astraddle Rarely do I enter a space where I don’t evaluate how it could be more functional if it had some built-in cabinetry designed for the space. Not just for aesthetic purposes, but to help hide all the stuff we tend to gather and store as we live our lives.

Recife People don’t often think of how valuable the vertical space in any room can be. By incorporating clever design principles, practical construction methods and the latest in product offerings and technology, along with the spice of your own personality, you can definitely “up your game” on any space.

Mendes Custom storage solutions that incorporate beauty and function are some of my favorite parts of the home to impact change.


Arts & Crafts Library

Channeling Frank Lloyd Wright this dining room turned library combines craftsman style with a bit of modern. There’s both open and closed storage so book collections as well as china and collectibles can be housed beautifully. View the Cyra Library


The Buffet Wall

This home has a demanding family with a lot of social engagements, so having an extra oven and cabinetry, as well as a refrigerator that’s “beverage-ready” when you’re down stairs and in the middle of a hot Wii battle, were important. View the built in buffet wall gallery.


Built in Maple Cubes

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This project was inspired by a project designed by architect Campion Platt. The client was an interior designer who wanted me to take her space and the Platt project and create custom storage for the master bedroom. View the built in maple cubes project gallery.



Ebony 1

Built in to an alcove that is shallower than we needed the cabinetry to be, this contemporary storage for their baby now looks like a natural part of the home decor. View the ebony cabinet project gallery.


Game Table

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This urban family had a great space in their home for kid’s to come and play, but it needed organization and help design help. It needed both closed and open storage and it needed some pizzaz. View the built in game table gallery.


ASID Showhouse

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We designed space for a seven year old boy who needed an organized closet and an organized, cool-looking place for homework and projects. But he also really needed additional clothing storage because the closet was so tiny. View ASID showhouse gallery.