Wednesday, March 18, 2015

DIFFA'S DINING BY DESIGN ~ raising awareness to provide treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS.

 DINING BY DESIGN/DIFFA

MEDIA ALERT:
DIFFA’S DINING BY DESIGN TRANSFORMS NYC’s PIER 92
MARCH 19 - 23


What: DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN fundraising event brings together internationally celebrated designers and local talent to create extraordinary dining environments—from the lavish and opulent to the outrageous and whimsical. Several have chosen to integrate DIFFA’s core mission to raise awareness and provide treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS into their vignette. These include:


HBF & HBF Textiles, designed by Ghislaine Viñas - Inspired by HBF Textiles’ Remember Houndstooth fabric and the Memphis Design Movement, we remember those lost to AIDS and look forward to a day when the number of infected people is zero and the disease is a distant memory.


Interior Design Magazine in collaboration with Ali Tayar - Entitled “All Together Now,” Kurosawa's Ran Japanese warlord meeting space, where a simple construction defined a festive space, was the source of inspiration. The custom printed fabric wraps the perimeter of the table, enveloping the guests while glowing like an oversized lantern. The  "+" and "-" signs harken back to Tibor Kalman, who, at the height of the AIDS epidemic, subtly raised awareness by making reference to being positive.


Marc Blackwell New York - DIFFA’S beginnings revolve around compassion – for those compromised on every level because of HIV/AIDS.  The incredibly talented designers and artists who step forward each year celebrate our inspiration: Compassion Begets Art.


Spin Ceramics, designed by Kitty Hawks - Spin Ceramics partnered with Kitty Hawks to create an elegant exudes organic simplicity and highlights red, referencing the AIDS ribbon and DIFFA’s mission.

In addition to the elaborate installations, attendees can shop the silent auction to help raise additional funds for the cause. Also accessible online (http://www.501auctions.com/dbdny), it will feature a wide array of art, photography, travel, hospitality experiences, and more.

When:
PUBLIC TABLE VIEWING
Thursday, March 19, 11 AM–3 PM: Open to Design Trade and Thursday VIP Consumers All tickets include admission to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Pier 94. Admission is complimentary for design-trade members who register online (requires two forms of professional credentials) and includes a one-year digital subscription to Architectural Digest. On-site design-trade tickets are $40. VIP Consumer tickets are $95 and include exclusive access to Design Trade Day, a gift bag, a one-year digital subscription to Architectural Digest, and admission to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show cocktail reception. Tickets are good for re-entry throughout the duration of the show. 

Friday, March 20—Saturday, March 21, 11AM-7PM, Sunday, March 22, 11AM-6PM: Open to the Public.
Tickets are available for $30 in advance at ADHomeDesignShow.com. On site tickets are $40. Ticket price includes free access to The Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Tickets are good for re-entry throughout the duration of the show.

DESIGNER/DOCENT-LED TOURS*:
Thursday, March 19, 3PM - Private Media Tour
Designers will delve deeper into the inspiration behind these masterful tablescapes.
Friday, March 20: 4:30PM (immediately following “Designing with A Mission: A Conversation with David Rockwell” at Architectural Digest Home Design Show Jenn-Air Master Class Theater)
Saturday, March 21: 1PM led by Lisa Frantz and Lydia Marks of Marks & Frantz
4PM – led by designer Stacy Garcia (immediately following “Dazzling Color & Texture: Surprising Ways to Define a Room,” at Architectural Digest Home Design Show Jenn-Air Master Class Theater)
Sunday, March 22: 1:00PM led by design consultant Ilene Shaw and Clay Cunningham of Spin Ceramics
*Schedule and designers subject to change. 
For those already on Pier 92, tours will meet in the Naula/Bang & Olufsen Lounge. Tour-goers and DIFFA Dining By Design attendees will be hydrated by vapor distilled smartwater®

COCKTAILS BY DESIGN
Thursday, March 19, 7-10PM
Designers and guests will mingle and explore the dazzling installations while sampling treats from NYC’s top restaurants and gourmet food purveyors. Food will be paired with delicious wine from Oyster Bay Wines, as well as cocktails by Patrόn. Tickets are $200 until capacity.

DINING BY DESIGN GALA
Monday, March 23, 6:30-11PM
At this special event, guests are invited to take a seat at the table and dine among the impressive installations with A&D industry friends and fans of great design. Tickets are available at $500 until March 13; $600 after, or until capacity

Where: Pier 92 & 94, Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street, NYC
On-site registration & pressroom is located at Pier 94

Who: Interviews with DIFFA Executive Director Johanna Osburn, DIFFA Chairman Cindy Allen, DIFFA board members, DBD designers, DBD event sponsors are available upon request.

