Category Archives: stylish storage
I love finding pieces that can be mixed and matched to accommodate various space and storage needs. My most recent finds are these Muji acrylic drawers and stands. The configuration below shows the 2 Drawer Acrylic Case with the Large Acrylic Stand on top of it, used for organizing makeup brushes, tools, and cosmetics.
For additional storage compartments I could swap out the 2 Drawer Case for the 3 or 5 Drawer Case…or maybe add the Small Acrylic Stand… or this case placed horizontally on top of the drawers… So many possible combos!
image credit: top photograph by Emily Weiss
I’m always on the lookout for storage options that aren’t just functional, but stylish as well. Below is a round-up of patterned pieces that have caught my eye: 1-dvf square dot rectangular tray, 2- teal ikat storage bucket, 3- pink and navy ikat storage bin, 4- black and white patterned bone boxes, 5- yellow and white zig zag strapping baskets with lid, 6- orange and white chevron fabric basket, 7- black and white striped photo box, 8- multi colored chevron round covered boxes
Check out this beautiful entryway from the home of Catherine of The Life Styled:
image credits: 1- sarah yates, 2-johnny miller
I love when people think creatively and use things for something other than their intended purpose. In an article for Traditional Home, Chris Plantan suggested using a jewelry box to organize small office items like paper clips, pushpins, pens, tape, notepads, etc. Looks pretty enough to have out on a desktop for easy access. Great idea! -wouldn’t you agree?
In case you’re wondering, the box shown is the McKenna from Pottery Barn (unfortunately looks like they no longer offer it in pink).
image credits: 1-5 via this video, 6-photography by werner straube for traditional home
As soon as I heard about this from my friend Maggie, I got so excited (yes I’m an organizing geek!). I went this weekend to Staples to check it out in person and I loved what I saw – beautiful boxes, binders, notebooks, desktop accessories, dividers, labels, files:
1- stackable organizers, 2-box, 3-binders, 4- journal, 5-dividers, 6-accordion file, 7- binder accessories, 8- sheet protectors, 9- journal, 10- red bands, 11-kraft labels, 12-file folder labels, 13-color coding labels, 14-kitchen labels, 15- dry erase decal, 16- pocket
1 – handled basket from West Elm
2 & 3 – chalk board bin and red storage box from Tidy Tot event at Joss and Main (ends Friday!)
4 & 5 – blue dot bin and blue clover canvas bin from Lovell Designs
6 – dots large chocolate storage bin from DwellStudio
image credits:1- via design sponge, 2-via joss and main, 3- photography by andrew grinton via style at home, 4- via pinterest
Came across photos of Sam‘s pantry and fell in love…
She used glass mason jars and labels she designed, to create a beautiful way to store basic food items.
Would make a great weekend project, don’t you think? The labels are available as a free download here. Print them on sticker paper and adhere them to the tops like she did or on the fronts of larger jars. Or just use it as inspiration and make your own (let me know if you do -would love to see!)
all images via elephant shoe blog
A beautiful ottoman is a great for integrating toy storage into a living room without disrupting the overall decor of the space. Look for something that’s kid-height (like the Visconti ottoman shown below) so that kids can easily access and put away their toys.
photo via bhg
Today I’m talking about lacquered boxes over on La Dolce Vita. Click on over to read the post!