Welcome to my Musings on Design

Kitchens Should Be Personal…..Yet Practical…..

 Choosing a style can be challenging, but a blend of architectural details, lifestyle planning and integration of adjoining elements can make all the difference in putting your style together……

              TONI SABATINO                           tonisab@optonline.net                         516-972-5455

I am an interior designer specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, home libraries, offices, wine storage, custom closets and any room featuring built in furniture and millwork that requires particular attention to use and spatial planning. I like to think of decorating as creating an outfit for a room. Of course, it does have to be an outfit you will not mind wearing for a good, long while. Seriously, though, the care one takes to coordinate an outfit is quite similar to room decorating. Just because you “like it” doesn’t means it works! Too many accessories, more than one large bold pattern and colors that are not complimentary will take down even the best of the individual items being used. Cohesive design where each item has not only a purpose but is in proper scale and has  a good relationship with the other items in the room, will make a room inviting no matter what the style.  The selection of flooring, cabinetry, counters, backsplash, and wall color can really be done in any order as long as each element builds upon the last. Take into account colors and themes from adjoining rooms as well. This will help to create a flow in the home that really shows off a sense of style. Kitchens require special attention as plumbing and electric codes as well as appliance clearances all have to be taken into account while creating a visually pleasing, functional space.  It is my opinion that a good ” kitchen designer” will guide you to find your style and showcase your unique treasures while creating that cohesion that makes a room really special.

2 responses

  1. Bob Hoffmann

    Great Work!!!

    February 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm

  2. Incredible Stuff you have here! And you must put pictures of what you did to my bathroom and kitchen!!! I love them both and feel blessed to have met you! What a creative, loving, kind soul you are! I love you light speed!

    March 18, 2012 at 11:47 pm

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