Why: You can make a DIFFArence! Beyond the awe-inspiring tablescapes and design-forward vignettes, the NYC edition of DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN is the largest fundraising event for the foundation. A portion of all ticket sales benefits DIFFA and helps in the fights against HIV/AIDS.

Media Contacts: Danielle McWilliams / Alexandra Zwicky, Novita Communications
212.528.3160


About DIFFA: DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS raises awareness and grants funds to organizations that fight HIV/AIDS by providing treatment and direct care services for people living with or impacted by the disease, offering preventative education programs targeted to populations at rick of infection, or supporting public policy initiatives. DIFFA is one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the United States, mobilizing the immense resources and creativity of the design community. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has emerged from a grassroots organization into a national foundation based in New York City with chapters and community partners across the country that, working together, have provided more than $40 million to hundreds of HIV/AIDS organizations nationwide. www.diffa.org.
EVENT SPONSORS:

Benjamin Moore & Cosentino, designed by Tyler Wisler - The marriage of deep saturated hues from Benjamin Moore with the seductive feel of Dekton slabs by Cosentino as envisioned by Tyler Wisler could only result in the ultimate in decadence and debauchery

Hickory Chair - Hable debuts their furniture collection in an environment informed by minimal, refined global design. With an emphasis on living amidst the natural world, it is an airy yet intimate atmosphere.


New York Design Center, designed by Marks & Frantz -The glamour of old Hollywood mixes with the secret world of the backstage, where the magic happens. Onstage is a dining environment fit for VIP’s, complete with audience.


MEDIA SPONSORS:

Architectural Digest Inspired by a garden folly at France’s Chateau de Groussay, party planner and AD special projects editor Bronson van Wyck creates a magical, striped party tent to celebrate the first days of spring.

Interior Design  Magazine in collaboration with Ali Tayar - Entitled “All Together Now,” Kurosawa's Ran Japanese warlord meeting space, where a simple construction defined a festive space, was the source of inspiration. The custom printed fabric wraps the perimeter of the table, enveloping the guests while glowing like an oversized lantern. The  "+" and "-" signs harken back to Tibor Kalman, who, at the height of the AIDS epidemic, subtly raised awareness by making reference to being positive.

Manhattan Magazine & Fendi Casa -
Ode to Reflections - Invitation to the Light: Inspired by Marilyn Monroe, this embodies a refined spiritual ambience at the intersection of fashion, glamour, dining and the light reflected from our own selves.

The New York Times, designed by Robert Passal Interior & Architectural Design In Association with Bergdorf Goodman & L’objet -
Vieux Carre: The simple elements of classical forms and nature are combined to create a lush environment that transports us back to a moment in good old N’orleans.

PLATINUM SPONSORS:

Anthropologie - Inspired by the ceramics of South African artist Ruan Hoffmann and murals by Rebecca Rebouché, Alexis Givens created an environment where diners are transported to a magical moonlight feast.

Gensler + 3form -
Outside | Inside: Blurring the lines between outdoor and indoor living, this dining experience envelopes you within the landscape making dwelling and site one. The modern house is your backdrop as you mix and mingle with old and new friends from the outside, in.

Hermès -
In support of DIFFA, Hermès is delighted to debut VOYAGE EN IKAT, a powerful and daring new story in porcelain. A celebration of nomadism, Voyage en Ikattraces a precious, endless odyssey on the Silk Road between East and West

Kravet Inc., designed by Hunt Slonem -
Hunt Slonem is a world-renowned artist known for Neo-Expressionist paintings of exotic animals and tropical plant life. Groundworks for Lee Jofa translated iconic works into a collection of stunning fabrics, wallpapers, and carpets.

Roche Bobois Paris, designed by Stephen Burks - Like the Traveler chair, our installation builds upon the vocabulary of metaphoric escape, faraway places and improvised structure.  With their generous proportions, the chairs evoke a cozy camp-like micro-architecture creating an exotic and sophisticated dining area.

smartwater® - smartwater® is a premium line of zero calorie, vapor distilled water that contains added electrolytes for taste. the vapor distillation purification process simulates the hydrologic cycle – the way water is purified in nature.  smartwater is pure and crisp, like from a cloud.  our space reflects the quality that’s inside the bottle and our heritage within design from our iconic bottle, label, tone and advertising campaigns.

