KBIS - Day 1

Recently I was asked by Design Hounds to join them at KBIS - The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. This show is a great way for designers, architects, builders and showrooms to see what is new with brands they already use and also be introduced to new brands and products. I thought it would be fun to do a little recap of some brands I saw there and what was new. You can also check out my highlighted stories on my instagram.

Design Hounds did sponsor my trip to the show, but all opinions are my own. Thank you Design Hounds!

I’m going to bounce around between brands I saw as well as some trends which I think are relevant across brands!

Lamps Plus

Lamps Plus has some great lighting and also offer a variety of brands. They sponsored one of my light fixtures on my most recent one room challenge. They showed a great selection of basic outdoor LED lighting at some great price points.

Plumbing Trends : Metal colors

A variety of metals like brass, chrome, matte black and polished nickel have had their moment in the last few years in design. It was exciting to see brands like Kohler and Vol showcase some new finishes and the breadth of their entire line. With plumbing fixutures, I tend to stick with timeless classics, but it always depends on the situation and space. These are some of my favorites that I saw from the show - modern fixtures with an interesting finish.


Thermador had a fabulous booth and some impressive appliances. For clients with a need for a second dishwasher, it was fantastic to see their new glass care center dishwasher which is specifically for washing glasses. This would also be a great option for a butler’s pantry. They are also launching a new blue signature metallic knob for their ranges which would look so chic in the right space.

Wellborn Cabinetry:

Typically I work with all local custom cabinet makers on my projects. It was great to be introduced to Wellborn Cabinetry which was a very busy booth at the KBIS show. They have a variety of custom and semi custom options, and I loved how they showed integrated lighting in all of their drawers and behind all of the doors. I also saw a lot of walnut drawers and walnut drawer inserts, as featured here from Wellborn!

That’s all to show you from day 1 of KBIS (but there were sooo many more!) but come back tomorrow and I’ll feature some brands I saw on day 2!