Thursday, August 23, 2012

House Calls in the Washington Post

Every Thursday in our Washington Post Lifestyle section a local designer is challenged by a Decorating Dilemna sent in by a reader.  We were asked to help a mother turn her spare room into a space where she could work and study while her 8 year old daughter could do her homework or work on craft projects.
See full article here.
Rendering by Washington Post
The challenge is to fulfill the wish list of the reader within their budget.  In this case we had $2,000 to work with!  Items that are sourced out must be available to purchase by readers so we turned to big box retailers. We kept the mom's desk and drafting table but all other items we were new. 
Read more  to see all the cool things we found from Pottery Barn, Ikea, Pottery Barn Kids, Shades of Light and more!

Here are some tips for your craft room:

  • Using white furniture keeps a room crisp and clean
  • A pegboard organizational system will help stay organized and make clean up easy. This also keeps all of the craft supplies within arms reach
  • Shelves over desks keep resource materials at one’s fingertips
  • Maximizing wall space for bulletin boards and using a product such as fabric covered homasote is an inexpensive D-I-Y project that turns into a great display space for projects or for pinning memos a                                                                       picture  Kitchen Source

  •  Don’t be afraid to use color; pick accessories in your favorite color or remember, paint is cheap and makes a huge impact.

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