Monday, June 18, 2012

SMART DESIGN: CLEVER TRICKS OF THE DESIGN TRADE!

white kitchen with dark wood floor and a stainless steel wall covered in magnets
A stainless steel wall in a bright Seattle kitchen is the perfect place for those magnates you usually see on refrigerator doors! (above)

I was on the website of interior designer Laura Bohn...searching through her portfolio when I came across these three images. Cute fun innovative design ideas.  I like the idea of taking a material or finish that has typically been seen one way and using it differently.  Here are three SMART DESIGNS!  Take a look!

Den with white walls, floating shelves and a fireplace with the fireplace surround painted with chalkboard paint
Chalkboard paint is used every  where these days but I've never seen it used on a fireplace surround...way to warm up the setting with some nice words! (above)


commercial metal shelving cart converted into a bathroom sink base
Okay...I have never seen this before...commercial metal shelving - a cart with wheels -  repurposed  into a  bath sink base! (above)
What do you think of these clever design ideas?  Like or dislike?  Can you imagine using any in your home?

I like the stainless steel wall the best I think!

Happy Monday!

xo
Coco

P.S.  Don't forget to follow along on COCOCOZY Pinterest and see what new photos I pinned this weekend!


11 comments:

  1. Using a cart for a vanity is super clever! I never would have thought of that!

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  2. I think all three of these ideas are super creative and interesting, but I couldn't imagine doing them in my home! I think I might be too boring. ;-)

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  3. The magnets on the stainless add a little color and personality. Great idea for a future project!

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  4. Hi there, are you sure that's a stainless steel wall with all of the magnets? Magnets typically don't stick to stainless steel due to the chromium in it which provides a repellent effect.

    BTW, love your blog!
    Check mine out http://www.janettemallory.com/index.php/blog

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  5. What creative ideas! I like them all!

    Rebecca

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  6. Stainless steel wall is my favorite. very practical for all the fun family photos, kiddie reminders etc...rolling vanity looks cute, but would we really want to roll a vanity someplace?

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  7. The metal cart in the bath is really clever! Never would have thought of that...

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  8. My favorite is the stainless steel wall in the kitchen!! What a fab idea!

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  9. clever but all on the verge of the little cooler than vibe.
    but seriously, they are all cool.
    pve

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  10. Not a fan of the cart in the bathroom. What's the point of the wheels, it can's go anywhere. I think there would be better options.

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  11. Loving these spaces. I like the metal magnet wall in the kitchen too! It's a nice way to share all of the cool places you and the family may have visited (and I've never been a fan of magnets all over the front of the fridge so this is a great compromise!) Love the blog, You rock! xoxo

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