January 29, 2014

New Spring looks for your Home




Spring is the perfect time to think about our homes and how we can improve our environment. There are many new looks, items to generate healthy living, and many money saving products to discover. Even the vintage furnishings and accessories from the past have resurfaced today. I am featuring three stores that are now in new locations. As usual I cannot impress on you enough to get out in the various cities of our desert, and explore our treasures, pricing, and meet very special owners. They all have an interesting history, and storied pasts to share with you. Explore and be rewarded with what you will find; shopping cannot only be fun, but you might encounter friends from your past along the way or make new ones, or even discover a celebrity owner of a shop. New people are opening new businesses in our desert. Lets welcome these owners by visiting them.

Palm Springs:

KBC Kitchen Bath and Closet; 450 South Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs.

This beautiful showroom, owned by Benjamin Sullivan, is new to our desert. The owner is not new to this business having operated it in New Orleans and Los Angeles. Benjamin has twenty years experience in kitchen and bath designs. He has designed kitchens all over the country. He focuses on planning, lighting, and a client’s budget. He is the only Wolf and Sub Zero dealer in Palm Springs. The store’s focus is on design, KBC gives work to local contractors for installation projects. Everything is made to order with many selections and creative ideas. Consultations are free at the store which is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maria Cruz and William Kulka are designers on site, as well as Benjamin, and all are eager to help you with your design needs. You will love the green kitchen cabinets, as well as some new looks in the showroom.


Cathedral City:

Carpet Empire Plus; 68307 Palm Canyon Drive East,Cathedral City.

Skate on in and view this new beautiful 14,000 square foot showroom. The new location is the former home of the ice skating rink. In honor of the prior establishment, you will enter onto the floor of pure white marble that is surrounded by displays of every type of carpet. The display area behind that has a beautiful array of tastefully presented hard surface materials for floors, showers, kitchens and baths. Check out the hypo allergenic carpet selections, and also their in-house decorating services, including wall coverings and counter tops. You will be greeted by a very friendly and very knowledgeable staff. Owner Steve Balian and his partner Michael have been in business in the Valley for over 20 years. Steve has been in the industry for over 40 years. There is plenty of parking and they are open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday they are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. When you meet Steve Balian, you will find that he has a wealth of information on carpeting and materials, and a willingness to help you find what you need at the right price. They also have a second store in Indio, located on Highway 111.

Palm Desert:

In the Hutch; 74-210 Highway 111, Palm Desert.

Michael and Saundra Salotti, the owners of this unique shop, have been in the desert for 16 years this May. In the Hutch specializes in glassware and unique items, they also have some old California furniture. They have an eclectic variety of products; there is something for everyone. As you walk in you will be impressed at how neat and organized the store is, making it easy to see all of what they have to offer. Saundra is know for being very organized and Michael is available for installations of purchases made. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sunday. The store offers pick up and will deliver items, they also provide staging and placement. What a perfect name for this store, what’s in your hutch, can be worth a lot of money as a collector, or can be sold to bring in money. It’s also never too late to start collecting some items. While the store produces a lot of inventory at the same time it can be very enjoyable to rediscover items from your past. Or if you have items you are tired of you can find a new home from them, by consigning them to the store. Stop by and visit this charming store that offers so much.



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