Sunbrella, designed by Dransfield & Ross -The 1967 film “Casino Royale” gave us our direction: zany, sexy stylishness.  The super graphic Icon Stripes from Sunbrella, paired with the couture pair of chandeliers and shag chairs, satiated our collective design conscious.


GOLD SPONSORS:

Arteriors - Inspired by the Brutalist movement, in which concrete was the material of choice, this focuses on repeated geometric and abstract organic forms with rough textures and a dark palette.
Beacon Hill, designed by Corey Damen Jenkins - Branching Out: Inspired by the organic beauty of Rio de Janeiro, this landscape celebrates the city’s sophisticated and bohemian design scene.

Bolon -
BOLON’S ‘Now’ is described as a basic, however, with Tangerine we created an experience that is anything but. Ours is an expressive yet uniform space that will trick, challenge, and excite the eyes!

Caesarstone and Gaggenau, designed by STEPHANIEGOTO -
The CHEFS TABLE is inspired by a passion for design, engineering and cuisine. The muse, Gaggenau’s Vario knob, is used to activate the space with a Caesarstone table.

Calvin Klein Home - Our serene dining setting features circular shapes and celebrates tactile materials such as leather, stone, raw wood, metal and glass.

Casali with Tonon, Mohawk Group, Ghelamco and Artemide, designed by Mac Stopa -
With organic forms and parametric vibes, “Hybrid Collection” explores the synergy between Mac’s passion for creating innovative design based on digital geometries and random geometries created by nature.

David Rockwell/Rockwell Group - We created an environment inspired by our recently completed project Chefs Club by Food & Wine. To capture the unique Chefs Club experience, we have created a demo table where chefs, designers, and editors will give demonstrations.

Echo -
Explore where the two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds begin and end.  Immerse yourself in Echo’s Heirloom India collection of wallpapers and fabrics.  Live our passion for color and pattern.

EGE -
The latest EGE Couture release ‘Montgolfier’: a journey of pure beauty over African lands by hot air balloon. On the ground, retreat to a safari camp where you dine in intimate, rural simplicity.
essie, designed by Robert Verdi  - A dramatic red carpet premiere infused with high style. Ladies and gents will cheered on by a sea of paparazzi, illuminated by iconic silver stage cans. This “A-list” moment glistens & glitters with a table set in silver and crystal.

HBF & HBF Textiles, designed by Ghislaine Viñas - Inspired by HBF Textiles’ Remember Houndstooth fabric and the Memphis Design Movement, we remember those lost to AIDS and look forward to a day when the number of infected people is zero and the disease is a distant memory.

Luxe Interiors + Design with Flexform, designed by Doug Meyer - Designed by Doug Meyer/Doug Meyer Studio, The Heroes’ Gallery is a moment of reflection, creativity and honor; an homage to the artistic fallen heroes who were some of the first victims of AIDS. The space speaks to inventiveness, thoughtfulness, luxury and design.

M Moser Associates -
Focused on “Glitterozzi Goth,” it’s dark and edgy, but definitely not somber, with unexpected brightness featuring layers of glowing forms of light. Reflective of both DIFFA’s serious mission and the optimistic community DIFFA supports.

Marc Blackwell New York - DIFFA’S beginnings revolve around compassion – for those compromised on every level because of HIV/AIDS.  The incredibly talented designers and artists who step forward each year celebrate our inspiration: Compassion Begets Art.


Michael C Fina, designed by Antonino Buzzetta - I wanted to create a space that was equally as elegant as it is seductive. The Art Deco era is the perfect culmination of my obsession with the fusion of gilded glamour and sublime luxury.  My look is definitely more strict than iconic yet still glossy, modern, and sexy. 

Moen, designed by Evette Rios  - Using pieces from the Moen Arris collection selected because of their modern, crisp and geometric shapes, stacked pipes and valves create a modifiable environment of sound, color and light entering the space.

Perkins+Will - Guests are encouraged to scroll and sketch throughout the evening, allowing the table to come to life by leaving traces of the personalities that collectively transformed the space.

Spin Ceramics, designed by Kitty Hawks - Spin Ceramics partnered with Kitty Hawks to create an elegant tablescape with nods to their Chinese roots. The space exudes organic simplicity and highlights red, referencing the AIDS ribbon and DIFFA’s mission.

