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Top 10 Products from the Architectural Digest Design Show 2016

Top 10 Products from the Architectural Digest Design Show 2016

by Rachel Lyon, Assistant Editorial Director for The House Designers

The Architectural Digest Design Show introduced us to some amazing products in New York City last week, and here are the ones that caught our eyes the most! With appliances flaunting fresh design elements, new takes on old household features, and just plain beautiful pieces that you’d be proud to include in your home, this list has something for everybody looking to make an upgrade. Some of these products haven’t even been released yet, and we’re happy to reveal them to you first! We hope you’ll enjoy learning about what’s available—or will be soon—to help you complete your dream home, so keep reading to get the inside scoop.

1. An Obsidian Refrigerator Interior
1. An Obsidian Refrigerator Interior

Jenn-Air® is known for their industry-leading luxury appliances, and now they offer a signature Obsidian interior that imparts a sophisticated and attractive finish on residential refrigerators. The dark backdrop coupled with LED lights that illuminate from above and in front of elegant glass shelves and soft-close drawers creates a unique environment that helps foods look vibrant and appetizing. Alongside the TwinFresh™ Climate Control System, FreshFlow™ Air Filter, and Produce Preserver that absorbs ethylene gas to prevent over-ripening, you can expect your groceries to stay fresh longer and look great until you use them. This color-popping interior finish is currently available on all of Jenn-Air’s® built-in refrigerators, including French Door, bottom freezer, and side-by-side models.

Model: Jenn-Air® 42-Inch Built-In French Door Refrigerator | $8,449 Base MSRP
2. Light-Diffusing White Paint

Whether you just love the crisp, clean look of a white interior or you want to make the walls your own with a paint design including white and bold hues or muted tints, Simply White from Benjamin Moore® has you covered. Chosen as the Color of the Year 2016, Simply White is favored because it defines and diffuses; it creates sharp lines with other colors and textures, and a gentle glow with both natural and artificial light. It shows off these qualities whether paired with rustic elements like natural wood beams or more refined details, such as carefully chosen interior decorations. Simply White creates beautiful shadows with other shades of white and brings out the intensity of any other color, so use it to instill the perfect vibe in your living spaces.

Model: Benjamin Moore® Color of the Year 2016, Simply White | Price Varies by Product Selected
2. Light-Diffusing White Paint
3. Customizable Door Hardware
3. Customizable Door Hardware

The Reserve portfolio from Baldwin® is all about providing distinguished knobs and levers to homeowners who want their hardware to bring something extra to their entryways. This mid-level range offers matching hinges, knockers, doorbell buttons, and other accessories to provide a coherent display, and you can select from contemporary, traditional, and rustic styles to best suit your architecture. The personalization extends beyond form though—you can also choose between a number of finishes ranging from light and bright polished brass and chrome to classic mattes like Venetian bronze and antique nickel. Entrance handlesets even come with SmartKey re-key capability! Baldwin® announced that there will be more great things to come from the Reserve portfolio this April, so keep an eye out!

Model: Baldwin® La Jolla Handleset, Available in April
4. Glass Walls That Open to the Outdoors

It takes more than just a patio door to truly connect to your exterior spaces. The folding glass walls from NanaWall allow you to completely break down the boundaries between interior and exterior areas, without leaving any windows or frames in the way when they are open. When closed, they provide expansive views and are built for performance; there are impact-rated models for coastal applications, insulated glass for harsh winters, and even a BEARricade™ wall that will stymie resourceful wildlife and prevent them from breaking in. A closed NanaWall is secure against the elements and protects like a solid wall, but it offers aesthetic and functional flexibility that homeowners love. And with Screen ONE retractable screens that have self-locking brakes and won’t separate from the track, you can protect against insects and allow ventilation, as well.

Model: NanaWall Model WA67 Folding Glass Wall with Douglas Fir Interior
4. Glass Walls That Open to the Outdoors
5. A Supremely Quiet Window Dishwasher
5. A Supremely Quiet Window Dishwasher

Have you ever thought that you should be able to see inside your dishwasher from the outside? KitchenAid® has expanded their dishwasher selection to give you all the best features contained in a single appliance that also lights up and shows you how your dishes look at the end of the cycle—so you can make sure they look good before you even open the door! A built-in sound insulation system keeps this dishwasher quiet, and its Clean Water Wash System constantly filters out particles to make sure that the wash water remains as clean as possible as it removes the mess from dishes. You can also expect full-coverage wash arms and dedicated nozzles for bottles to provide a deeper, more thorough clean, and it’s ENERGY STAR® qualified, too!

