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Get Organized - Closet Organization January 27 2015, 0 Comments

Closet Organization Another place many people use as a catch all area; the closet. A closet never seems to be big enough for all the stuff needing storage, however, with a little time and effort, you can make your closet work for you. Here are some great ideas to get you started. As with the other rooms, take everything out, go through each item and take an inventory. In your closet, the golden rule is, if you didn't wear it in the last year, toss it or re-purpose it. We highly recommend Threads to help you through this process. If you can afford it, many closets could use great built-ins. Some drawers and shelves can make all the difference. Closet Organization But when your budget's tight, or you just need some new ideas, here are a few. [caption id="attachment_897" align="alignnone" width="600"]Invest in some good hangers. Hangers of all the same size and shape will not only save you space, but they will keep your clothes looking great for longer as well. Invest in some good hangers. Hangers of all the same size and shape will not only save you space, but they will keep your clothes looking great for longer as well.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_898" align="alignnone" width="600"]If you are short on space, make use of your door. An over-the-door shoe organizer is a great way to keep your shoes out of a pile on your floor. If you are short on space, make use of your door. An over-the-door shoe organizer is a great way to keep your shoes out of a pile on your floor.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_899" align="alignnone" width="600"]A hanging organizer can be used in many ways. Anything that can be folded can be stacked neatly in the organizer. I've even seen purses and shoes organized in the hanging organizers. The options are endless. A hanging organizer can be used in many ways. Anything that can be folded can be stacked neatly in the organizer. I've even seen purses and shoes organized in the hanging organizers. The options are endless.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_901" align="alignnone" width="600"]Sometimes all you need are some good-old-fashioned hooks. Hooks can be great for many items, scarves, ties, belts, jewelry, etc.. Sometimes all you need are some good-old-fashioned hooks. Hooks can be great for many items, scarves, ties, belts, jewelry, etc..[/caption] [caption id="attachment_900" align="alignnone" width="600"]If you have floor areas or shelving, boxes can be a great way to contain your items and keep them organized. If you have floor areas or shelving, boxes can be a great way to contain your items and keep them organized.[/caption] Whatever size closet you have, you can make it work for your needs. Take your time and you will be loving your closet again in no time! For more ideas and organization tips be sure to check out our Pinterest page.

Our Favorite Design Memories of 2014 December 31 2014, 0 Comments

NewYear2014 At midnight, we say goodbye to 2014. It was a busy, wonderful, creative, fun year for all of us at Pezzo Bello Interiors. In remembrance of our past year, here are a few of our favorite design memories from 2014. The challenging, fun, beautiful bedroom redesign - Tween Beach Bedroom Design Anna's Room 010 The exciting bedroom design just in time for the Royals in the World Series - Kansas City Tween Bedroom Design Kansas City Theme Bedroom An outdoor oasis is completed - Beauty in the Backyard outdooreatingarea And our biggest announcement of the year: The Pezzo Bello Interiors Store got a major facelift - Pezzo Bello Interiors Store Redesign Pezzo Bello Interiors - Store   Cheers to a great 2014 and the many exciting things to come in 2015! Happy New Year from your friends at Pezzo Bello Interiors.

Edgy, Sweet, Custom - Teen Bedroom Design Inspiration October 14 2014, 0 Comments

The beauty and detriment of being a teen is finding yourself. It's a rough path with many ups and downs, but we make it through, and are, hopefully, stronger and more confident in the end. A teen bedroom should show off the developing personality of the young adult. Let their interests spark a creative vibe and go with it. The beauty of a teen bedroom is that it can be very edgy and fun or sweet and calming. And this choice is completely different for each teen. Teens definitely need a space of their own, one that they can go to when they need some time to think, work, or unwind. Make sure their space has space to relax while still showcasing their unique personality. They are becoming adults quickly, this is a great area to let them make the choices, and start to feel comfortable in their own skin. Here are some great teen bedrooms that may help you get started on the bedroom of their dreams.

