by RestonNow.com Sponsor January 12, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0

This is a sponsored post by Anna Gibson, owner of AKG Design Studio and an award-winning, certified kitchen and bathroom designer. AKG Design Studio is a boutique design firm specializing in kitchen, bathroom designs and cabinetry sales. Contact Anna at 571-989-2541 or [email protected], and follow her work on HouzzPinterestFacebook and Twitter.

I have just returned from #KBIS18 which is the National Kitchen and Building Show of 2018 in Orlando, Florida. My expertise in creating functional and fabulous small kitchens was what brought me down there, but after being there, my head is buzzing with so many ideas to share with all of you.  Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing my experiences and what I learned from other national and international designers. 

In the meantime, in this week’s post, I am sharing some of my Facebook Live posts so you can see some of the beautiful products out there to help your home not only feel more luxurious, and functional.

Global Designs — It’s a big world out there, and someone has to design it. As a panelist In this workshop, we discuss some of out throughs on how designers can work anywhere thanks to the internet. We also discuss global design has changed the way we think of design in 2018.  Find out my thoughts and ideas on Global Designs here: Here we go guys, going global.

The Galley Kitchen  — The Galley Kitchen can have a big impact on a small kitchen space. Galley Kitchens were created to solve the age old problem of fitting the most functionality into a small kitchen. The brand is known for taking a sink and creating a multi-functional kitchen prep and serving area. You can learn more about The Galley Kitchens here: Tips for small spaces from #Kbis2018

Kitchen Hoods — The trend of kitchen hoods are changing. They are no longer big boxes that are unattractive. They are circular and created to match your kitchen’s style. You can learn more about the different kitchen hoods now offered here: Fabulous Hoods

Showers — What would you do if you had a personal waterfall in your home or brought outside moss indoors? These were the themes of the showers we saw. If waterfalls and nature doesn’t appeal to you, then we also saw some fully functional and beautiful show heads that were all about getting the water pressure for your perfect hot shower. You can see all the shower heads here: Showers! The bold look of KOHLER #kbis2018

Fire Pits — The show had some beautiful fire pits that were a combo of fire pits and waterfalls. Some of the fire pits for your backyard can also have additional seating for guests at your next outdoor event. You can learn more about Fire Pits here: Live from #kbis2018

by RestonNow.com January 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm 0

Before we head off into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the biggest stories on Reston Now in recent days.

The following articles were the five most-clicked links on Reston Now this past week.

  1. Vehicles Crashes in to Trader Joe’s
  2. Mediterranean Restaurant in Reston Town Center Closes
  3. Thursday Morning Notes
  4. New Details Surface in the Murder of Reston Couple
  5. M & S Grill in Reston Town Center Closes

Feel free to discuss these topics, your weekend plans or anything else that’s happening locally. Our normal publication schedule will resume on Tuesday, barring any breaking news.

If you have ideas on stories we should cover, email us at [email protected] or submit an anonymous tip. Have a great weekend!

Photo via Twitter @stultzat

by RestonNow.com January 12, 2018 at 11:00 am 0

Reston Community Center is holding a three-day weekend to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. A complete breakdown of the weekend can be found here.

(Editor’s Note: This is just a limited list of all the events taking place in the Reston area this weekend. If you have an event you would like to ensure is listed on the website, be sure to submit it to our Events Calendar.)

  • Paulina Peavy – A Message to Paulina: In this exhibit, Paulina Peavy’s work will be on display through Feb. 17 at Greater Reston Arts Center. Peavy gave up control of her brush to an alien entity named Locamo after attending a seance in 1932. Her work includes paintings, films and texts that she used to better channel Lacamo’s energy. A talk by GRACE’s executive director Lily Siegel is set for Saturday at 3 p.m. at the center.
  • Scout high and low to spot nests and find holes where animals live on Saturday at the Walker Nature Center from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The program is designed for pre-school age children. Parents and caregivers must supervise their children.
  • Join Miss Emily for singing story time with illustrated songs at Reston Regional Library from 10:30-11 a.m. on Saturday. The program is designed for pre-school age children.
  • Participate in a one-hour session with a technology volunteer to master computer skills and receive Internet and ebook help. on Saturday at Reston Regional Library. The adults-only session will run from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Hear from farmers on Sunday from 2-3:30 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park’s lectures series on agriculture in Virginia. Tickets are $10. Register online.
  • Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike will perform on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park’s visitor center (2709 West Ox Road). The band’s work straddles the line between bluegrass, country and alternative music. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Purchase $18 tickets online. The performance is part of the park’s Sunday evening bluegrass concert series.

by Fatimah Waseem January 12, 2018 at 9:00 am 0

Northern Virginia Community College Reston Center Moves — The center, which is an extension of the Loudoun campus and offers academic programs, events and workforce development opportunities, moved from its location on Wiehle Avenue to 1821 Michael Faraday Drive this week. [NOVA Loudoun Campus via Twitter]

Local Exhibit Shines Beam on Artist Who Believed in UFOs  In a feature in the Washington Post, writer Mark Jenkins delves into the work and life of Paulina Peavy. Her work is on display at Greater Reston Arts Center (12001 Market Street) through Feb. 17. The center’s executive director, Lily Siegel, will discuss the exhibit on Saturday at 3 p.m. [The Washington Post]

Magical Frolic at Reston’s CenterStage — David Siegel writes about “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a production by Reston Community Players that explains how Peter Pan came to be. Performances are scheduled at CenterStage (2310 Colts Neck Road) from Jan. 19 through Feb. 3 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with a Sunday 2 p.m. matinee on Jan. 28. [The Connection]

File photo by Fatimah Waseem


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