Wolf Range Details Spark Catherine Cleare Interiors’ Tabletop Design

For the upcoming American Red Cross Red & White Ball 2013, we have partnered up with Clarke’s, the Ultimate Kitchen Resource Center. The write-up below was from them and wanted to share it with you! Hope to see you at the event! On Saturday, May 11th, Clarke is participating in the American Red Cross Metro New York North Chapter’s Red & White Ball at NetJets Hangar at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, NY. Supported by scores of designers and homeowners in Fairfield County, CT, this annual event is the chapter’s most successful fundraiser.   Every year, the organization does something to bring new life and excitement to the event and this year it’s more creative than ever. Dozens of area designers have worked to create extraordinary table top designs. We’re not talking just lovely linens and unique tableware, these creations are inspired by everything from a trip to France to the Spring following Hurricane Sandy to a uniquely Americana look. Designer Catherine Cleare of Catherine Cleare Interiors, LLC, has partnered with Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen, to create a dramatic table design for the 2013 Red & White Ball. The design revolves around the excitement of “Cooking is believing!,” a Clarke signature statement, exemplifying the “appliance test drives” that homeowners can experience at Clarke. Catherine Cleare’s Designer Sketch of the Clarke Table Concept by John Waski Design, LLC The table’s centerpiece is a dramatic red “Lipstick” ventilation hood by Best, one of Clarke’s exclusive lines. When mounted on the ceiling above a range or cooktop, this Best hood (part of the Sorpresa line, meaning “surprise” in Italian) appears to be more art object than ventilation system. The same is true of its red center column presence on Cleare’s table design at the Red & White Ball. Cleare is adorning the red column with various kitchen tools from Clarke’s kitchen boutique Savoir Fare (and savoirfare.com), while each place setting is set atop a Wolf gas range grate, with dramatic red Staub cocettes serving as “chargers” for the evening’s meal. Staub’s cast-iron cookware is a key component of Savoir Fare’s cookware/bakeware offering. With all this iron, shine and appliance appeal, the look is softened with table linens from Le Jaquard Francais, also available at Savoir Fare. This timeless and sophisticated French linen compay prides itself in designing eclectic creations with opulent and dazzling colors.   The whole design should be spectacular...
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How to Make a Backsplash Come to the Forefront

The dictionary defines “backsplash” as a vertical panel usually of tiles that protects the wall behind the sink or stove.  Certainly, this is true but in my mind a little uninspired.  Trends in backsplashes now range from traditional mosaic, articulated stone to organic, free form layouts. Let me show you some examples that enliven and inspire what a backsplash can be while also keeping you updated on the most recent trends.   The clean lines and articulated pattern in this backsplash created by Country floors; the Slide Mosaic Collection blends traditional and contemporary, while seamlessly adding a hint of old-world decadence to your space. I love the shimmer of semi-precious stones like these iridescent mother-of-pearl tesserae, which are harvested from the inner layer of abandoned freshwater oyster, pearl oyster and abalone shells. It is available in silver-white, cream, and black from Paris Ceramics. The water motion in this pattern called Oasis by Studium, creates a very organic feel; it would be perfect for any beach home. This mosaic pattern Jacqueline also from Studium, has been modernized by the free form design and raised relief pattern and reminds me why “it’s all in the details” when it comes to choosing a backsplash. Inspired by traditional textiles but updated with a clean and paired down Geometry, this Granada design by Artistic Tile mixes classic motifs with contemporary style.  Granada adds the elegance of solid stone and the translucent depths of glass, giving it a timeless feeling and a unique contrast. I believe any piece where its creator has a vision and imagination can be the “WOW” factor in  a room.  Does this convince you that in the kitchen, a backsplash can be a front and center show stopper? To view more of Catherine’s work CLICK HERE. Related Sites Country Floors Paris Ceramics Studium Artistic Tile Tune into Sirius radio today at 3pm for my interview with Martha Stewart Living Radio! If you have any questions in regards to my interview feel free to contact...
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