lighting is a design victory. With icy spheres that conjure a wintry snowball duel, Naples’ sleek design is available in a multiple of styles. With five glass shading options and finishes in polished chrome or satin nickel, this mini pendant creates maximum impact.
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September 21st, 2012
Dining room by David Bromstad
Have you ever wondered how rock stars live when they’re not on tour? Look no further than the new House of Rock in Santa Monica, California designed by Elaine Culotti. Culotti purchased the 10,000-square-foot property two years ago and brought on designers Ralph Pucci, David Bromstad and Sami Hayek to outfit the inside with a music-inspired aesthetic. Full of jaw-dropping chandeliers and heavy metal accents, some rooms are hardwired for fiber optic and digital lines, culminating in a top floor recording studio. This show house is worthy of an album cover.
The House of Rock debuted September 15 and will remain open for private events until it is put on the market in December.
Can’t make the trip? There’s plenty of jaw-dropping pictures around. Check out the LA times Photo gallery for one:
This article goes into more extensive detail about the Zephyr range hoods chosen for the kitchen
April 23rd, 2012
When Truman Capote threw his now infamous Manhattan black and white ball in 1966, no one suspected that along with society glitterai, he was also tapping into a long standing design schema; the push and pull of black and white. Representing the highest level of contrasts on the color wheel (though not really colors in and of themselves) – the stark and immediate contrast of these two ‘non-colors’ have intrigued the design world for centuries. Here are some products that can help you define your own black and white stories.
Zephyr Horizon [in Black]
If the Horizon has a striking similarity to the all-new iMac®, it’s not by accident. As the designer who brought a sleek, new-minimalist sensibility to Apple®, Robert Brunner has infused this range hood with a similarly striking style. Horizon enters a low-profile freefall just inches from the kitchen wall, then challenges its audience with a sweeping, 30 degree upward lift. Compelling in red, black, white glass or stainless steel, the glass surface may be etched in one of two patterns: a leaf motif on white glass or flower on black glass. A removable front panel for easy cleaning and service access and a duo of halogens, completes this beauty.
Hastings Nutty Black Basin
Molded from fireclay ceramic, Hastings Nutty Vessel Basin in matte black is as sensuous as it is masculine. Gentle curves provide additional visual delight to its generous 5 7/8 inch deep bowl. The perfect complement to polished nickel or chrome fixtures, the Nutty Basins also have a coordinating line of toilets and bidets to complete their look. Read the rest of this entry »
February 29th, 2012
Here at Styleture, we are nothing if not lovers of environmentally conscious interior design. We’ve been hooked on the trend since long before Ed Begley Jr. was driving around in an electric car (read: a long time). When it comes to environmentally conscious design for the kitchen, we get even more excited because of all of the great products out there. A decade ago, the Eco-Kitchen might have been defined by bamboo flooring and recycled countertops. Today’s Eco-Kitchen, however, is cleaner, greener and smarter thanks to a range of innovative energy-efficient kitchen products hitting the market.
From energy-efficient range hoods and top-of-the-line LED downlights to water-saving faucets, here are four chic and green products that bridge the gap between style and sustainability.
Zephyr® – Next Generation Europa Collection with DCBL Suppression System™ – Modena Wall
Part of the Next Generation Europa collection and resembling a floating island made of steel and glass, Zephyr’s Modena houses the industry’s first DC brushless motor in a range hood, the most advanced Bloom™ HD LED light bulbs and electronic LCD controls within its one-inch stainless steel canopy, all which enable the hood to consume 77% less energy but with 30% more power. Plus, the Bloom™ HD LED light bulbs have a 25,000-hour lifetime that never get hot and are cool to the touch. The Modena Wall exceeds ENERGY STAR requirements and is 80% more efficient than other hoods out on the market today. A bold technological breakthrough, Modena comes equipped with DCBL Suppression System™ technology, ensuring its performance to match its stunning looks. Read the rest of this entry »
August 24th, 2011
The Styleture editorial team loves kitchens; and we’d be lying if we said we didn’t have a special place in our hearts for kitchens with islands. A well-designed kitchen island can greatly enhance storage, display, seating and all-around functionality of your kitchen, and look incredible while doing so. If you have your cooking range set up island style, then you also have the added benefit of featuring an island range hood in your kitchen. Chosen carefully, a quality, design-forward range hood can not only serve to keep the air in your kitchen and entire house steam, smoke and smell free, but it can also serve as an eye-catching focal point. As always, we’ve done our research on the best and most beautiful island range hoods out there, and we’d like to share with you five of our favorites:
Zephyr 36” Napoli Island Range Hood
The Zephyr 36” Napoli Island Range Hood
This range hood is part of Zephyr’s Next Generation Europa line. Napoli is a classic island range hood design. Strong with upwardly-angled walls, Napoli makes an impression in any kitchen. Upgraded with Zephyr’s DCBL Suppression System, Bloom HD LED bulbs and the unique Quick-Lock installation system, Napoli is as easy to install as it is to look at. A technological achievement, Napoli is a cut above the rest. Read the rest of this entry »
August 8th, 2011
Zephyr's IMKDC (Inspire My Kitchen Design Contest)
Back in June, we told you about the IMKDC (Inspire My Kitchen Design Contest), brought to you by our favorite range hood innovator, Zephyr. The contest, in its second year, brings together culinary aficionados, and awards homeowners and professional designers with prizes for incorporating a Zephyr range hood into their kitchen. Even better, it enters those of you who participate, simply by voting or making comments on your favorite kitchen entries, into the IMKDC monthly prize give-a-way. The prizes include the Element Portable Grill by Fuego and the Beats Pro from the Beats by Dre line of headsets; both products are from the vivid imagination of Zephyr Arc Collection designer Robert Brunner.
The Element Portable Grill
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