5 Steps to a ‘Good-Looking’ Closet

September 12, 2012
Posted in: Design

I don’t know about ya’ll, but there isn’t quite anything like have my closets in order and ‘good-looking’!

A few of my personal tricks include:

  • Paint the back wall of my closet a corresponding color to the room it is in
  • Use all of the same types of hangers, I prefer wood
  • Put likes with likes (short sleeve with short sleeve, long sleeve with long sleeve, and so on and so forth)
  • All accessories on shelving should be put in lidded containers (color coordinated of course)
  • And last but not least, to keep your closet space feeling as big as possible, keep the floor and top shelf as open as possible!

Now with all that said, I’ve found a new product that is not only ‘good-looking’ but highly functional too!  Do you want a grab-and-go spot for hats, scarfs and gloves that you wear everyday?

Check out this awesome product, Toma wooden hangers $20 tomaobjects.com

Setting the table for work

July 10, 2012
Posted in: Staging

We recently had the opportunity to be a vendor for our Staging Services at an “Aging in Place” fair.  The visitors were great and the wine tasting was super fun!  I thought this would be a good opportunity to show how useful things around your house can translate really well into usable ‘work’ products for the right place and time.  Not to mention, easy on the wallet!

My goal for creating this display area was:

  • Create a space that would invite visitors to come over and talk (Check!)
  • Streamline our branding through color placement on our table (Check!)
  • Get a sign made to catch people’s eye from across the room (Check!)

Check out our table:

SLN at the SLN booth!

Setting the table for work


What did we re-use from home?

  1. Our favorite green http://chilewich.com/place mats.  Specifically two set right beside each to give the proportion of our display space we wanted.
  2. The two blue aqua candles I made a few years back to give some height and added color pop.  Note, I still can’t bring myself to light them in fear they will loose their pretty shape!
  3. My Great Grandmother’s milk glass bud vase given to me by my 91 year old Grandfather, Pappy.
  4. One of my most treasured Blinko glass pieces, the gold fish bowl, substituted for collecting business cards!
  5. The  Anniversary Tiffany Star given by my father to all his employees a few years back as a commemoration of their time in business (Talk about inspiration while at work…they’re going on their 148th year!)
  6. The beautiful hand blown glass business card holder my hubby bought for me.  Can you tell he knows me?  It matches my branding!


We sure did enjoy our time and hope to get invited back again soon!  Next time you have to ‘set the table for work’, remember to step outside of the box and invite some of your decorating ideas to the table.  I know we will!

Kid’s Furniture you will LOVE!

May 12, 2012
Posted in: Staging

If you’re like me, you find standard kid’s furniture on the ‘blah’ side.  Blue, pink, aren’t there tons of other colors in the rainbow? Luckily, furniture designers and mainstream stores are picking up on the fact that more parents want their kid’s spaces to jive with the rest of their home. Your toddler’s room doesn’t have to be themed with Barbie or Legos to get them excited and loving the space.

On a recent trip to The Land of Nod, I was very inspired by their awesome offerings!

Check out this small person’s work chair:

Small Persons' Work Chair

You know you’ve found a good bed when you ask if it comes in a Queen so you can put it in your own bedroom!

ZigZag Headboard and Base

Last, but certainly not least, the ever-so-popular ‘poufs’ giving a whole new dimension of style to the cliche ‘beanbag’:

The new 'beanbag'


Well, I’m off to start a little person’s with above fun finds!