We’ve all heard of the term shaker door to describe a type of cabinet door. Did you know that the name comes from religious colonial folk who used to shake about while they were dancing and speaking in tongues? They were The Shakers.
“What have they got to do with cabinet doors?” I hear you ask. Well, let me tell you all about it.
Laundries are kind of boring places. Lets face it, no one wants to spend too much time in there, unless they have to.
When I’m designing one I say to myself, “this is mainly a functional space, it’s a utility room actually. How am I going to make it an enjoyable space to be in?”. I’m always up for the challenge.
Yes, I could select some nice finishes to spice up the decor...
Here’s a brilliant idea (you might want to steal this one, I'd love it if you did), instead of using a stock standard chrome rod for hanging clothes on, choose an interesting and stylish one that you’d really enjoy using. One that would put a smile on your face every time you enter that wicked little room.
White shelves are the go-to option for cabinet shelves in the pantry. Let’s face it, they’re cost effective, clean looking, and they work with any style of home. White doesn’t clash with any colour palette.
If you’re game though, why not inject some personality into this space? Make it fun and inviting with colour.
I can't decide which of these splashback tiles I like more.
Moroccan, herringbone, geometric, marble, black, white, grey… oh boy. There are so many options it gives me a headache just thinking about it.
My intent is to help you find something that’ll perfectly suit your project. I’m going to show you the current trends in splashback tiles, with many examples. I hope you’ll be inspired, and more importantly, have increased confidence in your own selections.
“To door, or not to door, that is the question:”
That’s Shakespeare (well, sort of). I think Hamlet’s contemplating suicide in this scene, which is definitely not the topic today, so I changed it. Poetic license.
This is about whether or not you should have a door to your new walk-in pantry.
If you’re sitting on the fence about it, do not fear. By the end of this post you will have made up your mind (let’s hope so anyway).
Have you noticed that walk in pantries are getting bigger and bigger?
It’s no longer surprising to see a sink, dishwasher, fridge, wine fridge, second oven(s), and coffee machine in a pantry. Leaving the kitchen with a fancy stove, a sink and about 20 metres of empty bench space.
The bench space is supposed to be for people to mill around, since we don’t use dining rooms anymore.
It’s the dream to have a showcase kitchen with all the everyday-life-stuff tucked away in a pantry. We all love to look them on Pinterest and wish they were ours.
What I hate is when a beautiful kitchen and big pantry don’t function together properly. Let me explain…
Does pantry organisation make you weak at the knees? We love the thought of walking into a pantry and seeing all those matching containers on a shelf, all lined up in a row… (sigh) so pretty.
Perhaps they’re jars of beautiful home made goods, grandma’s recipes, using produce from the garden. Jars of jam, chutney, pickles, and olives from the local farmers market. The room always smells of cinnamon and cloves, mmm.
Here’s some dreamy pantry rooms that inspire me. I hope you enjoy them too.
There's always new gadgets coming onto the market for the kitchen. I find it hard to keep up with it all, and I'm in the business dealing with it every day! So, for someone who doesn't design kitchens for a living, it must be a challenge.
You know what? I've got your back.
I'm showing you the most vital cabinetry hardware accessories you should have in your kitchen. These will be the solution to a majority of your pet peeves when it comes to storage.
You probably noticed that matt black kitchens are trending right now. I have to admit, they are very cool. Now, just because everyone else is doing it, doesn’t mean you should do it too (do I sound like your mother?).
Hey, I’m all for it but let’s take a minute to think about whether you would actually enjoy a black kitchen in your home. I’ve got some fantastic pictures to show you too.
Highly individual, elegant, commissioned designs are very special. Some people think they need to live in a palace to deserve it, or afford it. Which isn’t true. Others aren’t sure if a designer will understand their taste and create something they’ll love.
To help you decide what’s right for you, I’m showing you my design process.
Are you thinking about using a pop of colour in your kitchen but not sure which colour to go with? Hint: Make your friends green with envy! Let’s see what the experts have to say...
Ever wanted to know how those lucky people win stuff? Because you’ve never won anything in your life. I was lucky enough to be working behind the scenes on this competition and I’m happy to spill all the juicy details.
We know it’s classy, it’s a bit coastal, it’s white and fresh and it’s a popular classic style that doesn’t seem to date.
But that’s true of many styles.
What is it that makes a Hamptons kitchen truly spectacular? What is the Hamptons aesthetic? What particular items should be used in an authentic Hamptons kitchen design?
I’m going to give you my view, as an Australian. Let’s dive into it.
Today I have a dozen kitchens with wood lower cabinets and white upper cabinets for you to be inspired by.
The South of France has a climate very similar to ours in Australia. It makes sense to draw our inspiration from there. I've got some great tips for creating the French Provincial style in your own kitchen.
Today, I'm sharing my process for creating toy storage and custom designed kids furniture.