I hope by my writing it’s obvious I actually love my condominium. It’s by far probably the most aesthetically particular dwelling I’ve ever lived in. Nonetheless, with previous particular flats come some “particular” quirks. For me, it’s the truth that the very first thing you see whenever you stroll into my house is my bathroom. Granted, it’s a very cool bathroom however nonetheless, that’s not what I need my friends or myself to see upon arrival. And also you’d assume it’d be fairly handy when you wanted to hurry to the toilet as quickly as you bought dwelling however not precisely. My entrance door wants the deadbolt to remain shut. So if I have been to run straight to the toilet and sit down earlier than locking the entrance door, there’s a really excessive probability that my entrance door would slowly open, exposing me to the constructing. Like I mentioned, particular. However right here’s what I’m truly going to speak about as we speak. Earlier than you enter the toilet from the hallway entrance, there’s a pass-through broad closet that’s missing any type of “design” and is just a boring space for storing (FYI that is my secondary closet which I’m tremendous grateful for). I believe once they have been making this single-family dwelling into flats they needed to make fascinating selections and this small area/closet was one among them. It’s half gown/occasional clothes closet, half linen closet, half bathroom paper storage, half giant family requirements storage, and many others. And it’s all seen all the time! So whereas I really like the thought of designing all closets/storage areas to be actually stunning, it’s virtually at all times been on the backside of my precedence listing. Areas like residing rooms and kitchens are first:) However my dad was not too long ago on the town so I could have by accident roped him into making my closet scenario muuuuuuch higher. Let me present you the way.
Right here is the view from my entrance door. It’s not horrible however I don’t adore it. Probably the door into the toilet will at all times should be open as a result of that’s solely one among two dim sources of pure mild in the primary hallway. A minimum of the tile is superior!
Right here is the view from the within of my rest room. It wants some character, proper??
For enjoyable, right here’s a greater view of the garments and the storage above. The truth that the one board sport I personal is Monopoly will perpetually be a thriller.
However it’s this space right here that each bummed me out probably the most and the place I felt had probably the most potential. You see, I exploit my drying rack and step ladder (whats up, 5’3 3/4″) all the time. I would like easy accessibility to them and there simply isn’t wherever else within the condominium that works as effectively. I additionally had a handful of energy instruments and exercise equipment shoved beneath my garments on the opposite facet. It has labored out fantastic however I hate that they’re annoying to entry and look messy.
So my authentic thought was to ask my dad to construct some type of built-in sliding door factor. However with all the loopy mouldings and wildly uneven partitions he wasn’t as enthusiastic in regards to the challenge (aka it was a tough no). That authentic dialog in all probability occurred 1 yr in the past if not longer. However whereas he was on the town for work this previous week, I discussed how I hated taking a look at my drying rack and tried to see if perhaps he had softened to my authentic concept. He had not but in addition assured me it was going to look unhealthy attempting to work with the mouldings. FINE, DAD. As an alternative, we got here up with a plan collectively that was going to look nice and was a lot a lot simpler.
The Design Plan
New Storage Plans
TADA! It’s just a little shelving unit with a cute curtain to cover every little thing I don’t wish to take a look at each day however nonetheless must entry virtually each day.
Don’t get me incorrect. It’s not that I hadn’t thought of a curtain however I’m annoying and at all times wish to tougher to do choice. However as soon as I let that go, I used to be pumped about this plan and knew I wouldn’t want way more assist as soon as my dad left. In order you may see there’s a prime self that may probably maintain artwork since I need it to look styled because it’s so seen to the entrance door. Then backstage, the primary self is for my small exercise equipment and small laundry instruments like my steamer and cloth shaver. Lastly, on the underside shelf, are my energy instruments. The shelf is way wider than the instruments are so I’m not fearful about them falling off. Oh and naturally, there’s sufficient room for the bigger objects under. However wait there’s extra:)
This little closet is getting A BIG makeover. Assume colour and sample however all performed by hand. Portray a sample has been one thing I’ve been actually eager to do on this condominium. Watching folks like Carmeon Hamilton, Liz Kamarul, and naturally, Hopie Stockman Hill has actually impressed me. After I was little I wished to be a painter and a Shamu coach (again earlier than I knew every little thing we all know now) in order that little painter remains to be in me (or I at the least hope so). I wish to bust out some brushes, activate some music, and go for it. I imply what’s the worst that might occur? I’ve to color over it as a result of it appears like trash?? I’m prepared to take the danger. It’s time I put my money and time the place my mouth is. That is the largest cause for my one-month deadline. I’ve a *huge* tendency to overthink effectively, every little thing, and since this doesn’t require any lead occasions or collaboration negotiations, I’m going to do my finest to launch all of it and have enjoyable, the one factor making me wait is me.