Stacy Garcia│New York  -
Step into a modern, floral fantasy with our whimsical ode to Spring. The garden setting features layers of wallpaper from the new Paper Muse Collection for York Wallcoverings.

**Inspirational statements as of 3/16. For a complete list of sponsors visit www.diffa.org

Media Contacts: Danielle McWilliams / Alexandra Zwicky, Novità Communications
212.528.3160

About DIFFA: DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS raises awareness and grants funds to organizations that fight HIV/AIDS by providing treatment and direct care services for people living with or impacted by the disease, offering preventative education programs targeted to populations at rick of infection, or supporting public policy initiatives. DIFFA is one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the United States, mobilizing the immense resources and creativity of the design community. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has emerged from a grassroots organization into a national foundation based in New York City with chapters and community partners across the country that, working together, have provided more than $40 million to hundreds of HIV/AIDS organizations nationwide. www.diffa.org.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The AD Home Design Show is almost here! See highlights!

Wonderwall Studios - Mercury Collection

The AD Home Design Show is two days away. In addition to the 400+ luxury brands, this year's seminar series promises to be one of the best. The Jenn-Air Master Class Theater is the place to be for inspiring, engaging and on-trend talks from today's thought-leaders. 

Thursday's trade & media day programming is organized by Architectural Digest and will include sessions on "American Made from the Inside Out" (Noon) and "The Art & Science of Sourcing the Kitchen" (2:00-3:00PM). The seminars will conclude with a keynote presentation led by editor-in-chief Margaret Russell (4:00-5:00PM). She will talk about "Socializing Your Brand" with designers Alessandra Branca and Alex Papachristidis.

The New York Times takes over the theater from Friday - Sunday. On Friday, David Rockwell takes the stage with design writer Tim McKeough to talk about "Designing with a Mission" (3:00-4:00PM). The session will be followed by a tour to DIFFA's DINING BY DESIGN (co-located at Pier 92) and a walk thru of the 50+ awe-inspiring table vignettes. Saturday morning (11:30AM-12:30PM), HGTV's Property Brothers Jonathan & Drew Scott will be on hand to talk about flipping houses, buying & renovation tips and more. On Sunday, the one-and-only Martha Stewart closes out the show with a conversation with Christophe Pourny on "The Furniture Bible" (4:30-5:30PM). These are just a few of the highlights. Click here for the full schedule.

In terms of special events, there is an opening day cocktail party from 5:00-7:00PM, an all-American SHINOLA happy hour on Friday (5:00-7:00PM), daily book signings in the AD Library, tastings and culinary demonstrations led by celebrity chefs in the reFRESH pavilion and more.

And don't forget about our special media day activities. If you haven't RSVPed for the following, be sure to sign up. We will have a press badge ready for pre-registered media in the press room (at the entrance to Pier 94, the first door on the left).

10:30-11:30AM: Marys & Mimosas (invite attached)
Park 94 Lounge
Presented by: Baldwin & Dacor/Florida Builders/Modenus
While the show does not officially open until 11, the Show Lounge has been reserved for a special press preview. A delicious breakfast from Divino and Breads Bakery with Santa Teresa Bloody Marys will be served. Our mouths are already watering... And for added fun, our sponsors are hosting cool give-a-ways, contests and social campaigns. 
RSVP: alexandra@novitapr.com
(Please be sure to pick up your badge in the press room-enter Pier 94, first door on your left).



12:45PM: reFRESH Progressive Media Lunch
It's true - we're all about food! This tour offers a taste of the latest kitchen, bath and building products accompanied by sweet/savory snacks at each stop. You'll also receive a great goody bag at the conclusion of the tour. 
RSVP: danielle@novitapr.com

3:00PM: Private guided tour of DIFFA's Dining By Design at Pier 92 
DIFFA closes early on Thursday, but we have special access at 3. We've asked the designers to be in their booths to delve deeper into the inspiration behind these masterful tablescapes.
RSVP: cody@novitapr.com

Follow the show on twitter/instagram @ADHomeDesign #ADHDS2015 for up to date info - live from the show floor.

AD Home Design Show March 19-22, 2015

Spring is in the air because the AD Home Show is near! 

