Entries in storage (2)


Sleek and Sophisticated Family Apartment


Happy Friday! As the weather finally seems to be catching on this concept we like to call Spring, I thought it would be a good time to share some photos of a bright and airy family apartment that I recently completed.

For their new family home, the mother wanted sophistication, while the father wanted practicality (oh, and a mudroom, he really wanted a mudroom!). The kids? Their two year old daughter wanted to be able to color on the sofa (no, not color while sitting on the sofa - Color. On. The. Sofa.) and their newborn son, well he was really quite content to stare at the ceiling. (I'm kidding. Not really.) While the daughter may still not have express permission to color on the sofa, we chose a fabric where her parents would be none the wiser if she did. Not that we encourage stealthy behavior around these parts... 






Spring Cleaning!


The forsynthias are in bloom, the daffodils are in full bloom, and we're just seeing the first signs of new leaves on the trees. If you're like me, the spring cleaning itch is upon you!

For me, the first step in spring cleaning is to get the toys, books, games, shoes, balls, toothbrushes (just seeing if you're reading) off the floor. While trolling around for a client today, I came across this fabulous Ladder Storage Basket from Urban Outfitters. I love the look of it. It's small and unassuming, but undoubtedly cool. It would blend easily with traditional, rustic, industrial, or modern decors. I would love to group three or four of these together in a playroom or bedroom for toy storage. Even one or two of these in an entryway would be useful catchall for the whole family.

The great thing is that it's under four feet tall, so most kids could reach the highest basket, and the baskets are removable. Put some chalkboard tags on each basket and you're good to go! At least for today.

Happy weekend everyone!