Best In Show- 2013 Trends, Year in Review:

YEAR IN REVIEW: 2013 year literally flew by, bringing uplifting innovations and energy to the design world that should have good staying power in 2014. Let’s take a look through the CPD lens at the Kitchen, Bath, Home Technology, Design, Lighting and Style stars of 2013:

Courtney Price by Susan Serra

photo credit: Susan Serra

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Luxury Closets

Closets You Will Not Want to Come Out Of.

Closets are often one of the least considered, yet most important spaces in the home. If you think about it, you might spend more time than you realize in the closet – it sets the tone for the beginning and end of each day. I know my closet could use a little organizational help, so I definitely spend more time than necessary trying to navigate my belongings and figure out outfits. Which gets me to the point— customized closets rock, you can find everything in them and they are gorgeous. Especially these closets by the Brazilian company Ornare, which just graced Dallas with a showroom this spring, their second showroom in the US showcasing hot kitchen, bath and closet design, all custom. Whether open concept or with closed doors, each inch of a closet space is meant to be designed for the client’s specific needs and lifestyle. This level of detail creates very intimate spaces. Visit the showroom and you will feel the uniqueness.

Luxury Closet, Custom closet

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Butler Pantry Fever

Butler Pantries are catching my eye these days.  Downton Abbey’s gorgeous old style kitchens have created a remodel obsession for homeowners. Fans are still talking about the kitchen, the butler pantries, the staff. Here are some of my favorite butlers pantry photos.  The first is from House Beautiful, I absolutely love that this butlers pantry got a window. It brings the whole room to life and gives the reflective glass door cabinets the feeling of being windows as well.

Butler Pantry House Beautiful

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Storage Upgrades: Drawers

A few  ideas to add function, style and convenience to your storage:

1) refrigerated beverage drawers:

refrigerator drawer

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2) Make your shelves drawer-like for better access. What a brilliant idea to maximize space and keep things organized. No need to call in the professionals, this can be an easy DIY project.

drawer shelves

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3) Outlets in the drawers.  Need I say more? Your counters will thank you! Great idea.

outlets inside drawer

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4) Luxury Drawer Liners- Infuse your clothes with the luxurious scent of Jo Malone  by lining your drawers with lime, basil and mandarin liners.

scented drawer liners

Which of these ideas enthuses you most? If you have other drawer upgrades or organizational tips  to share, please comment or send them in!

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