In just two days there will be 400 + Luxury brands, great seminars, exciting events, DIFFA dining venues and me! I intend to share LIVE highlights from the show to bring you the latest design inspirations and trends. Follow me on the social media links below and get the inside scoop on trade day before the show is open to the general public. Have any questions on products being shared? Give me a shout-out on twitter and I'll do my best to fill you in! Stay tuned! 
~Michelle


Monday, February 23, 2015

HIGHLIGHTS AT #KBIS2015 AND #BLOGTOURVEGAS

Why not start this post with the common theme that seems to link all the #KBIS2015 events together! CHAMPAGNE!
Traveling in class has new meaning with these lovely ladies at my side. All beautiful inside and out. I could not have had a better group to begin our journey from Boston to Las Vegas! Laurie Gorelick, Linda Holt and Pamela Copeman are extraordinary women each in their own way! 
How could I forget Mitzi Beach of Mitzi Beach Interiors and Boomer Smarts and her effervescent personality. Mitzi is a gem of a person filled with insight and real perspective. I look forward to our future conversations and learning from her shared experiences.
Veronika Miller CEO of Modenus and fearless leader of #BlogTourVegas sets the stage for open  discussion on "The Power of Design" and its impact on how we live and work. 
A few "Modenus Talks" attendees, Pamela Copeman (L-R), Pamela Copeman Designs,  Holly Hollingsworth  of the English Room and Joann Kandrac and Kole Interiors raise their glasses to having more champagne...Please! 
Randy Fiser the CEO of the ASID, delivered a presentation rich with industry knowledge focusing on: Job growth, geographic distribution, the percentage of working designers in specific areas and the economic effects they have on healthcare in this country.  Mr. Fiser also touched on Smart Building, resiliency, design for special needs, higher standards for sustainable building and how Biophila and designing with nature in mind makes good financial sense.  The bottom line is healthier building equals a healthier world and the ASID has made it their mission to be a driving force toward that change.
 The Editor At Large Kelly Edwards, interviews Veronika Miller and asks her opinion on why the Kitchen and Bath areas are so important in the home. 
More Champagne??!! No problem, there was a "Cup Cake and Champagne" event to recharge us for the rest of the day!
Au Chocolat!
I wasn't the only one enjoying the event! HGTV's Income Properties, Scott McGillivray enjoyed a mimosa and a little posing for the camera! 
A masquerade moment to keep the crowd guessing.  
Oh yeah! Did I mention Mitzi Beach?! 
Veronika Miller of Modenus, Kerrie Kelly of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, Julia Buckingham of Buckingham Designs.  Well we know how fabulous Veronika is and how she changing the world of Social Media and it's link to design. In addition Kerrie who I met a while back at Fashion Week and a fellow Brizo Alum had her own surface design debut at KBIS (the backdrop of this photo) as did my sweet friend Julia, with her earthy stone design.  All these ladies so talented and inspiring.
Private performance by Cirque Du Soleil at the Poggenpohl and Blanco event at the Mandarin Hotel.
Hungry again?
The dapper Jeffrey Johnson and the lovely Alison of Alison Habermehl Design Group enjoying the party!
It all ended with a spa day courtesy of MR.STEAM!

THANKS AGAIN TO BLOGTOURVEGAS AND ALL THE SPONSORS! 
IT WAS  A GREAT TIME!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

THERE ARE NO DETAILS IN DESIGN

PART I
One of the most effective ways to make cabinetry or furnishings come alive is to add hardware! As a project approaches its final stages, it is easy to skimp on cost and not place the same attention on the smaller scale elements. However, these are more than mere details and should not be done without any thought. I try to inform clients and help them understand that what can be considered a small detail can make a huge difference in a space. There are no details in good design, it is all important to convey a complete story and get the most for the initial cost invested. Can you imagine getting dressed to go to a formal affair and wearing sneakers? When it's time to select your hardware, make sure it rises up to the furnishings you have invested in.  Reap the largest return for a fraction of your initial investment.     

Speaking of rising to the top! Top Knobs was founded in 1994 in the USA and is the nations #1 leader of decorative hardware to the professional market. Only available in design showrooms, Top Knobs has the most extensive line available in kitchen and bath showrooms across the country.  They are a design company in the business of making beautifully crafted hardware.  
Photo Decortizo
Recently at KBIS2015 Warren Ramsland, President of Top Knobs introduced a beautiful new collection to #BlogTourVegas by Modenus.  It was evident why the brand is continually the #1 trendsetter in decorative hardware.

 The Passport Collection
Globally inspired variety!



