Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"Kitchens" Magazine

The newest issue of "Kitchens" magazine hits the shelves today. You'll find one of our kitchens on pages 28-32. The article also focuses on the use of soapstone in kitchens. Thanks to editor, Hillary Black and to Scott Seuren at Bucks County Soapstone for a great article.

Photos of the new kitchen where taken by our friends at Gridley + Graves Photographers.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Swedish Inspiration

I have always been fond of Swedish, painted, antique furniture. Would love to do another Swedish-inspired kitchen.

Monday, August 9, 2010


I have the pleasure of working with so many interesting clients. We are currently working with a family in central Pennsylvania. The devoted husband and father of this clan is Dr. Chris Coppola. Chris has recently written a book, describing two deployments as an Air Force pediatric surgeon at the Balad Air Base in Iraq.

Dr. Coppola sent me a signed copy which I enjoyed this summer. The book captures perfectly the individual moments, trials and emotions experienced by a humble man, serving our country on foreign soil. I was thankful that he made a great effort to remove politics from his account since many books on this topic often make strong political leanings. His longing for home, his wife and his young children should remind us all of the great sacrifice made by all members of the military. The book gives an excellent account of the extraordinary medical work completed under extremely difficult conditions.

A few weeks ago I was speaking with Chris in his driveway after a meeting about their kitchen renovation. We were discussing kids and parenting among other things. The subject of heroes came up. It occurs to me now that the real honor in knowing people like Dr. Chris Coppola, and reading their accounts of their experiences, is to stay connected to the heroes of our time.

Please visit this website to find out more about: Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq.
10% of all online book sales will support WarKidsRelief.org and WarChild.org

Sunday, August 8, 2010

One-of-a-kind wet bar

Check out this one-of-a-kind wet bar by Bryce Ritter. The sink is an antique copper candy kettle with wrought iron handles and supports and is ready for plumbing. The piece is made with antique lumber and old doors. A countertop made with reclaimed white pine boards is finished off with tung oil. This piece also sports two pairs of hand-wrought staghorn hinges.

The wet bar is available at UPHOME in Malvern, PA and can be shipped to any location. Contact Linda a UPHOME at lindaritter@comcast.net for dimensions and pricing.