Spotlight On Bria Hammel Interiors

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sometimes, I flip through the pages of shelter magazines and feel a bit confounded, tempted to ask the question, “Is this chic?? ‘Cause I could almost swear it was actually crazy.” Does anyone else ever experience that kind of vertigo that’s induced by the sight of too many important, fahncy, very hard to come by things crammed into one room??

In any case, Bria Hammel Interiors, based in St. Paul, Minnesota is the antithesis of that.

In fact, I find that just scrolling past a B.H. designed space on instagram is akin to falling gently into a soft pillow of cloud. I mean a really skillfully decorated, subdued but not repressed, texture-rich, neutral-toned, cloud that whispers hush hush while swinging a tennis racket while putting its peace sign down.

It’s okay; you didn’t have to follow a word of that. The translated proof is down yonder. Feast your eyes and fluff your feathers. (Again, no clue.)

The winning combo in design now: classic & casual. This designer proves the two aesthetics are much better together.

The winning combo in design now: classic & casual. This designer proves the two aesthetics are much better together. The winning combo in design now: classic & casual. This designer proves the two aesthetics are much better together. The winning combo in design now: classic & casual. This designer proves the two aesthetics are much better together. The winning combo in design now: classic & casual. This designer proves the two aesthetics are much better together. The winning combo in design now: classic & casual. This designer proves the two aesthetics are much better together. The winning combo in design now: classic & casual. This designer proves the two aesthetics are much better together. The winning combo in design now: classic & casual. This designer proves the two aesthetics are much better together. The winning combo in design now: classic & casual. This designer proves the two aesthetics are much better together. The winning combo in design now: classic & casual. This designer proves the two aesthetics are much better together. The winning combo in design now: classic & casual. This designer proves the two aesthetics are much better together. The winning combo in design now: classic & casual. This designer proves the two aesthetics are much better together.

The winning combo in design now: classic & casual. This designer proves the two aesthetics are much better together. The winning combo in design now: classic & casual. This designer proves the two aesthetics are much better together. The winning combo in design now: classic & casual. This designer proves the two aesthetics are much better together. The winning combo in design now: classic & casual. This designer proves the two aesthetics are much better together. The winning combo in design now: classic & casual. This designer proves the two aesthetics are much better together. The winning combo in design now: classic & casual. This designer proves the two aesthetics are much better together.

The Ideal Kitchen: Toe Kick Vacuum

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

If we could build the perfect room from scratch, what would it look like? What features would it contain? Let’s have ourselves a little daydream…

Right around the time I was writing that one spring cleaning post about kitchen crumbs, I stumbled across a kitchen design feature that blew my domestic world right open.

I’m no stranger to the concept of a central vacuum, that is, a vacuum that is built in to the house. You pull a hose out of a magic lidded door in your wall and go to town. That sounds cool and all, but now picture something more localized. Picture a dirt-suctioning mechanism that is positioned precisely where you need it. And! Picture your dustpan being rendered completely unnecessary. No more bending over awkwardly, no more moving the dustpan back a centimeter seven times in a row in attempts to get those straggler crumbs.

What I’ve just described isn’t just a house-mirage. Shit’s real:

The most genius kitchen design feature...ever??! The toe kick vacuum, also called the automatic dustpan puts crumb disposal right at your feet.

The toe kick vacuum a.k.a. the automatic dustpan.

The most genius kitchen design feature...ever??! The toe kick vacuum, also called the automatic dustpan puts crumb disposal right at your feet.

Your welcome si vou plait for being the messenger. 

8 Clearly Functional Acrylic Makeup Organizers

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

If you want to know what’s big in the world of makeup storage and organization, I’ll tell you: it’s countertop acrylic boxes, drawers and various iterations of holders.

No doubt spurred on by the pervasiveness of images on the social medias of someone else’s makeup meticulously organized in clear storage implements, my clients have begun requesting similar situations with reckless abandon.

I support this, because acrylic storage and makeup do make a stellar pair, after all. And also I support whatever it is that’s going to get my clients excited to actually keep their stuff organized.

If you, too, feel inclined to hop on board the plexiglass train, well, I’ve just the things for you.

8 Acrylic makeup organizers that are as functional as they are stylish.

 

1. Palette organizer

2. Compacts organizer

3. organizer with drawer

4. 7 tier makeup organizer

5. lux acrylic modular system

6. 4-section organizer

7. Brush organizer

8.dustfree brush holder