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Low profile, high style: Kitchens that go with the flow

Kitchens tend to be designed as star players on the residential stage. Their role is often aspirational – pro chef’s lair, for example, or the country kitchen from that Italian movie you loved.

But there’s a different story being played out by some kitchen designers today: kitchens that merge seamlessly into the rest of the main living space.

Sometimes that’s because there are space limitations – a smallish apartment, for example, where the kitchen is cheek-to-jowl with every other room. Or there may be plenty of space, but no walls, so each living zone looks into the next.

Some new kitchens are nearly invisible; others employ decorative and design elements that assimilate them into the look of adjoining spaces. Cabinetry is the same style, color, material and finish as other furniture. The color palette is the same or complementary. Lighting and accessories echo those in the principal rooms. Flooring is consistent throughout. Appliances are integrated. Even the island and countertops reflect materials used in adjoining spaces.

The Dunagan Diverio Design Group in Coral Gables, Florida, recently completed a Miami penthouse project with an open floor plan. The clients loved to cook and needed lots of space that functioned well.

“But they also wanted the kitchen to have clean lines and be completely integrated into the home’s design,” says firm co-founder Charlotte Dunagan. “We created a kitchen that flowed directly as part of the great room and living space. The concept we aimed for was to conceal as many of the appliances as possible, even going so far as to find a white oven to blend into the white cabinets.”

It was important to have the finishes all work together, says her partner, Tom Diverio.

“The kitchen really becomes part of the space, especially with the neutral oak wood flooring that continues throughout the home,” he says. “We were also careful to select finishes that were warm and inviting, which appear to be more like furniture.”

Pale walls in the open layout allowed for the residents’ art collection to carry through, further integrating the kitchen into the home.

Architect Dan Brunn in Los Angeles says he, too, keeps flooring the same throughout an open-plan home.

“The dining room and living room are typically connected to the kitchen, so we make the kitchen feel more ‘domesticated,’ less like a stainless steel lab,” he says. “One of my favorite things is to specify full custom-front appliances.”

New York City designer Amir Khamneipur took a similar approach with his Park Avenue apartment.

“I used flat-panel, semi-gloss-painted cabinetry throughout my kitchen,” he says. “The flat panels allow the kitchen cabinets to read as architectural elements. The geometry, symmetry and balance of lines created by the cabinetry seams were purposefully aligned with mirror work and fireplace height. These different elements coincide to create a harmonious look.”

Khamneipur chose a cream-and-neutral color palette for the minimalist kitchen, reflecting the serene vibe of the apartment. And he added a few clever features, like furniture-style legs on the kitchen island to reflect the neoclassical lines of a sofa and pedestal table across from it.

Dunagan says the inspiration for the Florida penthouse came from yacht design, in which all available space is maximized. A coffee station got tucked behind pocket doors. A laundry room, service kitchen and Sub-Zero appliances are also concealed behind wood doors or cabinets in the kitchen.

Modern materials and technology make “hiding” kitchen elements easy. Smart induction cooktops are nearly unnoticeable when not in use. Appliances that formerly sat on counters are now built into drawers. LED lighting can be installed virtually anywhere.

Henrybuilt , a Seattle designer and maker of kitchen furniture and storage systems, offers solid-surface counters with drainage for the sink. Storage cubbies for tools, napkins and bread are built into milled wood counters, which are then extended to create eating tables. Knife blocks, utensil, spices, pantry items, and recycle and trash receptacles all fit neatly out of sight in drawers and sliding cupboards.

Pay attention to how you illuminate the kitchen, says Sheva Knopfler, creative director of Brooklyn, New York-based

“The easiest way to streamline a kitchen is to incorporate simple lighting fixtures that blend in or almost disappear,” she says. “And consider paring down the number of lighting elements, opting instead for fewer, brighter overhead fixtures.”

Pick a style that suits you, and then create a visual flow with lighting in matching metallic finishes, she suggests.

And it’s fine to tweak that plan by adding a piece that’s got some drama or playfulness.

“A statement light allows you to add a bold dash of your personality. It becomes the ‘artwork’ of the space,” Knopfler says. Consider a large chandelier, or a grouping of pendant fixtures.

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Bardwil adds accessories, previewing utility bedding

Bardwil is making a new accessories statement this week by expanding into dec pillows and throws.

At the New York Market – There’s something new at Bardwil Linens’ showroom here this week.

The table linens company is showing an ample assortment of dec pillows and throws, its latest category expansion.

In addition, Bardwil is previewing basic bedding/white goods. The full program will officially launch in September.

“We have decided to expand our retail footprint with new additions to the Bardwil portfolio,” explained Alan Kennedy, president. “We continue to expand our offering of table linens, kitchen textiles, bath, beach, pool, and patio with new inspirations and new licensed brands…The trend continues to be young and casual.”

