Posts Tagged ‘Storage Solutions’
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
Nobody hates cleaning the kitchen more than I do. So when I create a kitchen design or remodel, I’m always looking for ways to make it easier to clean through my design choices. Read on for tips on kitchen layout ideas, appliance selection, and finish choices that all contribute to making a kitchen a snap to clean. Oh … and your kitchen will look beautiful too!
Tags: cabinet hardware, counter tops, countertops, Design Tips, Flooring, Interior Design, interior design portland, kitchen design, kitchen remodel, kitchen storage, modern design, Space Planning, Storage Solutions, tile
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Friday, December 2nd, 2011
The Holiday season is in full swing and with guests pouring through the door, your powder room will seriously be put to the test. Set your powder room up to pamper your guests and see how to spend your party time enjoying yourself instead of refreshing the supplies!
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Tags: Ambient lighting, Bathroom, Colors, Design Tips, design trends, guest bath room, Interior Design, interior design portland, Lighting, modern design, paint, powder room, secondary bathroom, storage, Storage Solutions, task lighting
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Thursday, December 9th, 2010
I hope you have a sense of humor today. You’ll need one for this!
Working as an interior designer has given me an opportunity to design custom furniture for many of my clients. So with so much available on the market, why should you have a designer create custom furniture for you? My clients rarely start a project thinking specifically that they will want custom designs, but here are a few reasons that make great sense.
* Have you ever seen a chair – bed – sofa – whatever and just loved it! — except that it is too short – too tall – too brown – too whatever? Designing a custom piece can get you the exact look you want but in just the right height – color – shape – whatever. A piece of furniture that is perfect for YOU!
* Have you looked for months, trying to find a piece of furniture that performs exactly the combination of functions you want – but to no avail? Maybe you need a piece that serves as a buffet – wine storage – and display for your antique pipe collection? Or maybe you want a piece that provides storage for books, houses your media components including TV and also has a built-in ventless fireplace? Well, you could spend a year looking for those and never find exactly the right combination of functions, let alone find it all in the right style. A designer can create a piece that performs every function you want it to, precisely fits the space it is supposed to go in and works with your decor.
So, if you are having trouble finding just the right piece of furniture, we should talk.
Now, here is where you need the sense of humor. I’m all for innovation in design and creating custom furniture pieces that perform the functions that you need — but a WALKING table? I just have to ask myself WHY?? Click on the picture below to see the video. Seriously? Does anybody need to push a table around this much? Have they never heard of casters? I swear, my custom designs will be more useful to you than this!
Oh well … hope you get a laugh!
Tags: bed, bespoke design, buffet, chair, custom furniture, Fireplace, functional design, furniture pieces, innovation, Interior Design, interior designer, media components, piece of furniture, sofa, storage, Storage Solutions, table, wine storage
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Thursday, March 18th, 2010
Just a minimal post today about minimal kitchen design. Saw this modern “hidden” kitchen today by Allmilmo, via 3rings (read their full post here). I absolutely love the clean, contemporary lines warmed by the use of book-ended teak veneer. When I get to remodel my own kitchen this is what I want to do! It brings the idea of closed storage solutions to a whole new level! Waaaaay better than an appliance garage! People who have lofts, open plan homes or live-work spaces would benefit by being able to hide the kitchen anytime they want. And it’s still a beauty wide open!
Tags: 3rings, Allmilmo, contemporary kitchen, Kitchen, kitchen design, live-work, Lofts, minimal, storage, Storage Solutions, teak
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