KBIS 2018 Day 1 Recap

Greetings from sunny Orlando, Florida!

I’m here for Design and Construction Week and more specifically the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS).

This show is one that look forward to every year because it’s where I get to see all of the latest kitchen and bath product introductions.

Today was a big day for me because today I revealed my top-secret kitchen design for Perlick!KBIS Perlick Kitchen Appliance Design Trends Brass Black White Currey and Company Crossville Zephyr

I’ve spent months working behind the scenes with Perlick and their team to design a space that would showcase their new cooking range and tower refrigeration/freezer units.

An unbelievable amount of time went into the planning and installation of this space, but I think it all paid off!

KBIS Perlick Kitchen Appliance Design Trends Brass Black White Currey and Company Crossville Zephyr KBIS Perlick Kitchen Appliance Design Trends Brass Black White Currey and Company Crossville Zephyr KBIS Perlick Kitchen Appliance Design Trends Brass Black White Currey and Company Crossville Zephyr

KBIS Perlick Kitchen Appliance Design Trends Brass Black White Currey and Company Crossville Zephyr

I also gave a presentation in the Perlick booth about my inspiration for the space and the top trends I see dominating the kitchen design industry today.

To say I was nervous would be an understatement!

KBIS Perlick Kitchen Appliance Design Trends Brass Black White Currey and Company Crossville Zephyr

After spending some time in the booth walking guests through my design, chatting with industry friends who stopped by to say hello and listening in on demonstrations of the new product introductions (more on that later!), I ventured out to see more of the show.

KBIS Ann Sacks Tile Luxury Design Bath

Graphic black and white tile by Ann Sacks

Now, this particular event is MASSIVE!

Hundreds of vendors display their wares in two large convention center rooms with the two areas being divided by about a 20 minute walk–not kidding.

So, although it’s impossible to see it all, over the next two days I’ll try to cover as much ground as possible to spot my the most innovative and trend setting new products I can find.

Here are a few of my favorite finds from today:

KBIS Kitchen Bath Design Luxury Brizo Faucet Matte Black Gold Litze Collection

Brizo’s Litze Matte Black and Gold Kitchen Faucet

Luxury means a particular attention to detail like this shot of the cabinet front and inside of Richard Anuszkiewicz’s design for Liebherr

Black, white and gold is a dominant color combo here at KBIS

Bold, oversized floral prints are trending in home furnishings, but Kohler has brought that trend into the bathroom with it’s DutchMaster sink design

Mixed metals is also a trend we see in home decorating, and this lovely faucet by Rohl exquisitely blends silver and gold tones to create this stunning piece

KBIS Luxury Kitchen Bath Design Amerisink Brass Black Kitchen Sink

As brass/gold and matte black continue to dominate, companies like Amerisink are making it easier to find coordinating finishes for the sink

gn Fabuwood Warm Wood Cabinets Marble Backsplash Brass Gold Accents

Fabuwood puts an updated twist on the traditional wood stained cabinet by balancing the dark with clean, marble countertops/backsplash and framing some of the display doors in brass

Those are just a few of the highlights from today!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram as I share posts and IG Stories in real-time, and next week I’ll do a trend report summarizing the major themes I noticed throughout the event.

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Author: Arianne Bellizaire

Interior designer, blogger, and public speaker Arianne Bellizaire creates spaces that are beautiful yet highly functional for her clients. She served as one of only nine 2015 High Point Market Authority Style Spotters, and she has been featured in Rue Magazine, House Beautiful Online, GoodHousekeeping, EditorAtLarge, U.S. News & World Report, Roomhints, About.com, USA Today, and MyFitItUpLife!

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