Fashion and Beauty

Teen girls are either completely into fashion or could care less. If your teen is a fashionista let her fashion sense take over the room.
 

Bright and Inviting

A pop of color on the wall is a great way to make a statement in the room. The teal, green, black and white accents make a great bold color scheme. Fun, playful and inviting, this room is a perfect place for a teenage girl to unwind.
 

Edgy Chill

This black walled room is brightened up with lime green, black and white. The hard edge is perfect for a teenage boy and the simplistic nature of the room makes it relaxing and inviting. Because the room is not overcrowded, there is plenty of room to spread out and unwind, something all teenagers need.
 

Sporty Edge

 There is something about an industrial feel and sports that work so well together. Just enough edge to make the room fitting for a teenage boy.
 
Whatever route you choose, every teen needs a space to call their own. Let their vision pave the way.
For more teen bedroom inspiration - Pinterest - Teen Bedroom

Heart of Kansas City - Tween Bedroom Design October 08 2014, 0 Comments

Kansas City Theme Bedroom When a tween tells you he wants a Kansas City based bedroom complete with Royals, Chiefs, Sporting KC, city buildings and skyline, you take his dream and make it a reality. That's exactly what we were called to do in our latest design and installation. We started with a simple bedroom and bathroom, that needed a unique transformation. Bedroom Before Bedroom Before Bathroom Before Bathroom Before After a meeting with our newest client and his parents, we had some great inspiration to get the ball rolling. With Kansas City as the inspiration, local sports, buildings and some very bright color choices, we took off with the design. Color Inspiration - Sour Patch Kids Wrapper Our brainstorming led us to the highlight of the room, the map wall. What started as just a map became a piece of art. The custom decal and photo placements are the eye-catcher. Custom Map Wall Decal Custom Map Wall Decal The KC Royals, roller shade was the perfect addition to the windows, especially since they arrived ready to install the week of the first Royals playoff series in 29 years. KC Royals Roller Shade The drafting table desk and baseball chair were a fun addition that will easily adapt as he gets older. Drafting Table Desk and Baseball Chair Bins for toys, laundry and other mess makers, are a great way to organize and can adapt with his need for extra storage options. Storage bins - Sports Room With fun additions of the sports team memorabilia and a custom name wall; Dominic's Locker Room was complete. Dominics Locker Room Locker Bedroom Design The bathroom was plain and simple, but we added a few fun touches to bring the rooms together. Sports Bathroom sports bathroom The license plates and metal letter D were a fun wall decoration and the custom painted, skyline, shower curtain was a great extra touch. license plate wall custom painted shower curtain Overall, the design was implemented perfectly and our client was quite happy. satisfied client In fact his dad says he won't leave the room....ooops!

In BeTWEEN Bedroom Design Inspiration October 02 2014, 0 Comments

Moving past the kid stage but not a teenager quite yet. That in between stage, commonly referred to as tween, can be an awkward but exciting time in a kid's life. Many times this is the stage in life when your child is starting to show a genuine interest in certain activities. The tween bedroom can be more sophisticated than their previous rooms, giving them a feeling of being grownup instead of still a child. Having a place they can go to unwind that fits them is a much needed place in this stage in their life. Let your tween be the lead for the direction of the room design. Here are some fun rooms for your (and your tween's) inspiration!

 

BOYS ROOMS

Riding the Waves

Sometimes a bright pop and some decor will take you to your escape.
 

Take me Out to the Ballgame

Sports are a great option for a tween bedroom. Base it off the sports they play or their favorite team and your on your way.
 

Grow With Me

A room that will easily transition into the coming teen years, is always a great idea. Bold patterns and colors make the room sophisticated, while the tye-dye  curtain adds a bit of fun.

GIRLS ROOMS

Life's a Beach

You may recall the room design we did last year. Taking her love of dolphins and the beach we created an escape.
 

Sophisticated Color and Pattern

Sometimes color and pattern can make the room perfect. Pick a color scheme and make the room work with a mix of patterns and textures!
 

