Home & Decor — 08 March 2019
The Home Issue: Ten ideas on trend

By Patti Roth

City & Shore Magazine

Whether you’re remodeling a kitchen, redecorating a family room or performing simple swap-outs, plenty of exciting products are available to add a fresh twist to your personal palace.

Pedal Power

Perfect for squeezing in your exercise while wrapping up that office project, some fitness bikes are equipped with a desk. Or perhaps think of it as a desk with pedals. Either way, FitDesk 3.0 is a perfect example. The folding bike features a desk platform with a built-in tablet stand. For a wider work surface, an optional accessory extends the desk length and includes a drink holder. About $260 to $350, thefitdesk.com, amazon.com         

Red Ranges (or orange, or yellow, or…)

If you’re sticking to a particular palette for your kitchen, you’ll appreciate a range of selections – for your range. Pull a specific shade from the pattern on your wallpaper. Or from your plates. Or even your favorite slippers. DacorMatch offers whatever color you want. Simply submit a swatch, and they’ll apply that hue on select Heritage ranges and wall ovens. If you prefer to pick from their standards, the selection includes red, dark denim and bright white, among others. dacor.com

Express Espressos

Rather than waiting in line for your favorite barista, order up a latte or other fancy brewed beverage right in your own home. Bosch Built-in Coffee Machine brews up customized coffee drinks, including espressos, cappuccinos and macchiatos.  Use the touch screen. Or order from elsewhere in the house – from an app. Available at Coral Springs Appliance Center, 3500 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs, 954-752-3880, csappliances.com

In With Outlets

For a hands-off approach to illuminating a room, The adorne collection by Legrand offers swap-outs for your traditional switches. Wave Switch, as its name implies, works with a wave of the hand. Others work with motion-sensing technology. Walk in and the lights turn on. Walk out, and they’re off. The Pop-Out Outlet flattens a sleek effect, and pops out when needed, accommodating three plugs. legrand.us/adorne

Fashion-forward faucets

Fresh from Kohler, Ombre Faucet Finishes keep kitchen and bathroom sinks in step with a trendy style direct from the fashion world. Transitioning from lighter to darker tones, Kohler’s variations include vibrant rose gold to vibrant polished nickel and vibrant titanium to vibrant rose gold. Kohler.com


Skateboard Redo

Rather than toss out old skateboards, an artisan in Pennsylvania upcycles the vibrant, multicolored molded maple plywood into decorative and functional items, including tables, shelves and trivets. Prices vary by design. Wine racks, for example, are $250. Deckstool.com


Perhaps reminiscent of Victorian parlors, Tulip Tete-a-Tete from Anthropologie offers a shapely variation on typical sofa silhouettes. $1,498, anthropologie.com

Shady Windows

Freshly added to the selection at The Shade Store stores, Sunbrella Solar shades offer UV protection, fade prevention and glare reduction. The styles include an array of textured neutral hues, including oatmeal and slate, and are offered in various levels of opacity and light filtering. The Shade Store, 701 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, 561-282-1108, also in Dania Beach and Miami, theshadestore.com

Sensational surfaces

The vibrant natural patterns of semi-precious stones are showcased in a selection of extravagant surfaces for kitchens, bathrooms and other areas of the home. Some of the variations in the Caesarstone Concetto Collection are translucent, offering the opportunity to elevate the design with backlighting. Available at Allied Kitchen & Bath, 616 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-564-1611, alliedkitchenandbath.com

If The Shoe Fits

Among an assortment of non-descript planters around your patio, perhaps you’d like to sneak in an oddball. Something playful that evokes a smile. Patterned Shoe Pots by Wyatt Little are $50 at Nordstrom.com

Photo: DacorMatch offers whatever color range you want

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