Labeled drawer contents make it so much easier to navigate the kitchen, not only so that everyone in the family knows exactly where everything goes when unloading dishes, but they also aid in finding less-frequently-accessed items. Plus, it’s a great way to make guests feel instantly at home.
Like so many of our products, this idea came about because we wanted it for ourselves and couldn’t find anything like it on the market. In this case, since we were renovating our kitchen (furnished with our own leather handles, of course!), we decided to label them for ourselves.
Moving into our new kitchen after the construction work felt daunting, not only because it felt much bigger, but having just moved in it was hard to remember where to find things. Plus, we wanted our frequent guests to feel instantly at home with us, and when we had an AirBnB, a little trick we used to feel instantly at home was to label the drawers to identify the drawer contents.
In the AirBnB, we had labeled the contents of the kitchenette drawers with label maker stickers and those were always a big hit, but the stickers were a little … tacky. Not exactly the look we were going for in our nicely renovated kitchen.
So for our kitchen, we wanted to a classy way to label our handles. Since we obviously already make our own handles, and have a brass alphabet set for monogramming our leather goods (whiskey cases, barrel bags, etc), we thoughts, why not monogram our leather handles? So we debossed the drawer contents as labels into the leather.
What we really love about it is that the debossing is clearly legible when close up, but not distracting like the label maker stickers are from far away, blending right into the scene.
Buy Labeled Handles
We like these so much, we added labeling as an option to the drawer pulls on our site, so anybody can buy these now, too. Labeling service is currently published for the Tilikum and Morrison handles because of their horizontal orientation and length. Is there another handle you’d like to label? Shoot us an email, let’s make it happen!
About Walnut Studiolo
Walnut Studiolo crafts original modern designs by hand in our Oregon workshop using only natural materials. We are a family-run company located on the North Oregon Coast. Learn more about us on our website: https://walnutstudiolo.com