FAVORITES: WHITE AND WOOD ORGANIZING PRODUCTS

My favorite season is here, and as I go about editing and re-organizing my house for spring, I keep getting drawn to these sleek white designs with light wood accents.

There's something about this color/texture combo that is so fresh and springlike. For those of you in the midst of spring cleaning, new bins or canisters can be just the motivation you need to keep going.  Add in some of these items to contain, organize or display the items you are keeping and you are good to go.

 

 
 
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In the kitchen: Gather all of your coffee and tea necessities from around the kitchen (they tend to spread out to different cabinets and shelves around the room, don't they?) and use the white lacquered bamboo tray to corral them and create a streamlined coffee or tea station on your kitchen counter. Use a couple of the bamboo jars to hold coffee beans, tea bags or sugar. Or splurge on a matching set of Le Creuset kitchen utensils if you're looking to up your utensil game.

 
 
In the linen closet: It's easy to tidy up a messy linen closet with a few simple tricks. The open weave of these bamboo and metal baskets are perfect for holding folded or rolled sheets and towels neatly (for those of us who have a hard time stacking folded linens neatly) while letting you see what's inside.    
 
 

 

In the bedroom: Go through your costume jewelry, purge what you no longer use, and show off your favorites with the Tosca accessory stand on your vanity or dresser.

In the bathroom: If you're short on storage space for towels, lean a ladder against a wall and hang your towels there (or reading material, robes. etc.)...since the width is adjustable, it can fit into the narrowest of spaces. And while we're on the subject of being short on storage space, use the Umbra caddy to store makeup or hair tools for easy access.

Happy Organizing!

 
 
 
 
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FAVORITES: FAUX FLORALS

I have a confession to make: I love faux florals and end up adding them to almost every project I work on. Whether you're a germaphobe (I personally refuse to have real flowers or plants anywhere near my kitchen!), you have a black thumb, or you just don't want to bear the expense of buying fresh flowers for your dining table every week, they can be a great way to add some color (or greenery) to your space.

Here are some of our favorites:

 
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Some tips:

  • Keep it simple! Stick to a simple color palette and only colors found in nature.
  • Do not put fake flowers or greenery on top of your kitchen cabinets. They will only collect dust and make your kitchen look cluttered. 😘
  • This is not the time to go cheap. Try to say away from plastic and go with silk or preserved boxwood. You can always look for them on sale if you don't want to spend a lot...and remember, this is a one-time investment!
  • Use a pair of topiaries on either side of a mantel for a formal look.
  • Larger arrangements look best on a sideboard, console, or entry table.
  • Small, colorful arrangements look pretty on a nightstand or coffee table.
 

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FAVORITES: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE (FOR HER)

 
 
 
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FAVORITES: SILVER DINING ROOM CHANDELIERS

There's no better way to update a dining room than a great chandelier. It can either be the finishing touch on a room reno, or a simple way to update a space without doing much else to it.

A client recently asked us to help her pick out a chandelier for her dining room. She wanted a silver or chrome fixture that would fit in with her existing hardware and traditional style. We talked her into getting out of her comfort zone a bit with some glam options.

Here are some of our favorites:

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Some tips for installation:

A dining room chandelier should be no wider than 12" less than the width of the table. You don't want to bump your head on it when you stand up!

The chandelier should sit 30" above the top of the table for an 8' ceiling. Raise the fixture 3" for each additional foot of ceiling height. This usually works out to be 60-66" above the floor.

Make sure it's centered over your table.

Most importantly, pick out something that you love! It doesn't have to match anything in your house - it should make you happy every time you sit up at your table.

 

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