Home Bakers And Interior Decorating.

Decorating By vgcea Updated 26 Sep 2013 , 3:54pm by vgcea

vgcea Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 5:09pm
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AI need to redecorate (nah, more like just decorate) my living space and make it more conducive for a home bakery business. Right now, it just looks work-like with tables and shelves and boxes containing display cakes but I want it to look like a lovely hybrid between a cake studio and a cozy home, especially since I want to introduce sit-down cake tastings/consultations.

Any tips? Photos? Websites you would recommend? Storage ideas for the little tools & display cakes. I have a metal shelf with cake boxes, and different types of clear snap on plastic thingies bit they're different brands. I would prefer a more uniform look.

I'm okay with my place looking like I work in it but for the sake of customers I need to make it less worky-impersonal work space and more studio.

I have a living room along with a den which in my mind is supposed to be my fancy office but it just looks like a place where work gets done.

HELP!!!!

HHHEEEEEEEEEEELLP. Hehehe. I had to add that.

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Norasmom Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 5:32pm
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I recommend the website houzz.com

Tons of ideas!

sixinarow Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 6:00pm
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I don't know if ideas like these are what you ware wanting -- I could be way off base for what you are thinking!!

 

I'm always looking to better organize with cake stuff, homeschool stuff and kid stuff in general. I like designs that "hide" the mess so to speak, but fit into our home. I have an armoire that I want to turn into a cake supply "closet. Pretty on the outside, a beautiful piece of furniture, but functional also. Using a trunk for a coffee table that also provides storage..those kinds of things. Painting regular wood bookcases and covering plastic tubs in a pretty fabric to make them look less business/storage and more decorative. You could use fabric (or room dividers) to make a covering for your shelves to help them blend into your living space, but keep the easy access to your supplies. I don't have a specific site, I find a lot of organizing ideas on Pinterest. :-D

Crazy-Gray Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 6:18pm
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AI see a wall full of glass shelves with your display cakes on nice and clean and modern lol :grin:

[IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3107951/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

I think colours like wheats and caramel and chocolate browns are nice cosy colours- thems the plans for my house! How do you want to use the space? A working kitchen, a cake free office (ha in your dreams) and a living room come consult room just with display cakes?

vgcea Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 7:17pm
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Original message sent by Norasmom

I recommend the website houzz.com Tons of ideas!

Thanks! I just signed up. Pinterest was getting tedious trying to sift through all the stuff, plus cake studio kept bringing up a lot of cake stuff not related to interiors and such. I hope this site will make it easier to find what I need.

Original message sent by sixinarow

I don't know if ideas like these are what you were wanting -- I could be way off base for what you are thinking!!

I'm always looking to better organize with cake stuff, homeschool stuff and kid stuff in general. I like designs that "hide" the mess so to speak, but fit into our home. I have an armoire that I want to turn into a cake supply "closet. Pretty on the outside, a beautiful piece of furniture, but functional also. Using a trunk for a coffee table that also provides storage..those kinds of things. Painting regular wood bookcases and covering plastic tubs in a pretty fabric to make them look less business/storage and more decorative. You could use fabric (or room dividers) to make a covering for your shelves to help them blend into your living space, but keep the easy access to your supplies. I don't have a specific site, I find a lot of organizing ideas on Pinterest. :D

Absolutely what I have in mind. My living is space is a good size but sometimes being able to see everything is a problem-- like the different size plastic boxes. There are so many little knick-knacks used in caking and they just seem a lot. It just makes everywhere look busy and work-like. I love the idea of using fabric. Covering tables with fabric to hide those plastic shelves tucked under them would definitely help bring things together. Thank you for these ideas.

Original message sent by Crazy-Gray

I see a wall full of glass shelves with your display cakes on nice and clean and modern lol :grin:

[IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3107951/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

I think colours like wheats and caramel and chocolate browns are nice cosy colours- theme the plans for my house! How do you want to use the space? A working kitchen, a cake free office (ha in your dreams) and a living room come consult room just with display cakes?

SWOON! I love that display. Yes I plan to turn my living room into a consult room because I don't use it for anything. ANYTHING. I don't watch TV so I don't sit in that room. I practically live on the computer which is in the office so the living room is just sitting idle. All that space needs to be put to use. I had imagined putting the display cakes in the office/Den but I could use the living room instead if it looks right.

kikiandkyle Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 9:57pm
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AI just googled cake consultation room design and there some lovely ideas on there, including this one

http://embellishinteriors.blogspot.com/2010/11/delicious-tasting-room.html

vgcea Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 10:13pm
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A[quote name="kikiandkyle" url="/t/764134/home-bakers-and-interior-decorating#post_7447865"]I just googled cake consultation room design and there some lovely ideas on there, including this one

http://embellishinteriors.blogspot.com/2010/11/delicious-tasting-room.html[/quote]

Ohh! I LOVE that room. I really like the idea of using the center table (is it called coffee table?) as the table for the tasting rather than a dining table.

kikiandkyle Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 10:58pm
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AYou can get coffee tables that have tops that raise up to dining height too.

Crazy-Gray Posted 26 Sep 2013 , 7:52am
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Thanks! I just signed up. Pinterest was getting tedious trying to sift through all the stuff, plus cake studio kept bringing up a lot of cake stuff not related to interiors and such. I hope this site will make it easier to find what I need.
Absolutely what I have in mind. My living is space is a good size but sometimes being able to see everything is a problem-- like the different size plastic boxes. There are so many little knick-knacks used in caking and they just seem a lot. It just makes everywhere look busy and work-like. I love the idea of using fabric. Covering tables with fabric to hide those plastic shelves tucked under them would definitely help bring things together. Thank you for these ideas.
SWOON! I love that display. Yes I plan to turn my living room into a consult room because I don't use it for anything. ANYTHING. I don't watch TV so I don't sit in that room. I practically live on the computer which is in the office so the living room is just sitting idle. All that space needs to be put to use. I had imagined putting the display cakes in the office/Den but I could use the living room instead if it looks right.

 

ha ha I know how you feel! The guys in work* are always going on about some show-or-other... "you watch strictly come jiggling on ice last night?" "Erm..." I reply "...oh that dusty box in the corner? I think I saw a few minutes of the news on it last Thursday..."

*Still haven't plucked up the courage to ditch the 9-5

yinlan Posted 26 Sep 2013 , 9:08am
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vgcea Posted 26 Sep 2013 , 3:54pm
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AHahaha! Hey nothing wrong with building a customer base before ditching the 9-5

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