Friday, June 17, 2011

Great Ideas for Empty Walls


We all have that one empty wall that stares at us. It is out of place, in a tight spot and does nothing but hold up the ceiling.
What function can it serve? What can we do so that you love that wall?
I designed this custom piece to control the jacket and backpack chaos. What a great way for my client to display some of the many portraits of her beautiful children!

You can use chalk board paint and turn it into a message center or poetry wall (if you're in to that sort of thing).

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Rules for Setting The Table


Earlier this spring I spent some time in Holland. My daughter was invited to represent the US on a sailing team and her lucky mother was her chaperone. While she was floating around, I made my way to Delft, Leiden, Amsterdam and the Hague.

Dutch design is unique. There is a whole different way of looking at how to do things. The next time you entertain consider 2 new ideas for the table.
Forget the rule of fork on the left, spoon on the right!

Get enough runners to lay them across the table in place of 2 place mats.

This has nothing to do with table settings but could be inspirational for how to attractively stack the dirty pots after cooking:

A pot man in Amsterdam? Imagine that! (Actually this was in Delft!)

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