Laura and Patrick
Laura and her husband Pat have a tiny beautiful bungalow built in the 1920’s. Laura has a passion for decorating and loves color! Her space was getting overrun with little clutter piles and she was finding it hard to stay on top of chores like bill paying and cleaning, and getting dressed for work. She also felt as if she did not have enough space or storage. Once we sorted through all items in her kitchen and bath to find out what she uses and wanted to keep, it was easy to see that she has plenty of storage!
Mass confusion in the kitchen drawers make it hard to function. Let's get everything out and see what you want to keep! Now one tiny drawer holds all bill paying/correspondence! Other drawers hold kitchen prep items, flower vases, cookware, table service, and so on.
Kitchen Cleaning supply storage
Before: supplies are cluttered and mixed with unused or out of date items. After: all supplies were taken out and sorted through to keep what is current and in use. Most often used items are in the door pocket to the right. All others are stored in baskets and boxes. We also replaced the paper shelf liner with a new one. How lovely.
Kitchen and dining room
Kitchen counter tops are hardworking spaces. Keep them clutter free! My favorite way to encourage this is by keeping only fresh fruit and flowers on the counter. Once you get used to seeing this space clear and beautiful you will want to keep it this way.
Kitchen and Dining rooms
We often keep our "best" things stored away for special occasions. I encourage you to use your best items daily. Displaying your beautiful, most-loved objects is an excellent way to keep clutter away. In this photo, Laura has brought out an exquisite lace table cloth and arranged fresh flowers in a lovely vase. In the second photo, most often used dishes are stored within easy reach. Storing like items together makes for a lovely display to enjoy every time you open your cabinets!
Bathrooms are hardworking rooms too! The first thing we do is get every item out of the drawers and closets and sort through keeping only what you use. Laura discarded over three kitchen bags filled with unused and out of date products! The items she kept were stored in box lids and baskets she had on hand, so there was no need to buy storage items! Bathing products were stored in a tiny drawer and table we found in her attic. This little table was placed beside her beautiful tub for easy access. She has plenty of storage! Now getting ready is a snap and she feels like she is in a spa!
Bathroom vanity Makeover
Laura has a beautiful bathroom but wanted a little visual upgrade. Makeup on counter top is now stored in top drawer for a fresh uncluttered look. Mirrors are turned to reveal more of the beautiful tile work. The decorative plate on wall between mirrors is replaced with large hook holding her most frequently worn necklaces. Antique flower print is replaced with black and white print so that the color impact of fresh flowers is visually intensified.
The result is a more beautiful, functional, and clutter free space that has all necessities within easy reach. This bathroom redo was done using all items that the client already owned.
Laura has beautiful blue and white vase collections. Similar items in a collection make more of an impact when placed together. Laura uses these vases for fresh cut flowers, having them out on display is not only beautiful but makes it easy to choose the best vase for the particular cuttings.
Do you have a special collection that wants to be displayed?