Posts Tagged ‘home command center’

Monday Must-Haves: Best New Decor for Home Organization

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Will you be revamping your home organization techniques in 2018? Whether you’re looking for something new and inspiring, or want to add a little something extra to your current organizational decor, these five new home accents from our Winter 2018 catalog will do the trick!

Crochet Wire Basket (2 Colors)

Our newest basket comes in two colors and is wrapped in beautiful crocheted yarn. It’s perfect for storing your knitting needles or craft supplies, or can stylishly conceal knick knacks and accessories under a bench, in a closet or on the stairs.

Crochet Wire Basket

Heart Handle Wood Tote (3 Colors)

This rustic wood tote has a handmade look and is available in three colors. Store utensils on a country kitchen counter, keep potatoes and onions in place in the pantry or you could even use this home accent as a small planter!

Heart Handle Wood ToteSunny Side Magnet Board

Sunny Side Magnet Board

A magnet board can help you keep track of schedules, grocery lists and other paper items, and this magnet board offers up an optimistic mantra you may want to incorporate into your daily life.

Bee Magnets Set

What would a magnet board be without magnets? This set of six pewter magnets will secure your notices onto a magnet board, and decorate the space you’re organizing.

Bee Magnets Set

Half-Round Plate Rack

This simple kitchen accessory can free up some needed cupboard space without taking up too much countertop space. It’s half-round shape means it can be placed right up against the wall, and offers easy access to your dinnerware.

Half Round Plate Rack

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Decor to Take You Back to School

Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Diamond Cabinetry

Custom Work

We have been talking about Back to School all week on the blog (with recipes and furniture storage as the focus) and today will be no different. Here are some essential home accents for having a successful and well organized school year – it all starts at home, after all!

We have discussed command centers on the blog before, and the black cupboard above really exemplifies what a command center is all about. Magnetic white boards on the inside of the doors for hanging permission slips, pictures and for writing notes; shelves and wall hooks to hang and store backpacks, coats, shoes and accessories; and even a charging station for electronics – which is also a great place to put them when you’re having cellphone-free family time.

Laundry Room

If you have more space, and want to keep all of your storage close to a command center, turn your focus to a front hall or mudroom. Utilize open hooks and shelving as well as cupboards, counter space and drawers for yours and the kids’ belongings.

No matter their age, kids also need a space they can really call their own. Use bulletin boards and chalkboards in an office, family room or bedroom to allow their creativity to shine through and allow them to organize themselves without your help.

Hanging documents like report cards, calendars and permission slips on a bulletin board in an entryway above wall hooks is great for remembering important dates and events as you leave and enter your home. Give your kids their own work space, or incorporate it into your home office so you can work together on special projects and everyone’s favorite: homework!

We hope these tips help you organize your home and explore what is best for the space and family you have. Share with us your techniques, and have a great school year!

Brooklyn Townhouse
Austin Abode

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Thursday’s Theme: Home Command Centers

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

So you’ve designed your entryway and settled down in your reading nook – what else is there to organize? With the end of summer comes the beginning of school for many families, and organization is one of the keys to starting and maintaining a successful (and less stressful) school year. Home Command Centers are a big trend right now, and whether you have a large wall or minimal space, you too can take command of after school activities, appointments, assignments and everything your busy life throws at you by designating a center for all the chaos to be managed. Here are some essentials, and some of our favorite Command Centers.

Transitional Kitchen by Saratoga Springs Interior Designers & Decorators Jenna Burger Design
Traditional Kitchen by Carlsbad Interior Designers & Decorators Hamilton-Gray Design, Inc.
  • Whether you choose to employ drawers, folders, file holders, shelves, baskets, or all of the above, have fun with labeling and sorting out exactly what you want to store in each. Make up a couple homework folders for the kids and put those in an easier-to-reach location than where you store bills and other mail, and incorporate a clock or candle holder to amp up the style of the space.
Traditional Kitchen by Portland Interior Designers & Decorators Angela Todd Designs, Portland, OR
Traditional Kitchen
  • Location, location, location! Your Command Center should be a hub of activity in your home, so choose a space that is frequented by all family members. The kitchen is perhaps the best place, but a mudroom or entryway are also good locations. It could be as simple as a white board or black board, calendar and magnets on the side of the fridge, or you could take the doors off of that hallway closet you hardly use and create an inset Command Center that is easily accessible and out of the way.

Traditional Home Office by Richmond Media & Bloggers Bright Bold and Beautiful
  • The Command Center can also serve as a small office space if you don’t already have one in your home. This can be an excuse to buy that antique table you’ve been eyeing or that chair that complements your home decor perfectly. Keep the space clear for a laptop or to do work on, or incorporate more organizational accents and tools so you and your family can have orderly and stress-free days.

As always, we love hearing your feedback. Will you try a Command Center this year? Show us how you stay organized, and share your tips on the tools you use to keep your home orderly (if only for a short amount of time).

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