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Kitchen Pantry Ideas

gray butler's pantry #kitchens

A beautiful, functional butler’s pantry. It’s a space most of us only dream of having. While not all homes have the space or layout for a large butler’s pantry, most kitchens can incorporate a pantry. They can be designed in a variety of ways and sizes. Some are located in a side closet and separated by a door, while others are in a hallway just off the kitchen. One of my favorite pantry style is built-in and a central part of the kitchen itself.

Here are just a few kitchen pantry ideas …

kitchen pantry ideas

This built-in pantry by Brayer Design has the look and feel of a refrigerator. Love the racks on the cabinet door for spices and smaller items.

kitchen pantry cabinetry ideas

Here is a similar pantry by Leslie Ann Abbott that is flush with the refrigeration units.

kitchen pantry under the stairs

The space underneath a stairwell sometimes goes unused. In this kitchen by Mark Williams Design Associates a clever and very stylish pantry is created giving a little more storage.

archway kitchen pantry

Spotted on Pinterest, I love this pantry with arched cabinetry doors. Makes a lovely architectural statement.

colorful kitchen pantry

A hallway can also be a great place for a pantry. Love this one by Karen Swanson. The colorful cabinetry and patterned wallpaper is so playful next to the all white kitchen.

Inspired? Me too.

happy decorating,

cristin

*first image via DecorPad

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Read full story By on April 28, 2014 in interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, Organization, pantry, Uncategorized

Fresh + Chic Work Spaces

As my own home renovation goes into full swing, I’m finding it harder and harder to keep everything organized. I have to admit it drives me a little crazy to not have spot for everything, but I know it’s for a short period of time. I also think it’s healthy for me to have to let go a little. One small area I’m trying to keep organized is my work space. Although that’s been a struggle to keep neat too! So in the spirit of organized desks, I’m sharing a few fresh and chic work spaces captured by photographer, Hannah Blackmore.

fresh bright home officefresh bright home office deskchic teen girls room with desk

How cute is this work space vignette with red lacquered desk, fluffy sheep skin rug and pink cane chair with gold dipped legs!?

fresh teen room with deskLove the chair paired with the desk too!

happy organizing,

cristin

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Read full story By on April 7, 2014 in Bedroom, decorating small spaces, Girl, home organization, Interiors, office/study, storage, teen rooms, Uncategorized

Introducing Dekton by Cosentino :: Revolutionary New Surface

Dekton kitchen countertop

One of the highlights of touring KBIS with #BlogTourVegas last month was discovering new and innovative products. One such product is Cosentino’s newly launched ultra-compact surface called Dekton. Cosentino, an industry leader in quartz, natural stone and architectural surfaces may be best known for their popular Silestone products, but was buzzing about their new revolutionary product. Dekton is a highly innovative surface that can be used both indoors and out. By leveraging a proprietary technology that mimics the metamorphic change that rocks and stone undergo in nature over thousands of years, Dekton embodies extreme strength and durability. Dekton’s advanced technical properties provide UV and thermal shock resistance, superior strength, high resistance to impact, scratches and abrasion and low water absorption. This product is really ground breaking and can be used in so many applications beyond kitchens and bathrooms – imagine Dekton used for high-traffic flooring, exterior facades and pool surrounds to name a few.

Dekton surfaces - outdoor pool and patio

Produced in large format slabs, measuring approximately 12″ x 56″ inches and three thicknesses (1.2 cm, 2 cm and 3 cm), Dekton allows flexibility for large-scale applications as seen in the poolside patio and the building facade below.

Dekton - exterior facade on buildingDekton advanced technology surfaces - colors

Currently, Dekton is available in three collections – Solid, Natural and Tech – with thirteen white, grey, black and natural stone hues and in three polished, matte, wood and slate finishes. In the future, the collection will expand to include a wide range of innovative aesthetics including rust, concrete and oxidized metal as well as a variety of textures, such as rippled, leather, denim, brushed and coated. Stay tuned!

happy decorating,

cristin

*disclosure: this post was sponsored by Dekton by Cosentino through BlogTouralthough all opinions are my own.

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Read full story By on March 7, 2014 in Bathroom, bathrooms, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, kitchens, Uncategorized

New Traditional Interior Design by Courtney Giles

This weekend I caught up on reading some of my favorite shelter magazines. There was one house tour featured in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle that caught my eye. Atlanta-based Interior Designer, Courtney Giles transformed the historic 1911 four bedroom house for a young couple. Sticking with a neutral palette for the most part, Giles’ design blends traditional elements with fresh , modern accents – it’s what I refer to as new traditional interior design. The result is inviting, elegant and current.

greek key window treatment - atlanta homesformal living room by Courtney Giles black paneled pocket door - atlanta homes

Love this black and white paneled pocket door, brass elements and chinoiserie wallpaper!

formal dining room with round table - Courtney Gilesnew traditional family room by Courtney Gilesgourmet kitchen with orange barstoolschinoiserie wallpaper in bathroom

The chinoiserie wallpaper in the powder room is dramatic and bold, but a fun choice for this small space.

serene bedroom design by Courtney Gilesmirrored fret door to closetboutique style closet design

The curved window-seat bench in the boutique style walk-in closet is my fave!

elegant bathroom by Courtney Giles

For more images and information about this home, visit Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle.

Happy decorating,

Cristin

*Photo credit: Emily Followill via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle

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Read full story By on January 27, 2014 in Bathroom, bathrooms, Bedroom, bedrooms, chinoiserie, Closets, dining rooms, family rooms, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Room, living rooms, mantels, tables, traditional, Uncategorized, wallpaper, window treatments