Lose Yourself in the Music

Sometimes, music is the heart and soul of a tween. They find a connection or can lose themselves in music to escape the awkward transition they are working through at the time. Music can be a great theme for a tween room that will easily transition to their teen years.
 
Whatever you design route your choose, try let your tween have a part in the design process. After all it should be their area to unwind and escape the day to day.
For more bedroom inspiration check out our Pinterest board - Kids Rooms
 
BONUS - We are installing a tween bedroom tomorrow and will be showcasing it next week! Stay Tuned! - UPDATE - You can view the post here!

5 Storage Solutions for Your Child's Bedroom September 25 2014, 0 Comments

Every kid's room deserves at least a few toys included. The question becomes, how do you make that storage look nice, while still making it easy to access for your child? Here are a few tips for using storage that works with your room design.

1. Toy Box

Toy boxes are great, fun additions to the room. They can be stand alone or built ins. The nice thing about toy boxes is they come in many shapes and sizes and can work well in any room. Add a decal or paint and you can make your own unique addition to the room. One issue with a toy box is that they beg the child to just toss in everything at once, leaving no organization, more broken toys and possibly more tantrums when they cannot find that one toy they are searching for. If organization and ease are not something on the top of your list. If you just want all the toys out of site and in a confined area, then a toy box is a great option for your child's room.Custom Hand Painted Toy Box

2. Shelves

Shelves are great for the larger toys in your child's collection, but can look messy when used for smaller toys. Using shelves alone may not work, but in combination with the others below can be a great option.

3. Drawers

Drawers are great for storage of smaller items. Once they are in they can be closed for a clean look. However, if they are not organized well, they can become as much of a mess as the shelves and toy box, just hidden.

4. Bins/Buckets

Bins and buckets are great for organizing toys into similar items. Dinosaurs in one, cars in another. You get the picture. They also hide the clutter and are found in many colors and sizes which make them a simple addition to the design you choose. You can use them in addition to shelving or a toy box for larger items and your storage is complete!

5. Closet Storage

Turn your closet into a toy storage area. Using built-ins, shelves and bins can organize the items while closing the doors will put them all out of site.
Wherever you store them, toys will be a necessity and a curse. Make sure your little one can easily clean up his own messes and keep the messes to a minimum when possible. Any storage is better than no storage! If you are looking for more storage and organization ideas for your kids rooms check out our Pinterest Board - Kids Rooms.

Bunk Mates - Bunk Bed Inspiration September 23 2014, 0 Comments

Do you have two or more kids sharing a room? Looking for something a bit more fun than twin beds scattered around? Make the most of your space and consider the new bunk bed trends. No longer metal and boring junk furniture, bunk beds are taking on many contemporary and modern styles. From Do-It-Yourself, custom built or stocked items,  you are bound to find one that will work in your room. Not only will it save space it will also add a great dynamic to the bedroom. As a bonus, what kid doesn't like climbing a ladder and feeling like they are on top of the world?  

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice - Girls Bedroom Inspiration September 18 2014, 0 Comments

From pink and purple, princess and ballet, girls rooms are a fun splash of pizazz. Your girls personality will determine your route in a toddler girls bedroom design. While you are searching for that spark, take a look at some girl bedroom inspiration.

Outdoor Tea Party

Sometimes a little tea makes the day seem sweeter. Make your girls bedroom into a garden tea party oasis. The tea party set and table should be the center of attention and then decorate with beautiful flowers and butterflies. The great thing about this theme is it can be very colorful and bright or more subtle. A garden is a great place to get inspiration.

Fit for a Princess

If your girl is a princess in training than take the leap and create a room perfect for a little princess. From fancy dresses to castles, princess rooms can take on many different routes. Ruffles, satin, crowns and jewels can all make their appearance. This theme can be taken over the top or be simple and elegant.

