Friday, January 29, 2010

Some assembly required...

As a follow-up to our post on built-ins, we wanted to share an alternative to pricey custom built-ins. This DIY wall grid system can be easily constructed around the storage bins of your choosing using materials from your local building supply store. This is also a perfect design for smaller rooms where square footage for furniture is at a premium.

Definitely something to add to the “honey do”!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Where you'd least expect it...

We've been consulting with a client about custom built-ins in their family room and discovered how easy it is to get lost in the possibilities. Custom built-ins can acheive maximum storage results since you have the ability to assign a specific task to every nook & cranny. The room below perfectly demonstrates how a commonly wasted space can be transformed into a functional retreat for your family. Steep slopping ceiling? Problem solved!

courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

Another genius storage item that recently caught our eye is the Modern-Twist Pocket Pillow. "Inspired by a Japanese anemone box (which is traditionally used to ho family heirlooms), this handmade Pocket Pillow is a contemporary home accessory with a purpose. From afar it looks like a simple pillow, but a closer look and a tist of the lid reveals your secret stash". Available in fun patterns with an abstract elephant or modern squirrel motif, perfect for little ones; plus the clever, interactive design might entice them to stash clutter around their room!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Roll out...

We've noticed a new trend we like-y! A Coffee table on casters similar to the pics below, is a genius idea for family rooms. It provides a great industrial layer to the room and a mobility function perfect for instantly clearing a space for the following:

pillow forts
talent shows
cut throat games of charades
staged Rockband shows
cheerleading practice
etc. etc. etc.

courtesy of Coastal Living

SPOTTED: On our Eastern Seaboard Roadtrip, in the wonderful store:

The Paris Market & Brocante in Savannah, GA

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hootie who? what? where?

Before the crush of the holidays we attended a charity event sponsored by Knoll Kids and the wonderful kiddie product seller, Kid-O in support of Room to Grow, a favorite organization of bundle! We were WOWed by the simple genius of the Bilibo toy which was displayed and had to take one home with us. Available in a stylish rainbow of colors, we've included this simple play thing guaranteed to spur imagination in our first bundle: Gives a Hoot. The evening also inspired us to dedicate a portion of the proceeds from this bundle's sale to the very worthy efforts of Room to Grow.

So... browse the luxurious selection of Knoll Kids iconic furniture, keep Kid-O in mind for smart toys or gifts & help give our bundle a good home. We've done all the accessorizing for you - eco-conscious, perfect for a gender neutral nursery or playspace and ready to use next to the furniture you already own!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Keep on Truckin...

We've been on the road for days and just getting in the post-holiday swing of things. After precious family time, bundle hit the road for an Eastern Seaboard road trip to Baltimore, Charlotte, Charleston, Savannah & Jacksonville; gathering inspirations & experiences along the way. We are happy to be home but our wanderlust spirit is echoed in this Tween room modeled after the interior of a Rock band tour bus, complete with metallic silver walls with studded trim and overhead metal storage compartments.

Looking forward to seeing where the New Year will take us!