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Loved seeing my work on the cover of the current issue of Utah Style and Design!USDjan15

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

designsponge emersonmade

Via Designsponge Emersonmade

decorpad

Via Decorpad

besthomedecorators

Via Besthomedecorators

uncovet

Via Uncovet

terracotta Properties

Via Terracotta Properties

Color Blush, Rosé

As summer stretches into the horizon the blush of the season beckons even more. The new pastels, including Rosé feel very current and fresh. It lacks the brown quality of  decades old mauve. For some pink is reviled and intolerable. It is a token of a bygone era and symbol of conforming to oppressive ideas. To me it is absolute sunshine.  Choosing to embrace it today for the same reason many of my older colleagues previously rejected it. We are seeking modern and opening new worlds. What we want to see is something different, something imbued with the character of life itself.

The fashion world has wholly accepted these palette and it’s rapidly showing up in interiors. I love rosé with hemlock, nudes, whites and even blacks. best Rose

Via K. Rocke Design, Artist Gail McCarthy in Palm Beach, Ristorante D’Autore Via Elee Décor Italia, Via K. Rocke Design, Cushions Via Etsy, Via Helena Rasmussen, , Rosie Lamp Via CB2, Via Capellini, Via Ruth Burts, Michelle Smith Via Etsy, Via Fawn Galli

Romantic Valentine’s Dinner

I am in love with Stella McCartney’s whimsical Spring Collection. In the spirit of love and season I was inspired to create this table scene.

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via http://dustyburrito.blogspot.com/2013/06/stella-mccartney-resort-2014-hearts.html

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Valentine’s Day

 

 

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Setting a table for those you love is a fun way to celebrate your Valentine(s). And staying in surrounded only by your closest sweethearts beats swimming in crowds celebrating young love. The flowers are from Roots, SLC Utah and the arrows are from Fletcher and Fox.

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Books by the Cover

In this digital age books have taken on new meaning. Using books to decorate adds interesting dimension and eclectic color to any space. Some can be to read while others just look amazing. Antique books are wonderful to use Read more →

Boxes, Bins, Baskets, Bonkers

Our mind’s eye naturally wants to compartmentalize. We have all seen photos of rooms with perfectly coordinated and organized storage and thought, “I wish my life looked like that.” There seems to be an ever evolving art to Read more →