What the Mess????

What happened to these spaces?   I get it….it is a tiny small space and needs to have everything that you need in that space…..but isn’t there a better way than these 2 examples and why are these out in the world for everyone to view?  OMG

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Bookshelves messy, the cushions on the sectional messy, the colors are obscene, the scale of the sectional is too big.....what is this?

Bookshelves messy, the cushions on the sectional messy, the colors are obscene, the scale of the sectional is too big…..what is this?

Part kitchen divided by open shelving part laundry room with everything every where....can't even put that bag away for a photo shoot.  I have a headache!

Part kitchen divided by open shelving part laundry room with everything every where….can’t even put that bag away for a photo shoot. I have a headache!

Hidden Kitchen Upgrades Behind Closed Doors

 Kitchens are the “heart and soul” of your home.  Kitchens should be functional and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.  Clean and free of clutter.  There are so many selections that many people are not aware of that can be added when ordering new cabinets or added later where possible to existing cabinets.  These items will make your life easier and more streamline and only you will know because most of these are behind                     “CLOSED DOORS”

Here are just a few for your review and knowledge.

Sweep up your crumbs into a working suction vacuum built right into the toe  kick

Sweep up your crumbs into a working suction vacuum built right into the toe kick

Surprise...lots of empty space for drawers in toe kicks and all you do is use you toe to open as this is a touch latch opener.

Surprise…lots of empty space for drawers in toe kicks and all you do is use your  toe to open as this is a touch latch opener.

Convenient pullouts at eye level for easy access.

Convenient pullouts at eye level for easy access.  Use shorter end drawers for “junk drawers” cause we all have them.

Built-in cabinet pantry with french door style opening and full extension pullout drawers

Built-in cabinet pantry with french door style opening and full extension pullout drawers

Use end panel to create an inside chalk/erase board, cork board, key holder and organizer.

Use end panel to create an inside chalk/erase board, cork board, key holder and organizer.

Spice rack pullouts for the most easiest convenience ever as they are right where you use them.

Spice rack pullouts for the most easiest convenience ever as they are right where you use them.

Pullouts and drawer storage are so convenient.  Trash pullout, lower bottle pullout and drawer pullout with full extension an easy on the back   No more stooping.

Pullouts and drawer storage are so convenient. Trash pullout, lower storage pullout and drawer pullout with full extension glides and easy on the back.  No more stooping.

Easy glide full depth extensions also some can have double stack interior drawer to keep organized.

Easy glides with  full depth extension also some can have double stack interior drawer to keep organized with dividers.

Ironing board, desk and organizational unit.

Hidden Ironing board with desk and organizational unit.

Drawers are better than doors on the bottom cabinets.  No bending and searching.  These have dividers for plates and cookware.

Drawers are better than doors on the bottom cabinets. No bending and searching. These have dividers for plates and cookware.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Tablescapes

Thanksgiving 2014 – Our holiday table.  Table display needs to be as delicious as the food that we eat.  It does take lots of time (if you are like me) and lots of planning.  I have to have it perfect without any details left out.  When the table looks inviting and beautiful sometimes a beginner cook can serve a just so so meal and everyone will enjoy it because they are visually looking at beauty.  Enjoy these photos.

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Bold Color in your Home or Outside

I am wanting to see what you think of these bold moves and colors in the rooms?  I am sure there is not 1 safe thing that has been done here.  Personally, I could not relax but I could maybe pass through and say…..hmmmm, that’s different.   Maybe I could say that the purple and yellow looks like Easter.  Maybe I could say that the hot colors with pink, aqua, slime green and black make me “jumpy”.  The colbalt blue and orange dining room is crazy with color and patterns.  Whoa, then the sectional in 3 in your face colors and patterns but then just had to add that 1 more pattern to the fireplace wall.

I think it’s very “fad” and not going to last more than a season.   You can judge.

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