I'm guilty! 
I used Top Knobs for a bathroom suite on the South Shore of Massachusetts. The above hardware - Tower Bridge Pulls from Top Knobs Passport Collection. I really appreciate hardware that wows form every angle! REAL cabinet jewelry for him and her! 
Thank you Top Knob for a great tour at KBIS




PART II
ARGYLE - STERLING ROW COLLECTION PORCELAIN
Is this what you think of when you think tile???
If not...you should! Walker Zanger a family owned business has over 60 years of experience and artistry in the world of luxury tiles. Quarried from throughout the world Walker Zanger is a main source of inspiration for the design trade and is revered by many architects and interior designers of the trade.
Tile and fabric are a great source of inspiration for me. They are a great starting point to create and design spaces.  Walker Zanger tile is pure ART! The possibilities for heightening the level of design as it relates to a space are amazing. Think beyond floors and back splashes. Take your thoughts to entire walls, ceilings, bookshelf backing or even a laundry room! 
FATIMA - DUQUESA COLLECTION CERAMIC AND TERRACOTTA
Beauty in blue and white.
Pattern speaks volumes.
Geometry for those who are more contemporary.
Are you little more black and white?  

DECO D'ANTAN porcelain inspired by the art deco period.

Photo via Walker Zanger
Photo  Via Walker Zanger
Men's suiting is so prevalent in the Sterling Row Collection, which is why I love it so much. I could design an entire room filled with masculine patterns and saturated depth for color. This collection is handsome and sophisticated. It can be used in the most classic or contemporary installations, from urban to suburban environments. Beauty had no boundaries.  

Tile can play a huge role in the overall design of a space. I appreciate subway tile but let's broaden our use for a medium that can clearly add depth and interest in a variety of ways beyond subway tile. Even the back wall of a small powder room can heighten the wow factor of a project. It does not need to be everywhere, it just needs to make a rich and unforgettable appearance. 
Thank you Walker Zanger for a great time and a chance to gain more inspiration from your beautiful artistry.

Mindful and with intention Walker Zanger and Top Knobs are designers in their areas of expertise. Creating products that are desirable and an integral colaborator in the world of design. This goes far beyond a mere detail...wouldn't you agree?  

Wood-Mode: New Concepts in Cabinetry, Spaces & Charity.

South Hampton Kitchen
Wood-Mode, Inc., founded in 1942, is the nation’s largest manufacturer of custom cabinetry for kitchens, baths and other rooms throughout the home. The company is proud to note that its 70+ years in business have all been family owned and operated and Made in America. 
Embassy Row Kitchen

Ocean Side Kitchen
Detailed craftsmanship, purposeful storage solutions and a contemporary design aesthetic combine to create the perfect waterside getaway. OceansideWood-Mode’s latest lifestyle concept, combines linear design with hidden functionality. 

A NEW CONCEPT
Hideaway Dog Dish Draw and Food Bin.
 Household pets are playing an increasingly larger role in home design, and Wood-Mode’s Embassy Row Pet Parlor concept space highlights the brand’s commitment to accommodating the needs and desires of these valuable family members. Born from the Embassy Row lifestyle theme, the Pet Parlor blends unique features with human and pet-friendly accessibility. The concept doubles as a laundry room, which gives many of the design details a dual purpose. The result is a beautiful and thoughtfully designed space that ads both value and convenience.
Integrated Appliances, Extra Large Sink for Bathing and Grooming. Built-in Pet fountain with Faucet For Ease and Convenience.
Island with Integrated Doors and Cabinets for Storage Solutions for Bones, Toys and Biscuits.  Life is good being a dog and living with Wood-Mode!


FUNDRAISING GETS A PAW UP AT KBIS
Image Chasen West Photography
BlogTourVegas presented by Modenus visited Wood-Mode's booth at KBIS2015 in Las Vegas. Wood-Mode hosted four Susquehanna service dogs (SSD) and their handlers to raise awareness for children and adults with disabilities. Attendees who participated in the social media program simply had to post a selfie with a dog using #KBISselfie and @woodmode and Wood-Mode would make a $5.00 donation to the organization. See selfie's here! 

Wood-Mode first partnered with Susquehanna Service Dogs in production of a concept video casting SSD Midge, a three-year-old yellow Labrador, to demonstrate the features of the Pet Parlor.
Image Chasen West Photography
“Casting a service dog was a great experience. She was highly trained which made production much easier and we were glad to bring awareness to this very worthy program,” said Jeff Wolfe, Director of Marketing at Wood-Mode.

Thank you Wood-Mode for an informative and thoughtful event!