Interior design news: Timeless kitchens; romantic looks; and a loft in Paris
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KITCHEN LOVE: Love this take on timeless kitchen design from This Old House. (Keep an eye out for my story on the same Saturday, Feb. 16 in Homes & Gardens of the Northwest.)

“When the emphasis of a kitchen remodel is handsome practicality, the room can work hard for years without looking out of sync with the times. That’s what the avid cook who owns the space shown here envisioned, having endured a badly planned galley kitchen for years. The house that she shares with her husband and their two sons in Manhattan Beach, California, was built in 1940 as a one-story weekend place not meant for serious cooking.”

ROMANCE: Time to add a little “spice” to your life? At Casasugar, the to do just that.

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By Jamie Gold •Special to the U-T 12:01 a.m.Feb. 16, 2013Updated5:43 p.m.Feb. 14, 2013

Take-away points

Aside from the growing strength of the Russian market, which I’ve now seen in full force at my last two European trade shows, these are my take-aways from IMM/LivingKitchen:

• Smartphones and tablets will continue to influence how kitchen manufacturers design their products — both visually and functionally — and how the rest of us shape and use our kitchens.

• Expect to see porcelain and ceramic slab countertops come on strong in the next few years.

• Look for more and better induction cooktops. They already offer comparable performance to gas with more energy efficiency and safety.

• Kitchens will continue to integrate into living spaces, with less of a kitchen look and more of a living room feel.

Jamie Gold

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