PROJECT GALLERY | By Donna Siben
Crafting the perfect multi-functional room
Crafts, sewing and games all collide in this dream project.
Designing a sewing/craft room
of this size is a dream project for a
designer. Not only the size of the room
dictated the design but also the needs of
Creating an elevated wrapping station
added to the function along with providing space for wrapping rolls, ribbons,
and the paraphernalia that accompanies
an efficient space.
The addition of wood slatwall added
interest and matched the decor keeping
everything sleek and creating a nice
visual. Tall cabinets for storage of multiple different categories including sewing
supplies and fabric, craft supplies,
granddaughter supplies and games
(three girls) and large lateral file type
drawers for wrapping rolls.
Since this area will be used as a game
room too, these storage spaces needed
to accommodate a wide variety of items
and grow with the children as needs
evolve. Using the client’s table as the
anchor of the space with decorative
lighting and a TV warmed up the all-white color scheme.
Closely coordinating with the electrician, builder and the client to be sure
the flow matched the electrical needs
was important. Beginning the project at
the stud stage also enabled us to request
and guide the construction process to
All cabinets are fully backed and
connected on the angles wrapping to
the right to an I-Beam to allow room
on the last wall for a TV and person-
al memorabilia. Using 2mm edging
softened the door and shelf edges nicely
and simply adding some style with the
stainless steel bar pulls in various sizes
to match each area pulled the look
together without cluttering the design.
Fascia top moulding trimmed all the
cabinets and kept the project clean,
fresh and somewhat contemporary. The
addition of wood slatwall above the
wrapping counter created a nice touch
and tremendous function.
Cabware software was used to create
the conceptual designs which were
converted to Cabinet Vision for screen-to-machine production.
Donna Siben, Closet Organizing Sys-
tems, Bartlett, Illinois, entered this project in
the 2016 Top Shelf Closet Design Awards.
Donna Siben, Closet Organizing Systems