Thursday, March 24, 2011
It was my very great pleasure to visit Susan Serra (@SusanSerraCKD), President of Bornholm Kitchen, at what was essentially the débutante party of her new line. Showcased for the first time at the AD HomeShow, Bornholm Kitchen's story is multi-faceted. Inspired by classic Scandinavian style, this line of cabinetry and vanities is at once smooth and modern, warm and elegant. With chameleon-like ease, these pieces blend into their surroundings, from European country to Shaker simplicity, while still making a design statement.
bornholm kitchen with inset cooktop
The Bornholm line is the perfect choice for a fitted-furniture kitchen. A departure from the look of traditional American kitchen cabinetry, Bornholm can be configured to offer all the storage you need.
bornholm kitchen pantry
Another terrific feature of Bornholm Kitchen is their sustainability story. U.S. made, the cabinet bodies use soy-based resins instead of urea formaldehyde. The durable oil finish is 100% VOC-FREE and contains no toxic chemicals. Additionally, the Bornholm Kitchen factory has been awarded the ESP (Environmental Stewardship Program) certification by the Kitchen Cabinetry Manufacturers Association (KCMA). Beautiful for you, beautiful for the environment.
bornholm vanity fitted with vessel sink
Intrigued? Can you see yourself with a fitted kitchen? To see more, visit the Bornholm Kitchen.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Here is another example of sustainable design in the world of fabrics! From Australian company Mokum, the Australian Botanicals Outdoor collection is constructed entirely from post-industrial waste fibers using an environmentally friendly production process. These fabrics are themselves fully recyclable and Cradle-to-Cradle Silver Certified.
Just a few samples shown here, but other exciting colors are available. The collection, including graphic patterns, stripes and coördinating solids, is for indoor and outdoor use. What a fun chance to extend your green decorating philosophy to your outdoor space!
"firewheel" outdoor fabric from mokum
"acacia stripe" from mokum
"mimosa" from mokum
"hakea" from mokum
As clients become more open to embracing sustainable design alternatives, it helps when those alternatives are aesthetically appealing even without their green story. Bravo to Mokum for this lovely collection!