If you have a lot of clothes that require life on hangers, devote an entire wall to clothing rods to free up space for surrounding shelves and storage solutions. In this walk-in, a majority of the clothes are neatly hung on the back wall, while folded pants, sweaters and shoes are housed on shelves along the side.
With apologies to Kenny Rogers, “you gotta know when to fold ‘em.” Folding boards, like these FlipFOLD by Debbee, save time in the laundry room, but also save valuable space in closets and drawers. Clothing folds flatter, which also comes in handy when packing a suitcase.
Organizing your clothing into compatible groups that work together maximizes wardrobe options. For example, an uncluttered closet makes it easy to find what you're looking for, so consider organizing your closet by clustering those items that work together by color or use.
A pre-existing bench that was reupholstered with a shimmering black fabric with coordinating cording was used as a comfortable sitting area in this boutique. The pillow fabric was also used as a wallpaper application in the dressing room and behind the cashier counter.
When designing small task spaces, create visual interest through the art of layering. Here the back wall is given depth with a linear-patterned wallpaper that looks like rustic barn siding. For contrast, the closet doors are covered in a fabric with a more fluid pattern that pulls in the same blues and whites.
Skip the store-bought hamper and save space with this hanging no-sew version made from a pillowcase and embroidery hoop. The simple construction gives you the freedom to choose colors and patterns that fit your color scheme and decorating theme.
Party favors have become more and more sophisticated over the years. You don’t need to have a bag full of gifts, but instead why not consider something more practical that guests can use at the party and take home for future use? Here, cloth napkins were stitched with crafting fabric in the initial of each guest’s first name. Not only do they work as place holders during the event, but they also provide a nostalgic keepsake.
Put your style on display by taking your favorite items and hanging them in blank spaces around the room. Your vintage handbag instantly becomes a work of art. Painted hexagonal cork boards create a colorful wall display and allow you to further personalize your space.
When actress Anne Heche and her husband asked Jamie Durie to create more shade in their too-hot backyard, he delivered with this house-length pergola fitted with adjustable Roman shades on the top and sides.