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GET THE LOOK: LAUNDRY ROOM

This serene space turns laundry into a lust-worthy task with a few simple tweaks

Is it just us or does it feel like laundry has become an elevated artform? With the rise of highly covetable and beautiful-packaged products (hello The Laundress), and the Marie Kondo-inspired craze of file folding (huge fans over here), dare we say laundry has gone luxe? Pay attention to this often-forgotten zone and turn a mundane task into something, well, slightly less mundane. We’re sharing our secrets below.

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MAKE A VISUAL STATEMENT. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: make it pretty! You’re more likely to feel the luxe in laundering if you love the way your space looks. We love mixing textures (think colored baskets for cloths, white labelled bins for unsightly detergents and open-weave baskets for pretty products you like on display).

 
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MAKE IT PERSONAL. Our client has three children and two dogs. The laundry room needed to service this family of seven. So we added dedicated storage for the dog treats, leashes and grooming. We rely heavily on these white containers (beautifully labelled of course!) to contain the less-than-pretty items we all have in our lives.

 
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CATEGORIZE EVERYTHING. You know the drill. We mean pull everything out. Be ruthless. Create clear groupings. Then - and only then - organize. If you live in fear of running out (and own multiples of every product), consider employing a double-stacking system. The depth of this client’s cupboard allowed us to add additional containers with refills behind the ones you see on display. Just remember to check there first before buying any more!

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LABEL EVERYTHING. Skip this stage at your peril. We need the system to keep functioning beautifully for our clients long after we leave, and we cannot overstate the importance of labelling. HAVEN loves using decals for a polished look, but a chalkboard label does the trick just as well.

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INSPIRATION. Still need convincing that luxe laundry is actually a thing? Take a peek at HAVEN’s Pinterest laundry board for inspo. Warning: this is a time suck!

 

Haven’s laundry room picks

Transform your space with our round-up of the prettiest products….


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XOXO
Corrie & Jennifer

GET THE LOOK: HAVEN ART ROOM

This blissful kids’ space is yours for the taking. We show you how…

Who else feels like keeping their kids’ playroom tidy is like nailing Jell-o to a wall? Ha! We’ve been there, trust us. With four kids between us, we’ve had days where we’re winning the decluttering battle and days where we want to scream into a pillow (don’t pretend you haven’t done this). One thing we’ve learnt over the years is: You. Need. A. System. Get the system right and the rest falls into place. We’re sharing our secrets below!

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MAKE IT PERSONAL. Our client’s four children range from one to eight years old. So we divided their activity and reading books into age-appropriate categories, and then store each category in acrylic magazine holders featuring each child’s name. It simplifies the process: they know exactly where to find their books, and they know exactly where to put them back (which, let’s face it is every parent’s goal 🙌🏻). We also gave each child a personalized storage container to hold their precious ‘works in progress’. If there’s one thing we’ve learnt it’s that kids LOVE anything with their name on it. So personalize away!

 
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SYSTEMS WITHIN SYSTEMS. This is a mistake lots of people make. They break things down into categories, then throw everything into one storage container. The result? A hot mess! Each of our white bins contains its own system. We love to throw in these organizers to keep smaller items in check.

 
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MAKE A VISUAL STATEMENT. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: make it pretty! You’re more likely to keep it tidy if you love the way it looks. We stored colorful craft supplies in transparent jars (to make them extra-safe for the littlest kids, we opted for plastic jars, rather than glass). Not only does it make it easier to find/return them to the right place, but they look so inviting!

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LABEL EVERYTHING. Skip this stage at your peril. The goal is to train your kids to stick to the system. Note that every every white storage container is clearly labeled - there’s literally no excuse (ha, try telling that to a three year old but we can dream, right?!) HAVEN loves using decals for a polished look, but a chalkboard label does the trick just as well.

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CREATE ZONES. It’s important to consider the room as a whole before designing a system that works. We wanted to store all the messy art supplies in the two gorgeous cabinets. To make them function beautifully, we put everyday supplies within reach of little hands, and stocked the overflow in ‘Refill’ bins at the very top. To keep things looking super-stylish, we hid the ugly activity kits in the cupboards at the bottom. Then we maximized the space in the central island by stacking coloring pencils and crayons in drawer organizers, and leaving out the most-used crayons in the turntable. Voila! A stylish system that works for everyone. Now it’s your turn!

 

Haven’s art picks

Our round-up of the cutest art supplies around (for little and, ahem, big kids too!)


Does your home need the Haven treatment?

Let us work our magic and transform the way you live! Click here to get started

XOXO
Corrie & Jennifer

GET THE LOOK: HAVEN PANTRY

A blissful kitchen space is yours for the taking. We show you how…

We know what you’re thinking: taking a pantry from chaotic and cluttered to orderly and neat (and keeping it that way) is easier said than done. But HAVEN can help! By redefining the way you organize, we’ll transform your pantry for good.

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TAKE STOCK. There is NO getting round the edit stage of the process. You need to pull everything (and we mean EVERYTHING) out of the pantry. Five bags of pine nuts, ten different cans of garbanzo beans - there may be a whole grocery store aisle hiding back there. Pull it all out and let’s take stock of what you have.

 
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CATEGORIZE. Now you have a visual of everything, create groupings that make sense for your family and the way you like to eat. At HAVEN HQ our go-to groupings are: Salty Snacks, Sweet Snacks, Breakfast, Grains, Pasta, Baking and Refills.

 
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TAME THE EXCESS. Group the extras of your biggest consumables to be used as refills. Still too much? Adopt our zero waste approach and actually USE those consumables. Food 52 has the most delicious recipes online (search by ingredient). Free up some valuable space in your pantry and learn a new recipe to boot! Also, we love William Sonoma’s bespoke recipe container to store your favorite new finds.

 
 
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CONTAIN, CONTAIN, CONTAIN. Some of your pantry items (think crackers) will work best in baskets while others (think nuts) are better off decanted into glass jars.

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LABEL EVERYTHING. We cannot emphasize this enough. You want your perfect pantry to stay that way. Labelling means your family members/housekeeper/nanny will be able to put any item back in the right place. HAVEN loves using decals for a polished look, but a chalkboard label does the trick just as well.

 
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STYLE IT UP. We believe in function AND form. So go for it. At HAVEN HQ we constructed a ‘Smoothie & Swell wall’ to make mornings easier (and prettier). So, create a beautiful zone for clean living, then channel your inner goddess!

 

Haven’s Glow-Getter smoothie

We blend this slice of heaven every single morning. Now it’s your turn…

1 large handful of kale
1/2 avocado
1 small handful of mint leaves
1 knob of ginger, peeled and sliced
1 frozen banana
1 cup of frozen coconut
1 tbsp of chia seeds
1 tsp of turmeric powder
1 twist of black pepper (to activate turmeric powder)
1 scoop of t Vital Collagen powder
1 cup unsweetened almond milk or water

Blend, blend, blend!


Does your home need the Haven treatment?

Let us work our magic and transform the way you live! Click here to get started

XOXO
Corrie & Jennifer