The Coloration Palette
I don’t have any patterns so that you can take a look at but however I do know it’s going to be extra summary. If you recognize me in any respect, you recognize I can’t get sufficient of a enjoyable, easy form:) However what I do have are two colour palette worlds I’m taking part in with.
First up is what I’m calling the warm-toned (or “hotter” toned) palette. I really like the delicate burgundy, cream, and darkish mustard paired with the extra playful sienna and lightweight pink. Then so as to add some distinction and produce within the blue tile from the toilet, we’ve an attractive darkish blue. I believe these can even mix actually properly with the tones in the lounge with out being too matchy-matchy.
I additionally love the thought of cooling it down a bit with this palette! I’ve a tender spot for the best mint tone which may discover its approach into the toilet for one thing. However I imply, including extra blues, typically, will lend itself to the toilet. I simply need it to really feel like this closet “belongs” to the home and never simply the toilet.
These palettes will probably get tweaked however that is the place my head is at:)
The Flush Mount
Decor! Whereas I really like an summary form, lighting is one other love story. They’re such nice alternatives to do one thing sudden and actually enjoyable. However in fact, you probably have a very loud design (like a colourful handpainted sample) you don’t need the lighting to compete. So listed below are a few of my preliminary concepts for the flush mount I wish to change.
Murano Ceiling Gentle | Tatum 1 Gentle Flush Mount | Capistrano Wooden and Glass Flush Mount Gentle
Ooof! I might LOVE this classic Murano glass mild however my concern is that it’d must drop down too low and hit the door. I may perhaps get it rewired however which may push me over my $250 finances. Then take a look at how enjoyable this white cutie is. It will completely convey within the theme of circles my “bench” has in my front room and since I’ll in all probability paint the ceiling a colour it’ll actually stand out. However that wooden mild not solely brings in that good heat wooden tone, I really like the brass element. Plus I’m from a city known as San Juan Capistrano…it could possibly be an indication.
Pendant Gentle “Cylindus” | Cruz Flushmount | Caplet Out of doors Flushmount Gentle
All three of those are daring, easy, and actually stylish. The “Cylindus” is classic so it could add immediate soul and appears actually cool. The angle on the Cruz flush mount is so good! However at 15″ mint be too huge. Then that little fashionable cutie on the best is good, fashionable, and is simply $35 on clearance so…
French Deco Brass Ceiling Gentle | Givoni Polished Brass Flush Mount Gentle | Brass Flush Mount Gentle
The French Deco mild is completely a prime contender. I simply love the form, the scale would completely work, and that brass tone is ideal. The small print within the Givoni are actually superior and sudden! Ugh, I really like all of them. After which the ultimate one on the best can also be a stunner. The bottom is broad and fairly flat so it could take up extra ceiling area in an effective way and it’s additionally simply actually fairly! I suppose we’ll need to see as soon as I create a sample and design which one of many 9 lights will look finest.
Progress (AKA Proof I’ve Began And Preserving Me Accountable)
We began this challenge at 6:30 at evening so hopefully, the neighbors weren’t too mad. Naturally, we headed to Residence Depot, and picked out the wooden I appreciated finest from their choice. I’m fairly certain it was crimson oak however I’d find yourself staining it later. Undecided! Then we got here dwelling to our workshop (aka my kitchen), measured once more, and began chopping.
We troubleshot a few concepts however determined that chopping smaller items for the edges was going to behave completely as brackets and make it simpler to safe every little thing collectively. He even made a cutout for my lightswitch:) Thanks, dad!
The Present State
So right here’s the place I’m proper now. Dad’s work is all performed which I’m certain is a reduction to him. Now, I must take it aside to sand and perhaps stain all of it. I additionally must provide you with some type of moulding piece to placed on the entrance of the highest self so I could make room for a curtain to hold down from it and lay flat. Somebody forgot to issue that in when chopping the underside two cabinets…
Okay, so Nov 28, 2022. Let the countdown start.
Love you, imply it.
Opener Picture Credit score: Design and Picture by Sara Ligorria-Tramp | From: Sara’s Closet Reveal – The Daring Design Second She’s Been Craving
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