Home design: A trip to France provides inspiration for a kitchen makeover

This Norwell kitchen redesign includes some French country touches.Danielle Robertson/Styling by Janine Maggiore/GrandView PropHouse

The longtime owners of this Norwell home installed cherry cabinetry for their last kitchen renovation — 30 years ago. This time around, they looked to France for inspiration. “We incorporated colors and materials with a French rustic aesthetic drawn from the couple’s romantic memories of a trip there,” says Raquel Swartz, founder of Seviva Design. The architectural designer also enlarged the space by absorbing the dining room. “We created a large, open space with natural light and modern updates that feel right at home,” she says.

1 Reclaimed white oak floorboards tie together the two spaces that became the new kitchen. “We eased the transition between this space and the adjacent ones by using similar wood,” Swartz says.

2 Swartz centered the new farmhouse sink on the existing windows, which look to a nature preserve

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Gulfshore Homes adds Interior Design Division

Steven Watt, President of the highly respected luxury home builder, Gulfshore Homes, is excited to announce it recently added another branch to its deeply rooted corporate tree – an Interior Design division.

 “We have always been the liaison between our homeowners and the interior design team we partnered with. Over the years we have taken a more active role in consulting with our clients on their interior design choices,” stated Matthew Shull, executive vice president of Gulfshore Homes. “Adding an Interior Design division to the company was a natural evolution of our business model and makes it substantially more convenient for the client.”

Watt also announced that Brooke Meyer has been selected as the division’s Principal Interior Designer.

The Boca Raton, Florida, native has a Master of Science Degree from Florida State University in Interior Design. For nearly four years she was a design assistant with an award-winning residential firm

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The Home Design and Remodeling Show Returns to Broward County | News

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Home Design and Remodeling Show will be kicking off 2022 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center from February 4th-6th amid November reports of Broward County’s average home sale price of $485,000, according to the Broward, Palm Beaches & St. Lucie Realtors®. That’s a 14.1% increase in median sale price year-over-year.

The red-hot housing market in Broward County isn’t showing any signs of slowing down from the holiday season and as we enter into 2022. Houses are being scooped up almost as quickly as they are listed and homeowners are seeing an increasingly great return on investment. As snowbirds and northerners continue to make the move to Florida, the Home Design and Remodeling Show is the perfect one-stop marketplace for homeowners to meet hundreds of experts, become inspired, shop, and get quotes.

Leading the

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Health Experts Warn Against Sharing the Same COVID-19 at Home Test

  • COVID-19 at-home tests were scarce as the Omicron variant spread throughout the US. 
  • Some families desperate to save tests used the same swab to test everyone, the Atlantic reported. 
  • Health experts warn that it’s gross and could spread the coronavirus and other germs. 

As the Omicron variant swept through the country, COVID-19 at home rapid tests were in high demand and hard to come by – so some desperate families decided to test multiple people with one swab, the Atlantic reported. 

Public health experts, however, warn that the method may not yield accurate results and called sharing mucus with others “unsafe” and “gross.”

“From a public-health perspective, the idea of sticking swabs up each other’s noses doesn’t sound like a great thing to do,” Jennifer Nuzzo, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, told the Atlantic.

Elena Korngold, a radiologist told the

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