Posts tagged ‘organization’

July 26th, 2013

Project Breakdown: High-Style Kitchen

When a New York-native family moved into an 1850s row house right in the heart of historic downtown Savannah, they imagined a space that reflected both the relaxed atmosphere of Southern spaces and the high-style interiors found throughout “the big apple.” The result is a sophisticated, contemporary home that places an emphasis on functionality while pushing the limits of design.

project breakdown - perry

1. A custom brass light fixture sits above the island to center the room and bring a warmer feel to an otherwise utilitarian space.

2. Use every inch of vertical space by placing back-lit storage above existing cabinetry. We recommend using push-touch cabinet fasteners to avoid having to use typical knob hardware for a streamlined facade.

3. Having built-in adjustable shelves at counter height allow for easy access of kitchen items used most often such as spices and coffee. This kitchen features a motorized backsplash that conceals shelf clutter with a push of a button.

4. Gain access to uncharted kitchen territory with the help of a sliding ladder. This custom design allows for the ladder to be removed from the current track and placed elsewhere through the kitchen and dining room as you see fit.

5. A prep sink on an adjacent surface is a great way to free up the space for entertaining. Place items nearby that are also used in cooking prep like cutting boards, knives, and basic ingredients.

Sources

Floor: Marble Systems – Skyline Polished Marble (Honed locally and waterjet into a custom herringbone pattern).

Counter: Richlite Paper Surface –  Northwest Collection (Chocolate Glacier)

Faucet: Waterstone 3900 Parche Prep Faucet

Spice Jars: IKEA DOPPAR Jar with Lid (Various sizes. Labels were made locally).

Hardware: Lewis Dolin 5″ Bar Series – Oil Rubbed Bronze

Cabinet Veneer: Tree Frog Veneer – Grey Oak Lati Groove.

January 17th, 2013

Rethinking the Home: Smart Spaces

 

Rethink Design Studio

The New Year is full of new hopes and fresh beginnings that will affect both your life and your home. Today we’re breaking down a few of our spaces to show you how to “rethink”  bedroom and living room design. From organization tips to a little DIY, let these images act as inspiration for a smarter home and a smarter you.

 

Rethink Design Studio

Rethink Design Studio

Rethink Design Studio

Rethink Design Studio

Rethink Design Studio

Have an area of your home that could use a “smart space” makeover? Visit our contact page.

April 19th, 2011

Chalkboards aren’t just for children

There is just something about chalkboards that bring you back to childhood. It is sad to think with so many new products available, such as dry erase boards, kids today may not get to experience the “click”, “click”, and “SCREECH” associated with chalk. Or, witness the pounding of erasers and the clouds of dust left behind. But who’s to say all the fun is gone? There are many ways to keep chalk alive in your everyday life. Check out some of the ideas below for incorporating blackboards into your home, office and garden. Whether you like the look of white on a crisp black or if you find something nostalgic in the ghostly white wash left over after a cleaning – there is no doubt you’ll find an idea that suits your needs.

If using labels – remember the more you have the higher the impact and the more organized you look =)

High impact doesn’t need to mean high dollar - with a little patience you can create a wall that serves as both function and art.

Get creative – the placemats were drawn simply on black craft paper (tip: use an existing placemat and trace around it for consistency) OR get the family together to create your next birthday invite or Happy New Year’s card

1.  Chalkboard Labels

2.  Magnetic Chalkboard Spice Organization

3.  DIY Chalkboard Calender

4.  Blackboard Garden Labels

5.  DIY Chalkboard Placemat Tablecloth

6.  Chalkboard Globe

7.  DIY Magazine Organizers

8.  DIY Save the Date Invite

April 13th, 2011

Love it! John Corcoran Designs

We came across this designer on Etsy the other day and although he’s only got a few items available- we are LOVING them!

This little lightbulb bud vase is the product of ingenuity and simplicity at its best.  I also love reading the story of the inspiration behind the design.

Also, check out his fabulous closet shelf/hanging system.  I want one immediately (okay, make it 4).  I love the Scandinavian sort of vibe of the delicate metal framework and bleached wood.  Go check it out!

June 15th, 2010

DIY organization

There is something so refreshing about seeing everything put away, lined up and labeled.  While we may not all have Martha Stewart’s knack for keeping everything “just so”, stylized organization is certainly not unattainable.

We have very limited space in our studio which means we have got to make the best of it.  By keeping things labeled we are able to find things more easily, and when in large quantities, can make a pretty big visual statement.

Two things we have A LOT of: magazines and fabric samples.

Here are the solutions we came up with.

For the magazine storage we purchased magazine boxes from Michael’s and then taped off the front on all 4 sides in order to create the label area.  We painted the “label” with chalkboard paint then took off the tape.  Last step: write labels!

Note: be sure to let the chalkboard paint cure or whatever you write on it may end up becoming semi permanent.

The fabric storage is made up of wire rack storage from Ikea.  We painted small boards with chalkboard paint, drilled holes, and attached to the wire with binder rings (you could also use twine, ribbon, etc).

The key to any sort of project like this is to keep things as consistent as possible.  Even though the labels on the magazine boxes aren’t all exactly the same size, the boxes are the same and they were all written by the same hand.   You get the idea…