You Made it Through 2020, Now What?

We made it through one nutty year. From a pandemic (that is not quite over), to mass protests, to a political season to top them all, to massive killer bees - we want to move on with our lives. 2021 has arrived and it is time to readjust and reinvent.

Whether you are working from home indefinitely or getting ready to go back to the office, you need a refresh and your home does too. Sit back, put on a face mask, grab yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of wine (depending on when you read this) and a pen and paper - we are going to plan.

With a new year comes new opportunities and new options. Our hundreds of vendors are constantly coming out with fresh collections and finishes to spruce up your home. Here's just a few that you might be interested in. And if not, schedule a meeting in one of our 4 Earth Elements® locations to peruse the many other options we have.
A Quick Note

Despite the release of a COVID-19 vaccine, all of our locations still abide by the following:

  • We are open by appointment only. Walk-Ins are not permitted.
  • Facemasks are required for all employees and clients inside the showroom.
  • All people inside the showrooms should maintain a 6 foot minimum distance between themselves and anyone else.
  • Only essential people should be brought to appointments. If you have made or are planning to make an appointment, please inform the sales associate how many people will be joining you in your meeting.
  • Above all, if you are feeling unwell, please call or email us to reschedule.
The Bathroom
Claybrook Interiors

A multigeneration name, Claybrook Interiors specializes in stonemasonry. At their stone processing facility, Claybrook employees take full accountability for each and every step in the creation of unique products.

Two of their freshest finds are the the Skye Bath and the Shadow Stone Basin. In a stroke of creative genius, Claybrook created a bathtub that suits not only contemporary spaces, but also traditional interiors. Any bathroom containing this versatile finish will immediately feel fresh and updated regardless of your preferred style.

The Shadow Stone Basin, on the other hand, is a work characterized by clean lines and streamlined design. We love the gorgeous Silver Ebru marble pictured below, however Claybrook offers a wide range of stone selections for this stunning fixture.

The best part of Claybrook? They have a variety of stocked items that still have a "custom" feel. So if you have a unique taste that shines through your spaces, but you do not have the time to wait for a fully custom item, this manufacturer should be your go to.
The Illumination
CP Lighting

If you are looking for a new statement lighting piece, you will want to check out our new vendor CP Lighting. Founded by Christopher Poelmann, CP Lighting (derived from his initials) is truly a company founded in art and creativity. Though he started in pre-med, Poelmann found solace in creative expression though welding. He took a full 180 from his studies and instead, focused on his reinterpretation of natural motifs in metal, plastic and glass.

A master of repurposing cast aside junk, Poelmann is truly the embodiment of the saying: one man's trash is another man's treasure.

While each collection of his is incredibly unique, homeowners who are willing to be bold will surely find something to suit their home's style.
The Floors and Walls
Richards & Sterling

While we are constantly bringing on new and unique vendors, we also love to showcase our staples. Richards & Sterling, one of our tried and true suppliers, understands the need for classics as well as the occasional new introduction.

This time, they have come out with three new lines that will revitalize up any space needing it: Biscuit (top right), Cardoso (bottom left), and Prestige (bottom right). The gentle geometrics of their Biscuit collection bring an added dimension to any space. Life has its highs and lows just like this collection, highlighting both the light and shadow felt even in life.

Based on classics, the Cardoso collection is a porcelain line designed to mimic the Cardoso stone found in Italy. Because it is constructed of durable porcelain rather than stone, this collection can be installed both indoors as well as outdoors (Strutturato items only). While these tiles can be mistaken for the real deal, their porcelain construction brings their overall investment to a level accessible to everyone, unlike some natural stones.

Similar to the Cardoso line, Prestige bring to life the ever-popular white marbles in a porcelain look-alike. Arabescato and Calacatta Borghini are incredibly reproduced in a durable porcelain format. With extreme attention to detail, the subtle veining has potential to trick even the most trained eye.
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Chocolate Truffles
Recipe from Subzero-Wolf
Yield: Makes 3 Dozen Balls
1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup water
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon flavored liqueur (raspberry, orange, mint)
3/4 cup cocoa

  1. Pour 10 cups (2.4L) water in the basin of the Wolf Steamer. Heat to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius) covered with steamer lid.
  2. In solid basket, place chocolate chips, butter, water and liqueur.
  3. Place basket in steamer. Heat about 10 minutes or until chocolate and butter is melted, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove pan from steamer and gently whisk in egg yolk until just combined.
  5. Place pan in Sub-Zero refrigerator for 1 hour or until firm. (Do not refrigerate overnight.)
  6. When chilled, scoop chocolate by tablespoon and roll each into a ball. Roll balls into cocoa.
  7. Place balls on waxed paper lined baking sheet. repeat until all of the mixture is used.
  8. Refrigerate until firm. Store in refrigerator.

Wolf Electric of Induction Cooktop
  1. In a 2-quart saucepan on MELT, place chips, butter and water.
  2. Heat about 20 minutes or until completely melted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  3. Gently whisk egg yolk and liqueur into mixture.
  4. Place pan in Sub-Zero refrigerator for 1 hour. (Do not refrigerate overnight.) Continue with point 6 above.
"In our perfect ways. In the ways we are beautiful. In the ways we are human. We are here. Happy New Year's. Let's make it ours." - Beyoncé

-Earth Elements® Team-
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