Countdown to the 2016 Zephyr Blogger Retreat!

We’re 24 hours away from our second annual Zephyr Blogger Retreat! We’re excited to welcome 12 design, food, and lifestyle bloggers from across the U.S. to our city and show them the best food, design, and wine in San Francisco and Napa. Please follow along on social media with our hashtag #ZephyrBloggerRetreat2016 on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

Here are the bloggers!

Aida Mollenkamp: www.saltandwind.comAida Mollenkamp

Billy Green: www.witandvinegar.comBilly Green

 

Carla Aston: www.carlaaston.com

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Courtney Lake: www.monogramdecor.comCourtney Lake

Dorothy Macik: www.dorothymacik.comDorothy Macik

Jeffrey Johnson: www.jeffreydesignllc.comSONY DSC

Julie Blanner: www.julieblanner.comJulie Blanner

Julie Deily: www.thelittlekitchen.netJulie Deily

Karly Gomez: www.asimplepantry.comKarly Gomez

Lori Gilder: www.lorigilder.com
Lori Gilder

Michael Wurm: www.inspiredbycharm.comMichael Wurm

Toni Sabatino: www.tonisabatinostyle.comToni Sabatino

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zephyr Ventilation Launches Fourth Annual “Upgrade Your Hood” Photo Contest, Sponsored By Build.com

Entrants Upload A Photo Of Their Old Kitchen Range Hood On Social Media For A Chance To Win A New Zephyr Hood

WINNERS

Grand Prize (Zephyr selected): Danielle P. from Hixson, TN (32 Votes)

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First Place: Erin M. from Staten Island, NY (778 Votes)

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2nd Place: Paula G. from Arlington, TN (761 Votes)

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Element Portable Winner: James M. from Mahopac, NY

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Element Portable Winner: Laura H. from Dukedom, KY

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Element Portable Winner: Leslie C. from New Castle, PA

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Element Portable Winner: Thuy V. from New Orleans, LA

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Element Portable Winner: Van E. from Trabuco Canyon, CA

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Zephyr Ventilation, the industry leader in ventilation hood design, innovation, and technology, launches its third annual “Zephyr Upgrade” Photo Contest. The Social Media campaign encourages fans to upload a photo of their old range hood on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for a chance to win a Zephyr range hood, among other prizes.

From September 6th – 18th, participants enter a photo and short caption that explains why they need a new hood via a custom Facebook tab or on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #ZephyrUpgrade. Following the entry period, contest participants and their social networks can vote on their favorite photo from September 19th – 30th (one vote per person).

Zephyr and Build.com will select the Grand Prize winner from the top 10 most voted entries based on creativity and how bad the owner truly needs an upgrade. The Grand Prize winner receives a Zephyr ventilation hood of their choice, the first runner-up with the most votes receives a hood from Zephyr’s Essentials Collection, the second runner-up with the second most votes receives a hood from Zephyr’s Power Series Collection, and five winners selected at random throughout the contest receive an Element Portable Gas Grill (designed by Zephyr’s Arc Collection designer, Robert Brunner).

“We’re excited to partner with Build.com again for our Zephyr Upgrade Photo Contest,” says Sarah Wahl, Director of Marketing. “This contest supports our message of the importance of a high-performance kitchen ventilation hood, and it’s always fun to see the photo entries and engage with our fans.”

2016 Architectural Digest Design Show

Zephyr exhibited at the 2016 Architectural Digest Show, which was held in New York City at Pier 92/94 and drew more than 40,000 attendees. We co-sponsored a reFresh media tour and our Cheng Collection designer, Fu-Tung Cheng, presented on Zephyr’s Design, Innovation and Technology. In addition, we participated in a progressive KBTribeChat Twitter event in our booth where designers and industry professionals that are part of the tribe came together to discuss trends at the show and new product launches. All of Zephyr’s products were a huge hit, especially the in-ceiling Lux Island hood pictured below!

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Verona, Wave, Horizon, Incline, Limited Edition Okeanito (Black Mirror Stainless), and Luce Wall hoods on display in Zephyr’s booth.

