Guest Post: Blythe & Barnett Kitchen Renovation with Verona Appliances

Hi there! We’re Katie + Cara…two best friends and moms who are passionate about turning a house into a home! Your home is where you come to rest from the cares of the world with the people you love most, so shouldn’t it be the place you enjoy most? The best way to create a relaxing environment is to remove clutter and keep only the things that you feel to be beautiful and have purpose.


Katie recently moved into a fixer upper that had a lot of charm but was in need of a lot of work. The large and spacious kitchen was the main selling factor, but it was also the room that needed the most work.

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First up on the kitchen renovation list was to create a neutral backdrop. We said goodbye to the orange toned cabinets and painted them a fresh coat of white. Formica countertops were replaced with a beautiful quartz and the walls were covered in a classic white Subway tile. The kitchen was looking much better but we wanted it to feel more “gourmet”!

To achieve more of a high-end look, we removed the cabinets and microwave above the counter to create a more open feel. We got rid of the dated electric cooktop and instead installed a Verona 30” gas cooktop with a custom built range hood above it. It instantly changed the entire look of the kitchen by opening it up and creating a more modern look! The trendy configuration of the burners and knobs fit perfectly with the aesthetic of the room.

Switching out the cooktop from electric to gas came with more bells and whistles. There’s just something to be said about cooking on an open flame, isn’t there?! With the Verona Gas Cooktop we are now able to heat our food more quickly, and even have the option to simmer soups and sauces on the low heat setting. The continuous grates give us the ability to move around our pots and pans as we cook without ever needing to pick it up off of the cooktop.


We finished off the kitchen with modern fixtures, accessories and added a few personal touches to make it feel more like home! The kitchen is the heart of the home and by creating a relaxing environment we now have a space that we can enjoy gatherings with family and friends for years to come! You can follow our home renovation journey on Instagram, at @Blythe_and_Barnett.

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Photography courtesy of Jessica Kettle Photography.



European inspired kitchen made complete with ILVE

This once divided kitchen and dining room was transformed into an open concept, family oriented kitchen, complete with a Midnight Blue 36″ ILVE Majestic range with Bronze trim .

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Designer Meghan Browne, from Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath Ltd., flipped this cluttered space into a breathtaking kitchen. Wanting to keep family at the heart of the project, she opened the floor plan to make it an extension of the living space.

“I enjoy collaborating with my clients, which makes every design completely personal and unique,” said Browne. “Visiting the client’s home at the beginning of the design process starts the inspiration for the project.”

Browne focused on integrating European design influences to complement the warm tone of the space. “The table is in the center of the kitchen which is a layout you would more likely see in a Italian or French country kitchen,” she commented, adding that the Zinc countertops and range hood are similar to materials used in Paris.

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The 36″ ILVE Majestic range in Midnight Blue was used as a pop of color against the neutral color cabinets.  The Bronze trim on the range provided a truly unique combination for the kitchen as an additional touch of personal flair. “There are a few companies with ranges that offer appliances with color, but it was clear ILVE was the perfect fit.” The range emitted a European style and offered modern touches such as a gas cooktop and an electric oven. “The ILVE Majestic Series Range added the furniture detailing and punch of color of a classic European kitchen to complete the look.”


Thank you Meghan for sharing your ILVE kitchen with us! Be sure to follow Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath Ltd. on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Houzz.

ILVE Showcases New Energy Efficient Products at AD Design Show

FMO140811-87743+ljusCROPILVE Appliances will once again be exhibiting at the 16th annual Architectural Digest Design Show from March 16-19 at Piers 92 & 94 in New York City. The luxury Italian brand will be showcasing their new induction ranges and a larger, more energy efficient range cavity to approximately 40,000 guests and design enthusiasts.

Below is a preview of the innovative collections that will be on display at the ILVE booth #279 this year.

New Launches:
Majestic Induction Range, Including a 40” ILVE Exclusive Option
The all-new ILVE Majestic Induction Range includes a multi-function oven, full size warming drawer and rotisserie accessory. The high performance induction top offers advanced pot sensor technology with power boost and simmer on all burners. The ranges will be available in 36” or 40” options and are fully customizable with the choice of multiple trim options and more than 200 colors. ILVE is the first appliance company to offer a 40” induction range in the U.S. market. The ILVE booth will be featuring the 40” Majestic Induction Range in Stainless Steel and a 36” Majestic Induction Range in RAL Capri Blue with a chrome trim.

ILVE Introduces a Larger, More Energy Efficient Range Cavity
The new, larger range cavity (showcased in the 36” Majestic Induction Range) features innovative soft-close doors, a larger cavity and an A+ energy efficiency rating by EU Energy Standards. Two interior halogen lamps illuminate the entire interior of the range while triple-glazed glass doors allow for better insulation and decreased energy usage. The cutting-edge range cavity is made with “easy-cleaning” porcelain, eliminating the need for an energy consuming self-cleaning function.

RAL Custom Color Program
The Custom Color Program is available for both ILVE collections, the Majestic and Nostalgie. In addition to the standard colors for both series (7 for Majestic and 8 for Nostalgie), the new Custom Color Program adds over 200 color options resulting in more personalization than ever before. The program was named a 2016 KB Culture Award Winner, a 2016 NYCxDesign Award Honoree, a 2015 Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Award Honoree, and a Design Journal Best of 2015 Products winner. The never before seen RAL colors that will be showcased at the ILVE booth include Capri Blue, Light Blue, Mint Green, and Traffic Grey.

