I've had a love affair with the Kohler Karbon faucet for quite a while now. I remember the first time I saw this faucet. If my memory serves me correctly my friend, Meredith Heron installed it in brass in her studio kitchen. This guy has a way of wooing all the ladies, just ask the fellow lurking in the background looking jealous.
I know you are probably laughing at me about now, but Karbon kicks the wow factor up a notch in my humble opinion. I always think of the faucet as the jewelry in the kitchen. It is somewhat of a focal point lording over the sink. I always found the commercial with the couple asking the architect to build their house around a faucet amusing, but in many respects it is a good starting point, especially in the kitchen. It can set the tone for the room.
I also love the new Edwardian inspired design of the
Artifacts collection from Kohler.
If like a bridge mount, the Parq, from Kohler is a lovely option. In fact, Kohler has so many fabulous options that sometimes it is hard to choose. When I am designing a kitchen, I often pick a couple of styles and let the homeowner decide which they prefer. Speaking of kitchens, I am working on a couple right now, so I need your help! Not only do you have to pick the style, but you also must choose your finish. Nowadays faucets come in a range of finish options, but the most popular are pewter, stainless steel, chrome, and polished nickel, oil rubbed bronze and brass. Copper has made a few cameo appearances here and there but not a huge showing. Do you have a favorite faucet style or finish?
KBIS is winding down, and I can't wait to read the recaps from my friends who braved the evils of Sin City. I shouldn't make fun of Vegas; I loved it when I was on Blogtour and attended the show for the first time last year. There are great restaurants, awesome shows, and 24-hour fun! I returned from that trip exhausted from the fun! I was supposed to go this year, but due to my workload I felt it best to stay home and try to whittle down my to-do list.