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Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC. Transitional Kitchen, Los Angeles

Venice Beach is home to hundreds of runaway teens. The crash pad, right off the boardwalk, aims to provide them with a haven to help them restore their lives. Kitchen and pantry designed by Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC.
Photos by Erika Bierman
www.erikabiermanphotography.com
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http://www.charmean-neithart-interiors.com
Example of a transitional kitchen pantry design in Los Angeles with open cabinets and white cabinets — Houzz

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portlandoni wrote:
great shelves, what supports the outside corners? - I can see the "floating" corners sticking out, what supports those corners and keeps the shelf from falling down from the weight of pantry items?
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vwang0101
Who made the shelves?
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walleyefisher22 wrote:
What are the measurements of this space?
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rpressman
Are the shelves Formica?
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Charmean Neithart Interiors
No the shelves are alder painted white. CN
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soukouma wrote:
Why should you store fruite in the cabinerty? - Great cabinetry but no one stores fruite in there. I hate how the "interior designer". Do not store fresh fruites in the cabinetry.
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Love this funny little debate! Actually there's no reason not to store many fruits, tomatoes, avocados, mangoes and other items in the pantry. It's actually better there than in the refrigerator. And, yes, it looks so pretty!
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Julie
Amen!!
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atitlan1 wrote:
Architect - What is pending from the ceiling..It is a lamp?. Lol
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lyndarva
How wide are the shelves? They look like maybe 9"
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Yes, it was about 9". These shelves are re-inforced in the wall and had brackets on the end, which you can't really see.
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condoe wrote:
Can I add new stainless steel small appliances to a kitchen that has only white appliaces? Will they stand ou
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Absolutely!
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dianelady52
In my world you can! You have white appliances and probably light coloured cabinets perhaps? Sure you can bring in more modern elements to your kitchen. Just back them up with more modern utensils for example : coffee maker, utensil holder, paper holder etc... They are cheaper to buy and will help to tie in the newer items you have bought. Then slowly you can bring in the modern appliances you want. And anyway, I always think that you really dont want to see absolutely everything in the same 'matchy matchy' style but I understand somethings are better for continuity and flow. Good design to me is merging classical and modern together. Remember your space should reflect you... I bet your kitchen will end up looking interesting and beautiful.. Enough said!
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Tiffanie Kozuszek wrote:
Wallpaper - where did you find this wallpaper?
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A & L

Charmean, did you do the wallpaper before or after install of the shelves? Love it, it adds such a nice pop and interest, over just a painted pantry.

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Hi A & L

No, shelves first. It's very difficult to not damage the paper while installing shelves, so we always install shelves or cabinets first and then paper the remaining walls. Great question, thank you for your interest. Charmean

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Wesley Vance wrote:
Are the floating shelf's plywood cut into a U shape? - I am adding a new pantry, and wondered how you braced the exposed corners? Or it the shelf's are plywood.
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Re-enforced L bracket in the wall. CN

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pdr5710

Where can I buy shelves like this. I am adding a pantry to my kitchen and I love these.

