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Our Small Walk-in Closet Design

rough walk-in closet - simplified bee

One criteria for the new addition in our home was a walk-in closet for the master bedroom. The closet space is on the small side (roughly 6′ x 7′) and because it needed to be designed for me and my husband’s clothing, it had to be highly functional. I turned to and partnered with the nice folks at EasyClosets for help designing the perfect system for our closet. Over the phone and online, I worked with an EasyClosets designer to create a custom closet that maximizes storage from floor to ceiling and delivers a super stylish look. Functional and beautiful. Love!

small walk-in closet design // EasyClosets // Simplified Bee

 

Here’s a look at the overall design. As you can see we utilized several functional storage features including full-extension drawers, double hanging rods and a fabulous slanted shoe shelf. Once I placed the order it only took a few days for the boxes to arrive. Yes, there were quite a few boxes too!

EasyClosets install // Simplified Bee #closets

 

The install was done by my husband. He knocked the whole project out in a weekend. Don’t have the time or not a weekend warrior? No worries, EasyClosets can help find a professional to install it for you.

small walk-in closet design // simplified bee

For a clean look, I selected flat drawer fronts, driftwood finish and modern chrome pulls. I love how it came together and was so excited to start filling it with our shoes clothing and accessories. Next week, I’m going to be sharing more images of our small walk-in closet design. Stay tuned!

happy organizing,

cristin

*disclosure: This post was sponsored by EasyClosets, however all opinions are my own (as always!)

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Read full story By on August 6, 2014 in Closets, home organization, Interiors, Organization, organization tips, Organizational tips, Tips/Tricks, wallpaper

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

Pastel Easter & Spring Inspiration

It’s only a few days away, so wanted to pass along some inspiring Easter ideas courtesy of Ikea. A soft pastel color palette is always a great direction for an Easter tablescape. This one created by Ikea features ARV dinnerware in pink and white has a simple and rustic look, but it also expresses a soft touch with the wave-shaped edge.

pastel Easter table setting #Easterpastel Easter table setting #Easter

In addition to the setting the table, I also love the idea of hanging seasonal art prints and graphic posters like this message of springtime! A different and nice way to display prints is to use a pant hanger like seen below. 

Hang Out It's Spring #art #ikeapastel clothing hangers from Ikea

As you transition your wardrobe from winter to spring, it a great time to give your closet a little makeover. One way is to unify the look of your hangers. Love these painted in springtime pastels too!

happy day,

cristin

*photo credits: Nina Broberg (poster & hangers) and Ragnar Ómarsson (Easter table)

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Read full story By on April 14, 2014 in Closets, color, Easter, Entertaining, gallery wall, Holiday, Organization, spring

Organizing with Labels

I’ve been on a bit of an organizing kick lately and it was all spurred on by a lovely basket of goodies that the folks at Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery sent me. The assortment of beautiful labels jumped out and soon I was labeling everything! Here are a few images of my favorite labels and how I used them in my own home…

reusable chalkboard labels for boxes - Simplified Bee #labelsThe scalloped chalkboard labels are fabulous and the fact that they are reusable is the best! Just write, erase, and write again!

durable labels for storage boxes - Simplified Bee #labelsOur garage recently got a little makeover, so the durable labels for all the bins came in very handy. I printed them out using an easy to use template at Avery.

dishwasher safe laels for food containers - Simplified BeeThis freezer and dishwasher safe label is perfect for leftovers.

pretty holiday address labels - Simplified Bee #labels

The Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery offers a variety of festive mailing labels for the holiday, but this one with gold detail went with the Christmas card I already selected!

 reusable chalkboard gift labels - Simplified Bee #labels

And how cute is the round, reusable chalkboard label? I’m using it here as a gift tag. Love it!

Inspired to get organized too? If so, Staples is offering a 40% off coupon on any one Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery product in store, or $4 off $10 at staples.com – now until November 16th.

Happy organizing,

Cristin

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Read full story By on November 14, 2013 in Closets, discounts, Features, home organization, Mail, martha stewart, Organization, product review