Small kitchen? Smart design….

12 03 2009

A common complaint about older homes that we often hear is that the kitchens are too small. When houses were built in the early 20th century, consumers didn’t expect from a kitchen what they do today. There weren’t dishwashers, and microwaves, and sometimes there weren’t even refrigerators so there wasn’t the need for space there is today. But, we like small kitchens. We think smart design will lead to a highly efficient kitchen – and who needs more than that? Here is a great example of a well-designed small kitchen. And it’s cute to boot!

To read more about this adorable and functional kitchen, check out

p.s. No surprise this is Swedish kitchen. Oh, how we love the Swedes and their smart, simply and stylish design!



Paint your floors white

26 01 2009


In an effort to make the world a more beautiful place, we’d like to introduce you to a tutorial on painting your old, drabby wood floors. We fully respect the beauty of natural, restored wood floors. But those really ugly ones?! Why not paint them?

Anna from from has not only convinced us that white floors is the way to go, she’s also shown us how to do it with her step-by-step tutorial. Now we just have to find (and buy) the perfect, not-so-perfect wood floor to paint.

Check out doorsixteen for home-improvement inspiration for all areas of your home.

ASID home 2008

30 05 2008

Having grown up in this amazing city, we love nothing more than to see people putting money and efforts into restoring some of the city’s finest homes. For this reason, we are so excited about the recent project by the American Society of Interior Design (ASID) that brought together over 120 interior designers, contractors and architects in a massive restoration of a Lake Harriet home. The 7,300 square foot home, located at 4300 Fremont Avenue South, was completely gutted and brought back to it’s original charm with a contemporary influence.

Through June 15th there will be concerts, fundraisers, cooking classes and home tours, both guided and self-guided, at the home. Click on the link to find out more about the project.