How Maggie Organizes Her Bathroom Cabinet

The How I Organize series, which gives us a peek at how others organize their homes, is back! I’ve got some fabulous participants lined up. First up is my friend and Seattle-based interior decorator, Maggie of Maggie Rose Interiors (who just launched a new e-book!).  She shares with us today how she organizes her bathroom cabinet:

Our apartment has no under-sink storage, but it came with a generously sized cupboard in the corner near the door. It’s not the prettiest thing to look at, but it holds a LOT of stuff! It’s nice to have everything at eye-level instead of getting down on your knees on the bathroom floor to dig stuff out from under the sink. 

The top shelf (out of my reach!) holds infrequently used items like beach towels, a small tub for soaking, and back-up bulk kleenex. The next shelf holds back-up toilet paper (we keep 3 rolls in a glass vase near the toilet so guests don’t have to scrounge), once-in-a-while beauty and health products, travel supplies in a shoebox, and our first aid kit (blue bin on the right). The third shelf from the top holds towels (holds up to four plus our two in rotation), hand towels, cleaner, and the heavy kitty litter box – I wish there was a better place to stash that, but the litter box is in the bathroom, so it makes sense. The bottom shelf is the most frequently used and easiest to reach. I have a basket for everyday items (hairdryer, etc), occasional items (feminine products, curling iron), and the basket on the right holds all the washcloths. It’s not uber-glamorous but it IS uber-functional and I can find everything quickly. Maybe someday I’ll get around to painting or wall-papering the inside, but for now, it does its job!

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For those of you with little ones…

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
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Color Inspiration

image credit: domino mag
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Packing a Suitcase

Hi all! Today I’m guest posting over on my friend Irene’s blog, sharing a few tips on packing a suitcase.  Click on over to read the post!

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Beautifully Labeled Pantry

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
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Arranged by Color

My LDV post this week is on organizing by color. Click on over to read it!

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Color Inspiration

Another lovely bedside table that also provides a little color and styling inspiration:


image credit: the coveteur
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Jewelry Dish on Nightstand

Some nights I tend to remember take off my jewelry when I’m already in bed (any of you do that too?), so it’s nice to have a dedicated spot on the nightstand to put it in.   A pretty little dish works beautifully:

image credits: 1-jess constable, 2- bedroom of samantha hutchinson photographed by raya carlisle, 3-bedroom of jess constable photographed by emily anderson
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Two Sexy Living Rooms

There’s a sexy sophistication about these two living rooms.  Loving the glamorous gold accents, plush velvet sofas, and oversized artwork, incorporated into each space in its own way.

image credits: 1-photography by colin way, via house and home, 2-photography by russell smith
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Color Inspiration

image credits: 1- via chic management, 2-via patterson maker
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