The Art of the Beautiful Kitchen

The Art of the Beautiful Kitchen
In my entire career I’ve never had anyone stop into one of my showrooms and say “could you help me design an ugly kitchen?” Nope, that’s never happened. It goes without saying that we want our kitchens to be beautiful and that’s what a good kitchen designer strives for. But we, as ...

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Now You See It, Now You Don’t
Gone are the days when homeowners would proudly display their latest high-end appliance and its maker. Today’s kitchens are all about discretion, tucking appliances away, and the more secret compartments, the better. “It has to do with the current trend of clean and simple lines in kitchen desig...

AU NATURAL | Embracing Your Natural Side in Window Shade Design

AU NATURAL | Embracing Your Natural Side in Window Shade Design
The freshest look in window coverings? Going natural. The basic elements for these organic solutions can include grass, reeds, wood or bamboo, which are woven together to create texture and warmth. “Most of these materials come from the tropics, which makes them ideal for the climate in a Florida ...

KITCHEN TALK | Communicating with Your Kitchen Designer

KITCHEN TALK | Communicating with Your Kitchen Designer

Great kitchens begin with excellent materials, superior workmanship, and savvy design. But above all, the most important component is communication, says Clay Cox, owner of Kitchens by Clay in Naples, Florida. “Everyone wants to talk about handles and kn...

BEAUTY IS IN THE DETAILS | How to Accessorize Your Home

BEAUTY IS IN THE DETAILS | How to Accessorize Your Home

To many, the look and feel of a well-appointed room are found by following a well-worn and structured path of guidelines – but at Peach Tree Designs, the décor of a room rises above ‘the design rule book’ and puts the power of creation back in your hands.

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SECRET GARDENS | How To Create Enchanting Private Gardens

SECRET GARDENS | How To Create Enchanting Private Gardens

Whether it is a balcony, lanai, backyard or rooftop terrace, every outdoor space is more enchanting with a secret garden. Creating this magical space can be as simple as a cozy chair nestled against a planter overflowing with fragrant flowers or as grand a...

THE FABULOUS FINISH | Beautiful Cabinetry Begins with a Beautiful Finish

THE FABULOUS FINISH | Beautiful Cabinetry Begins with a Beautiful Finish
It’s been around since before the dawn of man, but only recently have we begun to see the limitless potential of wood. Throughout history, it has been a servant of design. Typically used to construct the skeleton of an item, wood’s natural beauty was often overshadowed by layers of material incl...

MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL | Creating Light & Space By Designing with Mirrors

MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL | Creating Light & Space By Designing with Mirrors
Snow White's nemesis, The Evil Queen, coos, "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" as she stares for prolific answers from the silvery looking glass. As homeowners and designers, we too stare hypnotically into mysterious mirrors and find ourselves utterly lost in their beauty a...

BATH TRENDS | The Royal Treatment

BATH TRENDS | The Royal Treatment

Bath Trends: The Royal Treatment

How far the bathroom has come in housing history! In a few decades it has transformed from an unheated outside shack to a treasured private retreat. Sure, the basic functions of a bathroom are the same, but in today's master suites the space has evolv...

GET NAUTI | Nautical-Style Home Design

GET NAUTI | Nautical-Style Home Design
There is a certain nostalgia and simple beauty to nautical-style.  It almost transports us directly to the high seas, and calls out for an adventurous journey. With a very fine line between coastal-style and nautical chic, we will help create that pure mariner spirit within your own home with some ...

GETTING ORGANIZED | Creative Kitchen Design to Organize Your Life

GETTING ORGANIZED | Creative Kitchen Design to Organize Your Life

There is more than meets the eye in today’s most stylish kitchens. A peek into cabinets and drawers reveals an ingenious array of smart accessories that make staying organized a cinch. You’ll never have to wonder again…where you put the colander.

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MAGIC CARPETS | Dreamweaving Custom Carpets

MAGIC CARPETS | Dreamweaving Custom Carpets
Abracadabra. A magic carpet awaits - an entirely custom designed rug with just the right colors and patterns to perfectly complement one’s personal style and decor. All it takes is a little imagination and help from the experts to create a distinctive finishing touch to create some ‘floor magic...

BLINDED BY BEAUTY| Custom Plantation Shutters

BLINDED BY BEAUTY| Custom Plantation Shutters
When we think of plantation shutters, we are seduced by their romantic tropical shade they provide filtering the day's sunlight, the colored angles of the wood, the shadow-play on the floors, and the reminiscent feeling of a bygone era. There is something so eloquent a...

FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY KITCHENS | Sexy Kitchen Design By Designer Clay Cox

FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY KITCHENS | Sexy Kitchen Design By Designer Clay Cox
  For over twenty years, Clay Cox, the owner of Kitchens By Clay in Naples, has seen just about everything in kitchen design: new colors, unique textures, and exciting design ideas that elevate a simple, practical kitchen space and transform it into anything but just practical.