Top 5 at KBIS 2011 | Las Vegas Kitchen & Bathroom Industry Show

May 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

At this year’s kitchen & bath show, minimalist design continued to be popular. There were strong indicators that people are looking for softer classical styles and a more comforting look. Aesthetics were more natural and organic.

1. Robern | Vanity Storage |

Incredibly practical construction for bathroom vanity storage. The slim design creates more possibilities for sink and faucet selections. Above the drawers, a LED night light casts a soft glow in the middle of the night that is easy on the eyes. The vanity lends a sense of visual spaciousness with a modern appearance.

2. Ann Sacks | Visage Tile |

Inspired from 18th and 19th century antique mirrors. The soft grey casts a silvery depth on its antiqued glass. It was absolutely stunning! The slight shimmering would glamorize any room, perhaps in a powder bath, cigar room or library. A perfect tile application for backsplash. Quality reflects high-style.

3. Wetstyle | Freestanding Bathtub |

The new Be Collection bathtub rediscovered nature with a nutshell shape. Simple silhouettes detailed with a subtle peaked seam for spine support. Modern contemporary design, a true natural beauty. I personally tried out the tub during the show… it’s already added to my wish list.

4.  TOTO | Wall-Hung Dual-Flush Toilet |

TOTO, an industry leader in plumbing products, is known for its high-efficiency toilets, faucets and showers. I constantly look for quality products with reliable performance.  This Aquia wall-hung dual-flush toilet features SanaGloss ceramic glaze. Its design prevents debris and mold from ceramic surfaces which leads to less water in cleaning. Best-in-class flushing technologies with EcoPower faucets and flush valves harness the energy of moving water. TOTO contiues to be one of the top requested bathroom plumbing manufactures.

5. Samuel Heath | Bath Filler & Shower Valve

Its timeless approach created this classic bath filler with handheld and thermostatic shower valve. Intricately crafted pieces designed and made in England. Beautiful plating deposits with layers of finishes This ensures a perfect adhesion to produce a deep lustrous long lasting finish. Finishes available in antique gold, chrome plate and polished nickel. The antique gold is quite a jewel, unlike an average brass.

We stayed at Las Vegas Encore Wynn Hotel, designed by Roger Thomas. It has a dramatic cinematic presence. The rooms were heighten with vibrant colors and sense of balance.

We end our Las Vegas day at La Cave restaurant with a few old friends from the UCLA Architecture Interior Design Program. We tasted many savory plates in this luxurious hideaway. All my friends have been wonderful over the years as we share our experiences and design secrets. We had a lovely time and hope to be back very soon.


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