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lincpauljose wrote:
any tips on preventing fruit flies from buzzing over displayed fruit? - I love the displaying fruit, but get annoyed by little pests especially on bananas!
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Charmean Neithart Interiors
Good question. I really try to keep fruit displayed for short periods of time. In the case of this picture, just for the opening of this teen center. I know there are fruit fly traps available online, but I think these catch flies not keep them away. My only suggestion would be to not let fruit sit too long. I'll look around for some more tips. Thanks for your interest. Charmean Neithart
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Jane Reed
Here's an old fashioned remedy; take a small wine glass, put about a 1/4" to 1/2" of sherry or other sweet wine in it. then add a couple of drops of liquid dish soap. Set the glass near the fruit or on the window sill. the wine attracts the fruit flies and the soap breaks the tension on the surface so when the fly lands to drink it falls in. Just change the liquid every couple of days. I hope this helps.
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Joe Chierotti wrote:
What is the total wattage of the light fixture?
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The FLOS Fuschia pendant here is 40 Watt and 120 Volt E14/R50 Incandescent bulb. Higher wattage is available, check out www.lumens.com
http://www.lumens.com/Fucsia-3-Multipoint-Pendant-by-Flos/PAAAAADPNAADCGAL/product
Hope this helps. Charmean Neithart
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The Flos Fucsia 1 Pendant Lamp is one of the most recognized lamps by Achille Castiglioni. It takes one (1) 40W R14 E14 incandescent flood; the type with the mirror coating. If you purchase it from Stardust.com; the light bulb is included: http://www.stardust.com/flosfucsia1.html
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lullst wrote:
Books for the teens? - Beautiful work creating a respite for the runaways. Do you have a link for the place so we can donate books and other items?
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Charmean Neithart Interiors

Thank you so much. Here is a link, a wonderful group to donate to...

