Two of Nashville’s design leaders, Andrew Denny, owner of Textures Nashville, and Richard T. Anuskiewicz, lead designer for Nashville’s Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio, have joined forces to showcase the art and luxury of Nashville’s interior design talent on a national level.
Textures Nashville flooring materials will be featured in the 2020 Monogram Booth, designed by Anuszkiewicz, at the premier Kitchen and Bath Design Event (KBIS) and NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) January 21-23, 2020 in Las Vegas.
“Our collaboration with Richard Anuszkiewicz is a natural fit as Textures’ sweet spot is providing bespoke flooring options to interior designers,” said Denny. “Textures’ admiration and respect for Richard’s standing as a national authority in, and, our mutual passion for luxury interior design led to a quick-forming relationship.”
Plus, they are new neighbors at the Nashville Design Collective in Wedgewood-Houston.
“It was really important to me, being kind of new to Nashville and also just really trying to celebrate this community that we’re building at the Nashville Design Collective,” Anuszkiewicz said. “So when we needed a wood floor for this booth, there really was no other person in my mind to work with than Andrew at Textures. Since I moved here Andrew has been nothing but kind and gracious and he’s also just really talented and has beautiful products.”
This is the fifth year Anuszkiewicz has been assigned with designing a KBIS and IBS booth, and his 2019 design for Monogram won the “Best Booth” award. His concept for the 2020 design is to challenge expectations of what a kitchen should be and to approach it from a more artistic and fashion lens; thereby impressing upon all of the senses à la “The Greatest Showman.”
“Over the past five years I’ve had the opportunity to design vignettes or displays for the show and every year they’d get bigger and bigger, Anuszkiewicz said. “And now this year we’re installing a full 4,000-square-foot showroom.”
His vision states the Monogram Booth will “set a new mark, a new tone; a perspective leading the way to a new horizon that is crystal clear and future‐minded with a nod to the past that honors the heritage of craftsmanship.”
Therefore, the booth’s design highlights the curated collected pieces that are brought to each room, “uncompromising materials with an acute awareness of every aspect in its environment – creating the mark of luxury for all to see, touch and feel.”
“For me, this truly is an expression of art,” Anuszkiewicz said. “I’ve always been a diehard fan of design, truly since I was born, so having a platform, surrounded by your peers, to showcase some sort of presentation is really a dream come true for me.”
Monogram’s 2020 booth will showcase two main kitchens revealing the juxtaposition story between Monogram’s Professional Statement Collection and Modern Minimalist Collection and will highlight balances of hard and soft textures.
The Professional Statement Collection kitchen will focus on the concept of the return to the kitchen table with detailed palettes, statement pieces and Textures’ 7” wide Northern Appalachian White Oak flooring in a warm whiskey barrel color.
Alternatively, the Modern Minimalist Collection kitchen will take on a different aesthetic – contemporary modern – featuring 7” wide Northern Appalachian Walnut, live sawn floors in a butternut custom color demonstrating a moodier tone.
Textures Flooring will provide custom flooring evoking Monogram’s mantra to “Elevate Everything.”
Textures will also appear in The Monogram Booth’s Demonstration Kitchen in which Celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey (Chef at Herb & Wood in San Diego, Top Chef Finalist) will be holding demonstrations every hour. The Demonstration Kitchen, inciting a “french bistro,” moody, romantic quality, will exhibit Textures’ espresso ebony live sawn white oak flooring. This flooring will be seen in the Butler’s Pantry and the booth’s VIP dining experience as well.
“We are thrilled to play a part in bringing Richard’s vision and Monogram’s story to life at KBIS and IBS this year,” said Denny.