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Pantry Perfection

This time of year is synonymous with fresh starts, clean slates and organization. With the very best intentions we push against the unraveling that happens over time and evitable disequilibrium. I find my mind is clear and content when organized. And take great pleasure in pursuing order and perusing others’ efforts. Sometimes much more of the later…

 

Quick Tips:

Keep Like with Like – Cans Together by Food Product, Glass Vessels and Bowls Together, Wood Platters and Cutting Boards Together, Paper Products Together

Decant from Original Packaging – Pastas, Loose Foods in Baskets, Snacks in Glass Jars, Raw Ingredients in Glass or Clear Push Top Containers

Spacing – Vary Shelves, Shelves for Cans 9-10 inches between Shelves 10-12 depth, Appliance and Bulk 16-18 between Shelves 18-24 depth, Plan for Deeper Ledge or Counter

 

Whether you are a storage phenom or a voyeur peeking into the pantry to see how other people really live. These are examples of going beyond the cupboard and creating smashing pantries.

roundhouse

Via Round House Pantries and Larders

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Via Designsponge Emersonmade

decorpad

Via Decorpad

besthomedecorators

Via Besthomedecorators

uncovet

Via Uncovet

terracotta Properties

Via Terracotta Properties

KNOCKOUTS! Black Kitchen?

Oh yes. If these kitchens could travel they would be at Fashion Week. These powerful spaces are stunning. Making no apologies for their sleek silhouettes and striking stature. Black kitchens. This is happening.

Via World of Architecture

Via Atetier AM, Architectural Digest

Via Workstead

Via Kobenhavns Mobbelsnedkeri Design

World of Architecture

K. Rocke Design Featured in Florida Design

 

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While in Salzburg, Austria last month I was excited to find the current issue of Florida Design magazine. It was such a thrill to be traveling through Europe, open the magazine and see my work featured. This widely esteemed publication and design industry exemplar can be found in book stores and newsstands nationally, as well as, internationally. Please find me in Volume 24#1 on pages 280-286.

Bleached Blonde Pale Timber Wood

I can’t seem to get enough of this bleached blonde wood. The finish celebrates the wood species and it’s natural characteristics. I am very fond of how clean and chalk-y it makes a space. This finish is super forgiving of pets and other sources of patina. White ash and white birch are best suited to this finish but I have seen beautiful results with bleached walnut, hickory and pear.

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Coblonal Andorra Architecture

 

archiexpo white ash floor

Archiexpo White Ash

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Archiexpo American White

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Boen Flooring

Here’s a recipe for existing floors:

http://www.remodelista.com/posts/how-to-create-a-scandi-whitewashed-floor

 

 

Office Update, Before and After

The space didn’t reflect the young, sharp business owner and his executive staff. They needed something smartly updated and mindful of investing too much into a space that this successful company might outgrow. I chose to turn my back on elements that would drain a budget and chose to focus on high impact. We couldn’t be more unanimously pleased with the results.

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The After Spectacular

We took this great house to its fullest potential with amazing results. Here’s to great clients!

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Mantels by Design as Seen on KUTV, Channel 2 Fresh Living

DSC_1197A mantel is typically focal point and is often the strongest architectural feature in the space. It should suit the space in terms of scale and design language. A few tips: allow for at least a 10 inch depth mantel and install an outlet on mantel shelf where it cannot be seen for holiday décor or lamps.

I generally prefer TVs away from the mantel on a side wall or cabinetry if it’s suitable for viewing. Generally this is best when the space is formal or when the mantel is high. Typically I suggest a TV above the mantel if the space is casual and mantel is 62 inches above the finished floor or lower. Above the mantel is also suitable if the majority of viewing is standing or lying down. I have on occasion placed TVs below a mantel where they seem to disappear.  This works best in a wide feature, where the TV is viewed from a seating position and in a room where TV isn’t the primary function. I have long ago gotten over the compulsion to hide a TV.

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AfterAfter Photo of Stone Mantel 

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