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An Exciting Project: The Livingston Living Room

For the Livingston Living Room project, the home owners wanted a whole new look and design for their living area. Before their living area lacked a color or design scheme, and needed a little more warmth and personality from the home owners bringing to it. The home owners wanted something new and different, and a room they’d be able to enjoy and use more every day.

We gave them a new neutral wall color and custom drapery, which made the room incredibly stylish and unique and brought new life into the room. We removed the floral theme that had featured in the previous room and replaced it with much more neutral drapes and fresh modern art work. We installed a custom built fireplace mantel which included a place for their television above the fire, allowing for a whole new entertainment side to the room. A new complementary elegant lighting fixture was included in the decor which was certainly a key feature in the room and brought out all of the new colors in the living area. A new rug was also laid down which went very well with the new color scheme.

We also added decorative accents and several new pieces of furniture including new seating and a wardrobe for much needed storage. The room on completion delighted the owners.

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10 Things Every Kid’s Closet Must Have

Kids grow fast and so do their ever-changing wardrobes. Here, Lisa Adams, founder of LA Closet Design (and closet extraordinaire), tells us the must-have items that will help your kids stay organized from the start and help their closet grow with them.


Two (or three) levels of hanging rods.

“Kids are lucky enough to be shorter than adults,”says Adams. “This makes it possible for them to utilize their space more efficiently!” Instead of one row of hanging rods, like most adult closets, they can use two or three. Install multiple rows to give them access to their clothes and create more room.  Is the higher hanging rod out of reach? Utilize it for storing those items you may not want your child to have free access to.


Stepping Stool. 

Have them pick out a fun stool they love and use it as a fun part of cleaning up. “Kids love climbing up and down stepping stools to access out-of-reach spaces.”

 

Color.

“Adding color to a kid’s closet will give it personality.” Pick a fun hue that your child will love.

 

Hamper.

“Having a hamper makes it easy for a child to keep dirty clothes organized!” Make a game of it from the start and it will become a part of their routine.

 

Wall Hooks.

These help utilize the extra wall space not covered by rods and shelving. Plus, it’s “great book bag storage,” says Adams.  Added bonus: set aside a special hook for hanging the next day’s clothes up.

 

Junk Drawer.

Ok, well not junk, but a drawer for pencils, erasers and miscellaneous school supplies is a must have for every scholarly child!

Pull-Down Rods.

This is a great solution for smaller closets. “These [rods] make clothes hung high accessible from the ground with the push of a button!” Not only does this give the child a whole other level of storage without climbing too high, it gives them the responsibility of tidying up or getting dressed without having to ask for your help.

A designated spot for shoes.

“Pullout shelves or shoe cubbies make storing children’s shoes easy!” Goodbye, digging through seemingly endless bins!

Shallow drawers.

“Shallow drawers are much easier to keep organized than deep drawers,” and everything is easier to see.

 

Kids’ Hangers.

“Some children’s clothing falls off hangers made for adults. Simple solution: buy kids hangers that are size appropriate.”

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