Sassy and Chic

Does your girl have that adorable little attitude to go along with her beauty. Why not show off that sass in a room that accentuates her personality.
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Subtle Simple Elegance

Calming, neutral colors with traditional decor. Beauty in the simplicity.
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Dance Dance Dance

Ballet shoes, tutu, ruffles and light pink and your room is getting into the dance realm. Let your ballerina take center stage by framing some photos of her dancing. She will love looking at herself and it will personalize her room.
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Bright and Playful

The bright colors and fun wall make this room a treat for your eyes. Have fun with your color scheme and mix it up a bit for a whimsical bright room.
Bright Playful Bedroom
Girls bring out the sass and beauty in our lives, design their room to fit your little girl. It's her escape, build on her personality.
Check out more ideas for your little girl’s room on our Pinterest Page – Kids Rooms. Looking for boy room inspiration? Have a look at our boy bedroom blog post.

Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails - Boy Bedroom Inspiration September 16 2014, 0 Comments

From sports to dinosaurs and everywhere in between, toddler boy bedrooms can go in a multitude of directions. Their interests can spark some of the best ideas and many times their toys can become their decor as well. You can go bold and over the top, or simple (i.e. easy to change when that phase runs out). Either way, boy bedrooms can be a lot of fun. Here is some inspiration for your boy's bedroom design.

Sports Galore:

Focus on one team or a certain sport. You can go as detailed or as simple as you prefer. Either way will make a statement. Lockers, team decor, sports balls and memorabilia can add a lot to the design but can also overpower, so be cautious.

Take me to Space:

What kid doesn't love space? The planets, stars and asteroids are very enticing to a young boy. Bright colors, fun and engaging; a space bedroom is perfect for that boy who wants to blast off.

On the Road:

From firetrucks to monster trucks, boys love things that travel. Stick to one type of car, truck or plane. Or mix them and have a room full of transportation.
Transportation Boy Bedroom

Lego Action:

Something about building with Legos, sets a boy free. If your boy is into Legos, why not take it to the next level with a Lego room. Bright colors and a fun atmosphere will inspire your little one. Be sure to have an area for building with the blocks as well to complete the room.

Dinosaurs:

The roaring. The growling. The claws. Dinosaurs bring out the boy in all of us. The beauty of dinosaurs is you can design it in a more muted tone or create a bright, playful room. Dinosaur rooms are a great example of using their toys for the decor on tables and shelves. Just make sure they still have a place to organize the others or it will look too crowded and messy.
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Dinosaur Bedroom
There are many other options for your boys room. Use your imagination and follow their interests and you will create a great room that's playful and fun while functional.
Check out more ideas for your little boy's room on our Pinterest Page - Kids Rooms.

Take me to the Beach - Tween Bedroom Redesign April 16 2014, 0 Comments

There is nothing like a beach. What if your room were a beach oasis? This was the dream of a beautiful tween girl, we had the pleasure of working with. Her love of dolphins and beach were the inspiration. With her input, our hard work and a bit of surprise we made her dream room become a reality! The transformation started with a meeting and photo session with our eleven year old client. We presented our ideas using a mood board and let her tell us what items she liked best. Beach Bedroom Mood Board We also took some initial photos and measurements. 393 394 398 390 After taking her ideas and likes/dislikes into account we went into design mode! There were only a few things that were "must" haves for her; black comforter, dolphins, and no bright pink. These proved to make this a great challenge, but well worth the extra effort! In working with the black comforter, we decided to pull a sandy tan and coral into the room, while keeping the teal walls which were already established. The overall effect was young and playful, but was also designed for longevity. After the pieces were selected and even a few custom made in-house, it was time for installation! Anna's Room 005 Anna's Room 004 Anna's Room 002 The final installation looked amazing! We've put it in the books as one of our most challenging design projects, but more importantly, one of our very favorite final products! Absolute success! Anna's Room 035 Anna's Room 012 Anna's Room 017 Anna's Room 037 Anna's Room 024 Anna's Room 023 Anna's Room 031 Anna's Room 030 Another great makeover by the Pezzo Bello Interiors Team! You can view more of our portfolio here. Contact us today to schedule your extraordinary home makeover!