So, I'm home from BlogTourNYC - what a trip! It was a completely unique and amazing experience with a wonderful group of bloggers in one of the most fun and exciting cities on the planet. I feel so privileged to have been asked by Modenus to attend! I've got so much to share that I thought it made sense to start at the beginning, so, shall we get going?
Day 1 started with a BlogTour brunch entitled "Exploring the New Neutrals in Today’s Kitchen Design" which was sponsored by Poggenpohl, Blanco and Silestone by Cosentino and held at the Poggenpohl Kitchen Design Studio in NYC. The place was buzzing when we arrived as the majority of people had already arrived and there was a great mix of bloggers from our own BlogTourNYC and other NY based bloggers who had attended previous BlogTours in London and Cologne including Tina from Life in Sketch, Alicia who writes the blog for Simplifying Fabulous, Robin from Urban Gardens, Sarah Sarna and Michele from Mod Design Guru. Not only we were treated to a wonderful brunch, but we also had an exclusive introduction to the new Poggenpohl App which looks fabulous. The Poggenpohl App will be available only in their showrooms and is designed to be used as an interactive sales and design tool between the customer and their Poggenpohl kitchen designer.
Despite being established in 1892, Poggenpohl is world-renowned for its range of contemporary styles, creative solutions and ergonomically advanced designs, including the absolutely brilliant +Motion self-closing drawer system. It was brilliant being in their New York studio and looking at all the new designs they are showcasing. Having just bought a house last year with a kitchen that needs completely gutting and renovating, it was really interesting to think about the process of actually buying a kitchen. I mean, where do you start? Researching what you want, or at least, what you think you might want, probably begins online. Poggenpohl have a fantastic blog where they share the latest designs and news.
|All images via Poggenpohl blog|
Above are some of my favourite finds from their blog: clockwise from left, featured in Elle Decor magazine - the cabinet finishes are Poggenpohl Pine Terra and Sand Pine textured melanine. Next, this kitchen was featured in House Beautiful magazine. The cabinet finish is Poggenpohl Teak Quartz Melamine. And lastly this Poggenpohl kitchen was featured in Veranda magazine and showcases the Poggenpohl Terra Matte Melamine.
|All images via Poggenpohl Pinterest Board|
The Poggenpohl Pinterest board is also definitely a place to visit if you are in need of some inspiration and ideas. I pulled my favourites for the collage above but there are lots more to see on Pinterest and also on Houzz. Take a look and let me know what you think.
Lastly, thank you to the lovely team at Poggenpohl for inviting us to their spectacular studio for brunch, it was the perfect start to BlogTourNYC. In my next posts about the tour, I'll be focusing on Blanco and Cosentino, both of whom work closely with Poggenpohl and share the same exacting level of attention to detail, quality and design.