Martha Stewart cabinetry; special order and pretty special
Move over Woodward and Bernstein. I finally got details of the new line of Martha Stewart-designed cabinetry and hardware that’s rolling into — as I write — Home Depot stores. Made by MasterBrand Cabinetry, it will be available by special order at all stores in English Canada by the end of this year, and in French Canada by the end of January, 2011.
The line launched about eight weeks ago in the U.S., where, according to my high-level source (Frank Turco, HD’s Senior Manager for Trend and Design), it’s been a big hit with both with design media and consumers. You’ll soon find stock at all stores, but the giant retailer’s “Project Stores” have vignettes set up to display the line, which includes 20 door styles in both wood and what they call PureStyle, a laminate-like finish that wraps around the entire surface. There are 32 styles of hardware in brass, nickel, bronze, iron and copper finishes, also available by special order. But Turco says HD hopes to start stocking some of the hardware in stores next year. Prices range from $124 per linear foot to $237.There are also eight complementary Corian countertops; five veined and three particulate.
I’ll have more in an upcoming Hot Home Product column. In the meantime, here are some pics to show you this lovely new line. (I love the way it looks in the laundry room, too.) These alone should enough to make you glad I tracked down the story. I sure am. In fact, I think I smell a Pulitzer!