Monday, August 29, 2011

Organizing Systems

Back in July I went on a serious organizing spree through the closets in our house,
which led me to discover other areas in our home that needed some serious
organizing assistance...

The primary spot being our kitchen island and coffee bar.
From the stools at the island to available counter space,
its the first place we tend to leave our
keys, letters, movie rentals, bills, broken toys, to-do-lists, shopping bags, etc.
And let's not forget the side of the refrigerator - covered in invitations, save-the-dates, and pictures...
I didn't realize, prior to the closet-clean-out,
how inefficient our " stashing system" had become.
We needed to find something that could organize mail and bills, hang keys, 
display pictures and invitations, hold to-do-lists...

(Enter "Pottery Barn Daily Organizing System")

See! All of their papers and random items look purposeful.

Where are we going to hang this, so that it will actually be useful?
On the wall entering the laundry room, right across from the kitchen.
It was just the right width to hold the necessary pieces.
Love it when that happens!

We ordered it the first week in August, and apparently 
lots of other PB shoppers have found this to be incredibly useful...
most pieces were on backorder :(
I have been SO patient.
The first shipment arrived 3 weeks ago, two more pieces are coming this week,
and the final pieces (2 cork boards) will be delivered mid-September.
But after this week's shipment, we'll have enough to actually hang and begin using,
until the last pieces arrive.

It's funny how annoyed we now are with the clutter, that didn't seem to bother us before! 

Are there areas in your home that store clutter? and drive you crazy?
Or do you have some great organizing systems you'd like to share?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Interior Decorating Services

Over the past months, I have been extremely blessed by the opportunities to help friends, family, and clients with their Interior Decorating dilemmas! Projects have ranged from decorating the majority of a home to small decorating questions, such as color scheme for a room or which piece of furniture looks best in "that nook".

Now, I am thrilled to announce that my Design Services Page is open,  and I look forward to creating personal, beautiful, & livable spaces for you! Packages and Consultations come in a variety of sizes, so you can find exactly what fits your needs.

I will be posting the Design Boards from past projects to my Portfolio in the coming days, so come back soon to see what I've been working on.

Please Contact Me with any questions you have.

Let's Decorate Together!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Design Details :: Hardware

Hardware is like jewelry for your doors, cabinets, and drawers!
Ever go out without your rings and jewelry?
and then feel naked without them!
That's how i feel about doors, drawers, and cabinets without hardware.

So, here are some great inspirations for adding jewelry to 
all the necessary spots in your home!

not sure where to put your knobs today?
stash 'em away in an apothecary jar until you decide!

 love hardware that pops!

knobs used as a towel rack. genius.

 always loved dark hardware on white cabinets.

want to see the kind of jewelry that i don't like?

There are quite a few of these builder's grade uglies in our house,
they're on my "get rid of" list.
I'd love to replace them with something more like this ...


and as for my kitchen cabinets they currently don't have any hardware.
they're naked.
i am just holding out for having them painted white,
then we'll add hardware!

so, what about you?
do you have spots that desperately need some jewelry?
or do you have pics of some of your favorite knobs and pulls in your home?
share them! we'd all love to see!

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