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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

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

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2013 :: Dressing Room by Shelley & Co.

Now that you’ve seen a Sneak Peek at the 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, I know you want to see more! Today we will be taking a tour of a small, but  highly functional coveted space; the walk-in closet.

hic designer walk-in closet by Shelley and Co.

The Dressing Room, just off the teen girl’s bedroom was designed by Shelley Cahan of Shelley & Company Interior Design. It’s très chic! And believe me, no detail was overlooked!

“This dressing room is a nod to the glamour of a bygone era where getting ready for dinner was an extravagant routine in itself.” – Shelley Cahan

beautiful walk-in closet design

The luxurious custom closets by SOZO Studio are upholstered in a gray herringbone fabric. The soft touch is really a juxtaposition to the masculine pattern. It’s a lovely touch. The white upholstered chair designed by Ironies is layered with colorful ikat and needlepoint pillows and a burnt orange throw.

black and white geometric wallpaper

The black and white geometric wallpaper (Kravet) is paired a crisp white Roman shade with a timeless Greek key trim.

ceramic pug decor accessory // San Francisco Decorator Showcase - The Dressing Room

A sweet ceramic pug sits atop a stack of book on a stunning petrified wood pedestal side table.

pendant light with tassel // San Francisco Decorator Showcase - The Dressing Room by Shelley & Co.

The large tassel light pendant by Arteriors as just another touch of glamour in the space.

Don’t you just love this intimate, glamorous dressing room? I know I want one :)

Happy Friday,

Cristin

 

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Read full story By on April 26, 2013 in Closets, gallery wall, home accessories, home organization, interior design, Interiors, lighting, Organization, wallpaper, window treatments