Monthly Archives: July 2015
Want to know what we here at Design Monarchy are currently crushing on? We absolutely love the idea of using glass-fronted cabinets or vitrines as additional kitchen storage. While the concept seems rather traditional, these type of cabinets can easily fit into a style of interior – anything from farmhouse to contemporary. As one blogger described it, “they are as versatile as jeans or a white t-shirt”.
A cabinet with glass doors allows for practical storage – you can immediately see what dishes you have without having to root around in the cupboard.
It also allows your dishes to become part of the show – a focal point. So much character is added to a kitchen if your gorgeous collections of china, glassware and vases are in plain view. In fact, with the current trend focus on more individual, lived-in interiors and décor, your crockery doesn’t have to be anything special or expensive. It just has to be you.
So whether they are loose-standing or fitted, that is why we have a big ole furniture crush we on glass-fronted cabinets in kitchens. How about you, do you like the idea too?
In this video, SuzelleDIY shows you how to make your very own load-shedding “survival kit”. It is a clever idea – keeping all you necessities in a handy toolbox that you can easily find without stubbing your toes in the dark.
The kit includes various lamps, lights and candles for all your illumination needs. I also love the idea of storing your favourite card or compact board games in the toolbox to keep you busy while the power is out. Suzelle even illustrates how you can make a temporary phone charger with a battery!