Thursday, May 31, 2012

"The Richness of Minimalism"

Classical Singer Magazine included me in their $50 Week column focusing on "The Richness of Minimalism". Thanks so much to Olivia Giovetti for interviewing me!! 

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Favorite Ikea Piece: Besta

I helped this client get settled into her new apartment including figuring out the layout and specifying what if any new storage she needed. You've already seen what I did with her clothes closets and entry

For the open living/dining area these long low cabinets fit perfectly along the back wall to hide kid's toys, books, etc. High gloss white doors give it a modern feel. She already had the other furniture shown but these are progress shots. Since I've been there I know she's purchased a new sofa and rug. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Not Loving New Blogger....

while i am back to posting blogger has since changed the look and way you create posts. all the sizing and spacing is off and i'm having a hard time making everything look the way i want it. sorry if the posts look bad.... 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Custom Desk for Home Office

I live in a small alcove (L-shaped) studio and while it's an obvious choice to put the bed in the alcove, my queen size bed barely fit and since I have no desire to go smaller than a queen I'm using it for my home office and dressing area. 

I purchased and, using a jigsaw, cut down a wood countertop to fit the length of the wall (67 1/2") and then cut the depth down to 20". As you can see anything deeper would  overwhelm this area.

I draped a linen gauze curtain from ABC Home to conceal what's under the desk, and had  a glass top custom made by a local glass company. The curtain and glass aren't secured to the table, just delicately placed so I can remove the curtain to clean occasionally.

Doing this wasn't exactly less money than buying a desk, but that wasn't the point. The point was to have something that seamlessly fit the space as to not draw too much attention to itself. To have something that was functional for my needs and that fit my space.