Above Sunset Strip: Poppenpohl, BLANCO and Cosentino Unite.

IMG_0125"Poggenpohl create luxury kitchens and has been at the forefront of kitchen cabinetry design for over 120 years." For some, these words are just a marketing tag, but here's what these words mean to me: "Luxury" means the highest standards, discerning taste and quality.

"Forefront" means industry leaders in their field, relevant/adaptable products and forward thinking.

"120 Years" means test of time, specialists and business integrity.

As a designer, this is a company I want to align myself with.

Our Blog Tour Vegas  team had the privilege of being invited to tour The Mandarin Residential penthouses, situated at MGM City Center. We were there to see Poppenpohl, BLANCO and Cosentino, a few of our blog tour sponsors, which were featured throughout each residence. To make the night even more special, we were entertained by two Cirque du Soleil performers throughout the evening tour, enhanced by the view overlooking Sunset Strip!

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My favourite part of the tour were the gorgeous Poggenpohl kitchens! Even though the space was compact, you didn't feel at all restricted. There were caterers, designers and media people in and out of the kitchens seamlessly all night. A sign of good design.

IMG_0118Delicious hors d'oeuvres served throughout the night.
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Poggenpohl have many contemporary styles perfect for condos, office spaces, lofts or exquisite, modern homes. You can browse some of my favourite lines HERE.

Offering tailored fittings to maximize space for storage allows everything to be visible and have its place. These customizable details are what you expect with a luxury product such as Poppenpohl. Their Detailed Perfection  system, uses a combination of advanced German engineering and individual attention that can only come from skilled craftsmanship.

I was thrilled to hear BLANCO was sponsoring us to go to Vegas and excited to see how their product paired with Poggenpohl cabinetry in The Mandarin Residences. It was a perfect pairing. You can see below how seamless the BLANCO CULINA™ Semi Professional faucet and STEELART SINK combo work together in this Poggenpohl kitchen.IMG_2151Photo: Alison Habermehl 441331-441623_CULINAS_PC_WBNew chef-inspired BLANCOCULINA™ MINI faucet combines water-saving performance with a unique closed coil and magnetic holder – all in a right-sized profile for open floor plans.


BLANCO introduced a new integrated Dark Walnut cutting board accessory for its award-winning ATTIKA™ kitchen sink. It not only looks amazing, but is very functional, leaving no wiggle room when chopping...or putting down your wine glass. ahem...unnamed

Another one of our sponsors, Cosentino, featured their semi-precious stone called Prexury®  in the Mandarin Penthouse. They cleverly backlit the stone with LED lights, which changed colour throughout the night, creating different moods.

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Here is Cosentino's AURA NATURAL COLLECTION (by Dektonfeatured on a fireplace wall with a soaker tub on the opposite side! A great design take-away for future projects. Look how realistic it looks to marble!IMG_2142Photo: Alison Habermehl

I will feature some of Cosentino's other cool products in a future post. You'll love how versatile their products are!

If you're interested in any Poppenpohl, BLANCO, or Cosentino products for your kitchen, bathroom or office space, please contact me and I'll direct you all the right people!