While table remains the company’s core category, Bardwil has made room for new and complementary business in recent years. The accessories product expansion comes on the heels of Bardwil’s launch a year ago of bath towels and beach towels to its house brand.

Bardwil’s showroom is located at 1071 Sixth Ave., fourth floor.

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Carol’s Kitchen: ‘Comfort food’ with a family touch

By Staci Elder Hensley

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Brian Kahoe grew up in Norman savoring the home-cooked meals and original Southern-tinged recipes produced by his mother, Carol. As a young adult, he learned how to make those signature meals with flair, adding recipes of his own along the way.

Now the Norman resident is sharing his skills with a new audience by opening Carol’s Kitchen. Co-owned with his wife, Hailey Kahoe, the restaurant’s grand opening is today, beginning at 6 a.m., at its east Norman location, 2620 Classen Boulevard, just south of the Classen/Constitution Avenue intersection.

The restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The name “Carol’s Kitchen” is a tribute to the memory of Brian’s mother, who passed away in 2017, and her portrait is prominently displayed on one of the restaurant’s walls. The Kahoes are dedicated to their memory and said they never considered any other name for their establishment.

“Brian is a fantastic cook, and it’s been his dream to share his recipes and his mother’s recipes with people,” Hailey Kahoe said. “We are so excited to be finally doing this.”

The atmosphere at Carol’s Kitchen is open and relaxed, and the menu is broad. With roughly 60 items to choose from — all made from scratch — virtually everyone can find something to their taste. Handmade chicken fried steak is the signature dish, which can be ordered in several breakfast and lunch options. There’s an abundance of salads and sides as well.

Also popular are breakfast and brunch “skillets,” with a variety of items mixed together, such as eggs, sausage, cheese and hash browns. 

“These are some of the new items we created. Skillets are popular now, but we have some variations in our skillets that other restaurants don’t have,” Hailey said.

Prices at the restaurant are modest and on a par with other local eating establishments.

As lifelong residents of Norman, both Kahoes have an extensive background in the restaurant and service industries, and are enjoying putting their acquired skills to work on the new venture. As residents of Norman’s east side, they deliberately chose an east side location.

“Most of Norman’s restaurants are on the west side; we wanted something closer to home,” Hailey said. 

After a “soft” opening two weeks ago, she said the public response to the Carol’s Kitchen fare has been very positive.

“This has been so exciting for us,” Hailey said. “We love it. We love the people and seeing them enjoy it. There’s just something different about working in a business when it’s yours.”

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Liberty Interactive QVC Group (QRTEA) & (AMZN) Head-To-Head Contrast

Liberty Interactive QVC Group (NASDAQ: QRTEA) and (NASDAQ:AMZN) are both large-cap cyclical consumer goods services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.


This table compares Liberty Interactive QVC Group and’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Earnings Valuation

This table compares Liberty Interactive QVC Group and’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation. has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Interactive QVC Group. Liberty Interactive QVC Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Liberty Interactive QVC Group and, as reported by

Liberty Interactive QVC Group currently has a consensus target price of $32.13, indicating a potential upside of 16.73%. has a consensus target price of $1,472.13, indicating a potential downside of 6.33%. Given Liberty Interactive QVC Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Liberty Interactive QVC Group is more favorable than

Volatility and Risk

Liberty Interactive QVC Group has a beta of 1.31, indicating that its stock price is 31% more volatile than the SP 500. Comparatively, has a beta of 1.54, indicating that its stock price is 54% more volatile than the SP 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.7% of Liberty Interactive QVC Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.2% of shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.7% of Liberty Interactive QVC Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.7% of shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary beats Liberty Interactive QVC Group on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Liberty Interactive QVC Group

Liberty Interactive Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are primarily engaged in the video and online commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Its principal businesses and assets include its subsidiaries QVC, Inc. (QVC), zulily, llc (zulily) and and Evite, Inc. (Evite). The Company’s segments include QVC, zulily, and Corporate and other. Evite is an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. As of December 31, 2016, QVC marketed and sold a range of consumer products primarily through live merchandise-focused televised shopping programs distributed to approximately 362 million households each day and through its Websites, including, and other interactive media, such as mobile applications. Zulily’s merchandise includes women’s, children’s and men’s apparel, children’s merchandise and other products, such as kitchen accessories and home decor.

About, Inc. offers a range of products and services through its Websites. The Company operates through three segments: North America, International and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Company’s products include merchandise and content that it purchases for resale from vendors and those offered by third-party sellers. It also manufactures and sells electronic devices. The Company, through its subsidiary, Whole Foods Market, Inc., offers healthy and organic food and staples across its stores. The Company also offers a range of products like whole trade bananas, organic avocados, organic large brown eggs, organic responsibly-farmed salmon and tilapia, organic baby kale and baby lettuce, animal-welfare-rated 85% lean ground beef, creamy and crunchy almond butter, organic gala and fuji apples, organic rotisserie chicken.

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