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Wendy Silverstein

Wendy Silverstein is a former editor at Architectural Digest, Home, Kitchen & Bath Customer Planner, and Home/Style magazines. A consultant to the design industry, she works closely with interior designers, architects and other professionals in the field.

Hardwood at KBIS

The annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is North America’s largest trade fair dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design. This year’s extravaganza, which boasted more than 600 exhibitors, was held in January at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It...

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American Cherry Goes British

London’s Royal Academy of Music, the oldest conservatoire in the U.K., occupies a handsome Edwardian building next to Regent’s Park. Made of red brick and stone, it’s about as traditionally British an edifice as you could wish for. Behind the academy’s very proper...

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Knock on Wood

The front door of a house signals what sort of home lies behind it: quiet and traditional; sleek and modern; warm and welcoming; large and imposing—and a wide range of other possibilities. Here are three hardwood front doors, each with its own distinctive look, that...

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Hardwood Gifts for the Holidays

From cute playthings for the nursery to elegant furniture for the living room, there’s a universe of attractive hardwood products out there that will check all the boxes on your holiday gift list. Here are six items I’ve already got my eye on.Knotwood LA—a...

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Hackberry Goes to the Fair

Each fall I look forward to attending Field & Supply, a modern interpretation of a traditional arts and crafts fair held annually at the Hutton Brickyards in Kingston, New York. This year’s event, which took place over Columbus Day weekend, was of special...

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Hardwood in the Bathroom

When it comes to choosing surface materials for the bathroom, most people think tile or, budget permitting, marble. But an increasing number of savvy designers and homeowners are using hardwood to clad bathroom floors, walls, and built-in furnishings....

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Tulipwood Down Under

This year, our sister organization, the American Hardwood Export Council, sponsored an intriguing collaboration with eight of Australia’s most highly regarded young design studios. AHEC asked each to replace the timber they normally use for a signature product with...

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Party Central: The Built-in Hardwood Wet Bar

If you entertain frequently at home, a built-in wet bar—that is, some combination of storage and display cabinetry for glasses, silverware, wine, liquor, and mixers; counter top space where drinks and finger foods can be prepared and served; a sink and faucet; and...

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Whittle After Work: An Architect Hand Carves Wood Utensils

Based in Texas, Lake Flato Architects has always been one of my favorite American firms. Their environmentally sensitive work is characterized by the imaginative use of hardwood, stone, and other natural materials. So I was pleased to see them featured in a Retrofit...

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On Show: Hardwood at ICFF

Each May, design aficionados like me look forward to the annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York, a four-day extravaganza where more than 800 exhibitors from around the globe display the latest furniture, lighting, flooring, and every other...

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From dark and dingy to modern and inviting, architect Sondra Zabroske of Four Brothers Design + Build transformed this kitchen with walnut cabinetry and white oak flooring.

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