Mixed Metal
The use of mixed metals in appliances and home décor has taken the design world by storm this past year. This new trend adds a layer of interest and dimension for a livelier kitchen. ILVE has customized a 36” Matte Graphite ILVE Majestic Range with chrome and bronze trim to showcase the beautiful new trend.

Other collections to be featured at the ILVE booth include:
Majestic Collection
Voted Interiors & Sources 2015 Readers’ Choice Award Winner in the Best of Kitchen and Bath Category, ILVE’s Majestic line of ranges is available in both dual fuel and all gas (30” & 36” only). The ranges are offered in five standard American sizes including 60”, 48”, 40”, 36”& 30” with both single and double oven options available. The line is fully customizable with seven standard colors, over 200 RAL Colors, three trim options and four leg options allowing for a wide range of choices for personalization. Additionally, ILVE Majestic Ranges are equipped with green energy features, triple-pane glass doors for better heat insulation and an 8-minute electric oven preheat to 350° – the fastest in the industry. ILVE will be featuring all five sizes at the show in a variety of color and trim options.

Techno Collection
The Techno Collection incorporates all of the same technical features found in the original Majestic series and is available in the same sizes and colors. Features exclusive to the Techno collection include a tubular style handle, sleek knobs, tubular legs, trim-less doors and panel and an optional upper handrail for modern flair. ILVE will be showcasing a 36” Techno range in RAL Light Blue.

Nostalgie Collection
ILVE’s Nostalgie line of ranges is available in a powerful all gas configuration. The ranges are offered in three standard American sizes including a compact 24”, 30” and 36” all with a 24” depth. The line is customizable with eight standard colors and more than 200 Classic RAL Colors. The ranges come complete with an upper handrail, digital clock & timer, pre-heat indicator, hearth shaped window, tubular legs and a full width storage/warming drawer. ILVE will be featuring the compact 24” gas range in Gloss Black with a brass trim.

Professional Gas Cooktops
ILVE Gas cooktops are fully equipped with the exclusive ILVE removable griddle, which allows for endless food prep options. Each cooktop includes individual precision burner controls, a flame failure safety cutout device, one-touch electronic ignition, a triple ring burner, cast iron heavy-duty grates, matte black burner caps and stainless steel knobs. The cooktop collection includes 6 exclusive models and is available in 15”, 36” and 48” sizes. The 48” gas cooktop will be on display at the ILVE booth in a counter-top display.

Ventilation Hood
ILVE Ventilation Hoods pair perfectly with any ILVE range. The hoods feature 2 infrared heat lamps and a quiet, energy-efficient, four-speed fan. All hoods are wall mounted and available in 30”, 36”, 40”, 48” & 60” sizes. ILVE hoods are fully equipped with a 600 CFM motor, halogen lamps with adjustable light intensity, an anti-grease filter in anodized aluminum and a light indicator for filter maintenance. The hoods are available in all standard and RAL colors. A 40” stainless steel hood will be on display at the ILVE booth.

Greenery Inspired Ranges from ILVE

Screen Shot 2017-01-19 at 10.51.45 AMEach year, the Pantone Color Institute selects their Pantone Color of the Year to reflect global culture via a color snapshot. The 2017 Pantone Color of the Year, Greenery, has been selected to represent growth and new beginnings.

Known as “nature’s neutral” Greenery is a shade that works well with various different color combinations. Bringing growth, harmony, and safety into designs, green appliances are the perfect choice for a fresh focal point in the kitchen.

ILVE offers two unique ways to bring the trending green color into the kitchen. Along with the standard Emerald Green color, available for the Majestic and Nostalgie range series, is the RAL Custom Color Program. Over 200 RAL colors are available, such as May Green (6017), to offer the same fresh and calming properties in a personally selected shade.

Mix & match these greenery inspired colors with different trim, cooktop and leg options for a completely customized look that will revitalize your kitchen design.

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ILVE RAL Custom Color Program Named KBCulture Award Honoree

KB Culture Award

ILVE, known for their handcrafted Italian appliances, is a 2016 KBCulture Award honoree in the cooking category for the RAL Custom Color Program. The 7th Annual KBCulture Awards recognizes excellence in aesthetic design and technological innovation in the kitchen and bath industry.

“If you’re going to make the range a focal point in the kitchen, you might as well go all the way,” says Leslie Clagett, Founder of “The ILVE RAL custom program lets designers specify trim, base details, and colors to create a one-of-a-kind appliance.”

ILVE’s RAL Custom Color Program is available for both the Majestic and Nostalgie line. The program allows for consumers to choose from over 200 classic RAL colors for both their hood and range, allowing for more personalized options than ever before. ILVE ranges are available in six standard American sizes, 60”, 48”, 40”, 36”, 30”, and a perfect city-sized 24” option in the Nostalgie line. Both single and double oven options are available, as well as dual fuel and all gas connection choices.

Christina Hendricks & Geoffrey Arend’s Eye-Catching ILVE

Christina Hendricks and husband Geoffrey Arend recently installed a 30″ Matte Black ILVE range with brass accents into their NYC apartment, acting as a functional centerpiece for the celebrity couple.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Space is at a premium in our small NYC apartment and unfortunately our kitchen is the size of a coat closet. We needed the power of a professional range and also wanted something beautiful, because whatever was there would always be viewable from the living room. When we found our black and brass ILVE, we knew it was the only stove that would make us both happy. Now anytime we have company, everyone asks about it. It looks dynamic in our Deco kitchen and it never fails to impress while cooking. It’s truly become a centerpiece for not just our kitchen but also our apartment.”‎ – Christina Hendricks + Geoffrey Arend