Pretty Details

We're adjusting back into small space living here at Chez Komenda. As I've been making decorating choices and purchases, I keep thinking about form and function and about surprises in design.


Dresser by the New Traditionalists

Really, there's nothing all that mind-bending about an idea like this - to paint the insides of a drawer in an unexpected color. But when there are only a couple of large pieces in our apartment, and when furniture has to do double/triple/quadruple duty, it's little extra steps like this that will keep things fresh. It might just be the crazy decorator in me, but design is in the details and I know I'd smile at the sight of that red after opening a drawer for the 100th time in a given day.

What details in your home make you smile?

21 comments:

pve design said...

details really do make such a difference. I think I will paint my linen closet a nice fresh color!
pve

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I love this company sooo much! I think painting the inside of the drawer is such a fun idea- reminds me of the red soles on a Louboutin shoe- kind of like a stylish surprise:)

casey at loft and cottage said...

Details so make a difference. I was thinking this as I got all Martha yesterday and went crazy labeling things in my newly organized closet off the kitchen. The labels really pull the whole jumble of baskets and things together. I love it!

Amy R. said...

I love the crown molding in my house. It is classic and clean.

Amy R.

Laura Rennie said...

I found the cutest knobs in the $1 bin at Michaels a few weeks ago. I put one that says "discover" on the drawer of my black hall table. It makes me smile every time I walk by.

thingsthatsparkle said...

details make such a difference. I've been wanting to wallpaper the one empty wall in my closet for a while... might have to scour ebay for that!

www.thingsthatsparkleblog.blogspot.com

Brandi said...

I like to use fun drawer liners and fun knobs. Gives things that little extra touch. I've also put decorative shelf brackets in the corners of doorways. Gives things an architectural element in the burbs!

Rambling Renovators said...

I think details can take a room from 'good' to 'great'. You know what I love? When everything has its place. You know, like when you're looking for that seldom used offset spatula, or that scrap piece of fabric you were keeping for the perfect project - and you know just where you've kept it in your house. When you take the time to think about every piece and organize spaces to suit how you live and what things you keep - that's a detail that always makes me smile.

JWK said...

I LOVE details! Paint, fabric, book ends, you name it!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

the red inside makes me smile too, but when it comes to DIYing it myself, I'm always too lazy

Christie Chase said...

Hi,
Love your blog! I painted the inside drawers of a cabinet in my kitchen bright fire engine red and I love it! See it here:
http://christiechase.blogspot.com/2010/07/209inside-my-kitchen-drawers.html

lisaroyhandbags said...

I love that idea - anything to make me smile! I'd love to paint the inside of my closet in a fun colour or my linen closet :)

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

I couldn't agree with you more! I love an unexpected change of color on a chair back or the interior of a drawer. Have you been to TNT's showroom in Soho? It. Is. A. Dream!

Ginger said...

I've done this - the insides surfaces of the drawers and cabinets of my seal gray art deco sideboard are now a bold Macaw yellow! They match the hardware. Now to find a good paper to line the drawers....it just makes them feel cleaner than just the paint.

Ashley said...

I love having things that feel nice in my home. We have a big comfy living room set, soft bed linens, and light and airy curtains. I love it!

Earl Grey - a little blog full of big inspiration.

Nuha Sofiyan said...

that would definitely make me smile!

Sara said...

Hi Jenny....first, LOVE your blog! Quick question, do you have any clue who makes the fabric you used on your skirted table in your entry way or where I could get a hold of it?? I know it is random but I would LOVE to have it for an upholstery project. Thanks!!!
Sara
sperdue78@yahoo.com

Lovin That! said...

I'm doing the same thing right now - a new place and looking for function but want it to look great! Fun to have a fresh start.

I recently started a new blog here in Vancouver, BC - check it out www.lovinthat.blogspot.com

La Dolfina said...

I love this detail!
But then again I'm a Virgo and live for the details!!

Annie P said...

Yes, what a fun detail! I think I might do this on my next dresser project. The salmon/pink/redish color they chose is so fresh and vibrant!

LindsB said...

I love that detail, what a fun idea! Now I'll be going home and checking out all the furniture in my house to see if I can paint the drawers like this :)

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