http://theteenproject.com

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Sharon Challingsworth wrote:
Where do I buy the light fitting?
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This is the Fuscia pendant for FLOS. It is available online, just Google the name.
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jessaven wrote:
Wallpaper - Info on wallpaper please?
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Wallpaper is Kravet...
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Kravet Wallpaper W3132.313 · More Info
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daryncoss wrote:
Wallpaper - Just curious why I see that design on everything from pillows to chairs to quilts. Why is THIS design so popular?
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Not sure really. I can only speculate, but maybe because it's been added to 78k ideabooks here on Houzz.
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Lynn Miller wrote:
Wonderful pantry and charity! How many inches between the shelves (ie, how high are they?? - Thank you!
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Charmean Neithart Interiors
Hi there. The shelves are 18" apart, except at the very top where there is 24" of bulk storage. Thanks very much for your inquiry. Charmean Neithart
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Merridee McNelly wrote:
Others viewing - How do I see my friends idea books?
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Have your friends go to the ideabook they would like to share. Click on the collaborate button in the top left corner. Then have them add your email in the area provided at the bottom that says "add people", make sure to click the add button. You will then be able to see that ideabook. hope that helps. Charmean Neithart
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amazingdesigns wrote:
is that the wall paper or tiles - is that the wall paper or tiles ?
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Hi there. This is wallpaper. The picture is tagged with product information. Thank you for your interest. Charmean Neithart
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laura1100 wrote:
Where did you get those fruit baskets?
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He there. They are from Pier One. Hope that helps. Thanks for your inquiry.
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kvignos wrote:
Where do I get u-shaped shelves like these? - I need u-shaped shelves for a media closet - do they have to be custom cut? Where can I get them?
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Hi kvignos. These shelves were custom cut by my cabinet maker. I would look into your local cabinet shop or lumber yard. A lumber supplier might be able to cut similar shelves if you provide dimensions. Hope that helps. Charmean Neithart
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sylz wrote:
What is the size of the pantry in this picture? - I like the u-shape of the shelves which allows for easy reach but I would like to know how wide and how deep the pantry is.
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Hi sylz. This pantry is about 5'Wx3'D. The shelves were about 15" deep. I had them cut in a u-shape so you can stand in the pantry and have easy access to items. Let me know if you need further information. Thanks for your inquiry. Charmean Neithart
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Laura Gaskill added this to The Organized Home: Shelves, Cupboards and Closets
Make your pantry pop. A clean, well-ordered pantry will help make meal prep a breeze and can even inspire healthier choices.Step 1: Take every last thing out of the cupboard. Really — everything.Step 2: Toss anything that is expired or bad.Step 3: Fill a bag with food that is still good but that you know your family won't eat, and donate it to your local food bank.Step 4: No one needs three half-empty bags of flour. Open them up and dump them into one nice-looking glass jar. Ta-da! Now repeat with any other partially empty staples.Step 5: Put everything that's left back in, but this time create zones. Put cans with cans, breakfast stuff together and so on. Place the healthiest choices at eye level.Style note: Can a pretty wallpapered backdrop inspire you to keep things tidy? Who knows, but it sure would be fun to give it a try. Alternatively, you could paint the back wall a bright hue for a similar effect.
Lisa Frederick added this to Kitchen Workbook: 8 Steps to Surviving a Remodel
6. Keep a stash of nonperishable snacks. When you're starving but can't face putting together a full meal in your makeshift digs, snacks can save your stomach. Peanut butter, crackers, dried fruit or fruit leather, canned goods, trail mix and more can make for quick meals in a pinch.
Danyelle Mathews added this to The Family Home: 8 Summer-Prep Sanity Savers
Organizing the pantry may not seem like an obvious thing to do before summer, but I promise you, making healthy snacks easy to reach for children will help save your sanity.
Becky Harris added this to Get It Done: How to Clean Out the Pantry
First, remove all the items from the shelves and put anything you don't want in your donation box.1. Clean• Thoroughly attack that pantry with a feather duster, starting with the ceiling (look out for spider webs in the corners) and moving down until you get to the floor. • Inspect shelves for food stains and crumbs. Give them a thorough wipe-down with soap and water.• If you want to make this project take all weekend, by all means, repaint your shelves and wallpaper that pantry. If not, use a Magic Eraser or line the shelves with contact paper.• Mop the floor
Rachel Grace added this to Fruit Displays Sweeten Summer Interiors
A happy home has an organized pantry. Take a cue from Charmean Neithart and separate and display your fruit in open wicker baskets.
Vanessa Brunner added this to To Do: Your Holiday Organizing Checklist
1. Organize your pantry. Whether you're hosting a party or having family stay for a few days, it's easy to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Make cooking easier for all with a spic-and-span pantry. Clean out all those random boxes and cans, and organize items by type to make them easy to find. How to organize your pantry
Tiffany Carboni added this to End the School-Lunch-Prep Chaos
Keep it pretty. If you're working with open shelving, disguise its utilitarian purpose with a background that's calming amidst the lunch prep chaos. Designer and Houzz contributor Charmean Neithart added this soothing print from Joseph Abboud for Kravet behind floating custom shelves. Fruit stored farmer's-market-style provides pops of color against the quiet blue-gray backdrop.
Alison Hodgson added this to Do It for the Kids! A Few Routines Help a Home Run More Smoothly
Eating. So many steps! Make a list; go shopping; haul it home; cook; clean up afterwards; and then do it over and over again. It’s the laundry of food. For dinner, try this: Choose 14 seasonal meals — that’s two weeks of dinners. Make a master list of ingredients and make those meals over and over again. If it’s something freezable like a soup, double the recipe then serve one and throw the second in the freezer for the next two-week cycle. If you can stretch it, create a menu with 21 dinners — three weeks of meals. You’ll get into a rhythm of keeping your pantry stocked. Make sure to include a few easy go-tos for those especially busy nights. With lunches, if your kids go to school and don’t order hot lunch, have them pack their own. This gives children control over a basic choice and builds personal responsibility as well as encourages gratitude. Some mornings I jump in and make a sandwich for a child who is running late, and he or she is thankful for the help. If you educate your children at home, consider making lunch preparation a responsibility of the children. Again, they get to take ownership and learn important life skills.For breakfast, figure out the healthiest, best options that fit your family’s tastes and schedule.
Joni Hilton added this to 8 Nooks and Crannies That Can Wow
3. Pantries. Is there a single day when you don’t open the pantry for something? Why not give the walls some style of their own? There’s a subtle emotional reaction as well — a decorated pantry appears neater and cleaner.
Bryan Anthony added this to Photo Flip: 80 Pretty and Practical Pantries
33. A stylish Flos Fucsia glass pendant and Kravet wallpaper make for a pretty backdrop in this Los Angeles pantry.

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