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Fu-Tung Cheng presents to designers and media attendees.

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Editors take diligent notes as Fu-Tung Cheng speaks at Zephyr’s press event.

Additional appliance companies at the show included…

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Fulgor Milano

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Trends at the show:

Built-in Cooking Guides, Connected Ovens:

Manufacturers such as Viking, Dacor, Jenn Air, and Wolf showed off their technology that features built-in cooking guides with touch screen displays, connected kitchens that let you pre-heat your oven from your touch screen phone, and connectivity with Nest thermostat.

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Customization and Color

“This year, blue is very on trend. Blue is a color that’s classic but somehow always manages to look fresh. It’s really hard to go wrong with blue,” Margaret Russell (Architectural Digest, Editor in Chief).

Big Chill, La Cornue, Blue Star, and others showcased blue appliances and product options. And many other exhibitors showcased products in this cool, trendy hue.

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More Personality in the Home

Consumers are taking more risks with their design choices and not just playing it safe. We noticed a lot of bold patterns, bright colors, and innovative accessories for adding personality to the home.

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The DIFFA Cocktails by Design Event was another big success and attracted NYC’s leading designers, media, and industry professionals.

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It was a great show and we look forward to next year!

Design and Construction Week 2016

We’re back from another successful Design and Construction Week in Las Vegas and recapped some of our favorite trends and new products. Did you attend the show? We’d love to hear your favorite finds!

Color: Color in the kitchen is not going away, and this year, manufactures introduced softer and pastel colors to their product line-up. From La Cornue’s pink range to the pastel refrigerators by Smeg and Blue Ombre Wall by Thermador, these products are sure to be a hit with designers looking to make a colorful splash in the kitchen.

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Black and Mixed Metallics: In addition to the Springy hues, there were also a lot of new products introduced in brushed metallic and one of our favorite colors of the season – Black! Delta’s masculine black faucet and the brass and copper faucets and shower head by Brizo and Oak Hill (DXV) were a few of our favorites.

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Texture – We were very impressed by the gorgeous patterns and textured tiles that were at the show this year. Dekton introduced their new color collection and Ann Saks showcased the Kelly Wearstler textured tiles. The Nebbia by Caesarstone resembles a geode-design and will hopefully make its debut in our Showroom!

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Technology – LG’s previewed their new Drying Units for the high-tech laundry room, Kohler showed off their Dream Spa Shower which features one to twelve outlets for mood lighting, music and more, and Toto contributed to the Tech in the Bathroom with its Neorest products that help conserve water and electricity, and features an integrated nightlight. We got a sneak peek of the Nearest products during #KBTribeChat!

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A few other highlights from the show – how cool is this She Shed display by Electrolux? A female twist to the traditional, Man Cave.

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And we were excited to receive one of the “30 Most Innovative Products” from Beautiful Kitchens & Baths Magazine for our new Lux Island! It wad even featured on the local Las Vegas morning news!

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Thanks all for reading!

-Zephyr

 

Zephyr Blogger Retreat 2015!

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It’s here! We have been diligently working behind the scenes on our first Zephyr Blogger Retreat and we are SO excited to finally welcome these amazing design bloggers for three days of the best in design, food, and wine.

During the San Francisco Blogger Retreat, we will preview the latest trends in home design, food, and lifestyle, and show you all of what makes the Bay Area such an amazing place. From SF’s Design District, to award-winning restaurants, and stunning wineries, we have curated the best of what SF and Napa Valley have to offer.

Please follow along on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! We will share more photos and a recap here after the events.

@DiscoverZephyr

#ZephyrBloggerRetreat2015

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Arianne Bellizaire: http://www.inspiredtostyle.com

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Brandon Smith: DCoopMedia.com

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Christian May: http://maison21.blogspot.com

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Courtney Price: CourtneyPrice.com

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Florence von Pelet: Modenus.com

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Franki Durbin: FrankiDurbin.com

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Kelly Morisseau: http://www.kellymorisseau.com

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Rene Zeig: http://cottageandvine.blogspot.com

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Sarah Sarna: SarahSarna.com

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Traci Zeller: http://tracizeller.com