Category Archives: Home Organization
STEP 4: Research and Implementation
With the purging and sorting steps complete, it became crystal clear that the organizing materials being used in the closet were actually a part of the problem. The drawer unit that held my purses was clunky, too deep and it was difficult to see the purses as they were layered one on top of the other. The hanging shoe cubbies were helpful in theory, but in practice they were too small for many of my shoes (I wear a size 10-I’m tall!). Hsiang brought to my attention that while the upper shelf was the right size to hold the luggage, that having such big items stored up high gave the closet a claustrophobic-feel, and the illusion that they might fall down on my head at any moment. Finally, the floor space felt cramped and ill-used with all the boots (that didn’t fit in the shoe cubbies) piled on top of one another.
the Dream Closet Makeover by Liz Dahmen
As a professional organizer I take pride in the way my house is organized. It is a reflection of the principles that I use to help my clients. Does that mean it looks like a CB2 catalogue? No way! Just like everyone else, areas of my home range from being extremely organized to verging on the chaotic. And some spaces work fine, but aren’t realizing their potential.
awesome mystery closet drawing via wilkrause
A new mystery contributor has appeared!
As promised, the dream closet project is returning with a bang! Over the next few weeks we will introduce a new guest contributor and a whole slew of new projects and ideas, so huddle close and stay tuned!
The Dream Closet Project returns, and it’s time for some changes here!
After a long hiatus from the Dream Closet project we have a whole lot of ideas ready to go and are anxious to get rolling. We also have a new contributor who’s ready to jump on board to help us with some ideas so keep an eye out for our future posts. To get the show rolling, we decided to talk about one of our greatest frustration with most of the closets we see; lights! Or the lack there of.
Or the long and winding path to building your dream home!
So you have been talking and dreaming of this for years, after searching high and low through the New York real estate jungle and dealing with the tangle of loan requirements, regulations and bid wars, you manage to buy your dream home. You even manage to pull off a cute renovation project, perhaps a bit more costly and more troublesome then you would like, but you loved the results. You settle in happily and few years down the road.. well, there just a few things that needs some fine tuning. Only a few, really!
How to get things done, inside your closet!
Have you seem our latest post on corporate interior design link? Since we have been thinking and talking about office design, we thought; hey, let’s talk about home offices that fit inside a closet! There are actually quite a few examples for closets that fit inside a closet, since home office are usually only needed occasionally and don’t take up much spaces. Fitting them inside closets seems to be the perfect solutions!
What’s old is new again, a retro closet to go with your retro wardrobe!
As a designer constantly on the lookout for ideas, some time you find your inspiration and some time the inspiration finds you! While visiting a friend we couldn’t help cute notice the cute retro flip clock he had on his desk, it was distinctly styled and refreshingly mechanical. Turns out that by chance he found a huge collection of flip clocks that someone tossed, and had pick them up and stash them in his closet.
Looking for awesome center piece that will bring character to your closets? Check out what we found!
We are always on the look out for unique furniture pieces with loads of personality. We happily stumble onto the British furniture maker Sweetpea & Willow and their eye-catching Numbers Up Bombé Chest. Classically shaped with a modern and playful painted finish, the combination create a well balanced design that’ll make quite the impression or even inspire some interesting theme. It’ll be quite an interesting adventure to find matching pieces to go with this chest!
Call in the National Guards! Its a Closet Disaster!
In this week’s episode; Hsiang and Guido talks about some of the worst closet disasters we found! Hide your kids!
Your closet doors no longer close and your shoes now scatter across the floor of your room. You can’t find anything you need when need it, and the search now require a shovel and construction cones. Whenever your friends visit, they thought that you were just robbed, or under some kind of police investigation. Well, what you have is a five alarm closet Disaster on your hand! We’re going to talk about some of worst examples of disasters we found and what you can do to avoid them!
Learning the finer art of thinking small from the master!
The Dream Closet Project is a collaborative online experiment we started to talk about and working on giving closet makeover! We will publish a new post with a podcast and other goodies every week. Join us on our little adventure to turn a mild manner typical New York City closet into the ultimate dream closet!