Model: KitchenAid® 44 dBa Dishwasher with Window and Lighted Interior | $2,049 MSRP
6. Top-of-the-Line Home Water Filtration

If you’re serious about getting the cleanest water possible out of your own tap, bring the commercial filtration power of Pentair® home with one of their residential Everpure® systems. The H-300-NXT filtration system removes everything you don’t want—including chlorine, VOCs, cloudiness, and emerging contaminants like pharmaceuticals and BPA—while leaving behind natural minerals to enhance taste and health benefits. The filter cartridge is compact, easily fits beneath a sink, and lasts about a year when placed in a family kitchen. Once the system is set up, changing the filter is fast and simple, and with the help of Terracycle®, a new nationwide recycling program allows you to responsibly dispose of spent Everpure® cartridges. The H-300-NXT provides an economical and eco-friendly water source that you’ll be glad to share with friends and family.

Model: Pentair® Everpure® H-300-NXT Water Filtration System | $479.99 per Water Appliance
6. Top-of-the-Line Home Water Filtration
7. Custom Cabinetry for Every Room
7. Custom Cabinetry for Every Room

Cut out the middleman and work directly with the professionals at Crown Point Cabinetry to get the cabinets of your dreams for your kitchen, laundry room, and beyond! With ten different virgin wood species, and eight reclaimed species for an exceptionally beautiful vintage look, you can really make cabinets your own. Crown Point offers different period styles, including contemporary, Victorian, and Arts and Crafts, to help you capture a particular look, and then they build from there. They have in-house designers who will craft whatever you need for the space that you have, and everything will be made in and shipped from their New Hampshire facility. Get lost in the Crown Point gallery to see some of their numerous custom projects and imagine what they could do for you!

Model: Crown Point Cabinetry Custom Kitchen
8. A Smart Washer and Dryer Set

Connect to your laundry like never before with the Smart Top Load Washer and Dryer from Whirlpool®, which allows you to see updates and control the appliances through your mobile devices. The mobile app even has downloadable specialty wash cycles, so it can relay the best care instructions directly to the machines when you aren’t sure how to tackle tricky items yourself. You can track the progress of washing and drying cycles, monitor energy usage, and send instructions even when you’re out of the house. The washer is intelligent on its own—it senses the needs of every load and adjusts water levels and wash actions—and the dryer uses Advanced Moisture Sensing to adapt its cycle and end it at the perfect time to prevent fabric damage. This technology will simplify your life, help preserve your clothes, and keep you aware of your usage.

Model: Whirlpool® Smart Top Load Washer and Dryer
8. A Smart Washer and Dryer Set
9. An Eco-Friendly Ventless Fireplace
9. An Eco-Friendly Ventless Fireplace

Designed and handcrafted within the five boroughs, HearthCabinet™ Ventless Fireplaces are unique in their New York City production and their ability to be placed anywhere. These unique hearths don’t utilize wood, gas, or even electricity—instead, they use isopropyl alcohol gel fuel cartridges that burn cleanly and without producing any smoke or odor. Each cartridge burns for about two hours and provides 5,000 BTUs of heat, and because there is no chimney, all of the heat remains inside. And you can simply toss the aluminum cartridge into the recycling once emptied! Cartridges can be bought online and shipped across North America, spreading this environmentally friendly luxury beyond the packed NYC homes that inspired its strict, safety-oriented engineering.

Model: HearthCabinet™ Tall Ventless Fireplace in Powder Coated Steel and with Angled Brick Pattern Fireplace Tile Interior Finish
10. Space-Transforming Home Technology

Household technology has taken a step forward with new products from Sony Life Space UX that seamlessly blend sight and sound into interior design elements. Beautiful and functional pieces that can be controlled through smartphones and other devices allow you to experience more with less. Turn any surface into a television, monitor, or virtual window with a low-profile projector, or enjoy a colorful light show to the sounds of your own playlist through the LED Bulb Speaker, which plugs into any standard light socket. Our favorite is the Glass Sound Speaker, which provides crystal clear sound reproduction through an attractive glass cylinder. The 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector is available now in select areas, and the Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector, Glass Sound Speaker, and LED Bulb Speaker will be available in May from the MoMA Store.

Model: Sony Life Space UX Glass Sound Speaker | $799 MSRP
10. Space-Transforming Home Technology
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