spotted the online store, gretel, via stylist this morning and had to take a peek. fell in love with these hooks—not to mention their mantra on all things home,
“We do believe in love at first sight (impulse buys), but we don’t believe in excess. Gretel’s collection is carefully curated and uncluttered, so that your home can be too.”
now i just have to decide which color i like better… black or white? great hostess gift for the cook in your life (which will pair up nicely with yesterday’s culinary inspired treat).
not all doors are created equally—especially in los angels rentals where closets (that house more than 10 hanging garments) are almost nonexistent. i encountered this recently when helping a client move into her new home. since storage space was next to nil, we decided to go vertical and utilize the inside of her closet door for accessory and shoe storage. the challenge? once we placed the hanging shoe rack over the door, the door wouldn’t close. there was literally no extra space at the top of the door. our solution? using the pre-made holes at the top of the shoe organizer, we nailed it to the door as a “new” way to secure it.
sometimes i find ironing very meditative and soothing. that usually only occurs when i have plenty of time to reflect and focus (similar to gardening). the icing on the cake is when i’m using a can of starch to make things super duper crisp and neat. and while i don’t mind ironing (sometimes) i hate t-leg, double-leg—or any leg for that matter, ironing boards. i go vertical with mine on the front of our bathroom door. it’s in the hallway, right next to a plug, there’s killer bright lighting and once i’m done–the ironing board is tucked away easily. my mom also goes vertical in the laundry with her board—love it!