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Beautifully Organized Space of the Week

This week’s beautifully organized space is from the home of interior designer Amy Meier. Since she and her husband eat most of their meals on their patio dining table, Amy used the “dining area” of her small apartment to create a fully functioning office for her design business.

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A large Ikea bookcase provides easy access to fabric samples and papers carefully organized into a mix of woven and wire baskets, bins, and fabric covered binders. A magnet board next to her metal desk serves as a place for Amy to post pictures and paint and fabric samples that inspire her projects.

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A trio of white shelves and a three pocket file holder take advantage of wall space and provide a place to hold a multitude of items including fabric covered albums, leather boxes, and sketchbooks.

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Beautifully Organized Space of the Week

Beautiful boxes, a basket, and vintage suitcase provide ample storage and keep the color story consistent. A white stand near the door keeps umbrellas contained and readily accessible. The dark wall colors (love those stripes!) help the TV and DVD player”disappear” and keep them from being eyesores.

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Beautifully Organized Space of the Week

This week’s beautifully organized space of the week is the home office of interior designer Melissa Warner.


Metal locker baskets with labeled tags contain and organize her many fabric swatches. The bookcase makes use of vertical space.

On the other end of the room, closet doors covered in a bold over-scaled poppy print wallpaper make the room feel lively and hide more storage. A skirted glass-topped table provides a surface on which to lay out swatches and plans for her designs, while a Lucite chair helps keep the space looking uncluttered by taking up little visual space.


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Portable Storage Baskets

A tote basket is a beautiful solution for containing and conveniently transporting files and/or project supplies from room-to-room.

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I’m loving these hand-woven fair trade imports from Tango Zulu:

P.S. You can also use ’em as market totes, magazine holders, picnic baskets…there’s a multitude of uses!
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Entryway Configurations: Part II

I’m back with inspiration, tips and organizational solutions for entryways -this time for those without an entry closet! I meant to post this earlier, but unfortunately had some technical difficulties! Anyway, all is good now so let’s get started shall we?To keep the small stuff organized and out of view, opt for console tables with drawers. Decorative items on the tabletop can actually serve to help deter clutter since they limit flat surface available for setting things down.
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Use drawer organizers to create a specific place for everything {keys, mail, cell phones, the dog leash, etc.} and keep things neat.

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For larger storage, try a chest that fits under a console table

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or storage ottomans which can also serve as seating for taking off shoes. 

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Put decorative bowls, tins, trays, bins, etc. into service and designate a specific container for everything you regularly need to store in the entryway

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whether that be umbrellas, newspapers, or the dry cleaning that needs to be dropped off.

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Baskets can hold a variety of things and fit nicely under a console table or a bench.

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You can designate a separate basket for each household member so everyone knows where to find his or her things.

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Pieces that make use of vertical space like those shown below allow you to add baskets up top as well

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and utilize hooks for hanging coats, scarves, handbags, etc.

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If you don’t want to spend much on a piece of furniture, opt for individual hooks and a simple shelf -they hold baskets just as well. If you’re limited on space, try utilizing an available corner.
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If you don’t like the look of baskets, boxes are a nice alternative.

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If you prefer to have boxes and baskets out of sight, go with a closed console {or similar piece of furniture} and give every area of it a purpose. Fit it with drawer organizers and dividers giving each household member a space or grouping items by type.

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If you don’t have room for a piece of furniture {even a small one} make the most of your wall space by using hooks

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and/or wall organizers that hold the mail, sunglasses, and other small items.

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Oftentimes its the small items that get lost most frequently and can be the cause of the biggest frustrations.

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The more things you designate a home for, the less clutter you’re likely to have :)
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